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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 (

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: and

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


Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Fort Collins Brewery Rocky Mountain IPA


In this beer blog, we are going to sample another beer from Fort Collins Brewery.  The brew that will be feature is Rocky Mountain IPA.  If you read my earlier beer blog, you know the history of this young brewery.  If you have not read it, please, read that beer blog post to get to know this brewery.    Let us get into the beer.

This beer has a clear copper color without a head on it. The smell is a grapefruit to the beer. The taste of this full body India Pale Ale is carbon grapefruit with a dry hop aftertaste. It is a drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

India Pale Ale

Massive floral aroma lures you in while hop bitterness and malty sweetness mingle in symmetry.  After all, great balance is key when you are only standing on three legs.

Here is a description from the website (

Rocky Mountain IPA

An I.P.A. by definition is liberally hopped and higher in alcohol. We made Rocky Mountain I.P.A. by dry hopping for an intense citrus aroma and adding a generous helping of malt to create a backbone stable enough to support the characteristic bitterness of the beer.


2009 US Open Beer Championship, Silver, English IPA.


All Year.


12oz bottles (6 packs), 1/2 bbls, 1/6 bbls


Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6.2%

Hop Bitterness (IBU): 81

Color (SRM): 12

Food Pairings

Chicken and Waffles, H.C. Lamb Burger

Here is their website and twitter addresses:


Twitter:  @FortCollinsBrew

Closing, I guess I did not realize how many English style India Pale Ales are on the market.  I kind wish the packaging would say something on it that it is a West Coast IPA or just English one.  I guess I could just look on Untappd and hope that it is put in their correctly.  However, this is a great beer and I enjoyed drinking it, it gives me a different pace unlike all the other IPAs on the markets.  What I mean by that last statement.  It is not a West Coast IPA and the English Style gives a different pace.  You might want hops but not over the top and this one and few other English IPAs fit the bill.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/


Bill DJ Weiser


Twitter:  @djweiser

New Blog Flying Dog Cherry Sour Ale

While in DC for Savor, this is my last beer I had outside of Savor.  It was in basement of this bar where I had DC Brau Hell’s Bottom Stout.  I cannot remember the bar name.  Flying Dog had tap take over which is where a brewery switches all tap handles to their own beers.  The brewery puts some special beers on tap.  I had two beers at Savor from this brewery and I am a huge fan of this brewery.  Let us get to know the back story of this brewery.  Flying Dog Brewery was founded in 1990 by George Stranahan and Lydia McIntyre in Aspen, Colorado but they later moved to Denver, Colorado.  They moved to Maryland after they brought the Wild Goose beers and then sold it to the Logan Shaw Brewing Company.

This beer is a cloudy reddish color to it.  It does not really have a smell to the beer.  The taste is sweet carbonation cherry going on in it.  It was not drinkable and really bad. The marriage between the cherry and the sour was not happening in this beer.

Here is a website and twitter addresses:


Twitter:  @flyingdog

Closing out my trip to DC for Savor, I really hate to say this about this brewery.  I have to say this beer was a huge disappointed from this brewery.  I love this brewery and I follow them for everything they do in the craft beer world.  I have to call it the way it is on this beer.  However, with that all said, I know there will be a group of beer drinkers out there that will love this beer.  Just because I said I do not like it that does not mean you will not like it.  I am really looking forward to seeing Cholocate IPA to hit the market and I trying their Oyster Stout.  This brewery is not afraid to push the limits in the beer world and I respect them for what they are doing in the craft beer world. Slayer the person wanted to see my thoughts on this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/


Bill DJ Weiser


Twitter: @djweiser