New Belgium Brewing has two new releases that it hopes will fill your summer weather beer needs. The latest beer in its rotating fruit beer series is Tartastic Strawberry Lemon that’s brewed with strawberry and lemon purees. Also joining Tartastic is Voodoo Ranger Guava Spruce DIPA that is loaded with juicy and fruity hops.
Here are additional details on both Tartastic Strawberry Lemon and Voodoo Ranger Guava Spruce DIPA along with new, additional packaging formats for its Fat Tire Belgian White, Voodoo Ranger IPA, and Juicy Haze IPA…
“A great summer beer features fresh fruit flavors, just the right amount of sweetness and a quick flash of acidity to round things out,” said Ross Koenigs, New Belgium Research and Development Brewer. “Tartastic Strawberry Lemon is all of those things, and the result is a refreshing, easy drinker that offers a refreshing alternative to sweeter shandies and radlers.”
Tartastic pours a pale gold color with a soft strawberry hue. This light-bodied beer checks in at 4.2 percent ABV. At only 130 calories per 12 oz. serving, Tartastic Strawberry Lemon is a perfect go-to beverage for speedo season.
Tartastic Strawberry Lemon Malts: Pale and White Wheat Hops: Nugget ABV: 4.2% IBU: 8 Special Ingredients: Strawberry puree, lemon puree and strawberry essence Availability:Now nationally for a limited time in 12 oz. bottles and draft.
Voodoo Ranger Guava Spruce DIPA
Also available this summer is Voodoo Ranger Guava Spruce DIPA. This release sports a full array of juicy and fruity hop vibes, courtesy of an innovative dry hopping method occurring in the middle of fermentation.
“This liquid is the result of our research on how mid-fermentation dry hopping affects flavor outcome,” said Koenigs. “This new-to-us system allows more versatility integrating big hop characteristics into our beers. It’s a bit of a new world for us, and we’re excited to share our exploration with Voodoo Ranger Guava Spruce.”
An exotic, hoppy DIPA dripping with delicious tropical guava and wild-harvested, citrusy spruce tips, this Voodoo Ranger special release is a one-of-a-kind IPA providing exciting and exclusive hop flavors to beer drinkers.
Voodoo Ranger Guava Spruce DIPA Malts: Pale, Oats and Munich Hops: Nugget, Centennial, Citra and Ekuanot ABV: 7.6% IBU: 84 Special Ingredients: Guava and spruce Availability:Now in select markets for a limited time in 16 oz. cans and draft.
Cantastic times for Fat Tire Belgian White, Voodoo Ranger IPA & Juicy Haze IPA
Starting this week a few New Belgium favorites will available in new package sizes. Fat Tire Belgian White and Voodoo Ranger IPA will be sold in single serve 19.2 oz. cans. Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA will be available in 4-pack 16-ounce cans.
About New Belgium Brewing
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Belgian Style Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work, one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses and tops Bicycling Magazine’s Best Companies for Cyclists. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire Amber Ale, New Belgium brews sixteen year-round beers: Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Fat Tire Belgian White, The Hemperor HPA, Voodoo Ranger IPA, Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA, Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale, Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA, Sour Saison, Honey Orange Tripel, Dayblazer Easygoing Ale, Tartastic Fruit Beer Series, 1554 Black Lager, Bohemian Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Style Ale, Trippel and a gluten-reduced beer, Glutiny Pale Ale. To learn more, visit NewBelgium.com and follow the brewery on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.