Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will release a very limited amount of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mocha Ten FIDY Imperial Stout on July 7 at the Oskar Blues Taproom locations in Boulder, Colorado; Longmont, Colorado; and Brevard, North Carolina.
Just as the name would lead you to believe, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mocha Ten FIDY starts with a base of the O.G. Ten FIDY Imperial Stout that is then “massively doused with unsweetened pure liquid cacao made by [Oskar Blues Brewery’s] friends at Cholaca, then dosed with Hotbox Roasters’ cold brew from Mexican coffee beans.” With that much chocolaty goodness involved, it is no wonder why the brewery scheduled the release of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mocha Ten FIDY Imperial Stout on National Chocolate Day (July 7).
“Ten FIDY Imperial Stout doesn’t know how to use its inside voice in the first place; and on this one, we hooked it up to a Cholaca-and-coffee amplifier and turned the volume up to 11,” said Tim Matthews, Head of Brewing Operations for Oskar Blues.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mocha Ten FIDY Imperial Stout will officially release on Saturday, July 7 and will be available in Oskar Blues’ Boulder, Longmont and Brevard taprooms only. Here is the full breakdown on how Oskar Blues plans to handle the release:
Numbered wristbands will be handed out at 9:30am but a line may begin to form much earlier. Wristbands will allow folks to (reasonably) wander without losing their place in line. Each wristband has a number on it, and yes that number does matter. Beer will be sold in order according to the number system so Mocha seekers must be present when their number is called. Each person may purchase up to five cases of BA Mocha Ten FIDY. 19.2 oz cans come in 12-count cases. If there are cans left at 3pm (both MST and EST), a “No Limit” rule kicks in and peeps will be able to purchase to their hearts’ content . . . All sales (draft and cans) will begin at 10am. A limited amount of BA Mocha Ten FIDY will be on draft, 10 ounces at a time.
- 4 oz pour on DRAFT = $4
- 10 oz pour on DRAFT = $10
- One 19.2 oz CAN of Mocha BA Ten FIDY = $15
- One CASE (12 CANs) = $180
Crowler and/or growler fills will not be available, and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mocha Ten FIDY Imperial Stout will not see distribution. That means you only have a shot to land this decadent treat if you hit up one of these three Oskar Blues taprooms on July 7 to enjoy a pour on draft and/or secure your stash of cans. Be sure to plan accordingly because this brew will move with a quickness. Prost!