New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, Colorado) has officially announced the release of three fan-favorite, fall-themed offerings: Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin Ale, Le Terroir Dry-Hopped Sour Ale and Tartastic Lemon Ginger Ale.
To ease the craft beer community into the months of fall, New Belgium has decided to go the route of comforting familiarity by welcoming back the following three brews for a limited time (descriptions sourced from the brewery’s press release):
Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin Ale
Back by popular demand is Atomic Pumpkin, a pumpkin beer unlike any other. Not too spicy, not too sweet, this ale is brewed with Saigon cinnamon and Habanero, Aji, and Del Arbol peppers for an explosion of flavors perfect to kick off fall. This medium-bodied ale pours bright autumnal orange with a light white lacing, and creates a spicy, warming mouthfeel.
ABV – 6.4%
IBU – 10
Yeast – Ale
Special Ingredients – Pumpkin juice, Habanero, Aji, and Del Arbol Peppers, Saigon Cinnamon
Malts – Pale, Munich, Caramel 80
Availability – Now in 12 oz. bottles and on draft while supplies last
Le Terroir Dry-Hopped Sour Ale
Le Terroir, named after the French term meaning “of the earth,” packs the bold and hoppy nose of an American IPA, plus the pucker of a well-crafted sour. Felix, New Belgium’s wood-aged pale sour beer, is dry hopped with whole cone Amarillo and Strata hops to create Le Terroir. The apricot and peach tones of the hops playfully complement the wood-aged backbone without any bitterness, creating a beer that changes subtly every time New Belgium brews it. As with other 2018 New Belgium vintage sour releases, this beer is bottle conditioned and presented in a 375 ml cork and cage format.
ABV – 7.5%
IBU – 12
Yeast – Lager
Hops – Nugget, Amarillo, Strata
Malts – Pale, Wheat, C-80, Carapils, Oats
Maturation – 100% acidified in neutral oak containing the original house mixed culture
Availability – Now in 375 ml bottles
Tartastic Lemon Ginger Ale
A tart, refreshing ale with the lip-tingling sweet and sour flavors of lemon and ginger, this Tartastic iteration’s tank sour profile and fruity, spicy undertones enliven the taste buds with each bright, breezy sip.
ABV – 4.5%
IBU – 3
Yeast – Ale
Hops – Nugget
Malts – Pale, White Wheat
Availability – Now in 12 oz. bottles and on draft
The beers described above are available now and can be found at craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina and throughout the rest of New Belgium’s nationwide distribution area. Prost!