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New Beer Blog New Belgium Fat Tire And Friends Rhinegeist Brewery Fat Pale Ale


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In this special beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from New Belgium Fat Tire And Friends.  It is a joined beer with Rhinegeist Brewery.  The beer is called Fat Pale Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts, you know the rich history of New Belgium Brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know New Belgium Brewery.  There is not much information about Rhinegeist Brewery.  I do know that they are from Cincinnati, Ohio.  Let us get into this Pale Ale.

It has a clear copper to light amber color with a semi on white constant head. The smell has a malty to biscuit notes. The taste has a malty, biscuit, slight citrus notes with a malty aftertaste. It is extremely drinkable beer.

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

Fat Tire to the XP and A. The innovative folks at Rhinegeist went all new-style on Fat Tire. The result is a Belgian-style XPA. A combination of fruity Belgian yeast, bready-sweet European and Colorado malts and a healthy dose of fruity, vinous hops. Perfect for hopheads, wine lovers, beer fanatics and even whiskey quaffers.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com and www.rhinegeist.com

Twitter:  @newbelgium and @rhinegeisr

In the end, I am liking this sampler pack so far.  I am not a fan of Rhinegeist Brewery.  I am hoping that they learn something from New Belgium from this experience.  This beer is called a Pale ale. I am not sure on that but still a solid beer.  Either way, New Belgium and Rhinegeist Brewery did a great job on this beer.  I recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

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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 Allagash Brewing Fat Funk Ale


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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:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com and www.allagash.com

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/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog New Belgium Fat Tire And Friends Hopworks Urban Brewery Fat Sour Apple Ale


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In this special beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from the Fat Tire and Friends sampler pack from New Belgium and Hopworks Urban Brewery.  It is their Fat Sour Apple Ale.  I know you know the history of New Belgium Brewery.  I cannot find any history for Hopworks Urban Brewery.  I know they are from Portland, Oregon.  Let us get into this ale.

It has a clear golden color with white constant head. The aroma has a sour apple notes but faded. The taste has a like Sour Patch Kids Sour Apple. It is candy like notes. The aftertaste has a slight sour apple finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.

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

For our new Fat Tire & Friends Collabeeration Pack, we teamed up with Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) from Portland, Ore.

Our heroes at HUB pedaled Fat Tire straight to the apple orchard. This slightly sour homage starts out with a snap of tartness, courtesy of Lactobacillus and apple juice, then gets balanced with Fat Tire-inspired malty sweetness and a slight herbal bitterness. Nice ride, HUB!

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com

Twitter:  @newbelgium

Closing, I was not sure how this sampler pack will would go over.  This is by far my favorite one in this pack.  I am not taking anything away from the rest of the beers.  I am not a huge apple fan, however, I love the mix of the sour and apple in this brew.  It has enough sour and sweet and plus a drinkable ale.  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 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 Citradelic Tangerine IPA


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into a new beer from New Belgium Brewery.  It is their new everyday beer, which is called Citradelic Tangerine IPA.  Fruit IPA’s will be a new trend in 2016 in the beer world.  If you 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 this craft brewery.  Let us get into this IPA.

It has a clear golden color with a semi on constant white head. The aroma has a juicey tangerine to slight citrus and a light hint of grapefruit notes. The taste has a slight caramel and moves into a juicey tangerine to slight hints of citrus to grapefruit notes. The aftertaste has a caramel to tangerine notes finish.  It is not as bitter. The fruit cuts through the IPA bitterness. It is pretty drinkable beer.

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

Tune in and hop out with New Belgium Citradelic. Set adrift on a kaleidoscopic wave of hoppiness brought to you by a mystical marriage of Citra hops and tangerine peel, which elevates each sip onto a plane of pure tropical, fruity pleasure. Citradelic’s namesake hop and fruit combine to jam with visions of additional hops like citrusy Mandarina Bavaria, tropical Azzaca, and fruity Galaxy for a colorful explosion that’s grounded by just a touch of malty sweetness. Bored by the status quo? Expand your palate with a pour of Citradelic. Launching January 2016.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com

Twitter:  @newbelgium

Closing, just what I said above, we are going to see more and more fruit IPA’s hitting the market.  We are going to see more grapefruit IPA’s more than anything.  I was happy to see one craft brewery made something a little different for their Fruit IPA.  They put some thought and came up with several recipes to get this beer right.  This beer has a nice balance between the bitterest and fruit notes.  Fruit IPA’s do not have the heavy bitter notes like the normal IPA.  I believe this IPA style will go over really well with the non IPA drinkers.  I love it. This is one of the best fruit IPA’s on the market.  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 Side Trip Belgian Style Pale Ale


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In this spring seasonal beer blog, we are going to get into one of the new seasonal beers for the year from New Belgium Brewery.  It is their Side Trip Belgian Style Pale Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Mountain high craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery.  Let us get into this craft pale ale.

It has a clear golden color with a white constant head. The aroma has a hay to bready like notes. The taste has a bready to earthly notes with a slight citrus notes. The aftertaste has a farm like to earthy finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.

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

Sometimes it’s a side trip that makes the journey. During our last anniversary retreat to Belgium, brewmaster Peter Bouckaert embarked on a sensory excursion to find the perfect yeast strain for his next creation: Side Trip Belgian Pale Ale. A beer from Brouwerij Van Den Bossche led Bouckaert to the brewery’s family Buffalo yeast strain, which they happily shared, and the foundation was set. Additions of Belgian Chateau Abbey and Cara Ruby malts from Castle Malting, the oldest malting plant in Belgium, as well as Belgian Magnum, Saphir and Target hops builds a bready, caramel-sweet wash with traces of stone fruits, and a balanced herbal bitterness for a pleasantly dry finish. Take a break from your journey with a Side Trip.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com

Twitter:  @newbelgium

Closing, New Belgium Brewery has been making beer for 25 years now.  They are throwing a party this year and this spring seasonal is starting it up.  This beer has all ingredients from Belgium.  I am talking the yeast to the hops and etc.  The yeast came from Belgium brewery. I will have to say this is by far my favorite seasonal from this craft brewery.  I love it and I am stocking up on it.  I am going to try to age this beer for at least a year.  I want to see what happens with this beer.  This is well balance and they did a great job.  I believe it will hold pretty well for a year. 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 Abbey Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from New Belgium Brewery.  It is their first brew that they ever brewed.  It is their Abbey Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this third biggest craft brewery in the United States.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Mile High craft brewery.  Let us get into this Dubbel.

It has a slightly cloudy dark amber color with a white constant head. The aroma has a sweet candy to malty like notes. There is a slight alcohol notes also in the aroma. The taste has a sweet malty to slight alcohol burn notes. The aftertaste has a sweet to dry malty finish. It is a pretty drinkable beer.

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

The story of New Belgium begins with an abbey: Not only were Belgium’s monastic beers the inspiration behind our Colorado brewery, but Abbey, a Belgian-style dubbel, was one of the first beers we released way back in 1991. Since then, it’s become our most award-winning offering, and in 2015, we updated the recipe. This garnet brown hued Belgian-style dubbel is strong on character and rich in flavor. Seven malts, including caramel Munich and chocolate, and a definitive Belgian yeast, waft off sweet, spicy aromas. Rich tones of chocolate and dark caramel mix with nuanced dried cherries, burnt sugar and figs. Sweet and roasty upfront, followed by a slightly bitter finish, Abbey is a lovely representation of the monastic beers of Belgium. Sip Abbey, and sip New Belgium’s tradition.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com

Twitter:  @newbelgium

Closing, this was the very first beer that this craft brewery ever made.  They sat down and revisited the recipe along with their Trippel.  They did not change it.  They made sure they used the best malt and hops in both beers that is available today.  I have to say they did a great job to improve this beer.  This beer is the same great beer but it just seems it has more depth of tasting notes.  I love beer. This is a great 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 Rampant Imperial IPA


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In this beer blog, we are going get into another beer from New Belgium Brewery.  It is their Rampant Imperial IPA.  If you 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 this Mile High craft brewery.  It is really Fort Collins but you get it.  Let us get into this Imperial IPA.

It has a clear golden color with a white constant head on this Imperial India Pale Ale. The aroma has a heavy earthly to herbal notes along with grassy notes. The taste has a heavy earthy to herbal and grassy notes. The aftertaste has an interesting peach finish. It is a sipping beer.

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

Burly and bitter,  Rampant Imperial IPA, pours a pure copper and carries the sheen of a rightly hopped beer. The Mosaic and Calypso hops bring stonefruit to the front seat, and the addition of Centennials nod towards citrus for a well-rounded aroma. The taste expands these hops with heavy peach tones and a profoundly bitter bite. There is some malt sweetness to stand up this Imperial India Pale Ale, and Rampant IPA’s finish is bone-dry.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com

Twitter:  @newbelgium

In the end, what is there to say about Imperial whatever at the same price as their everyday beers.  This beer has a huge value.  I love when craft brewery do something like this for their beer drinkers.  This beer is a big and bond and in your face.  This is my go Imperial IPA.  They are featuring hops that I love to death.  I am talking about Mosaic and Centennial.  I love this beer and I know the brewery knows it. It is by far my favorite brew from New Belgium Brewery.  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