In this special beer blog, we are going to get another beer from New Belgium Brewery Fat Tire and Friends. It is their Avery Brewing Fat Wild Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of these western craft breweries. If you have not, please, read them to get to know both of these craft breweries. Let us get into this wild ale.
It has a clear amber color with a white constant head. The aroma has a tropical fruit like to pineapple notes. The taste has a nice caramel to pineapple notes with a fruit like aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable.
Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):
Go wild for Fat. Thanks to Boulder’s finest for this unabashedly tropic take on Fat Tire. Avery took a healthy dose of Brettanomyces Bruxellensis Drie to create a Fat Tire spin with a sturdy malt backbone, fruity hop aroma and a tropical pineapple layer. Heed the call of the wild Fat Tire.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: @newbelgium and @averybrewingco
In the end, I am not surprise to see a few sour and wild ales in this sampler pack. New Belgium might be known for their Fat Tire Amber Ale but they are really known for their sour and wild ales. I like this one more than the one from Hopworks. Both are great beers. So far there are some good beers. New Belgium Brewery did a great job picking the other craft breweries to work with and put out some solid beers. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser