On Saturday, February 6, New Belgium Brewing will be putting on a soiree in downtown Oakland to put on a soiree that is sure to end on a sour note. The brewery’s Lost in the Woods sour release celebrates New Belgium’s passion for sour beers, highlighting the brewery’s wood cellar. The evening will feature 3 special New Belgium sour beers.
The 2016 vintage of Transatlantique Kriek, a wood-aged sour cherry ale, brewed in collaboration with Belgium’s Oud Beersel brewery. Andrew Kelley of Wetten Importers, which imports Oud Beersel from Belgium, will also be on hand to talk about the partnership and discuss some of the love that goes into creating their beers. Rumor has it he will be bringing some Oud Beersel goodness, as well!
The party will also feature New Belgium’s 2016 La Folie, the award-winning sour brown that launched New Belgium’s wood beer program in 1997. When La Folie first rolled out it received a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival and continues to serve as one of New Belgium’s most beloved sours.
We will also have a very rare sour, the NBB Love Blackberry Felix. Felix, one of the two base beers we blend to create La Folie, stands on its own in this beer, with a little twist. It has been aged in a blackberry whiskey barrel from our pals at Leopold Brothers in Denver, CO.
The event is free, however a donation to Bike East Bay gets you a bomber to take home and enters you into a drawing for sweet gifts, courtesy of Bike East Bay. Plus, there will be educational opportunities to learn about the beer and fantastic menu items to eat while sipping the beers. To RSVP for the event and/or donate to Bike East Bay, visit LostInTheWoodsOakland.Eventbrite.com.