So, after about a month of saying that someone should write a letter and give Kudos to New Belgium Brewery, I finally broke down and did it.
I just wanted to drop a line and let you know that your seasonal beer, Skinny Dip, is awesome.
I am a 1554 fan myself, and didn't think i would like a 'lower carb' summer beer such as this. But man, it rawks.
Reason #1: I first tasted this in Fort Collins and was pleasantly surprised to find it on tap in a lot of places in Denver.
Reason #2: Just because i'm a girl doesn't mean I always count carbs. But is sure is nice to know that you can drink 6 of these and know you are only ingesting 42 carbs and less than 700 calories! (that's less than a chipolte burrito!)
Reason #3: This crisp light beer is perfect for family gatherings. Do you have retailers in Kansas City so I can pick some up for the 4th of July?
To sum up: Good beer. Too bad it's seasonal.
The response left something to be desired. I found my letter funny, refreshing, and a definite ‘grinner’ of an email to perk up the PR guy’s day. I mean really, other than all the hippies that write in, how often do you get a woman who gives definitive reasons to back up her claim?
Thanks for the e-mail. it's always nice to hear from another satisfied customer. As far as where to go in K.C. pretty much any bigger liquor store should carry a number of our beers including Skinny dip. if you have any other questions please feel free to contact us at your leisure. Have a good day, Derek Lacombe
New Belgium Brewing Co.
500 Linden Street
Fort Collins CO 80524
See what's brewing at www.newbelgium.com
Now, the advise to go to any liquor store in KC to pick up New Belgium’s SEASONAL beer is a bit of a stretch. Heck, I can only find 1 liquor store (more like DEPOT) that has 90 Shilling (granted, that’s O’Dells) in 6 packs only! I also consorted with my dad and HE said that sometimes breweries don’t ship their seasonal beers! So maybe our info was wrong – but if you’ve ever been to KC, if you don’t like Bud, Bud Light, Miller, Coors Light, or MGD, you’re hard pressed to get anything micro-brewed on tap. And as for Boulevard, being on tap at more establishments other than in Westport is a relatively new concept. Trust me. I had to suffer all through college coming home during the summer to CRAPPY draft beer!!! BOO!!!!
Still I am glad I got a response. But I am sorely disappointed it wasn’t anything compared to when I wrote an email to UPN Channel 20. If you missed that post, I suggest you read it!!! The response I got from those guys was GREAT!!!
sorry i can't post pictures. blogger blows again!