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Beer & A Recap: Family Ski Vacation Edition

1554 ~ Brewed by New Belgium Brewery: 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 Their first challenge was deciphering antiquated script and outdated units…

New Belgium's Frambozen is from Fort Collins, Colorado and contains real fruit — the beer is actually a dark ruby color.

A brewery float from Gravity 1020 – vanilla ice cream in Fort Collins Brewery Rocky Mountain IPA. It was awesome! Most would think that beer and ice cream wouldn’t be a great pairing, but it is!

Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale, a seasonal beer from New Belgium. Take a look at that gorgeous color on the beer.