Snap! You just captured an unfiltered wheat beer full of refreshment and a flash of tart at the finish. Smile-inducing aromas of citrus hops jump from the nose, accompanied by the sweetness of coriander and grains of paradise. Brewed with wheat and pale malt, Snapshot pours a hazy, lemon-yellow with bright-white lacing. But the real enticement is the snap of tart. New Belgium’s affinity for sour beers led to the in-process blending of lactobacillus to pucker up Snapshot’s base. An extra step to acidify and beautify and get this beer ready for its close up.
Home to the first Belgian-style beers brewed in the United States, and also America’s first wind-powered brewery, New Belgium Brewing Company grew out of the basement of Jeff Lebesch and Kim Jordan. Now the third-largest craft brewery in the country, New Belgium dedicates itself to producing world-class beers.