New Belgium Brewery
Shift: A crisp Pale Lager with 4 different hops including a new varietial called Nelson Sauvin from the Nelson region of New Zealand. We use an understated American Lager Yeast with a base Pale malt and 2 specialty malts including a Munich malt which gives the beer a nice sweet beginning that meshes with the hops to create a very balanced crisp refreshing Pale Lager.
1554 Enlightened Black Ale: Born of a flood and centuries-old Belgian text, 1554 Enlightened Black Ale uses a lager yeast strain and dark chocolaty malts to redefine what dark beer can be. In 1997, a Fort Collins flood destroyed the original recipe our researcher, Phil Benstein, found in the library. So Phil and brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert, traveled to Belgium to retrieve this unique style lost to the ages. Their first challenge was deciphering antiquated script and outdated units of measurement, but trial and error (and many months of in-house sampling) culminated in 1554, a highly quaffable dark beer with a moderate body and mouthfeel.