Just over a week ago, New Belgium Brewing Co. released the 2018 vintage of Le Terrior, its sour ale dry-hopped with whole cone Amarillo and Strata hops.
Le Terroir is a part of New Belgium’s Lips of Faith series, a line focused on innovative and sour beers. It was created in 2003 when Felix, one of two base sours at the time, was dry-hopped with Amarillo hops and accented by Citra hops. Le Terrior was then bottled in the years to come with multiple recipe changes since its first incarnation.
The 2018 vintage was aged in oak foudres for 11 months and clocks in at 7.5 percent ABV. In the past it has been packaged in 750ml bottles, but this year it is in 375ml bottles.
Le Terrior was released at both New Belgium brewery locations on Saturday, July 28 and will see full distribution in bottles and draft formats.