The third round of Lips of Faith beers in 2012 includes two collaborative efforts; Super India Pale Ale was created in tandem with Alpine Beer Co. and Peach Porch Lounger is the result of G. Love’s and New Belgium’s mutual love for beer and music. New Belgium and Southern California’s Alpine Beer Co. came together for the love of IPAs to make Super India Pale Ale. Amarillo, Columbus, Simcoe and Centennial hops bring bitterness to the forefront, the company says, balanced with Pale, C-80 and Carapils malts. The tropical and citrus tones of the American hops dominate the flavor of the copper-colored beer. ABV is 9 percent and there are 70 IBUs. Peach Porch Lounger is the lovechild Saison of musician G. Love and New Belgium. The glowing orange beer is a "groovy mix" of peaches, the company says, hominy grits, molasses and lemon peel with pale and biscuit malts. Brettanomyces yeast brings a bold, sweet nose and the beer ends with a dry finish. ABV is 9.4 percent.
The Lips of Faith series offers limited edition selections that showcase New Belgium’s more esoteric and palate-elevating creations. They are only available in certain locations and for a short period of time.