Thursday, September 3, 2009

Let's talk about beer...

Considering myself one of the great booze hounds of the world - I offer my loving ode to iced cold beer. One of my particular favorites is from the New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado called Fat Tire Amber Ale. The brewery's owner developed this Belgian style beer during his bike trip around Europe as he investigated the beer making process. This trip produced the name of what would become the flagship beer of the brewery - Fat Tire. Thank God for that odyssey because the resulting beer is absolutely astounding. Rich in both color and taste, once consumed - one will never look at the lighter American pilsners in the same way again - and I love pilsners. I learned of Fat Tire from my big idiot owner a few years ago when he brought a six pack home for his own personal enjoyment. It was probably one of the best things the Neandertal has ever done. I write this tonight from the back patio lounge - tipping back a few Fat Tires and listening to old Bon Jovi cds. Why? Because I can - that's why! Besides -it makes me happy so back off. 
So what kinds of beer do you guys live for and what is your preferred way of enjoying it?


  1. Haley,

    I like Pilsner Urquell or plain old Corona, if it's gonna be a cold one. NEVER a Budwiser, which is some kind of tbe beer of choice where I come from. Eww. But the truth is I am mostly a vodka martini girl. I find them cold and satisfying and there are so many kinds to choose from. I will try the Fat Tire, assuming you can get it east of the Rockies.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. It's a good thing that guy didn't get a puncture on his trip. I don't think Flat Tire Beer would have done near as well. I'm a Corona fan.

  3. Hey, that's weird. I just interviewed the owner of New Belgium about a week ago for an short article I wrote about the North American Masters Brewers Association. Great beer, too. One of the best. I still like Killians, too, even though it's brewed by Coors. Guinness is good--a meal in a bottle. I also very much like this weird beer brewed by monks. It's Lindemans Framboise Raspberry Lambic Beer, and it's the best beer I've ever had anywhere bar none. You must try it if you haven't already.

  4. DG - I'm not sure if it's made it to the east coast yet but get some if you get the chance.

    Nonamedufus - I agree - flat tire doesn't cut it. I'm also a fan of the Corona!

    MikeWJ - Wow, that is interesting! Where/when can we read your article? I've never had the Lindemans Framboise but - I'll be looking for it next time I'm out. Thanks for the recommendation!