May 27, 2007

New Belgium's Skinny Dip Beer

New Belgium Brewing company, best known for their amber ale Fat Tire, has a new summer seasonal light beer they call, Skinny Dip.
I know I'm not the only one that's happy about that, it's refreshing, thirst-quenching, flavorful and has a hint of kaffir lime. Skinny Dip was launched last year and quickly became the most popular of New Belgium's brews, second only to Fat Tire.
It's only 108 calories in each 12-ounce bottle, which is good for your "summer dress code", and much tastier than most light beers I know. What's even better about this Colorado-based company, they're energy efficient and socially responsible. In fact, in 1998 New Belgium became the country's first brewery to subscribe to wind energy. Plus, who doesn't like the labels? Of course something this good has to have a flaw—it's only available in 15 states (if you live east of the Mississippi river I'm afraid you're out of luck--although I once found Fat Tire being sold in 40-ounces at Binny's outside of Chicago) and only available April through September. Go to the New Belgium Brewing website for more info or check with your local grocer or liquor store to see if they'll be getting it in this summer.

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