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Blogging Beverage: New Belgium 1554 Black Lager

Blogging Beverage: New Belgium 1554 Black Lager 

 

Colorado blogger Debbie Laity has encouraged me to try some of the wonderful craft beers brewed in Colorado. New Belgium 1554 Black Lager by New Belgium Brewing Co. in Fort Collins, Colorado is one of my new favorites and I recommend it to you.

 

Bornof a flood and centuries-old Belgian text, 1554 BLACK LAGER BEER usesa lager yeast strain and dark chocolaty malts to redefine what dark beer canbe. In 1997, a Fort Collins flood destroyed the original recipe our researcher,Phil Benstein, found in the library. So Phil and brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert,traveled to Belgium to retrieve this unique style lost to the ages. Their firstchallenge was deciphering antiquated script and outdated units of measurement,but trial and error (and many months of in-house sampling) culminated in 1554,a highly quaffable dark beer with a moderate body and mouthfeel.

1554 Black Lager beer

 

Photograph by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Photograph by Roy Kelley

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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