New Belgium Brewing released two new additions to its Lips of Faith series, called Kick and Clutch. Kick is a ruby-hued, slightly sour pumpkin cranberry ale blended with wood-aged beer, the company says. A 6-ounce bottle contains 8.5 percent alcohol by volume and is a collaboration between New Belgium Founder and Chief Executive Officer Kim Jordan and Seattle-based Elysian Brewing Founder and Head Brewer Dick Cantwell. Clutch is named for the Maryland-based hard rock band with the same name. The sour stout has a taste of dark chocolate, coffee and black malts with 9 percent alcohol by volume, the company says. Both beers are available through October. Pricing varies by market.
New Belgium Kick and Clutch Beers
August 9, 2011
New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, Colo.
Distribution: Select markets