New Belgium Brewing (Ft. Collins, Colorado) has officially announced plans to expand upon the Fat Tire trademark family by launching Fat Tire Belgian White in August as a Special Release.
For 25 years, Fat Tire Amber Ale has easily been one of the most popular offerings in New Belgium’s portfolio and in American craft beer culture in general. Well, this iconic offering will soon have a sister beer for the first time in its storied history. Fat Tire Belgian White stays “true to New Belgium’s roots” and the style by being a “light-bodied, unfiltered wheat beer, brewed with juicy Seville orange peel and freshly ground coriander.” Seville oranges were carefully selected as a brewing ingredient because they have “a brighter, less cloying sweetness than Valencia oranges that are typically used in Belgian White beers.” This meticulously crafted recipe results in a 5.2% ABV brew that provides “the perfect balance of refreshment and drinkability with just a hint of sweetness.”
“Fat Tire Belgian White captures the spirit and flavor of a truly authentic Belgian White beer,” said New Belgium’s Belgian Brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert. “We are sourcing the Seville orange peel and coriander through Old Town Spice Shop locally here in Fort Collins, so the spices are freshly ground less than a mile from our brewery. This gives the beer a fuller, fresher flavor and aroma resulting in a very drinkable Belgian White beer with just the right amount of complexity.”
Fat Tire Belgian White will be available for a limited time beginning on August 1, 2017. This Special Release offering will be found in 12 oz. bottles, in variety packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly retailers, restaurants and bars in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of New Belgium’s distribution network. It goes without saying that New Belgium Brewing would only consider applying the Fat Tire name to a truly special beer, so keep an eye out for Fat Tire Belgian White when it launches later this year. Prost!
Vital Information for Fat Tire Belgian White from New Belgium Brewing
Release – Special Release, launching August 2017
Style – White Wheat Ale
ABV – 5.2%
IBUs – 12
Malts – Pale, White Wheat & Oats
Hops – Nugget & Cascade
Yeast – American Wheat Ale Yeast
Added Ingredients – Grains of Paradise, Fresh Ground Seville Orange Peel & Fresh Ground Indian Coriander
Availability – 12 oz. bottles, 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.newbelgium.com/beer/finder