Kid Carboy tastes New Belgium’s latest fall seasonal beer and is rather unimpressed.
North Carolina Brewers Guild Direct and honorary Alehead Win Bassett checks in to discuss the announcement that New Belgium is building a new production facility in Asheville. We talk about differences from the Sierra Nevada plans, proposed LEED certification, and reactions from NC brewers and drinkers as their state becomes a focal point for craft beer in the eastern United States.
The boys are back on a historic day in the craft beer revolution as New Belgium finally commits to North Carolina. Then they get drunk and talk about a bunch of really interesting stuff. If you like beer, that is. Stuff like:
☞ New Belgium cements Asheville’s reputation as Beer City USA
☞ Austin Beer Fest is the worst beer fest since Jay Chandrasekhar’s ’06 vehicle Beerfest
☞ Boston Beer Company drops a shandy (not a euphemism)
☞ Heineken officially out of ideas; Launches “Ideas Brewery”
☞ Lagunitas founder Tony Magee has a 250 bbl brewhouse in the pipeline, and possibly some sticky-icky-icky in his pipe
☞ Was Brewmasters really so bad that we can’t have a decent beer show on TV??? WTF, people?
I don’t usually go out of my way to try new beers from New Belgium, but in my central Illinois city there is very little beer variety in the local liquor stores (I go out-of-town to stock up). On Super Bowl Sunday I found myself browsing through the usual suspects at the local store, and […]
The Aleheads discuss a few brewery collaborations they’d like to see.