Beer Release: NW: Get It Now … New Belgium Brewing’s Somersault Ale

image New Belgium is doing a bit of ‘spring-cleaning’ with the announcement of a new ale to rinse away those April showers.

Somersault is a fun roll around on the tongue, while requiring only the minimum of palate gymnastics. This is the perfect summer lounge-around beer.

Somersault tumbles out with citrus aroma from Centennial hops, a soft apricot fruitiness tucked into the flavor, a full mouthfeel from the addition of oats and a crisp, dry finish from the subtle addition of ginger.

“Creating a light summer beverage is both a challenge and privilege,” says New Belgium Brewer Grady Hull.  “Although this beer will replace Skinny Dip for now, we think people will embrace our newest seasonal creation and enjoy its drinkability.”

After four years of Skinny Dip, this new amber tinted blonde offers a twist for hot days of cold beer drinking. Somersault is 5.2% ABV and will be available in most New Belgium markets from April-September.

About New Belgium Brewing

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 seven year-round beers; Fat Tire Amber Ale, 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,

As always, look for this beer to be featured on shelves throughout the region as well as potentially on draft. If you don’t see near where you live ask your server or grocer to get some!


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