New Belgium and CSU Collaborate for a New, Old Beer
What could go better with a new CSU stadium, than a new beer? A beer that harkens back to CSU’s heritage, as well! Go State! Go Aggies! Go New Belgium!
Over 100 of New Belgium Brewing Company’s employees are Colorado State University alumni, so it’s no surprise that they’d want to collaborate on a new beer with them. Old Aggie Superior Lager will be available in Fort Collins on July 1, 2017; the rest of the Front Range will be able to get it August 15, 2017. It will not be available anywhere outside of Colorado. Go State!
Old Aggie is a sessionable lager, according to New Belgium’s brewer. It sounds tasty. CSU was established in 1870 as an agricultural college, hence they were called the ‘Aggies.’ Each season the CSU Athletics teams have games where they wear the old orange and green colors from back then. Those colors are also a part of the logo/design of ‘Old Aggie.’
New Belgium recently helped CSU with $1M to renovate their Fermentation Science and Technology program and kicked in $4M towards the construction of ‘The Porch’ at the new on-campus stadium. On August 26, 2017, as the Rams take on Oregon State in the first game played at the on-campus stadium, everything will be new; but they’ll be serving up some history as well.
Twitter went a little nuts with the announcement of ‘Old Aggie’ –
Words are failing me at this moment. It feels like this might be the greatest thing I’ve ever seen, but I can’t think clearly right now. https://t.co/bIHOutSNla
— Jordan Duvall (@JEDuvall) May 2, 2017
— Jake Taylor (@jp_taylor88) May 2, 2017
— Jim Fox (@foxram1261) May 3, 2017
Im sitting in Hawaii, drinking a Kona Brewing Company Big Wave Golden Ale… kinda wishing it was an “Old Aggie” right now. #newbelgium
— Ram U (@CSURamT) May 3, 2017
— Visit Fort Collins