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High-gravity beers from Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing arriving soon in Memphis

December 07, 2012 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Distribution, Memphis

New Belgium logoIf you live in Memphis and like beers from Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing Co., you soon won’t need to trek to the Walgreens in West Memphis, Ark., to buy New Belgium’s higher-alcohol beers.

The Fort Collins craft brewer’s Ranger IPA, Abbey and Trippel, as well as the Lips of Faith series and seasonal Frambozen, are slated to hit the Memphis market next week in bottles and on draft, according to distributor Budweiser of Memphis.

Many liquor stores that sell high-gravity beers will have the New Belgium line-up, as well as bars and restaurants with a good selection of craft beer, including The Flying Saucer, Young Avenue Deli, Local Gastropub, Alchemy, Sweet Grass, Aldo’s Pizza Pies, Mellow Mushroom, Hog & Hominy and others.

Budweiser of Memphis has recently opened up a new company called West Tennessee Beverage to service liquor stores and bars and restaurants with high-alcohol licenses. Budweiser of Memphis has also recently taken over the craft beer portfolio of Southwestern Distributing as part of the sale of Southwestern’s beer business to the Hand Family Companies.

What’s your favorite New Belgium beer? Leave a comment below.

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9 Comments to “High-gravity beers from Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing arriving soon in Memphis”


  1. AHH! This is some of the best beer news to date!!

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  2. Jeff at RP Tracks said they’re getting Ranger too. Mmm…

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  3. I have been buying Ranger at Wallgreens in Left Memphis. I am glad it is coming to TN. I hope the price is comparable.

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  4. A guy at Busters told me several new breweries were getting distribution deals here in Memphis. He rattled off several but the one that comes to mind is Green Flash.

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  5. Cordova Saucer just changed their Wednesday ‘Brewery Night’ glass to New Belgium Ranger IPA.

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