In this episode, we have Lauren Woods Salazar and Eric Salazar from New Belgium Brewing in the studio with us to talk about their involvement with the company and hopefully share some of their vast wealth of information. New Belgium is one of America’s first craft brewers to delve into wood aging and sours, while also being the producer of the gateway beers that opened up a new world for many craft beer lovers. Lauren has and does wear many hats at New Belgium, including Wood Cellar Manager, Sensory Specialist, and Master Blender, while Eric is the Wood Aged Beer Specialist, Wood Cellar Manager, and one of the senior-most brewers at the brewery. They are the driving force behind many of New Belgium’s favorite beers, but especially the sour and wood aged program. Which includes much loved beers like Eric’s Ale, La Folie, Tart Lychee, Transatlantique Kriek, and La Terroir.