New Belgium Brewery Launching Two New Beers, Scouting Locations for an East Coast Brewery

Thanks to a reader for sending word from Coloradoan:

“New Belgium Brewing Co. has revealed it is considering Philadelphia, Pa., Asheville, N.C., and two other cities for its new East Coast brewery and has announced two new beers in development.

A sign of the brewery’s growing portfolio, Simpson revealed two new beers the brewery is working on for next year.

The first is a pale ale called Dig, which will replace its former spring seasonal, called Mighty Arrow.

The second beer is a pale lager called Shift and is named after the brewery’s free-beer-after-each-shift policy.

Shift will be released only in the brewery’s new 16-ounce cans that are coming off the canning line that is under construction.”

More details here.

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  • austindc

    Well, your long search is over, because you can use my basement. Also, I want a free beer after work.

  • Prince Of Petworth

    Just noticed this tweet from Saint Ex (14th and T St, NW):

    “Tonight’s our New Belgium Beer Tasting! Come by at 6 p.m. to taste some Ranger IPA – and buy a pint, get a free New Belgium glass!”

  • The arrival of Ranger is a huge thing for IPA folks around here. At its price point (at least at the Petworth Yes), it has quickly become my go-to, along with Flying Dog Snake Dog. Also, it’s mighty tasty.

    • Prince Of Petworth

      How much does a 6 pack cost at the Yes?

      • The bombers were briefly on sale for less than $3 the first week they were available around here! Talk about a bargain!

    • +1

      I think it is one of the best balanced IPA’s out there, very very drinkable.

      PoP, I think it is usually $8.99 for a six pack if I remember correctly…

      • The standard price at the Piney Branch Safeway for both Ranger and Fat Tire looks like it has settled in at $7.99. Dropped to $7.20 if you buy 4-six packs. Quite the deal, and definitely my go to as well.

    • Have you tried Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo IPA? I’ve been really enjoying it lately. Usually 8.99 at the piney branch safeway.

      • Cheaper by a buck at the Harris Teeter in Adams Morgan (which surprisingly has the cheapest beer prices I’ve found in DC).

        • I am amazed that the beer at The Teeter is cheaper than other places in the neighborhood. Not a grand selection, but an ok selection.

  • costco has cases of 12 bombers for $25!

  • Does anyone know if you can get kegs of New Belgium anywhere in DC yet? I’d especially love a Fat Tire keg.

    • Lots of bars around town have Fat Tire on tap now, so unless they’re withholding them from retail for some reason, they should be available now.

      • For anyone who’s interested I called around and I couldn’t find anyone who had kegs of Fat Tire in stock. However, Cairo Liquors on 17th Street can order one and have it arrive within two days.

  • New Belgium is a welcome addition to anybody tired of being price gouged by the high price of beer in DC (not just bars, counting booze shops too).

    Waiting for “This is DC, pay to play” responses in 5… 4… 3…

    • actually their bombers going for $3-5 at retailers is a good half of what you’re gonna pay for whatever is next to it on the shelf.

      I was disappointed to see the sixers going at about the $10 point though. and drinking this stuff at bars is painful, but I guess… to play?

  • New Belgium has a lot of beer at different price points.

    Also quite a few misses to go along with the hits.

  • I don’t care if it’s a new east coast brewery or a riot that gets it done – send some Blue Paddle out this way!

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