Monday, February 1st marks the release of New Belgium's first ever IPA, the Ranger IPA. There are going to be numerous release parties all over Seattle and the U.S. this evening kicking off the Ranger in style. The difference with our kick off party that evening is that we are giving every dollar spent on the New Belgium Ranger IPA for Haitian Relief. There's nothing better than drinking for a cause.
For more information about the crisis in Haiti and how you can help please visit www.lasiren.com
. This site was organized by our friend Phillipe, who over the years has helped us build out Brouwer's Cafe. Phillipe grew up in Haiti and still has many friends and members of his family there.
Now About the Beer! (From New Belgium's Website)
Ever met a New Belgium Beer Ranger? They are our beloved folks out in the field. Spanning all 26 of our states from the Pacific to the Atlantic, our Beer Rangers do their best to protect, to pour and to partake. And explore many a beer from many a brewery, they do. The fellows up in the Northwest kept calling for “more hops!” Soon it became a common theme across the land. Rangers, fans and craft lovers everywhere were searching for hoppier beers.
So, here it finally is – New Belgium’s foray into the true American India Pale Ales. Bring out the hops! This clear amber beauty bursts at the starting gate with an abundance of hops: Cascade (citrus), Chinook (floral/citrus), and Simcoe (fruity) lead off the beer, with Cascade added again for an intense dry hop flavor. Brewed with pale and dark caramel malts that harmonize the hop flavor from start to finish, Ranger is a sessionable splendor for all you hopinistas. Thank your Beer Ranger!