New Belgium Brewing to Launch Fat Tire Belgian White

04 April 2017

imageWe just brought you a peek, and now this from New Belgium:

Ft. Collins, CO . – April 4, 2017 – New Belgium Brewing is pleased to announce a new beer to the Fat Tire trademark family with the launch of Fat Tire Belgian White Ale, a special release beer slated to hit shelves in August. This light-bodied, unfiltered wheat beer, brewed with juicy Seville orange peel and freshly ground coriander, will provide the perfect balance of refreshment and drinkability with just a hint of sweetness. 

“Fat Tire Belgian White captures the spirit & 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 & aroma resulting in a very drinkable Belgian White beer with just the right amount of complexity.”

Seville oranges have a brighter, less cloying sweetness than Valencia oranges that are typically used in Belgian White beers. Fat Tire Belgian White will be available in 12oz. bottles and on draft starting August 1. It will also appear in can variety packs.

New Belgium’s portfolio has started 2017 strong with Voodoo Ranger IPA, Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA and Dayblazer Easygoing Ale having secured the top three spots for true craft beer launches in 2017 according to latest Nielsen reports.

Technical details for Fat Tire Belgian White are as follows:

Fat Tire Belgian White

Style: White Wheat Ale
Flavor: Mild sweetness, minimal bitterness
Mouthfeel: Refreshing
Body: Light body
Yeast: American Wheat Ale Yeast
Hop Varieties: Nugget and Cascade Hops
Malt Varieties: Pale, White Wheat, and Oats
Fruits/Spices: Grains of Paradise, Fresh Ground Seville Orange Peel, Fresh Ground Indian Coriander
Color: Hazy Straw Hue with Creamy Head
Alcohol 5.2% ABV
IBUs: 12

25 years ago we started brewing Fat Tire Belgian Style Ale. It became an iconic beer, and a symbol synonymous with craft. Now, for the first time, we’re adding a new beer to the Fat Tire family: Fat Tire Belgian White. Taking inspiration from our decades of experience brewing Belgian beers, Fat Tire Belgian White is made with Seville oranges and Indian coriander, both freshly ground less than a mile from our Fort Collins brewery. It’s a fresh, perfectly sweet, natural tasting Belgian White. Keep your eyes peeled for it starting this August.

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