Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY Returns for the Winter

OskarBluesLogoBWOskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the annual Limited Release of Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY Imperial Stout in mid-November 2019.

Returning to satisfy all your “fireside sipping” needs this winter, Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY is what happens when the brewers at Oskar Blues age Ten FIDY Imperial Stout in select bourbon barrels for “a full eight months.”  This treatment infuses the brewery’s fan-favorite Imperial Stout with “deep, rich flavors of vanilla, Bourbon and oak.” Although it comes in at a big ol’ 12.5% ABV, stout lovers can expect Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY to be “balanced and temperate on the palate, the extended stay in-barrel ensuring a smooth, warm drinking experience perfect for long, cold winter nights.”

“Ten FIDY is a complicated beer for our brewers but they really dig into the behemoth task of delivering a big-time stout,” said Tim Matthews, Head of Brewing Operations for Oskar Blues Brewery. “Barrel-aging ups the ante even further – ramping up the chocolate, coffee and roasted notes to the maximum.”

The 2019 release of Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY is scheduled to roll out in mid-November 2019 and will stick around into the winter months of 2020.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, Texas and throughout the rest of Oskar Blues Brewery’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Brewery

Release – Limited; mid-November 2019 
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12.5%
Treatment – Aged for eight months in Bourbon barrels
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.oskarblues.com/beer-finder/

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Oskar Blues Brewery Sets National Release Date for Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY

batenfidyOskar 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
Beer Finder – https://www.oskarblues.com/beerfinder/

Oskar Blues Brewery Set for National Release of Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY

BATenFIDYOskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado & Brevard, North Carolina) recently announced that it will begin the limited release of Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY on November 11.

The long-standing and highly-respected Ten FIDY Imperial Stout is once again experiencing a bit of an upgrade after the brewers at Oskar Blues decided to lovingly “[stash] it in a blend of Buffalo Trace and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels for a minimum of eight months.”  Now roused from its rest, the limited release Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY (12.9% ABV) has emerged as “a cool and drinkable concoction that gets more complex with each sip.”

“Aged through four seasons and from a blend of the top bourbons around, this Ten FIDY has morphed into a monster of cranked up flavor,” said Head of Brewing Operations Tim Matthews. “This stout is loaded with inimitable flavors consisting of espresso, burnt sugar, rich chocolate and caramel notes, which are combined with the vanilla, oak and bourbon flavors that have been smoothed out from maturation.”

Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY will officially release on November 11 and hang around while supplies last.  You can look for this Limited Release offering to be available 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 Blues Brewery’s nationwide distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Brewery

Release – Limited, November 11, 2017
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12.9%
IBUs – 75
Treatment – Aged in a “blend of Buffalo Trace and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels for a minimum of eight months”
Availability – 19.2 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.oskarblues.com/beerfinder/