Inspired by founder Jeff Lebesch's bicycle tour of European breweries, New Belgium Brewing Company is best known for its flagship amber ale, Fat Tire. A complimentary 90-minute guided tour takes visitors through the company's headquarters and brewery and ends in the tasting room, with various beer samples served along the way. Nods to the Fat Tire brand are apparent throughout, from the vintage bicycles that line the front of the headquarters to the tasting room chairs made from recycled wheels. In addition to the free samples, the brewery also has full-size servings available for purchase.
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