About The Beer
Brewery: New Belgium Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
Format: 355ml Bottle
Named in honour of our founder Jeff's bike trip through Belgium, 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. Jeff found the Belgian approach freeing. Upon his return, Jeff created Fat Tire and Abbey Belgian Ale, (assuming Abbey would be his big gun). He and his wife, Kim travelled around sampling their homebrews to the public. Fat Tire's appeal quickly became evident. People liked everything about it. Except the name. Fat Tire won fans is in its sense of balance: toasty, biscuit-like malt flavours coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness.
Note: New Belgium place 4 months BB dates from date of packaging. Fat Tire will be drinking fine for up to 12 months from packaging.