Scavenge Up Some New Belgium

New Belgium Brewing kicks off its three-stop Scavenge tour in Colorado with the first event taking place at Arapahoe Basin on Saturday, February 15. Now in its eighth year, the Scavenge tour is where skiers, snowboarders and beer lovers come together to enjoy some great on-mountain fun while raising money for various causes. What exactly […]

New from New Belgium: Snapshot Wheat

Sessionable is an understatement. This fresh brew from New Belgium – to be released just in time for the Super Bowl – is mellow and citrusy up front with a hint of coriander and clove, finishing with a snappy tartness then soothing the palate with a creamy mouth-feel. Snapshot Wheat, brewed with wheat and pale […]

Beer Porn of the Week – New Belgium’s Accumulation Winter Seasonal

  New Belgium’s Accumulation ABV – 6.2%  IBU – 70 Tasting Notes – Cloudy and straw colored.  Don’t let the “white” in it’s name fool you,  it’s hoppy and not afraid to show it.  A great starting beer for when the snow starts falling, or a winter warmer to sip in the hot tub after […]

Shh… Sin And Tonic is Actually a Beer Made By Ladies

Ladies, gather ’round for yet another beer event. But this time, it’s organized for and by other craft-loving women like you. Girl’s Pint Out, if you don’t know of them yet, is a group dedicated to fostering women’s love of all things Craft Beer and was founded in 2010. New Belgium is the Colorado-based juggernaut […]

Beers, Bikes, Bemusement – Tour de Fat strikes gold in Denver.

tour de fat denver 2013

Tour de Fat promised 3 things – Beer, Bikes, and Bemusement and all three were delivered in glorious quantities.  With a picturesque bluebird sky and temps in the mid 90s the attendees were more than ready to let loose. They were decked out and they were THIRSTY! Bikes – literally thousands of them, everywhere, it […]

Weekend off the Wagon – September 6-8

Tour de Fat this Saturday

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday It’s finally here–one of Denver’s final big booze-y summer bashes–the Tour de Fat. This Saturday, bring your best ridiculous costume and bike to enjoy beer by New Belgium and food by Illegal Pete’s, Water Course Foods, Brother’s BBQ, Hanson’s, Stoney’s, Pot Kettle Black, and Dumpling Love. Don’t forget […]

Tour de Fat, a Grande Fiesta

As Labor day fades from our memory, the Rockies languish without a prayer, and the Broncos kick things off in a few short hours, Fall is directly in front of us.  It is time for one last Grande Fiesta of Summer – Tour de Fat. There is one more chance to celebrate a lot of […]

Want a new bike? Trade your car in at Tour de Fat this weekend!

tour de fat fort collins

This weekend New Belgium’s Tour de Fat is stopping off in Denver’s City Park as a part of their 12 city tour to benefit bike awareness in local communities. The fest will feature live acts from vaudevillian performers, musical acts from bands like He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night […]

My Crafting Involves You to Open a Beer

[box type=”info”]Bowman will be signing her book at the Tattered Cover bookstore this Friday at 6:30.  You want to go to there.  Bring her a beer[/box] “My crafting involves you to open a beer.” And thus begins the beer crafting journey of Colorado native, Portland resident, author and beer lover, Shawn Bowman. It began after receiving that note […]

New Belgium gets all professional with TV ad spots.

Post has been edited to include New Belgium’s first TV commercial from 2005, “Tinkerer”   You may have noticed something familiar as you settled up to watch the series finale of The Office last night or while you were catching up on The Morning After on Hulu today – New Belgium Brewing has a series […]

American Craft Beer Week – where we’ll be

American Craft Beer Week is upon us. Started in 2006 as a way to give Craft Beer fans (and noobs) more chances in more places to savor the brews that have kept this country chugging along (well, maybe not single handedly, but it’s a nice thought). There are numerous events going on across the state […]

New Belgium puts on bigger pants, expands brewing and sales

Local craft juggernaut New Belgium Brewing has nearly completed their 140,000 barrel expansion project in Fort Collins to support expansion while completing their new facility in Asheville, North Carolina. By the end of the expansion, the facility will have: 400 metric tons of added malt capacity Four 2200 hectoliter bright beer tanks Twelve 2200 hectoliter fermentation vessels […]

Circle Up The Wagons – The edition of Delicate Dining

Happy Sunday, my band of weekend-warring wagoneers! This week you may be feeling a little more off kilter than usual since we seemed to not only double up on rich beers, but also found ourselves in quite the food coma this week. On Monday Kelly regaled us with tales of her experience at the Breckenridge […]

Circling Up The Wagons – Spring Blizzocalypse Edition

beer in snow

Happy Hungover Sunday to you, dear Wagoneers! If you’re anything like me there is a foot of snow at your doorstep and you have little desire to do anything more than drink warm whiskey and abuse your Netflix account. No shame in this at all! Hell, here at the Wagon we have had a heckuva […]

Something Old, Something New: Rocking Colorado Craft Beer Week Parties

Colorado Craft Beer Week is almost here, and the events are pouring in. Between a Colorado beer tap takeover at Falling Rock and Hops & Handrails at Left Hand, this week celebrates Colorado beer like none other. Jonathan Shikes over at the Westword wrote about the history of this week and some changes this year brings. Here […]

Weekend off the Wagon – January 25-27

Death Ripper Release at TRVE

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday What up, Denver? Welcome to summer summer summer time. With that said, check out the Art of Winter down on Larimer Square. But wear a t-shirt. Because weather. Anyway. There are some cool events this weekend, like cheap booze! City Wine has an 18th Anniversary super sale, […]

New Belgium Brewing Becomes 100% Employee-Owned Company

[Press Release] ESOP purchases remainder of founder’s shares as company looks to future   (FORT COLLINS, CO) January 15, 2013 – New Belgium Brewing is excited to announce that the company’s Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) has purchased the balance of company shares, making it 100% employee-owned. New Belgium, brewer of a wide variety of award-winning beers […]

Sunday Funday: Bacon & Beer Festival Recap

Photos by John Mogos  Sundays are best served up with a side of bacon, beer and football. The first annual Denver Bacon & Beer Festival at Mile High Station on Sunday brought 900 pounds of bacon, 25 chefs, 20 breweries and 800 people together for the ultimate Sunday Funday. The best compliment to bacon is […]

Looking back at a year of beer – Lips of Faith 2012


It’s been a wonderful year for New Belgium’s Lips of Faith; a series that has provided numerous  fruitful collaborations (pun slightly intended) with companion breweries. To end out the year, New Belgium announced last week the last two Lips of Faith beers for 2012: the Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout and the Biere de Garde – […]

Beer Porn of the Week – New Belgium/Alpine Super IPA

New Belgium / Alpine Brewing Super IPA   [We’ll share some beer porn every Monday to get your week started off right. Have some of your own? Leave a link in the comments!]