New Belgium has come a long way since founders Jeff Lebesch and Kim Jordan first started cranking out beers in 1991. According to the Brewers Association, as of 2015 the brewery was the fourth-largest craft brewery in the United States based on beer sales volume, and the brewery has expanded beyond Fort Collins to North Carolina.
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Today New Belgium Brewing and Jax Fish House are teaming up to celebrate the brewery's 25th anniversary with a special beer dinner. Jax chef Rickey Meyers will be roasting sustainably caught salmon over fire pits built from New Belgium half-barrel kegs. Not only will each course be paired with New Belgium beers (some of which promise to be hard-to-come-by brews), but several dishes will also feature New Belgium brews as a key ingredient. For example, the beets in the salad course will be braised with the brewery's Snapshot Wheat. There will also be plenty of rare and limited-release beers available.
Tickets to the event, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at the New Belgium Beer Garden in Fort Collins, are $85. Grab your tickets and check out the menu here. All proceeds from the evening will directly benefit The House That Beer Built, a nonprofit partnership between local breweries and Habitat for Humanity that helps build houses for Larimer County families.
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