SOURCE: New Belgium Brewing

November 17, 2008 09:10 ET

New Belgium Brewing's 2 Degrees Below Offers a Reason to Come Inside

2 Below Also Nominated as One of the "Best Holiday Beers" by TheFullPint.com

FT. COLLINS, CO--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - Come on in! After a long bike ride in the chilly air or an afternoon on the slopes, there is now an additional benefit to returning indoors; New Belgium Brewing's 2 Degrees Below Winter Ale is back in the fridge for the winter season. Treasured for its bright, warming blast of Sterling and Liberty hops with tawny-roasted malts, 2 Below is available now through the beginning of the New Year.

Available in most New Belgium markets, 2 Below has made its presence known as the inventive winter brew that illustrates New Belgium's commitment to Belgian-style brewing. The beer goes through dry-hopping during fermentation, which creates a rosy, floral nose with a hint of pepper spice and estery undertones.

"2 Below is traditional of holiday beers, offering a rich warmth that appeals to people during these colder months," says Assistant Brewmaster Grady Hull. "This hoppy beer marries Belgian tradition with non-traditional choices, including using a hop that isn't typically used for dry-hopping, and pushing it into a near-freezing state."

In addition, 2 Below fans are encouraged to vote for their favorite winter seasonal at The Full Pint Website, which recently launched a poll seeking the best winter beer. You can check out the poll and vote today at http://thefullpint.com/2008/11/05/best-holiday-beer/.

2 Below retails for approximately $7.99.

About New Belgium Brewing Company

New Belgium Brewing Company, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, began operations in a tiny Fort Collins basement in 1991. Today, the third largest craft brewer in the U.S., New Belgium produces seven year-round beers; Fat Tire Amber Ale, Sunshine Wheat, Blue Paddle Pilsner, 1554 Black Ale, Abbey, Mothership Wit and Trippel, as well as a host of seasonal releases. In addition to producing world-class beers, New Belgium takes pride in being a responsible corporate role model with progressive programs such as employee ownership, open book management and a commitment to environmental stewardship. For more information, visit www.newbelgium.com.

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