Fat Weasel Ale | Steinhaus Brewing Co. / Carmen Varner // Travel Influencer, Blogging Coach, Social Media Consultant


Fat Weasel Ale | Steinhaus Brewing Co.

I've got another craft brew review for y'all! [Did you read my first one??] Today's brewski hails from...Trader Joe's! Fat Weasel Ale, brewed by Steinhaus Brewing Co., is a reasonably priced beer that I got from one of my favorite spots to shop, Trader Joe's. I often forget about TJ's wonderful offers. This particular beer was only $5.99 for a 6-pack. Yowza! What a steal. Or was it?

The packaging is relatively simple. The logo has a cool, whimsical font with a weasel in a bold patterned shirt, a straw hat, & a mug of beer in his paw. He does actually appear quite fat. He's also floating in air. Maybe he is mid-leap or maybe he can fly. The bottle cap is plain gold; there's no design, logo, or anything to set it apart.

Fat Weasel Ale is a light, golden brew with a 7.1% alcohol by volume (ABV). The beer pours smooth with a frothy head (the foam on top) that settles quickly. The alcohol content (7.1%) plus the price ($5.99) is almost unbeatable. I came in with some pretty decent expectations due to the price & ABV, but I came up disappointed. The beer itself is quite light, say in comparison to the Pumpkin Porter I reviewed.

I wasn't impressed with the taste. Definitely not a gourmet choice, as it reminds me more of a cheap American style malt liquor. Each sip left you with a lingering slightly bitter & dry aftertaste due to the hops. That said, if you want some okay tasting American brew for an excellent price, you can't go wrong with this. It's not so terrible that I wouldn't drink it again, but I'd likely try some of Trader Joe's other selections prior to picking this one up another time.

I sipped on these beers with my boyfriend & we were both in agreement. For the price & alcohol content, it's a swell deal. For the taste of the beverage, try something else. I like Trader Joe's. I like the packaging. But I don't like this beer. Have you ever tried this? Do you have any Trader Joe's beers to recommend? :]

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  1. Looks so yum~~!
    xo, Jane

  2. Too bad it doesn't taste great with a price like that! Great review though!

    Clothes & Quotes

  3. Lovely pics Carmen! Makes me want to drink!
    Nilu Yuleena
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

  4. Looks great! Although, I've never had beer, I'm not opposed to tasting this!




  5. I don't drink, but I am tempted after the name of this!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  6. Looks yummy!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  7. Great review :) I love the funky design on the label :)

    The Belle Narrative

  8. Such a great review!

    Just discovered your blog, and really love it! I've joined your circle on bloglovin, would love it if you could come join me too! https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/4482493


    Ellie x

  9. I don't drink beer or anything much at all but it's a shame you didn't like this drink! It's such a great price too. x x


  10. Happy New Year Carmen love <3 Thank you for always remaining in touch and I hope we will be in touch this coming year too <3. I wish you loads of luck and happiness in the upcoming year!
    Nilu Yuleena
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

  11. Oh how I MISS trader joes!! They have the best craft beer ever! Thank you for sharing!



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