Winner of four World Beer Cup medals and eight medals at the Great American Beer Fest, Abbey Belgian Ale is the Michael Phelps of New Belgium's lineup - but it didn't start out that way. When Jeff and Kim first sampled the beer at the Lyons Folks Fest, reviews were mixed at best. One of founder Jeff's first two Belgian style homebrews (along with Fat Tire), Abbey is a Belgian dubbel (or double) brewed with five different malts and an authentic Belgian yeast strain. Abbey is bottle-conditioned, weighs in at 7.0% alcohol by volume, and pairs well with chocolate (or boldly served by itself) for dessert.
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.