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How to pair Fat Tire with (almost) anything

As an amber ale, Fat Tire is about as balanced a beer as you’ll find. Sure, that makes it an easy (and tasty) beer to knock back, but it also means that Fat Tire is one of the most agreeable beers to pair with food. With its balance of sweet malts and bitter hops, as well as its nuanced blend of caramel, biscuit and herbal flavors, it’s difficult to find a dish that doesn’t wash down well with Fat Tire. Pairing beer with food can seem mysterious at first, but while it’s a bit more complicated than wine and food due to beer’s wide scope of flavors, it’s really not that hard. There are just a few things to consider when working out a great pairing. The two classic approaches to pairing bee...
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Bake this: Pumpkin ale cupcakes with bourbon caramel frosting

Our favorite pumpkin ale Pumpkick is finally back on shelves, and we’re tipping back lots of the cranberry-lemongrass-pumpkin beer—especially while we’re baking with the beer. That’s right, we’ve got a killer recipe to sate your sweet tooth this season. A friend of the brewery shared this with us, and now we’re handing it over to you. Behold: Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes with Bourbon Caramel Sauce and Bourbon Caramel Buttercream Frosting (deep breath!). Let’s do this: First: Find some Pumpkick near you. Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes Makes 12 cupcakes 2 cups cake flour 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 ½ tsp ground ginger dash of ground cloves ½ tsp ground ...
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Brewery Tours Start in Asheville, showcases Asheville artists

From a Fort Collins, Colo., basement 25 years ago, with your help, we’ve grown into two-breweries with close to 800 coworkers nationwide. Now, we're happy to announce that beginning Labor Day weekend, we'll conduct tours through our new Asheville brewery. Work from regional artists and materials from the site’s history are highlighted along tours, as well as the brewing process and our commitment to sustainability and progressive work place practices—like employee ownership and cool stuff like that. For a sneak peek of the behind-the-scenes work with many local artists who have helped us make this place home, check out the above video. Ninety-percent of our artist partners have shops or...
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