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Aug 7, 2008 10:07 AM

Fat Tire Beer?

Anyone know where I can find it in the Boston area?

In anticipation of my eternal gratitude,


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  1. I believe you can purchase that beer at Kappys. There is one on route 1, and two on 114 in Danvers and Peabody. I would call to make sure.

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    1. re: drewinmrblhd

      Definitely call first, because I really really doubt Kappy's has it.

      1. re: gini

        New Belgium beer in cans? Wow, cool, that means I pack more to the beach if--hopefully, when--they enter the New England market. I made a pilgrimage to New Belgium, my Mecca of beer, while driving across the country last fall and asked whether they shipped to Boston, unfortunately at that time, Chicago was their most eastern market. IMHO, New Belgium produces stellar beers (granted Smuttynose has a nice IPA and I do like Chimay) but being from the west (Utah in particular), New Belgium is gold (especially their 1554 Enlightened Black Ale and the out-of-production seasonal, Bier de Mars).

      2. I am not certain its distributed in Massachusetts and its not on Craft Brewer's Guild' s (although they don' t offer much from Colo/etc) list. That said, I swear I have seen their bottle at the McGrath SavMor sometime in the past, but you would have to poke your head in and hunt around (and check the dates if you did find a bottle) its a real long shot. Downtown in Davis should be able to give you a yes/no over the phone. There are a lot of clone recipes of it, so you could make friends with someone at Modern Brewer and that might be your best option.

        1. I was under the impression that New Belgium (the company that brews fat tire) did not distribute anywhere east of the Mississippi. I know you can purchase bottles on line and have it shipped but when I priced it out, it was cost prohibitive.

          1. Don't see New Belgium in Massachusetts but there are plenty of GREAT beers around. If you want to buy bottles, check out Charles Street Liquors and the Wine Gallery (Brookline and Kenmore Square) - very helpful and knowledgeable staff at both places. If you want to get something on tap try Sunset Grill & Tap (130 Brighton Avenue, Allston) or The Publick House & Monk's Cell (1648 Beacon St., Brookline) for amazing selections.