20 years of Fat Tire. Oh malty, biscuit-y, perfectly balanced Amber Ale how I love thee. Your bottles have welcomed me home after a long day. Your cans have joined me on backcountry adventures. Your kegs have been the star of the show at every Urban Assault Ride party around the nation. And now....now....in 2011 you have been miraculously transformed into a Belgian Double style Fat Tire: the Super Cru. With double the malt and hops profile, a tad bit of Asian pear juice, and a lovely Saison yeast, you are truly a celebration brew.
In honor of 20 years of Fat Tire Amber Ale, and in honor of the limited release of the Super Cru, I have created a haiku. For you. Don't laugh. It was entirely inspired by one of your beautiful 22 oz bombers, which I savored over a dinner of artichokes, bacon-wrapped cream-cheese stuffed jalapenos, and chicken kabobs. It was a brilliant sensory experience, which naturally led to this beer-induced moment of appreciation:
Fat Tire malts and hops
Add love and double it up
Super Cru yum yum.