New Belgium 1554 Black Lager

Brewed by New Belgium Brewing

Schwarzbier5.6% ABV21 IBU

Independent Craft Brewer Seal

RateBeer Score    87 Overall   97 Style

Born of a flood and centuries-old Belgian text, 1554 Black Lager beer uses a lager yeast strain and dark chocolaty malts to redefine what dark beer can be. In 1997, a Fort Collins flood destroyed the original recipe our researcher, Phil Benstein, found in the library. So Phil and brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert, traveled to Belgium to retrieve this unique style lost to the ages. Their first challenge was deciphering antiquated script and outdated units of measurement, but trial and error (and many months of in-house sampling) culminated in 1554, a highly quaffable dark beer with a moderate body and mouthfeel.


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Available near Cambridge, Massachusetts

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