New Belgium Teams Up with Magic the Gathering for Vastwood Seer IPA

New Belgium Teams Up with Magic the Gathering for Vastwood Seer IPA

New Belgium Brewing is teaming up with Magic the Gathering (TCG) by Wizards of the Coast to release Vastwood Seer IPA

New Belgium Teams Up with Magic the Gathering for Vastwood Seer IPA

New Belgium Brewing is teaming up with Magic the Gathering (TCG) by Wizards of the Coast to release Vastwood Seer IPA as part of their VooDoo Ranger series. The Vastwood Seer IPA will be the latest in their long line of VooDoo Ranger series of beers.

Nissa, The Vastwood Seer

Nissa is the Vastwood Seer, a Legendary Creature – Elf Scout from the Magic Origins set of Magic the Gathering TCG. Nissa, Vastwood Seer card reads:

When Nissa, Vastwood Seer enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic Forest card, reveal it, and put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.


Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, if you control seven or more lands, exile Nissa, then return her onto the battlefield transformed under her owner’s control.

Nissa, Vastwood Seer – From the Vault: Transform (V17)
Nissa, Sage Animist

There is also the Nissa, Sage Animist card (which you can see above). Both cards are ‘green’ and come out of the Magic Origins set. The Sage Animist persona is a Legendary Planeswalker rather than a Legendary Creature.

Collaboration

This is VooDoo Ranger Vastwood Seer IPA and it will be a collaboration with Magic the Gathering: TCG by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). The beer will be an IPA brewed with sweet gale, juniper, spruce needles and spice. It will be around the average 7% ABV.

This is the first time Magic the Gathering through parent company Wizards of the Coast and New Belgium have collaborated on a beer. It is not exactly a common endeavor to see Collectible Card Games (TCGs or CCGs) collaborate and help produce craft beer.

Magic the Gathering is one of the oldest TCGs or CCGs on the market. TCG stands for Trading Card Game and CCG stands for Collectible Card Game or Customizable Card Game. Wizards of the Coast releases expansion sets of Magic the Gathering, and players and collectors, can buy the packs of random cards, to help create their decks of cards.

Other popular card games over the years have been Pokemon: The Card Game (by Wizards of the Coast), Star Wars Customizable Card Game (SWCCG) (by Decipher), Star Trek Customizable Card Game (STCCG) (by Decipher), Legends of the Five Rings (L5R) (by AEG, and by Wizards of the Coast), and numerous others like Yu – Gi – Oh, .hack, Dooms Day, Lord of the Rings, WWF / WWE Raw Deal, Wars TCG, and many more.

Magic the Gathering

Magic the Gathering is one of the oldest CCGs / TCGs on the market. Their base set was released on August 5th, 1993. They will be celebrating their 30th year next month in August.

From Wikipedia:

Magic: The Gathering (colloquially known as Magic or MTG) is a tabletop and digital collectable card game created by Richard Garfield.[1] Released in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast (now a subsidiary of Hasbro), Magic was the first trading card game and had approximately thirty-five million players as of December 2018,[2][3][4] and over twenty billion Magic cards were produced in the period from 2008 to 2016, during which time it grew in popularity.[5][6]

A player in Magic takes the role of a Planeswalker, a powerful wizard who can travel (“walk”) between dimensions (“planes”) of the Multiverse, doing battle with other players as Planeswalkers by casting spells, using artifacts, and summoning creatures as depicted on individual cards drawn from their individual decks. A player defeats their opponent typically (but not always) by casting spells and attacking with creatures to deal damage to the opponent’s “life total”, with the objective being to reduce it from 20 to 0, or 40 to 0 in some group formats. Although the original concept of the game drew heavily from the motifs of traditional fantasy role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, the gameplay bears little similarity to paper-and-pencil games, while simultaneously having substantially more cards and more complex rules than many other card games.

Magic can be played by two or more players, either in person with printed cards or on a computer, smartphone or tablet with virtual cards through the Internet-based software Magic: The Gathering Online or other video games such as Magic: The Gathering Arena and Magic Duels. It can be played in various rule formats, which fall into two categories: constructed and limited. Limited formats involve players building a deck spontaneously out of a pool of random cards with a minimum deck size of 40 cards;[7] in constructed formats, players create decks from cards they own, usually with a minimum of 60 cards per deck.

New cards are released on a regular basis through expansion sets. Further developments include the Wizards Play Network played at the international level and the worldwide community Players Tour, as well as a substantial resale market for Magic cards. Certain cards can be valuable due to their rarity in production and utility in gameplay, with prices ranging from a few cents to tens of thousands of dollars.

In July, 2023, the rare “One Ring” card was found by a retail worker in Toronto, and is estimated to be worth millions of dollars after it was authenticated by Professional Sports Authenticator.

Magic: The Gathering – Wikipedia

Wizards of the Coast

Magic the Gathering is produced and owned by Wizards of the Coast. Wizards of the Coast owns, produces, creates, and distributes hundreds of different games. Their most notable are:

They are a subsidiary of Hasbro since 1999 on.

From Wikipedia:

Wizards of the Coast LLC (often referred to as WotC /ˈwɒtˌsiː/ or simply Wizards) is an American publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science fiction themes, and formerly an operator of retail stores for games. It is currently a subsidiary of Hasbro,[1][2] which acquired the company in 1999.[3] During a February 2021 reorganization at Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast became the lead part of the new “Wizards & Digital” division.[4][5]

Originally a role-playing game publisher, the company originated and popularized the collectible card game genre with Magic: The Gathering in the mid-1990s. It also acquired the popular Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game by buying TSR and increased its success by publishing the licensed Pokémon Trading Card Game. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Renton, Washington, part of the Seattle metropolitan area.[6][7]

Wizards of the Coast publishes role-playing games, board games, and collectible card games. They have received numerous awards, including several Origins Awards. The company also produced sports cards sets, releasing series for association football, baseball, basketball and American football.

Wizards of the Coast – Wikipedia

New Belgium

New Belgium is the producer of the VooDoo Ranger series of beers, which have become more and more mainstream. If you walk into a Rutters, Sheetz, WaWa, 7 – 11, or more, you are likely to find a tall boy of VooDoo Ranger in the fridge, and more variants in the walk in fridge.

They are a subsidiary of Kinn Brewing Company, and are a macro brewery from Fort Collins, Colorado.

VooDoo Ranger Varients

Here is a list of the various VooDoo Rangers you can find (some might not still be in production):

  • VooDoo Ranger Imperial – Imperial IPA
  • VooDoo Ranger Juicy – Hazy IPA
  • VooDoo Ranger IPA – IPA (original)
  • VooDoo Ranger Juice Force – Hazy Imperial IPA
  • VooDoo Ranger Fruit Force – Fruit Punch IPA
  • VooDoo Ranger Hard Charged Tea – Hard Tea
  • VooDoo Ranger Atomic Citrus – Blood Orange Ale
  • VooDoo Ranger Danger Beach – IPA
  • VooDoo Ranger VooDoo Vice – IPA
  • VooDoo Ranger 1985 IPA – Hazy IPA

There is also a series of “X – Perimental Hop” VooDoo Rangers.

Vastwood Seer IPA would be the official 11th variant of the VooDoo Ranger series.

Vastwood Surge

So expect to see a ‘surge’ of ‘Vastwood’ Seer IPAs coming to beer distributors, grocery stores, and gas stations near you soon.

New Belgium Brewing Company

Looking for more articles about New Belgium Brewing Company? Check these out that we’ve written:

For more information on New Belgium, the following comes from Untappd. They are a subsidiary of Kinn Brewing Company. They are a macro brewery from Fort Collins, Colorado, with 654 unique beers, and over 6.2 Million ratings (as of 7.10.23). Their global average rating is 3.63 (as of 7.10.23). Their Untappd description reads: New Belgium Brewing was founded in 1991 in Fort Collins, Colo., by Kim Jordan, a social worker, who built her company the only way a social worker would: People first. Over the past three decades, New Belgium has turned that ethos into a unique “human-powered” business model through practices that were and still are rare in the business world: fully paid healthcare premiums for all coworkers, paying a living wage, open-book management, renewable energy sourcing, a free onsite medical clinic and physician, a deep commitment to philanthropy and advocacy, and much more. With expansions to Asheville, N.C., in 2016; Denver, Colo., in 2018; San Francisco in 2021; and the 2021 acquisition of Bell’s Brewery, based in Kalamazoo, Mich., this people-centric model has led New Belgium to become arguably the most popular and fastest-growing American craft brewer today. New Belgium is famous for its flagship beer, Fat Tire Amber Ale; year-round favorites like Voodoo Ranger IPA (America’s #1 IPA brand), Dominga Mimosa Sour, and La Folie Sour Brown Ale; and an award-winning wood-aged sour program and innovative limited release beers. To learn more about New Belgium, visit NewBelgium.com.

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