Super Cru celebrates New Belgium’s 20th anniversary

May 2nd, 2011 | Posted by Real Beer

As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, New Belgium Brewing is releasing a strong version of its flagship Fat Tire Amber Ale, calling it Super Cru. It is part of the brewery’s Lips of Faith Series, rolling out along with Abbey Grand Cru.

Super Cru doubles the malt bill and hop profile of Fat Tire. To accentuate the fresh apple aroma and flavor in Fat Tire, the brewers added Asian pear juice and fermented the beer with saison yeast. According to a press release, “Super Cru opens with a big bready nose, rolls from floral hop to earthy malt and finishes with a touch of clove.” The beer is 10% abv.

Abbey Grand Cru is a stronger (9.5% abv) version of New Belgium Abbey, brewed after every 1,000 batches.

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