Craft Brewing And Distilling News for February 5, 2013February 5, 2013
•Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing has unveiled its 2013 sour beer offerings, Transatlantique Kriek and La Folie. The company teamed up for the third time with world-renowned sour beer expert Frank Boon to create sour cherry beer Transatlantique Kriek (8% abv). The cherry kriek was created and aged for two years in Boon’s Belgium brewery before being shipped to New Belgium, where it was rounded out as a golden ale. New Belgium is also releasing the 2013 version of La Folie, a sour brown ale (6% abv). The single-bottling beer is wood-conditioned and aged in French oak barrels between one and three years. Both beers will be released in 22-ounce bottles and are part of the brewer’s Lips of Faith series, which also includes Cascara Quad, Heavenly Feijoa, Biere de Garde and Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout, among others.
•Upstate New York’s CB’s Brewing Company is releasing a new beer for the late winter and spring seasons—Red Rhino Imperial Red Lager. CB uses Munich malt and dark crystal malt to give Red Rhino its deep crimson color, while employing five different American hops to balance the sweetness of the malt. Red Rhino will be launched February 15, 2013 in draft only, available in CB’s tasting room, The Pint & Goblet Tavern, and select bars and restaurants throughout western New York and the Finger Lakes region.