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Fat Tire Amber(13 posts)

Fat Tire Ambercydswipe
Oct 13, 2002 9:05 AM
I was reading below about a type of beer, "Fat Tire". I've seen the jerseys in Performance. What's the deal? I live in Iowa. Is this available at any retailer? Or is it a local brew that bicyclists have created demand for.
It's reasonably common,TJeanloz
Oct 13, 2002 10:11 AM
Fat Tire is brewed, I believe, by the New Belgium Brewing Co. in Ft. Collins, Colorado. It is among the most common 'micro' brews- I've never had any trouble finding it anywhere in the U.S.; but then again, I've never tried to buy it in Iowa.
Yes, it' s New Belgium Brewing Co in Ft Collins..bent_spoke
Oct 13, 2002 1:03 PM
I've found it in Seattle when we were there. It's great stuff!!
re: Fat Tire AmberRik
Oct 13, 2002 7:55 PM
As a fellow Iowan, frequent visitor to Colorado and Fat Tire fan, I can assure you it's not available in Iowa. Probably the closest you'll find any New Belgium product is Kansas City.
re: Fat Tire Amberjwarrenod
Oct 13, 2002 8:10 PM
Great brew. Almost always drink too much of it when in Co skiing. I've found it with other "botique" beers here in the SE Wisconsin area.

Even Sold at Costco Stores in Seattle area (nm)B2
Oct 13, 2002 8:15 PM
re:Stick with Old Mill Stream from the Amana Colony.dzrider
Oct 14, 2002 4:02 AM
It's not cycling related, probably lacks cachet in Iowa, but it's (imho) a much better beer.
re: Fat Tire Ambershoalin
Oct 14, 2002 5:47 AM
I can easily it here in St. Louis MO. Every year we have Fat Tire Ride around April. Ride Hard drink a lot....Great beer.
dont think they sell east of the MississippiColnagoFE
Oct 14, 2002 6:02 AM
But really common here in the Colorado Frontrange where it's made. They make some other really good beer as well and support a variety of cycling causes so in my book they are good people.
It's definitely available here, (east of the Mississippi)...TJeanloz
Oct 14, 2002 8:53 AM
Fat Tire is reasonably common, even on tap, in many Boston bars. Even my tiny downtown liquor store stocks it. The other New Belgium brews aren't so common, but Fat Tire seems to be a staple.
the reps must be misinformed thenColnagoFE
Oct 14, 2002 10:10 AM
They told me that due to refrigeration issues while transporting it that they only had a limited distribution area (a la Coors in the old days) but maybe that has changed.
The definitive answer from their websiteColnagoFE
Oct 14, 2002 12:49 PM
Currently our beers are available in Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nebraska and Texas. We are at cellaring capacity with this territory. To ensure our high quality standards are maintained once the beer leaves the brewery, we do not ship in the mail or other carriers that cannot continue refrigeration--sorry!

We don't know what our future holds ... we may someday deliver our beers to your neck of the woods! But for now, we most definitely appreciate your long distance support. If ever you visit Colorado, please stop by for a tour and taste! We'd love to see you.

I did read somewhere that they allow other markets deemed important for brand recognition...some places out east may qualify, but it sounds like it's not that common.
That is strange,TJeanloz
Oct 15, 2002 4:29 AM
It is definitely on tap at many Boston bars. I wonder if they are licensing the brand name to an east coast distributer, who's brewing it independantly.