Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY Imperial Stout (2018) on November 3.
Back to claim the throne of being “the biggest beer in the biggest can around”, Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY is a “darker-than-dark” Imperial Stout that has been tucked away in “bourbon barrels for a minimum of eight months.” This lengthy aging period allows the already complex Ten FIDY base – filled with “espresso, burnt sugar, rich chocolate [and] caramel notes” – to pick up added tones of “vanilla, oak [and] bourbon” that have all been “smoothed out during maturation.” Despite weighing in at a massive 12.9% ABV, Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY comes together to be “a cool, drinkable, deeply complex brew.”
“Ten FIDY is already a big beer and barrel-aging takes it to the next level of decadence,” said Head of Brewing Operations Tim Matthews. “Espresso and burnt sugar flavors are turned up to eleven; alongside rich chocolate and caramel notes. Basically, it’s a flavor beast.”
The 2018 batch of Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY will officially launch on November 3 with release events at Oskar Blues Brewery’s taprooms in Boulder, Colorado; Longmont, Colorado; and Brevard, North Carolina. National distribution will also launch on that date. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in in 19.2 oz. stovepipe cans and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, Texas and throughout the rest of Oskar Blue Brewery’s national distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Brewery
Release – Limited; November 3, 2018
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12.9%
IBUs – 75
Treatment – Aged in bourbon barrels for a minimum of eight months
Availability – 19.2 oz. stovepipe cans & draft
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