Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will kick off BA20, a new Limited Release series that showcases “barrel-aged boldness and choice ingredients,” with the April release of All Monde Imperial Stout.
Arriving as the first of four BA20 releases in 2020, All Monde is a “big time” Imperial Stout that was “racked in bourbon barrels for nine oaky months” and infused with toasted almonds and Madagascar vanilla beans with the use of Oskar Blues Brewery’s Spinbot 5000, a new brewing tool that ensures these “nutty and sweet flavors are maximized to their full potential.” Coming in at 12.5% ABV, BA20 Volume 1: All Monde comes together to be “a barrel aged imperial stout with the toasty almond and vanilla flavor dials turned to eleven.”
BA20 Vol. 1: All Monde is scheduled to launch in early April 2020 and will hang around as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, Texas and throughout the rest of Oskar Blues Brewery’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!
Vital Information for BA20 Vol. 1: All Monde from Oskar Blues Brewery
Release – Limited/BA20 Series; April 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12.5%
Treatment – Aged for nine months in bourbon barrels
Added Ingredients – Toasted almonds & Madagascar vanilla beans
Fun Fact #1 – “After experimenting for years with small-batch barrel aged beers and the nationally-distributed Bourbon Barrel Aged Ten FIDY Imperial Stout, Oskar Blues brewers were stoked to receive a new tool in their brew kit – the Spinbot 5000. The brewers jam Spinbot full of premium ingredients, then circulate beer through it for hours or days at a time for maximum flavor transfer.”
Fun Fact #2 – “For this new series, Oskar Blues diverges from their classic can designs, calling on trippy illustrations in earthy tones, accented by gold lids. Melty, psychedelic figures groove together around a jumble of vanilla flowers and almonds – a hint at the beer’s all-star ingredients.”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://www.oskarblues.com/beer-finder/