In this special beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from New Belgium’s Fat Tire and Friends. It is a beer that New Belgium did with Firestone Walker Brewery. It is Fat Hoppy Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their both of these craft breweries, you know the history of both of these craft breweries. If you have not, please, read them to get to know New Belgium and Firestone Walker. Let us get into this hoppy amber ale.
It has a clear copper to light amber color with a white constant head. The aroma has a malty notes. The taste has a sweet malty, biscuit, to citrus notes. The aftertaste has a bitter citrus hop finish. It is not as drinkable as rest but still a crush-able beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):
A happily hopified Fat Tire thanks to our California friends. First, they created an assertive hop presence and then they added a lager yeast to the Fat Tire recipe. The result? A hoppy amber lager version of Fat Tire with an amplified American hop aroma and flavor. Time for you to hop on this Fat, too.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: @newbelgium and @firestonewalker
In the end, New Belgium Brewery has out did themselves on this beer with Firestone Walker. I have always like mixing IPA with Fat Tire. It makes it a hoppy IPA. I was pretty happy to see this beer come out. It is not bad but was hoping it would be more hoppy. They did a great job. I am just be picking. I recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser