New Belgium Brewing (Ft. Collins, Colorado) is ringing in the new year by launching four brand new offerings this month: Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Side Trip Belgian Style Pale Ale, Glütiny Golden Ale and Glütiny Pale Ale.
First up in this wonderful barrage of new brew from New Belgium is Citradelic Tangerine IPA. This new year-round IPA obviously allows the notes of Citra hops and tangerine to shine, but the brewery threw in a healthy dose of “tangerine-touched Mandarina Bavaria, tropical Azacca, and fruity Galaxy hops” for good measure and added juicy fruit goodness. The finished brew comes in at 6% ABV and 50 IBUs. You can find Citradelic on draft and in six-packs of 12 oz. bottles for the suggested retail price between $8.99 and $10.99 a sixer.
Next up and also releasing in January is new seasonal offering Side Trip Belgian Style Pale Ale. Brewmaster Peter Bouckaert first gained inspiration to brew this beer when he happened upon the Buffalo yeast strain at Belgian brewery Brouwerij Van Den Bossche. Belgian Chateau Abbey and Cara Ruby malts with Belgian Magnum, Saphir and Target hops join this new yeast strain to provide “a bready, caramel-sweet wash with traces of stone fruit and a dry finish.” Side Trip rounds off at 6% ABV and 22 IBUs. This offering is also available on draft and in six-packs of 12 oz. bottles for the suggested retail price between $8.99 and $10.99 each.
Finally, New Belgium is also hitting the market this month with two offerings from their new Glütiny line of gluten-reduced beers. To create both Glütiny Golden Ale and Glütiny Pale Ale, ” brewers used an enzyme to break down the gluten proteins.” Glütiny Golden Ale, a sessionable offering that “starts sweet and ends crisp”, comes in at 5.2% ABV and 20 IBUs. Boasting “a light sweetness that slides into a balanced bitterness”, Glütiny Pale Ale finishes at 6% ABV and 30 IBUs. Both Glütiny offerings are available in six-packs of 12 oz. bottles for the suggested retail price of $9.99 each.
All of these offerings are rolling out this month, and you can actually get a first taste of Citradelic Tangerine IPA at The J. Clyde on January 12 when they host a New Belgium Citradelic Pint Night (with the purchase of a pint, keep the branded glassware while supplies last). Keep an eye out for these offerings on your next beer run and hopefully you find a new favorite among these new brews. Prost!