Beer Release: New Belgiums 2 degrees Below Winter Ale
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WINTER WARMER WARNING: NEW BELGIUM BREWING’S 2º BELOW IS BACK
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.”
- 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 www.newbelgium.com.