New Belgium’s Fat Tire Amble Ale is a delicious alternative to today’s everyday beer. The ale’s name, Fat Tire, is derived from a bike trip that the co-founder took through Europe. It is a pleasant, amber ale that is surprisingly nice, as well as easy and enjoyable to drink.

About The Brewer

New Belgium Brewery was founded in 1988 and is based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Just recently, it also expanded to Asheville, North Carolina. New Belgium started with two young, but inspiring, people: Jeff Lebesch and Kim Jordan. Their dream began in Jeff’s basement. A few years later, in 1991, it became big enough to become a commercial beer. Fat Tire Amber Ale is the beer that started it all, but New Belgium also offers a variety of beers from which to choose. New Belgium has an array of sour beers, which are beers that have an intentionally sour or acidic taste. They also have their own version of an IPA, which is called Ranger IPA. In addition, New Belgium brews Snahpshot, a Belgian wheat beer.

About The Beer

Fat Tire Amble Ale has a coppery/amber color, a medium body, and pours a thin head. It has a biscuit-and-caramel smell and a very refreshing taste. Fat Tire pairs really well with a nice steak, pork, lamb, or any type of meat. New Belgium’s amber ale really hits the spot.

Quick Beer Facts

Malt Varieties: Pale, C-80, Munich, Victory

Hop Varieties: Willamette, Goldings, Nugget ABV: 5.2%

IBU: 22

Yeast: House Ale Yeast

Calories: 160

Would you like this beer?

New Belgium’s Fat Tire Amber Ale is an excellent beer. It is an enjoyable, amber ale that is very easy to drink. You can never go wrong with Fat Tire as it pairs well with almost any meal. It has a perfect balance of malt and hops that anyone can appreciate. Overall, New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale is definitely a beer to try—if you haven’t done so already. You won’t be disappointed.