First ones off the line with the Michigan label...yea!
By Derrek J. Hull, Blogger-in-Chief
They're at it again. After months of anticipation, select beers from New Belgium Brewing will be available in Michigan beginning August 27. New Belgium will initially roll out 22-ounce bottles of Fat Tire, Ranger IPA, Trippel, Shift and Red Hoptober, as well as Lips of Faith offerings Super IPA (with Alpine Brewing) and Biere de Mars beginning August 27. Draft will follow in October.
To coincide with entering the Great Lakes State, New Belgium Brewing and Michigan-based Brewery Vivant are launching the first of two collaborative beers. The first, called “Escoffier”, is being brewed in Grand Rapids and will be distributed through Brewery Vivant’s network. The beer is named after the French master chef of the same name, and crafted to go hand in hand with the food-beer experience.
Did someone say party? A release party is scheduled at Brewery Vivant on August 27, followed by a Michigan release of draft and signature 16-ounce cans. The beer will also be available in Chicago when Vivant begins distribution there in October.
A second beer will also be brewed in Fort Collins and released through New Belgium Brewing’s national network. It will be part of the Lips of Faith series (read blog post New Belgium Brewing, G. Love and Alpine Beer Company make perfect IPA harmony), available in 22-ounce bombers and draft in November.