fat tire amber ale

New Beer Blog Black Tooth Brewing Bomber Mountain Amber Ale


In this beer blog, we are going to get into the second and last beer from Black Tooth Brewing.  It is one of their flagship, which is Bomber Mountain Amber Ale.  If you read my beer blog posts from yesterday, you know the history of this West Coast Craft Brewery.  If you have not, please, read it to get to know Black Tooth Brewing.  Let us get into this amber ale.

It has a clear reddish to amber color with white constant head. There is not any aroma notes. The taste has a caramel to biscuits notes with a sweet to dry malty aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable.

Here is a description from their website (www.blacktoothbrewingcompany.com):

An Irish-style red ale with a complex malt profile of biscuits, caramel and cotton candy. A well rounded and balanced amber with a dry, crisp, finish.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.blacktoothbrewingcompany.com

Twitter:  @blacktoothbrew

Closing, I am not a fan of amber, American red, and Irish red ales.  I am not saying that this beer is not for you.  It could be your beer styles.  I always try new beers in any beer styles.  Even in beer styles that I do not like.  This beer style is no different.  I try to keep an open mind.  This one is pretty average brew.  It is a great gateway beer into the craft beer world.  I recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog New Belgium Brewery Fat Tire And Friends Avery Brewing Fat Wild Ale


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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:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com and www.averybrewing.com

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/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog New Belgium Fat Tire And Friends Fat Tire Amber Ale


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In this special beer blog, we are going to sample a beer from New Belgium’s Fat Tire And Friends.  It is their own Fat Tire Amber Ale.  If you read my earlier beer post on their beers, you know the history of this craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Colorado base craft brewery.  Let us get into this amber ale.

It has a clear amber color with a white constant head. The aroma has a sweet caramel to biscuit notes. The taste has a sweet caramel, malty, and biscuit notes. The aftertaste has a sweet malty to biscuit finish. It is extremely drinkable.

Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):

Named in honor of our co-founder’s bike trip through Europe, FAT TIRE AMBER ALE marks a turning point in the young electrical engineer’s home brewing. Belgian beers use a far broader palette of ingredients (fruits, spices, esoteric yeast strains) than German or English styles. Together with co-founder Kim Jordan, they traveled around sampling their homebrews to the public. Fat Tire won fans with its sense of balance: toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness. Fat Tire: Pairs well with people.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website: www.newbelgium.com

Twitter:  @newbelgium

Closing, this is a classic brew and the one that put this craft brewery on the map.  It also is the base for the following five beers in this sampler pack.  Each beer will be featured on this blog.  I am not a fan but a solid beer. I am not a big fan of the beer style of red and amber ales.  I will try them now and then.  I will try all the new ones that I never had.   I know beer drinkers will like this beer.  Believe me, I have saw it when they launched in the Chicago market.  This beer is what everyone expects out of Amber Ale that was inspired by Belgium roots.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Natty Greene’s Buckshot Filtered Amber Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Natty Greene’s Buckshot Filtered Amber Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this southern craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery.  Let us get into this amber ale.

It has a clear light amber color with a white constant head. The aroma has a sweet malty to slight caramel notes. The taste has a sweet malty to a nutty notes with a dry malty aftertaste. It is a pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.nattygreenes.com):

Brewer’s Notes

Richly colored, characterized by balanced hop and malt profiles with roasted toffee and caramel highlights, Crafted to be rich but not heavy. Hospitable and easy to get along with, this is our best selling beer, perfect for every occasion.

We use six different malts, that’s unusual for an amber ale, but essential to creating its deep, full flavor. The distinctive toffee / roasty notes come from three Belgian malts, especially the Special B roast malt. And to nothing interferes with all that good maltiness, we use mild American aroma hops, just to balance the sweetness. 

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.nattygreenes.com

Twitter:  @natty_greenes

Closing,  I am not a huge fan of Red, Irish Red, and Amber ales.  I respect the beer style but I do not go out of my way to pick it up.  I will drink them.  A friend of mine from Tri-City was down south and brought back a few beers.  This beer was part of that pile.  It is a solid beer and true to the beer style.  There is nice aroma and tasting notes.  I believe craft beer drinkers that love red and amber ales will love this beer.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog New Belgium Fat Tire And Friends Firestone Walker Brewery Fat Hoppy Ale


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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:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com and www.firestonebeer.com

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/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into a classic amber ale.  I am talking about Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewery.  If you have read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know New Belgium Brewery.  Let us get into this Amber Ale.

It has a clear amber to red color to a constant white head. The aroma has a biscuits to caramel notes. The taste has a sweet malty, caramel, and biscuit notes with a dry malty aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Fat Tire Amber Ale perfectly balances biscuits like malt flavors with hoppy freshness. Named in honor of a storied bike ride through Europe, Fat Tire cruises with Belgian imagination and inspiration.

Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):

Named in honor of our co-founder’s bike trip through Europe,

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com

Twitter:  @newbelgium

Ending, I have slowly becoming a big fan of New Belgium Brewery. I love the story of Fat Tire Amber Ale.  Co-founder using a fat tire bike to travel around Europe.  I am not a huge fan of their Lips of Faith series but I will try them here and there.  When comes to their everyday beers, I just find that they are really good.  I am not a huge fan of amber and red ales.  I love to try them and revisit them.  This is a great amber ale. I am not a huge fan but I go back to now and then. I have told people if you have not had Fat Tire, go retry them.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Palm Speciale Belge Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to same Speciale Belge Ale from Palm Brewery.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this east Europe brewery.  If you have not read my earlier beer blog posts, please, do so to get to know this import craft brewery.  Let us get into this Belgian Amber Ale.

It has a clear amber color with white head on this Belgian Amber Ale.  The smell has notes of caramel and spices.  The taste has spicy to caramel notes with a watery malty finish.  It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Palm was originally brewed at the beginning of the 20th Century as a new style of ale.  Speciale Belge – taste complexity of an ale brewed to be refreshing like pilsner or lager.  It is Palm’s perfect balance of flavor and approachabilty that makes it Belgium’s Amber Ale.

Here is a description from their website (www.palm.be):

PALM

the sociable beer for every day, for everyone

“Speciale Belge” is one of the better Belgian beers of the early 20th century. This smooth-drinking, amber-coloured top-fermentation beer has a sensible alcohol content.
Special PALM malts determine its honey-like mellowness and PALM’s own selected yeasts give it a fruity yeast aroma. Fine aroma hops from Kent afford subtle harmony. PALM is the absolute number one “BELGIAN AMBER BEER”.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.palm.be

Twitter:  @palmbeer and @palmale

Closing, I love the aroma and the taste profile from this amber ale.  It is smooth and drinkable brew.  This is not my favorite beer but it is not bad beer.  I just do not like the fact that it has to travel a ton to make it to the United States.  I recommend you trying this beer and please, share your thoughts.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog New Belgium Fat Tire Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to sample a flagship beer, which is Fat Tire Amber Ale, from New Belgium Brewery. It was a beer inspired from a bike ride in the Belgian county side. If you read my earlier beer blog posts, you know the history of this craft brewery. If you have not read those posts, please, read them to get to know New Belgium Brewery. Let us get into this Amber Ale.

It has a clear amber color with semi constant white head on this Amber Ale.  The aroma has a malty to biscuit notes.  The taste of this light to medium body beer has a malty to biscuit notes with a hint of light carbonated caramel.   The aftertaste has a caramel to nice refreshing hop finish.  It is an extremely drinkable beer.

Here is a descriation from the beer bottle:

Fat Tire Amber Ale perfectly balances biscuit-like malt flavors with hoppy freshness.  Named in honor of a storied bike ride through Europe,  Fat Tire cruises with Belgian imagination and inspiration.

Here is a descriatin from their website (www.newbelgium.com):

Named in honor of our co-founder’s bike trip through Europe, Fat Tire Amber Ale marks a turning point in the young electrical engineer’s home brewing. Belgian beers use a far broader palette of ingredients (fruits, spices, esoteric yeast strains) than German or English styles. Together with co-founder Kim Jordan, they traveled around sampling their homebrews to the public. Fat Tire won fans with its sense of balance: toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness. Fat Tire: Pairs well with people.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com

Twitter: @newbelgium

In closing, this light to medium body amber ale packs a ton of flavor and punch.  It is drinkable for anytime of the year.  It is a nice craft beer to get your American Lager drinkers to try.  It is also a great beer for the experience craft beer drinkers to revisit and enjoy it all over it again.  I love the story behind this beer and I love the fact they made American version of De Koninck.  It is fresher and packs more of a drinkable style.  This beer can pair with any food dish that is what their website says.  It is better with people.  I recommend you trying this beer or retrying it.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram: @djweiser13