We know — you feel it too.
Sometimes it feels like the world is trapped in an endless hustle. Everything is constant, immediate, instantaneous. But some of our best, and most memorable times come from slowing down, taking it easy, and letting it all sink in. And of course, having a good beer alongside.
New Belgium and Good Beer Hunting are working together with some Chicago’s best artisans and makers in what we call the Slow Ride Collective. Want to learn how to fix a bike? Bake bread? Maybe try your hand at woodworking. Us too. And now's your chance.
Get a good look at the skills and ethos we shared with so many friends in Chicago this year.
Sessions were limited so we could offer an intimate learning environment for each guest. Each session offered hands-on lessons, refreshments, and something unique to take home.
PARTY IN SLOW-MO
We ended the whole series with a collective party, bringing together our creative partners
and Slow Ride Session fans at Kaiser Tiger on May 6th. We played some Slow Ride games, drank some beers (including a one-off dry-hopped cask ale), and spent some time with some of Chicago's best makers and artisans.
All proceeds went to support the mission of the Rebuilding Exchange, a non-profit dedicated to creating a market for reclaimed building materials. They do this by diverting materials from landfills and making them accessible for reuse through their retail warehouse, by promoting sustainable deconstruction practices, by providing education and job training programs, and by creating innovative models for sustainable reuse. Since our inception in 2009, Rebuilding Exchange has diverted 9228.86 tons of building materials from the landfill, and simultaneously created over $2 million worth of quality reuse materials available to the public.
“Not having heard something is not as good as having heard it; having heard it is not as good as having seen it; having seen it is not as good as knowing it; knowing it is not as good as putting it into practice.” - Xun Kuang, Chinese Philosopher