Fat Tire Ale

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by Jenjabread, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Jenjabread

    Jenjabread Guest

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    What's better than a beer dedicated to a bike? Having a beer while on a bike?

    Any of you had Fat Tire Ale? Its got a earthy, caramel, buttered-toast taste with just a twinge of lemon. I'm quite a fan.
     
  2. bikerider

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    Is there a story behind the naming of that beer
     

  3. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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  4. Grape Ape

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    I had my first one the other day, sadly I had bought a mixed 6 pack and only had one. The next beer purchase will be a sixer of Fat Tire. Outstanding beer, I would recommend it.
     
  5. Gomez

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    The 1554 is also quite tasty!
     
  6. runbikeswim

    runbikeswim New Member

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    Great beer! The neon signs would make great additions to any bike themed man room. Problem is they're so dang expensive!
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2009
  7. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    You can get knock offs on ebay for around $150.00.
     
  8. milkmandan

    milkmandan Guest

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    Is it possible to make your own neon sign with rope light?
     
  9. gatorguy

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    Nectar of the Gods! I also like their "Skinny Dip"
     
  10. bantam700

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    Anyone ever had La follie by new belgium?
     
  11. michaelangelo

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    Yeah I've had it and I dig it!
    What is a mixed 6 pack?
     
  12. bantam700

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    A six pack that is a mix of different beers instead of six of the same kind
     
  13. Grape Ape

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    Exactly, at the grocery store here they have a six pack cardboard carrier that you can load with what you want. It works out great for me. I may only drink a beer one week then nothing for 2-3 weeks then drink another so to try numerous different beers I would have to buy a 6 pack then finish it then buy another of a different style. This way I get 6 different beer to try. The last mix was sort of bad, I have found I am not much of a fan of Wheat beers. But the Fat Tire Ale was so good I broke tradition and bought me a full 6 pack of it. I have already drank 3 out of it and 2 were drank in one day, I am a party animal..:p
     
  14. bantam700

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    whoever thought up the build your own six pack thing is a hero of mine :D

    And to stay on topic, they are finally starting to get the new cans of fat tire at the liquor stores here. I was wondering when I'd start seeing those.
     
  15. Grape Ape

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    Woohoo. I just got done talking to my sister. She advised me that her husband's cousin just married someone that runs, owns, or works for New Belgium Brewing. I am trying to earn some points and get some cool free stuff.
     
  16. CTD50

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    Fat Tire is the new standard by which all beers in my future must be measured.

    I received a bottle from a buddy as a 'welcome-home' gift when I returned to my old work location (temporary transfer and significant injury, 8 months away). I still have the empty bottle as a memento.

    I've been told 1554 is good by this same bud; I'll find out soon. So far, after about three months of frantic taste-testing and brand-switching, there are a couple of Samuel Adams beers that come CLOSE, but still don't match Fat Tire. (Irish Red and Dunkelweisen, btw)
     
  17. whyeyebike

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    I am about as big a beer fan, as I am a cycling fan but I haven't had the Fat Tire Ale. I have looked all over Boston and the surrounding areas for it. If anyone in the New England area knows where I can find some, please let me know. Everything I have heard about it has been great.
     
  18. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    Nothing east of Indiana or north of Tennesee and North Carolina.
    New Belgium Libation Location | New Belgium
     
  19. whyeyebike

    whyeyebike New Member

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    That is truly bad news you have brought me, but I appreciate the info none-the-less.