New Belgium Re-Releases Biere de Queer to Support the LGBTQ+ Community
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National Coming Out Day may have been on Monday (Oct. 11), but New Belgium Brewing isn't done celebrating.
The brewery has re-released Biere de Queer in support of the LGBTQ+ community. With an ABV of 6.6%, the purple ale contains notes of apricot, cinnamon, and honey — but that's not even the best part.
New Belgium will be sending the beer, along with the stories of LGBTQ+ community members, directly to Congress. The brewery hopes the gesture will inspire politicians to support the Equality Act, an unpassed law that 70% of Americans support.
"We brewed Biere de Queer to honor the stories of so many people who face a difficult time coming out," said Kelly McKnight, a brewer at New Belgium, in a press release. "I'm proud to be able to do what I love and fortunate to be able to bring my whole self to work, but so many others can't. The Equality Act would create a national standard that provides LGBTQ+ people explicit and equal protection against discrimination under federal law — the same protection as other Americans."
This isn't the first time that New Belgium has created a beer for a great cause. In July, the brewery released a golden kombucha sour to benefit wildfire relief.
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