By Derrek J. Hull, Blogger-in-Chief
New Belgium Brewing’s Lips of Faith Series has proven to be the perfect opportunity for partnerships with other breweries and musicians, too. This year’s third round of Lips of Faith beers includes two collaborative efforts—Super India Pale Ale, created in tandem with Alpine Beer Company and Peach Porch Lounger, which is the result of G. Love’s and New Belgium’s mutual love for beer and music.
New Belgium and Southern California’s Alpine Beer Company came together for the love of IPAs to make Super India Pale Ale. Amarillo, Columbus, Simcoe and Centennial hops bring bitterness to the forefront, balanced with Pale, C-80 and Carapils malts. The tropical and citrus tones of the American hops dominate the flavor of the copper-colored beer (ABV is 9% and there are 70 IBUs).
Peach Porch Lounger is the lovechild Saison of musician G. Love and New Belgium. The glowing orange beer is a groovy mix of peaches, hominy grits, molasses and lemon peel with pale and biscuit malts. Brettanomyces yeast brings a bold, sweet nose and the beer ends with a dry finish (ABV is 9.4%).
“The ability to share passions – with brewers, musicians or anyone else – is another reason to love the creative nature of Belgian beer,” said New Belgium brewer Grady Hull.
The Lips of Faith series offers limited edition selections that showcase New Belgium’s more esoteric and palate-elevating creations. They are only available in certain locations and for a short period of time. New Belgium’s Clips of Faith, a traveling beer and film tour which runs through October, also gives people across the country a chance to sample beer from the Lips of Faith portfolio.
To find New Belgium beers in your area, you can use the New Belgium Libation Location tool. You can also follow New Belgium on Facebook.