This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at New Belgium's Fat Tire and Friends Fat Sour Apple Ale.
This summer New Belgium celebrated the 25th anniversary of Fat Tire by collaborating with other notable breweries and producing their ode to Fat Tire. While this would be exciting to most beer aficionados, it is even more exciting to the kosher beer consumer since all of these brews were produced at New Belgium and the 12 pack box even has the Scroll K (Va'ad of Denver) symbol on the bottom of the box.
The Fat Tire and Friends mix box contains five beers in addition to Fat Tire itself, including: Fat Funk Ale; Fat Hoppy Ale; Fat Pale Ale; Fat Sour Apple Ale and Fat Wild Ale.
The Fat Sour Apple Ale was produced in collaboration with Hopworks Urban Brewery and is classified as an American Wild Ale. Having reviewed another sour/wild ale in last week's SNS (http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2016/08/sunday-night-suds-boluevard-tell-tale.html) I have a newly found respect for this style of beer.
The Fat Sour Ale poured a dense rich orange. There was moderate to low carbonation, but this did not bother me. The initial sip was all sour, but successive drinks had some sweetness from the apple juice used in the process. I could not see pairing this with any form of main course, but as a one off it is worth trying on its own.
Please note that not every brew produced by New Belgium is under kosher supervision. For a list of the New Belgium brews currently under supervision, please click on the link on the left side of my home page for my latest Kosher Beer List.
To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about New Belgium Fat Sour Apple Ale, please follow this link beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/192/217617. As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.
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