Monk’s Café Debuts New Belgium Lost in the Woods Series

Not just in Philadelphia, but the country.

lost in the woodsFoobooz’s Arthur Etchells may have been underwhelmed when New Belgium came to town in September but I feel like everywhere I go, there’s another bar having some kind of New Belgium event, and seeing Fat Tire on a tap list has become a regular occurrence (not that I’m complaining).  While their beer is solid, I couldn’t help but wonder, “what’s the big deal with them?”

Admittedly, I haven’t been in the loop with them, so I had to do some research. I found the answer to be “a lot of things.” New Belgium is currently the fourth largest craft brewery in the US, and the eighth largest overall brewery. Considering that there are now over 4,000 breweries in the US, that’s a pretty big deal. Statistics aside, their business model is killer.

I could probably spend hours writing about it, but in short, the Fort Collins-based brewery is an employee-owned, highly sustainable company that started with one man riding his bike around Belgium drinking beer with a dream of starting his own brewery. The rest is history.

New Belgium is pretty big on sour beer, and on February 6 across the country, they’ll be debuting their Lost In The Woods Series, the release of two sour beer vintages, La Folie and Transatlantique Kriek.

What does this mean for us? At noon on Saturday, our own Monk’s Café will literally be the first place in the whole country that will be tapping the two new 2016 New Belgium sours, 2016 La Folie and 2016 Transatlantique Kriek, as well as PA’s only keg of their blonde sour ale, Love Felix.

Aside from the sour beers, Monk’s will also be pouring New Belgium’s Fat Tire, Citradelic IPA, and Blackberry Barleywine (because let’s be real, sours aren’t for everyone). Note: This is a cash only event at Monk’s. No reservations are required or accepted.

All I have to say at this point is if you like sour beers and you like New Belgium, get your ass over to Monk’s on Saturday. Seriously.

Monk’s Cafe [Foobooz]