Fat Squirrel by New Glarus Brewing Company
Fat Squirrel is a popular brew in New Glarus, Wisconsin. It is brewed with six different types of Wisconsin malts, as well as hops from Bavaria, Slovenia, and the Pacific Northwest. It is named after the fat squirrels that inhabit the town. This beer is light to medium-bodied, with a sweet caramel flavor and malty finish. It’s best served in a basic shaker pint glass so that you can fully appreciate the color and flavor of this unique brew.
Nut brown ale
Fat Squirrel is a delicious, unique, and beautiful beer. Named for the fat squirrels that roam the brewer’s property, it uses six different varieties of malt to give it its roasted color. It is unfiltered and bottle-conditioned, and the taste is dominated by nutty malts and roasted malt aromas. It also boasts a subtle alcohol scent.
This medium-bodied brew is a nice example of a brown ale. Its roasted malt flavor dominates the palate, creating a nutty, hazelnut-like note. The roasted flavors are well-balanced, but the bitterness helps to smooth out any lingering notes of nuttiness. Its 5.8% ABV is moderate for this style but is high for craft beer.
Whether a brown ale is brewed in England, Belgium, or elsewhere, the style can vary significantly. Most are deep amber to copper in colour and have a moderate to high level of malt and hop flavour. A good example of a brown ale is Newcastle Brown Ale or a Mann’s Brown Ale. These are both popular choices for a beer. Because of their malty nature, these beverages are great pairings with food. Because they have a malty flavour, they go well with spicy dishes and chocolate desserts.
New Glarus Brewing Company
In winter, you may want a seasonal craft brew like Fat Squirrel by New Glarus Brewing Company. This Wisconsin brew is neck-and-neck with the Uff-da Wisconsin Bock in its autumnal charm. Its rich, roasted hazelnut body and malty, nutty aroma are reminiscent of autumn, but are balanced by its crisp finish. It uses only 100% Wisconsin malts, so the resulting beer is a little more robust than most winter brews.
Fat Squirrel is made from the fattest squirrels you’ve ever seen. Its malty, rich flavor is not only reminiscent of the wild, but also of the local wildlife. It is an ideal choice for those who want something sweet but not too heavy. New Glarus Brewing Company has several varieties of fat squirrel beer, including a sour brown ale, a porter, and a IPA.
Besides fat squirrel beer, New Glarus also produces six other beers, including IPAs, seasonal brews, and a variety of stouts and ales. Its five year-round offerings include a robust Coffee Stout, lighter summer offerings like Dancing Man Wheat, and the legendary Staghorn Oktoberfest. The brewery’s “Thumbprint Series” includes special beers that are released four times a year. Its “R&D Series” also features seasonal, specialty, and flavored versions of their regular beer. The beer is often featured in film productions by the Wisconsin-based RedLetterMedia.
Fat Squirrel beer
This year-round Wisconsin brew features six different kinds of malt to produce a smooth and balanced taste. The beer also boasts hops from Bavaria, Slovenia and the Pacific Northwest. This lager is named for the fat squirrels that inhabit the region. Fat Squirrel is a nutty, light-bodied beer with a caramel-like aroma. Its malty taste is balanced by a roasted nuttiness.
Featuring both seasonal and single-batch varieties, Fat Squirrel is available year-round at New Glarus Brewery Company. Six-packs of the beer are priced between $8-$9, while 12-packs can be purchased for around $12. The beer is relatively light in terms of alcohol content, at 5.8% ABV, which is high for the style. This craft beer is well-suited for parties and as a gift for beer lovers.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.