For this recipe, the brewers drew inspiration from Belgian Golden Strong Ale, a style they love. They sought out the very best ingredients, sourcing wild honey from the African Bronze Honey Company, a member of the Fair Trade Federation and a certified B-Corp. The Seville orange peel is freshly ground 24 hours prior to the day they brew by the Old Town Spice Shop, less than one mile from their Fort Collins, Colorado, brewery. In the end, they created a big, sweet and citrusy Belgian-style Tripel with thoughtfully sourced ingredients.
1988. Belgium. Boy on bike. (Ok, make that a young man of 32.) As this aspiring young homebrewer rides his mountain bike through European villages famous for beer, New Belgium Brewing Company was but a glimmer in his eye. Or basement. For Jeff Lebesch would return to Fort Collins with an imagination full of recipes and a handful of ingredients ready to embark on a whole new journey.
DID YOU KNOW?
New Belgium Brewing is the fourth-largest brewer of craft beer in the nation and the eighth-largest brewery in the United States.