Fort Collins, Colorado residents New Belgium Brewing and Colorado State University have teamed up for this unique collaboration. This golden lager is wrapped in the school’s colors and prominently displays CAM, their beloved ram mascot. Released early this month, Old Aggie will be a year-round offering in the state of Colorado only.
Colleges collaborating with breweries is atypical, but seems to make perfect sense in this case. New Belgium brewers hold adjunct positions and teach courses in CSU’s Fermentation Science and Technology program and more than 100 CSU alumni are currently working at the brewery.
“As one of many Colorado State University alumni here at New Belgium, it’s tremendously fulfilling to see this project come to liquid fruition,” said New Belgium Brewing Co-founder and Executive Chair of the Board of Directors, Kim Jordan. “CSU has invested heavily in its Fermentation Sciences program and that benefits the entire craft beer community. We’re delighted to offer Old Aggie Lager to celebrate our long-running partnership.
“We were excited to work with the CSU team to create a light-bodied, all-malt lager with hints of citrus and lemon,” said New Belgium Brewer and CSU alum Cody Reif. “Old Aggie is a refreshing and sessionable lager that is the perfect game day companion for CSU alumni and fans.”
Illustrations by John Bell