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


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/


Bill DJ Weiser

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Twitter:  @djweiser

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New Blog Rhinelander Brewing Company Chocolate Bunny Stout

In this blog, we are going bunny hunting.  We are going to try a beer from the Rhinelander Brewing Company.  The beer is called Chocolate Bunny Stout.  I never heard of this brewery so this will be a learning lesson for me just like you.  Unless you hit up every brewery in Wisconsin.  Rhinelander Brewing Company is from Monroe, Wisconsin and was founded in 1882 as the orignal company.  Bad luck came to the brewery as it burned down in 1897.  They rebuild and then closed again because of Prohibition era.  They open in 1933 like every brewery and was in business until 1967.  They were purchased by Joseph Huber Brewing Company and then moved their brewing of their beers to Monroe, Wisconsin.  They are looking to move their brewing back to Rhinelander by 2014 with a two million project.  It sounds like this brewing a long history of up and downs is on its way to a very bright history.  Well here is the beer we will be trying.

This beer is black in color with a small constant white head. A ton of cocoa to chocolate smell going on in the beer along with a roasted to burn smell in it too. The taste of the beer is a sweet carbonation chocolate overload with ton of coco bitter aftertaste. It is very drinkable beer and worth the price.

Here is a description from their bottle:

Dark and silky rich stout loaded with chocolate flavor.  Is there chocolate in my beer or beer in my chocolate?

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.rhinelanderbrewery.com

Twitter:  no twitter account

In the end, this was a very interesting drinking beer experience for me.  The cocoa powder in this beer pops out too much during the experience.  The stout part in this beer is really solid but then add the cocoa powder that is added during the brewing process.  This beer is kind of drinkable but I can see many beer drinkers finishing this beer and then moving on to another one.  I really did not like this beer but I respect this brewery for doing something different.  Also I love the price.  It was only $3.99.  It comes with a huge value but at the same time you will get what you pay for in this beer.  If you are looking for something different with a good price, this beer might be the way to go for your next beer.  This beer is average to slightly below average.  Go get some! Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it! \m/


Bill DJ Weiser

Email: djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter: @djweiser

(History information came from their website (www.rhinelanderbrewery.com) and Wikipedia)