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New Belgium Celebrates Its 25th Birthday With a Big Beer Dinner Tonight

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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.    

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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