What's up with this? Is it just good marketing? Sure, it's a decent beer, but there are a plethera of better beers out there. I'm thinking it must be that it's just more of a mass-marketed beer, and to a lot of people in the country, it's better than what they get. The Belgian-yeast style is certainly worthy of praise, but what about the many fine micros coming out of the west coast? I can ride my bike less than 1 mile and stop at a dozen microbrew pubs that produce as good or better beer than Fat Tire.
Anyways, just curious... Those Fat Tire lovers out there- is it just that you don't have access to many other quality beers, or do you really think it's the best thing out there? Have you tried Rogue, Siletz, Deschutes, Stone, Anderson Valley, Fish Tale, Hales, Lagunitas, Pike, Terminal Gravity, Wolavers...?