America has a new post Turkey Day tradition in which #BlackFriday alludes to the color of the beverage: #BeerFriday! Skip the shopping shenanigans, get outside and commune with fellow beer lovers with Bikabout's map and directory of all the special releases, events, bike tours and more!
New Belgium are purveyors of fine, fine beers, and are located in Fort Collins, Colorado, with a second facility now in Asheville, North Carolina. We at Bikabout were fortunate enough to be able to tour the Fort Collins site this past November, and it remains the best brewery tour we've ever taken. But before I explain why this modern craft brewery so richly deserves its own Bikabout blog post, I need to put "modern" and "craft" into context. It's important to understand where we came from, in order to understand why the place we are at now is so good, and why New Belgium perhaps best exemplifies that place.