Fat Orange Cat Do All Sixteen Dances

Tonight’s selection was a beer that I picked up in New York. Let’s see how it was.

ABV: 6%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our small batch beer: Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. is a small, seasonal homestead brewery, opened for tastings and growler sales/fills August 13, 2016 out of our barn. We specialize in extremely high quality small batch recipes, and are making every effort to support and promote local agriculture. We are very fortunate that our property has a wetland and is in the Salmon River watershed area, resulting in exceptionally high quality well water. Many thanks to the UCONN Agricultural Extension for developing our waste nutrient management plan, enabling us to use all of our waste materials either on the property or for farm animal feed. Our large batch beer: Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. is a member of a collective called Twelve Percent Beer Project. This enables us to use our small brew system here on site as a beer test kitchen, constantly offering new beers. We partner and contract brew on a large scale with Twelve Percent, enabling us to brew and distribute on a much larger scale while maintaining the small and intimate experience here at the brewery.”

Random: My fat orange cats are sleeping in their bed, next to each other.

The beer poured with a two finger, pure white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy yellow color with no visible carbonation due to the haziness. The nose had a lot of hay along with some yeast and clove and coriander. There was lemon there as well. The taste was a bit more citrus forward with lemon flesh and pith. The hay and yeast were there as well. The body was light and crisp with a lot of carbonation. It had a quick finish with hay. I enjoyed this beer a lot and would definitely have it again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

Fat Orange Cat Lorenzo The Beer Cat

I didn’t realize until I looked up this brewery that they were contract brewing for distribution purposes. I guess that makes sense, since when I first heard about them, their output was super low.

ABV: 8%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our large batch beer: Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. is a member of a collective called Twelve Percent Beer Project. This enables us to use our small brew system here on site as a beer test kitchen, constantly offering new beers. We partner and contract brew on a large scale with Twelve Percent, enabling us to brew and distribute on a much larger scale while maintaining the small and intimate experience here at the brewery.”

Random: Our kitten, Sorachi just turned one. I guess he’s not a kitten anymore.

This beer poured with a two finger, pure white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left a generous amount of lacing on the glass. The body was hazy and bright yellow with no visible carbonation. The nose started with a lot of tropical fruit, specifically mango and pineapple and then went into orange juice and a slight banana note. The taste was much of the same, which isn’t a dig on it by any means. I got even more tropical fruit with pineapple and mango and then orange juice and some grapefruit pith. There was a touch of bready malt at the end of the sip. The alcohol was hidden, making this an easy drinker. It had a lengthy finish with orange and mango. I enjoyed this beer a lot and would definitely have it again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

Fat Orange Cat Jalapeno Jack

Tonight’s beer is another one from Fat Orange Cat. Let’s see how it was.

ABV: 5.9%

Style: Cream Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. is a small, seasonal farm brewery, opened for tastings and growler sales/fills August 13, 2016 out of our barn. We specialize in extremely high quality small batch recipes, and are making every effort to support and promote local agriculture. We are very fortunate that our property has a wetland and is in the Salmon River watershed area, resulting in exceptionally high quality well water. Many thanks to the UCONN Agricultural Extension for developing our waste nutrient management plan, enabling us to use all of our waste materials either on the property or for goat feed. Most importantly, we love brewing beer and always focus on creating delicious and varied brews!”

Random: We have two fat orange cats, Simcoe and Citra.

The beer poured with a half a finger of white head that was thick and dissipated quickly. It left limited lacing on the glass. The body was a bright yellow that had a tinge of cloudiness and moderate carbonation visible. The nose had freshly cut jalapenos and a touch of grain. The taste had the same freshly cut jalapenos with some black pepper. Grain came through next with a touch of cream at the end of the sip. The body was on the lighter side with moderate carbonation. It had a quick and clean finish. A can of this was $4.49, which broke down to $.28 per ounce. I thought this was a good beer and would pair especially well with food. I would definitely have this again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

Fat Orange Cat Focless Monster

Val and I have been watching “Pose” lately and it’s really well-written. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it.

ABV: 8%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. is a small, seasonal farm brewery, opened for tastings and growler sales/fills August 13, 2016 out of our barn. We specialize in extremely high quality small batch recipes, and are making every effort to support and promote local agriculture. We are very fortunate that our property has a wetland and is in the Salmon River watershed area, resulting in exceptionally high quality well water. Many thanks to the UCONN Agricultural Extension for developing our waste nutrient management plan, enabling us to use all of our waste materials either on the property or for goat feed. Most importantly, we love brewing beer and always focus on creating delicious and varied brews!”

Random: Football season is finally back!

The beer poured with a two finger, pure white head that dissipated slowly. It left some lacing on the glass. The body was very hazy and a dusky orange color. There was little visible carbonation due to the cloudiness. The nose was filled with citrus. I picked up a lot of tangerine, orange cream and clementine. The taste was filled with citrus as well. The same orange cream and clementine came through, but also had pineapple as well. The alcohol was noticeable and the body was relatively thick. It had a lengthy finish with clementine and pineapple. This beer was expensive at $4.49 a can, which broke down to $.28 per ounce. I thought this was a good beer and despite the price, I would have this again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

Fat Orange Cat Launch

I have two fat orange cats, so when I saw that this beer hit Jersey, I needed to buy it.

ABV: 8%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. is a small, seasonal farm brewery, opened for tastings and growler sales/fills August 13, 2016 out of our barn. We specialize in extremely high quality small batch recipes, and are making every effort to support and promote local agriculture. We are very fortunate that our property has a wetland and is in the Salmon River watershed area, resulting in exceptionally high quality well water. Many thanks to the UCONN Agricultural Extension for developing our waste nutrient management plan, enabling us to use all of our waste materials either on the property or for goat feed. Most importantly, we love brewing beer and always focus on creating delicious and varied brews!”

Random: Male orange tabbies get very large.

The beer poured with a one finger, white head. It dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a bright yellow color with some cloudiness with lots of carbonation visible. The nose started with some malt and caramel along with lots of hops. There was some pine and grapefruit that I picked up. The taste was definitely hop forward. It had some pine along with grapefruit pith and then some caramel malt. Mango, pineapple and some booze came through next. The body was heavy with a lot of carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with tropical fruit. I liked this beer a lot. The flavor was on point and the branding was awesome. This is definitely worth a try.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0