Oskar Blues Brewery to Introduce FUGLI IPA as Summer Seasonal

FUGLIIPAcan_editedOskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has announced that FUGLI Yuzu & Ugli Fruit IPA is scheduled for release beginning on May 5 as the brewery’s newest summer Seasonal offering.

To supply the craft beer community with an exotic and refreshing option during the warm weather months, the folks at Oskar Blues have developed FUGLI IPA with a recipe headlined by the following three fruits:

  • Yuzu – “an exotic, tangy dumpy looking lemon from Japan”
  • Jamaican Ugli Fruit – “an aesthetic nightmare with a surprisingly tasty tangerine-and-grapefruit flavor”
  • Rangpur –  a lemon and orange hybrid grown in Bangladesh

Perfectly complementing the beer’s Mosaic hops and reserved malt bill, these obscure citrus fruits create a “crisp and clean” American India Pale Ale that is “not too bitter, and not too fruity.” At just 5.8% ABV and 60 IBUs, FUGLI IPA proves to be an incredibly easy drinking offering that is “top of the list for outdoor day-drinking.”

“FUGLI was inspired by a collaboration with Japan’s Yo-Ho Brewing Company that everyone here loved,” said Tim Matthews, Head of Brewing Operations at Oskar Blues. “We felt we could take it to another level so we added more fruits, paired them with zesty mosaic hops, and started messing around with a light malt bill that gives a full mouthfeel.”

FUGLI IPA will officially launch at the start of May with the following release parties hosted by the three taprooms of Oskar Blues:

Beyond these three release parties, this seasonal offering will also be available nationwide from May to August 2017.  When released, you will be able to find FUGLI IPA in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, Texas and throughout the rest of Oskar Blues Brewery’s expansive distribution network.  Get yourself some FUGLI IPA and “let the jorts-wearin’, backyard-grillin’, yard-loungin’, frisbee-tossin’ beer-drinkin’ season commence.”  Prost!

Vital Information for FUGLI IPA from Oskar Blues Brewery

Release – Seasonal, launching May 5, 2017
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 5.8%
IBUs – 60
Featured Hops – Mosaic
Additional Ingredients – Yuzu, ugli fruit & rangpur
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
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