Being a resident of the Mile High City for 3 years, I fell in love with Fat Tire and New Belgium. On flights back to Knoxville I was seen carrying a case of beer with me for my friends to enjoy. Many of my top ten beers include several Fat Tires after a heavy day of snowboarding, cycling, fly-fishing, and mountain biking under the bluebird skies of Colorado. Below is a run down of how, when, and where my favorite beer is coming to town.
Rumors of New Belgium coming to Knoxville have been circulating for years. Last night at Casa Don Gallo in Rocky Hill I ran into Jeremy Walker, craft beer brand manager for Eagle Distributing. I noticed him because he was sporting a Patagonia button-down with a New Belgium logo. He told me that Knoxville will see Fat Tire, 1554, and Mothership Wit brews at local restaurants and watering holes. He mentioned several places including Casa and Roosters.
Apparently, all you have to do is ask your local bartender to bring New Belgium in. The timeline is end of June, so after riding with the Wakeshop team and Knox Wake this summer, you can meet me for a top ten beer experience.
I have been waiting to say this for so long…New Belgium you have been Knoxified!
Photography by mfajardo