Joy Ride with Fat Tire

Beer/spirits tasting
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Editorial Review

Starting this week, the Black Squirrel is kicking off a summer of New Belgium beers in Adams Morgan. For the excitable types, that mean you can drink the famous (and famously over-rated) Fat Tire Ale ALL SUMMER LONG! For the rest of us, it’s a chance to delve into the Colorado brewer’s harder-to-find products, such as hoppy seasonal Arrow Pale Ale, 1554 Black Ale and Abbey, the rightfully famous and richly malted brew that‘s won 16 medals at various beer competitions across the country. There will also be 22-ounce bottles from the limited Lips of Faith series; the fruity Le Fleur, Misseur? was a revelation last time the Black Squirrel brought it to D.C. Enjoy the beers, but please, please try something beyond Fat Tire.

-- Fritz Hahn (April 26, 2011)