Saturday, June 25, 2016

Fat Tire & Friends: Fat Hoppy Ale

To celebrate their 25th Anniversary, New Belgium worked with five other breweries to create different versions of their flagship Fat Tire beer. You can now find a mixed Fat Tire and Friends CollaBEERation 12-pack with two of each alongside a pair of the original beer.

I started with their Fat Hoppy Ale, a West Coast Inspired hoppy version of Fat Tire brewed in collaboration with Firestone Walker Brewing (I visited their LA Provisions brewery a few months ago and plan to post pics soon). Each label names the unique beer, the brewery they worked with and a little story. Enjoy By 16OCT16. 6.0% alcohol.

Awesome aroma, full of bright orange and citrus alongside tropical and candy sweetness. Tropical fruity flavors start, answered by hoppy citrus. Sweet and bitter, great contrast. Bready, sourdoughy, yeasty qualities show. Lightly spicy with a bitter-leaning finish. Very nice and I hope the rest of the collaborations are just as good!

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