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Discussion in 'Beer News' started by Jason, Aug 27, 2013.
im not big NB fan but i like the new labels, very Norman Rockwell
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I thought the same! Regardless, I will still continue to explore NB beers as I like how they operate, and that they pull BMC drinkers in with the Fat Tire.
They reprimanded some of their "specialty regulars"; Ranger, Tripped, Abbey. Not sure why they chose those beers, but I didn't like one company differentiating their own regular beers. I actually sat in a session to choose new branding and they had some funky ideas. I'm interested to see all the labels. Glad they are creating a uniform package again!
Amen, never understood the dislike for NB, they are on par with SN for big breweries for me. Hell I will take a Ranger over a Torpedo everyday, always keep a 12 of cans on hand.
On a different note, the new labeling is just as good as the old labeling. However I like the Ranger Design now. It just says RANGER.... Do we really need pictures on every beer we purchase.
The bf and I love the Trippel, but roosters on the label? I showed him the pic and he was all, "why chickens? Why not monkeys or ninjas or something?" That would make about as much sense...
They did need to unify the branding. I like it. NB is solid and I very much respect them as a company. I will add that unlike a previous poster, I can't stand Ranger IPA. It's one of the few popular IPAs that I really dislike. Whereas Torpedo is great to me.
Unless they changed the recipe recently I think it's always used Lager yeast but fermented at Ale temperatures. Perhaps they're fermenting at Lager temperatures now?
From my understanding it's always used lager yeast, fermented at higher ale temps. Brewer's discretion I guess.
I really dig the art design. Don't think it will sell more beer, but you gotta have a label so it might as well look cool
Cool, vintage-y art design.
Probably won't buy, but I like anyway.
Thank you for representing me...
It was Ranger and a handful of other New Belgium beers at my local grocery store that convinced me beer was more than BMC and had actual flavor. If not for the New Belgium offerings, I wouldn't have found the entire amazing world of craft beer (from the Ranger that was so long a staple of my fridge to the Pipeworks, Revolution, New Glarus, and 3Floyds I now enjoy!).
Fat Tire was my first craft beer, pulled an all-nighter my freshman year of college to write a paper, still have that bottle cap... Tasted like shit, getting it from small town Iowa it was probably a decade old (16.9 bottle). My third craft beer (minus some shock top) was a month after I turned 21. Mothership Wit paired with a spicy stew (yayyy crock pots), kinda stumbled onto craft, but heard it was best with the proper glassware, so I did that. Literally got me high (half as much so as the previous night under the same circumstances, but sub Blonde Betty for MW, not long lasting and way different than a green high). Never got high off beer again, but it's an understatement to say I don't have a special place in my beer filled heart for NB (same for Boulder Beer, even though I don't drink their beer despite living in the same city now...). Even though Colorado south of Ft. Collins gets NB distributed perhaps last in the country, I still love 'em.
Fat Tire is fantastic - I just wish it was sold around here.
They have beer styles on the label - I wonder what the brewmaster thinks of this. From an interview:
"I do not make beer styles. I create beer. Like an artist, I create. You will classify it. Jackson Pollock did not care how he was going to be classified.
I want to initiate a crusade against Beer Styles. Limiting the creativity of any artist in this way should be the death penalty. Although, I am not in favor of death penalty."
Meh. I don't care for em but I don't hate the new labels either. I dig their beer so it will just take me time to get use to the new look.
I think the new labels look good. New Belgium was my first introduction to beer beyond the BMC had some Fat Tire and Sunshine Wheat at a Phish show when I was 18. They produce a butt load of beer that is always solid to excellent. No matter what happens in the craft beer future, I think I will be quite satisfied if companies like New Belgium and Sierra keep doing what they're doing.
I like their original labels best.
Screw labels, make a Coffee and Caramel tasting Porter NB.
Nice labels. I like the old ones but if they had to go these are pretty good.
Checkout a small batch beer Erie Brewing used to make: Hard Cock Ale and Lager...
Wonder if they are making new bottle caps, too?