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New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire Amber Ale

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Pros: just great!

Cons: Just great!

 Had some both on tap and bottled while in US last weekend, Wow, what a great burnt type beer, love it! Is is available in British Columbia, Canada? If so where in Vancouver, BC

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Pros: Great American Beer

Cons: ...don't drink too much :-)

What's not to like!?!?  It may not be organic beer, but the New Belgium Brewing company has an extensive sustainability program in place - and has even been featured on Planet Green!  Fat Tire is an amber ale that is just really good... beer flavor is definatly a personal taste - so I can only recommend to try a bottle and see for yourself.  Mmmmmmm!

New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire Amber Ale
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From the New Belgium web site: Named in honor of our founder Jeff's bike trip through Belgium, Fat Tire Amber Ale marks a turning point in the young electrical engineer's home brewing. Belgian beers use a far broader pallet of ingredients (fruits, spices, esoteric yeast strains) than German or English styles. Jeff found the Belgian approach freeing. Upon his return, Jeff created Fat Tire and Abbey Belgian Ale, (assuming Abbey would be his big gun). He and his wife, Kim traveled around sampling their homebrews to the public. Fat Tire's appeal quickly became evident. People liked everything about it. Except the name. Fat Tire won fans is in its sense of balance: toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness. New Belgium Brewing has also implemented many sustainable features to their brewing process... Below are items #4 and #5 from their list: 4. On-site energy production The methane produced by process water treatment is used to fuel a combined heat and power engine—or co-gen—which creates electricity and heat for the brewery. The co-gen allows us to offset those critical—and expensive—peak loads by creating electricity on-site from a renewable source—our process wastewater. When the co-gen is running full-time, it can supply 15% of our electrical needs. 5. Wind-powered electricity since 1999 In 1999, New Belgium became the largest private consumer of wind-power electricity at that time and the first wind-powered brewery. In 1998, when we were researching ways to lower our environmental impact, Fort Collins was launching the first city-sponsored wind program in Colorado. We made a 10-year commitment to buy all of our electricity through the program, which allowed them to install an additional turbine, in Medicine Bow, WY. Since the wind premium increased our total cost per kilowatt-hour by 57%, it impacted employee’s profit sharing pool. So, we asked employees: wind-power or not? They unanimously voted for clean energy, and the decision is a fabled moment in New Belgium history. You can see the full "Sustainability" list here: http://www.newbelgium.com/sustainability2.php

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