Fort Collins, CO - Ordinarily we here at the NW Beer Guide would advocate YOU choose whether or not you wish to support one brewery or another. But this time we are willing to offer a small nudge in the direction of New Belgium and more importantly a cause which NB stands by, water conservancy.
With a mission to support saving the Colorado River, New Belgium is teaming up with Patagonia (Ventura, CA), The Environment Foundation (Aspen, CO), Kenney Brother's Foundation (Denver, CO), National Geographic Maps (Evergreen, CO), Environment Now (Santa Monica, CA), and OARS (Angels Camp, CA). In 2010 New Belgium will be partnering with both Jonathon Waterman and Save the Colorado campaign as further demonstration of New Belgium's commitment to water conservancy.
Using their summer brew, Skinny Dip (at only 108 calories) will remind people that without water thoroughfares like the Colorado River, breweries cannot produce the beer you have before you.
Here is what Bryan Simpson of New Belgium had to say regarding the Skinny Dip and conservancy.
“Skinny Dip has been an excellent vessel for sharing our passion for water rights and responsibility,” said Bryan Simpson, New Belgium spokesperson. “It’s become a summer favorite that people rally behind because it’s tied to something we all should support – our beloved rivers.”
Although Skinny Dip is only available through September, it shouldn't stop you from continuing to support causes the like one championed by Save the Colorado River.
For more information about the Save the Colorado River campaign and New Belgium’s commitment, visit the following website.
Ever tried a Skinny Dip? You wouldn't be alone. Featured by both Men's Journal and the Today Show as a favorite summer brew, this full-bodied, highly drinkable beer makes a splash every summer in our Seasonal line-up. Cascade hops frolic with a hint of lime leaf, giving the beer complexity that's surprisingly refreshing.
New Belgium Brewing Company, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, began operations in a tiny Fort Collins basement in 1991. Today, the third largest craft brewer in the U.S., New Belgium produces eight year-round beers; Fat Tire Amber Ale, Ranger IPA, Sunshine Wheat, Blue Paddle Pilsner, 1554 Black Ale, Abbey, Mothership Wit and Trippel, as well as a host of seasonal releases. In addition to producing world-class beers, New Belgium takes pride in being a responsible corporate role model with progressive programs such as employee ownership, open book management and a commitment to environmental stewardship. For more information, visit www.newbelgium.com.