jump to navigation

New Belgium Brewery & Fat Tire Beer June 19, 2017

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Travel & Leisure.

After sampling Doug’s brews on Friday and Saturday, we went on a Tasting Tour of the New Belgium Brewery on Sunday . . .

New Belgium is home to Fat Tire beer.

The brewery is decked out with bicycles.

And some great revolving wall art.

The process is the same, but with much bigger equipment!

Did I mention that it was a Tasting Tour?

We enjoyed ample samples.

Here’s the group looking a bit sleepy before the tasting started . . .

Once the tasting began, interest picked up and we perked up . . .

Still farther along on the tour . . .

For the finale, we got to slide down a fireman’s pole transformed into a chute!

I also loved this montage . . .

And this beer can chandelier . . .

As we left, I spotted this sign of the times . . .

Aah . . . that’s better!



1. Val Boyko - June 19, 2017

I love the craft breweries that are popping up around Pennsylvania. It looks like a fun tour Nancy!

nrhatch - June 19, 2017

Touring breweries, wineries, and distilleries is fun, tasty, AND (above all) educational . . .

Yeah, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! ๐Ÿ˜€

Val Boyko - June 19, 2017

Sounds like my story Nancy!

nrhatch - June 20, 2017


2. Jill Weatherholt - June 19, 2017

What a great chandelier! It looks like you had a fun day, Nancy. ๐Ÿ™‚

nrhatch - June 19, 2017

We did! It was a cool follow-up to seeing Doug’s home brewing operation . . .

3. nrhatch - June 19, 2017

This has nothing to do with brew tours . . . but I got a kick out of it:


4. L. Marie - June 19, 2017

Wow. Looks like a really fun place to visit!!!

nrhatch - June 19, 2017

Brew Tours + Tastings = Perfect Together!

5. Kate Crimmins - June 19, 2017

Pretty cool. We did a Yuengling’s tour a few years back. It was more rustic (think dirt floor basement with rickety steps that was freezing cold in the hot summer heat) but the beer was good.

nrhatch - June 19, 2017

Yuengling is the oldest brewery in the US, I believe ~> you’d think they would have had time to make some updates. ๐Ÿ˜€

Kate Crimmins - June 19, 2017

I think they took us through the oldest part for ambience. I wondered if they had liability insurance.

6. William D'Andrea - June 19, 2017

I hope that a beer which is named after a fat tire, doesn’t taste like one.

nrhatch - June 19, 2017

The guy named it “Fat Tire” because on a biking trip in Belgium (while riding on fat tires) he had the idea for the brew or the brewery or both.

7. Ally Bean - June 19, 2017

What fun! Nothing better than free beer.

nrhatch - June 19, 2017

It right up there on my fave list!

8. myownbeauty2017 - June 19, 2017

Breweries are so fascinating and what a great article! Have a wonderful week.

nrhatch - June 19, 2017

Thanks! You too . . .

myownbeauty2017 - June 19, 2017

Thanks so much!

9. myownbeauty2017 - June 19, 2017

Reblogged this on MY OWN BEAUTY 2017.

10. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - June 20, 2017

I love the can crusher on the montage!

nrhatch - June 20, 2017

Crushing beer cans before recycling keeps neighbors clueless about current consumption levels. ๐Ÿ˜€

11. Tammy - June 20, 2017

My DH’s favorite beer!

nrhatch - June 20, 2017

It’s a good one!

12. Debra - June 27, 2017

Fat Tire is a popular beer ’round here, Nancy. What a fun place to do your sampling. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the decor!

nrhatch - June 28, 2017

I’ve always enjoyed Fat Tire . . . so it was fun to visit its home base. New Belgium Brewery is an employee-friendly business with FUN perks for employees after 24 months, 36 months, etc.

What Say YOU?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: