Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Belgium Frambozen returns for another season

New Belgium FrambozenIt's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! And I say this with great enthusiasm as one of my favorite winter brews is making it's annual comeback - New Belgium Frambozen - Raspberry Brown Ale.

Frambozen is a brew that's become a staple around my house during the holidays and now it's back on the shelves. Beer drinkers in Colorado have seen this brew on shelves already for the last couple of weeks, but the rest of the New Belgium distributed locations will also be finding it as well. Here is today's press release from New Belgium of the return of this seasonal favorite. Cheers!

NEW BELGIUM BREWING’S FRAMBOZEN OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAYS

Fresh Raspberries Complement Fall and Winter Fare

Fort Collins, CO – November 16, 2011 –New Belgium Brewing’s Frambozen is now available, making it official that the holiday season is just around the corner. A traditional holiday favorite, New Belgium’s seasonal Frambozen will dance on bar taps and holiday tables through January.

Frambozen is derived from the Flemish word for raspberries and inspired by the Framboise beers of Belgium, where the use of raspberries in beer outdates the use of traditional hops. New Belgium annually sends delegates to the Pacific Northwest to oversee the process of turning freshly picked berries into a pure juice, which is then loaded into oxygen-free CO2 tanker trucks that return to Colorado. The sight of crimson brewers at the brewery is a telltale sign of fun to come.

New Belgium Brewing“Frambozen is one of our staple holiday releases because it’s absolutely perfect with many of the traditional meals served this time of year,” said Grady Hull, Assistant Brewmaster at New Belgium Brewing. “Additionally, it is a gorgeous color, has a fun tale about its creation and even makes a great stocking stuffer.”

Frambozen is 6.5% ABV.

To find New Belgium beers in your area, you can use the New Belgium Libation Location tool: http://www.newbelgium.com/beer.aspx. You can also follow New Belgium on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/newbelgium.

About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing Company, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, began operations in a tiny Fort Collins basement in 1991. Today, the third largest craft brewer in the U.S., New Belgium produces nine year-round beers; Fat Tire Amber Ale, Sunshine Wheat, Ranger IPA, Belgo IPA, Blue Paddle Pilsner, 1554 Black Ale, Abbey, Mothership Wit and Trippel, as well as a host of seasonal releases. In addition to producing world-class beers, New Belgium takes pride in being a responsible corporate role model with progressive programs such as employee ownership, open book management and a commitment to environmental stewardship. For more information, visit www.newbelgium.com.

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