Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) is officially kicking off its newly established Can-O-Bliss series of rotating India Pale Ales with the late January release of Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA.
Arriving as the first in Oskar Blues’ new series of rotating IPAs that “showcases an all-star cast of hops including innovative combinations of new and experimental hop varietals from around the world”, Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA is “a juicy, sunset-hued rogue wave of tropical fruit flavors featuring clean, complex Mosaic, citrusy Azacca, fruity Galaxy, aromatic El Dorado and pungent Idaho 7 hops.” Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA clocks in at 7.2% ABV.
Only available for a limited time, Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA will be followed later in 2019 with the releases of Can-O-Bliss Hazy IPA – “a hazed-out and hopped-up IPA packed with flavors of stone fruit, melon and peach” – and Can-O-Bliss Citrus IPA – “an intensely citrus-y and aromatic brew that will put zest to the test.”
“The Can-O-Bliss Series is a way for us to celebrate hops all year long,” said Oskar Blues Head of Brewing Operations Tim Matthews. “We’re bringing unprecedented combinations of hops to the table to create three unique IPA experiences with very different flavor profiles. IPA lovers will want to follow along with the series to see what happens next.”
Although Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA is actively hitting shelves and taps now, it will officially debut with launch parties at Oskar Blues taproom locations in Boulder, Colorado; Longmont, Colorado; Brevard, North Carolina and Austin, Texas on January 26. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, in the CANundrum Mixed 15-pack of 12 oz. cans, and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, Texas and throughout the rest of Oskar Blues Brewery’s expansive distribution territory. Prost!
Vital Information for Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA from Oskar Blues Brewery
Release – Rotating/Can-O-Bliss IPA Series, launching late January 2019
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.2%
Featured Hops – Mosaic, Azacca, Galaxy, El Dorado & Idaho 7
Fun Fact – Oskar Blues “recently added new centrifuge equipment, to whisk away solids including yeast and hop material, while retaining hop oil in the beer. The investment allows brewers at all three locations (Longmont, CO, Brevard, NC and Austin, TX) to maximize hop flavor in the Can-O-Bliss IPAs.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, in the CANundrum Mixed 15-pack of 12 oz. cans & draft
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