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Beer Release: New Belgiums 2 degrees Below Winter Ale

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Seasonal Beers Serve as Reminder that Holidays are Coming

Ft. Collins, Colorado, 2010 – New Belgium Brewing’s 2º Below Winter Ale, celebrated for its bright, warming blast of Sterling and Liberty hops with tawny-roasted malts, has once again arrived. As the seasonal counterpart to Frambozen, 2º Below serves as an imaginative winter brew that underscores New Belgium’s commitment to Belgian-style brewing.

2º Below goes through dry-hopping during fermentation, which creates a rosy, floral nose with a hint of pepper spice and estery undertones. Brewers and tasters alike boast about its bright, hoppy palate and cherry warm afterglow – much needed during the cold days ahead. During the brewing process, 2º Below is pushed into a nearly freezing state, while its ample structure develops a brilliant clarity. Its subtlety and character create a winter favorite that finds its place during holiday celebrations.

“2º Below is a playful beer, pushing boundaries and having fun with varieties of hops,” says Assistant Brewmaster Grady Hull. “This winter warmer is embraced every year for its artistry and charm.”

New Belgium 2 Degree Below

  • ABV – 6.6%
  • IBU – 32
  • Calories – 200
  • Hops – Target, Sterling, Liberty
  • Malts – ale, Munich, Caramel, C-80, Carapils, Victory
  • OG – 18.3
  • TG – 2.4

2º Below is available now through January in most markets where New Belgium is sold, retailing for approximately $8.99.

About New Belgium Brewing Company

New Belgium Brewing Company, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, began operations in a tiny Fort Collins basement in 1991. Today, the third largest craft brewer in the U.S., New Belgium produces eight year-round beers; Fat Tire Amber Ale, Ranger IPA, Sunshine Wheat, Blue Paddle Pilsner, 1554 Black Ale, Abbey, Mothership Wit and Trippel, as well as a host of seasonal releases. In addition to producing world-class beers, New Belgium takes pride in being a responsible corporate role model with progressive programs such as employee ownership, open book management and a commitment to environmental stewardship. For more information, visit

New Belgium - 2 Degree Below

  • I have to admit..that despite the fact that this isn’t my favorite brewery…far from it actually, I can actually enjoy this brew of theres, and there are only a few that enjoy from New Belgium.

    They’re a good average craft brewery in my opinion when it comes to making beers, but when it comes to the business and marketing side of craft beer, these are some of the few guys that are doing it right. Ok sorry, I got carried away there for a moment! :)

    Back to the beer though…I’ve had this one plenty out of the bottle and it’s very easy to get down here in Texas but I have yet to try it on tap. Would love to compare. Could be a better and more simple winter beer to enjoy during our “harsh” Texas winters.

    P.S. I LOVE the new look to the blog guys!! Good work!


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