Grandpa Going Beer Snob

Matty D’s Beer Corner

Grandpa Going Beer Snob


It might be a fridge-essential, a tailgate hit, the perfect beirut can, or an off-the-beaten-path brew.  Maybe it came from a large production company, a local microbrewery, or from over the oceans.

The only common denominator is that it has to be beer. So crack open that cold one in your hand and listen in, maybe just maybe I’ll sway you towards your new favorite American pastime. 

Beer of the Week:

New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire Amber Ale

This past November I was lucky enough to travel to South Carolina and visit my grandparents. The trip was full of great food, awesome golf, and priceless time with my grandparents. This was my 4th year in a row making the trek down but this year I was in for surprise. When my grandfather, a man who’s been drinking the same Jack Daniels whiskey since I can remember, asked me to go grab a beer for my brother and I the expectation was maybe Budweiser. Instead I discovered an entire case of New Belgium Fat Tire!

It only took my brother and I two days to finish off the case and we promptly journeyed to get more. Fat Tire is one of my favorite beers out there with a smooth amber taste at only 5% ABV, it is easy to enjoy a few of them after a long day’s work or a great day on the links. The amber ale is full of malt and bread taste with just a touch of fruits. Incredibly easy to drink and very refreshing, Fat Tire reminds you of grandma’s biscuits. I highly recommend picking up a least a six pack as it has become a staple of my beer fridge inventory.


If any readers or tweeters have any advice on beers to spotlight, give my a shout. Remember, America was built on beer and don’t let anyone tell you differently.

Never stop being merry!

Matty D


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