Colorado State University and New Belgium to team up to make “Old Aggie” craft beer

The beer, which is described as light-bodied with hints of citrus and lemon, will go on sale July 1 in Fort Collins and across the Front Range.

Old Aggie Superior Lager will go on sale July 1. (Photo courtesy of New Belgium)
Old Aggie Superior Lager will go on sale July 1. (Photo courtesy of New Belgium)
Old Aggie Superior Lager will go on sale July 1. (Photo courtesy of New Belgium)

Colorado State University is getting its own beer. The school is collaborating with its neighbor in Fort Collins, New Belgium Brewing Co. to produce Old Aggie Superior Lager, the brewery announced Tuesday.

The beer, which is described as light-bodied with hints of citrus and lemon, will go on sale July 1 in Fort Collins and across the Front Range. The lager comes in cans that feature the CSU ram mascot on the front.

CSU will receive a portion of the money made off of Old Aggie Superior Lager sales. That money will be divided evenly between CSU’s Fermentation and Science Technology program, CSU athletics and CSU alcohol awareness programs, New Belgium said in a release.

CSU and New Belgium have deep ties to one another. New Belgium brewers teach courses in CSU’s Fermentation and Science Technology program, and 100 CSU students currently hold jobs at New Belgium, according to the brewery.

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