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Release New Belgium Fat Tire & Friends Collaboration

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by chrismattlin, Dec 19, 2015.

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  1. chrismattlin

    chrismattlin Defender (621) May 10, 2014 Ohio

  2. LittleDog

    LittleDog Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2014 Texas
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    I know many like it, but it's too bad all but Firestone went with funky bugs. I find Brett and sours too hit or miss. Some Brett beers literally make me ill.

    Maybe I'll find the Firestone as a single.
  3. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Aspirant (293) Aug 17, 2005 Oregon
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    The Rhinegeist doesn't mention anything about wild yeast, it just sounds like a hoppy Belgian ale.
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  4. Dan_K

    Dan_K Devotee (414) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    I actually think this sounds awesome. I'll be picking it up for sure, if I can.
  5. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,199) Mar 18, 2010 California

    This sounds pretty awesome.
  6. dertyd

    dertyd Champion (827) Mar 23, 2010 California
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    Sounds amazing!! Wish more breweries did this sirta thing, or more deconstructed ipa variety packs
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  7. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,206) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    A bit conflicted here.

    I don't care for the beer that has inspired the variety pack,will I be able to enjoy different variations to a theme I don't like? Most of the beers do sound good though.
  8. Beejay

    Beejay Poo-Bah (1,973) Dec 29, 2008 Virginia

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    CJNAPS Savant (979) Nov 3, 2013 California
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    This is Interesting, I might hunt this down.
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    WCKDVBZ Savant (961) May 9, 2014 South Carolina
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    Not for me. Pass.
  11. nick0417

    nick0417 Aspirant (213) Jun 13, 2014 Illinois

  12. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,395) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Sounds like a cool idea to me! Would love to try these out; will most likely pick it up.
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  13. nick0417

    nick0417 Aspirant (213) Jun 13, 2014 Illinois

    I'm pretty excited about the Allagash version. Then again, I love just about anything Allagash does...
  14. Smokingtony

    Smokingtony Initiate (153) Nov 14, 2014 Texas

    I can dig it.
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  15. ONovoMexicano

    ONovoMexicano Poo-Bah (2,811) Jun 14, 2012 New Mexico
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    Curious to see what the cost is. There's clearly a bit of Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp influence on this mixed pack, but by sticking with just Fat Tire and brewing variants, they have a somewhat original idea.

    I'll probably buy a 12-pack, though in general, New Belgium gets very little of my $ these days.
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  16. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,232) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    I'm all over this. I still love Fat Tire and think this is a fun spin on a mixed pack.
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  17. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    I'll give this one a good old American style endorsement:
    If the beers are good, it's a good idea.
    If the beers aren't good, it's a gimmicky idea.
  18. thepenguin

    thepenguin Devotee (423) Aug 8, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)
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    Very smart. With the popularity of collaborations these days and the accessibility of the 12-pack format (not to mention the quality of most of these breweries), I could easily see this being a hit.
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  19. DrMindbender

    DrMindbender Savant (921) Jul 13, 2014 South Carolina
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    Never really been a fan of Fat Tire, so this has 0 interest to me. All of the collaboration breweries make much better beers than Fat Tire, so I'd much rather have one of their beers than their variant of Fat Tire.
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  20. breadwinner

    breadwinner Meyvn (1,163) Mar 6, 2014 California
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    Can't deny this sounds kinda fun. Put this sucker at <$20 and I'm in.
    #20 breadwinner, Mar 1, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2016
  21. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (404) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    Wait- so you think it will be better if it costs more than $20???!?
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  22. breadwinner

    breadwinner Meyvn (1,163) Mar 6, 2014 California
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    Gah, fat fingers strike again:wink: Edited as noted.
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  23. CJNAPS

    CJNAPS Savant (979) Nov 3, 2013 California
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    Yeah I'm all over this when I see it, pretty cool idea. looking forward to tasting them all but the Firestone one stands out for me.
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  24. BeerHunterTrav

    BeerHunterTrav Aspirant (224) Nov 17, 2015 Minnesota
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    This is almost like when bands cover eachothers songs in concert. What is the old saying again? Oh yeah - "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"
  25. gonzo000

    gonzo000 Champion (830) Feb 9, 2014 Massachusetts

    Quality breweries doing the collabs - - wishing we had Fat Tire in MA.
  26. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,057) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

  27. Tukee

    Tukee Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Arizona

    Anyone know when this is supposed to hit the shelves?
  28. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (404) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    They were bottling it this past Sunday- should be dropping soon
  29. Dan_K

    Dan_K Devotee (414) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    I wouldn't be surprised if it was $24.99, but $19.99 would be excellent.

    I would rather get this (for the money) than the beer camp 12-pack.
    The link says Mid-June, but I would love to see it sooner. Wide distribution?

    The HUB lacto one will be mildly tart, I think.
    The 2 with Brett probably won't be nearly as sour as people think, probably not sour at all- brett doesn't make things sour. They will however most likely be funky and dry.
  30. BalancingBrooms

    BalancingBrooms Disciple (347) Aug 22, 2013 Louisiana

    The Allagash version says its bottle conditioned with brett, which to me = save a bottle for later

    However are the Hub and Avery versions pasteurized like some NB beers?
  31. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (595) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    Here is a video on this posted by New Belgium:

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  32. shnsajax

    shnsajax Disciple (361) Jul 2, 2013 Idaho
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    I still think this is a ploy to stick me with 2 Fat Tires.
  33. tlema1

    tlema1 Meyvn (1,305) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina
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    Again, with the bacteria...
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  34. beermeplz

    beermeplz Disciple (332) Feb 13, 2015 California

    should be fun...gonna pick it up if reasonably priced
  35. dertyd

    dertyd Champion (827) Mar 23, 2010 California
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    I'm excited for this one, sounds like it's going to be pretty good.
  36. GreatStoutman

    GreatStoutman Defender (679) Jan 5, 2016 Texas
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    Just showed up in Austin today. Might have to go pick one up...
  37. akolb

    akolb Crusader (709) Aug 8, 2015 Colorado
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    Spotted in Fort Collins on sale for $13.99. I was expecting it to be 1.5-2 times that prices, so I grabbed one without a second thought.
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  38. shnsajax

    shnsajax Disciple (361) Jul 2, 2013 Idaho
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    A 12 pack for $14 is a great value.
  39. akolb

    akolb Crusader (709) Aug 8, 2015 Colorado
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    I'm currently drinking the Firestone Walker Fat Hoppy Ale. A very good hoppy amber. The Citra and Mosaic hops really shine, along with some malty sweetness and body. I would have never guessed that it had anything to do with the original Fat Tire, but it's a solid beer.
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