In this special beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from New Belgium Brewery Fat Tire and Friends sampler pack. It is their Allagash Brewing Fat Funk Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on both of their beers, you know the history of East Coast and West Coast craft breweries. If you have not, please, read them to get to know these craft breweries. Let us get into this sour ale
It has a slightly cloudy light amber color with a white constant head. The smell has a heavy banana to slight pear notes. The taste has a nice pear but heavy banana notes with fruit but light bitter aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable like Fat Tire.
Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):
Who wants the funk? Fat Tire wants the funk. Our New England friends at Allagash brought it, taking Fat Tire back to its Belgian roots with a De Dolle house Belgian yeast strain that adds classic pear, banana and spice to Fat Tire’s malty goodness. They then bottle-conditioned the beer with Brettanomyces Allagagensis for a spicy finish. Get your funk on.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: @newbelgium and @allagashbrewing
Closing, I really enjoyed going through this sampler packs. I am forced to try some beer styles that I would never try. I am not saying it about this beer. I enjoyed this beer from both of these breweries and they are perfect to work together. I enjoyed tart to sour ales. I was pretty excited to get into this brew. I love banana notes but not a huge fan of the aftertaste. It is a solid beer. Both craft breweries have did a great job on this brew. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser