CANarchy Launches Hazy Edition of IPA Mixed 12-pack

CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that a new Hazy Edition of its Coast to Coast IPA Mixed Pack will debut during the summer of 2021.

Compiled to give hopheads a “cross-continental . . . supergroup” of “some of CANarchy’s hoppiest, haziest offerings,” the Coast to Coast IPA Mixed 12-pack – Hazy Edition contains the following lupulin-laced goodness from Three Weavers Brewing Company (Inglewood, California), Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado), Deep Ellum Brewing Company (Dallas, Texas) and Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) – descriptions sourced directly from CANarchy’s press release:

  • Cloud City by Three Weavers Brewing Company (6.5% ABV): This hazy IPA is soft on the palate and blazing bright with aromas of peaches, mangoes, and sunny citrus fruits. Take a trip with us to Cloud City, where the forecast is always juicy with a chance of haze.
  • Thick Haze by Oskar Blues Brewery (7% ABV): Not for casual fans of the hazy IPA style, Thick Haze is unfiltered to let flavorful, aromatic hop particles run the show. It’s nebulous with nom, obfuscated with “oh baby” and undeniably Thick with Haze.
  • Manic Confidence by Deep Ellum Brewing Company (6.5% ABV): Manic Confidence is a hot tropical island vacation dissected and reconstructed in the form of a refreshingly juicy craft brew. Sunny, sweet bitterness of Galaxy, Enigma, Comet, Strata, Citra and Idaho 7 hops floods the taste receptors, resulting in a salivating joy that leaves you craving more.
  • Fancy Papers by Cigar City Brewing (6.5% ABV): With notes of mango and tangerine, this double dry hopped Juicy IPA was developed with the same kind of craftsmanship and artistry that can be found in labels printed on fancy papers and applied to the lids of cigar boxes of yesteryear.

The Coast to Coast IPA Mixed Pack – Hazy Edition contains three 12 oz. cans of each of the offerings listed above.

The Coast to Coast IPA Mixed Pack – Hazy Edition is rolling out now and will be available for a limited time. You can expect to find this Mixed 12-pack of 12 oz. cans at craft beer-focused retailers located in select markets nationwide. Prost!

Oskar Blues Introduces Death By Flapjacks as Next Limited Release

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Death By Flapjacks, a pancake-inspired Porter, in late June 2021.

Dropping as the “second entry of 2021 in their series of over-the-top Death By beers inspired by cult classic Death By Coconut Irish Porter,” Death By Flapjacks is an English-style Porter that “hits you with a huge maple wake up call, jacked up on syrupy goodness. Smooth vanilla, lactose, and a subtle hint of nutmeg complement the honey and crystal malts in this English Porter to provide the pancake-like vehicle for massive maple flavors. The addition of fresh lemon peel gives a quick palate reset so you can take another crack at this short stack flapjack brew.” Coming in at 6.5% ABV, Death By Flapjacks is guaranteed to be a “big-time breakfast beer.”

“Brewing a pancake beer makes it all the more socially acceptable for me to never turn down a beer with breakfast when it’s offered,” said Juice Drapeau, head brewer for Oskar Blues Brewery. “The lactose and maple combination makes Death By Flapjacks a completely unique drinking experience great for early mornings and late nights or when late nights become early mornings.”

Death By Flapjacks is scheduled to debut on Father’s Day (June 20, 2021) and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft 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 Death By Flapjacks from Oskar Blues Brewery

Release – Limited/Death By Series; June 20, 2021
Style – English-style Porter
ABV – 6.5%
Added Ingredients – Maple syrup, vanilla, lemon peel, nutmeg, lactose & natural flavors
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.oskarblues.com/beer-finder/

Oskar Blues Brewery Adds Guava Rodeo to Year-Round Lineup

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that Guava Rodeo Sour Ale will join the brewery’s Year-Round portfolio in mid-March 2021.

Developed to “take your tastebuds for a tart tromp around the yard and buck them headlong into . . . tropical fruit flavors,” Guava Rodeo is a Sour Ale brewed with guava and tangerine. Coming in at 6% ABV, Guava Rodeo “[wrangles] together notes of [tropical pink guava, citrusy tangerine], papaya, passion fruit and melon for a refreshing, spritzy brew with just the right amount of sour. This one’s got spurs.”

“We wanted to create a fruited sour but with an attitude and amplitude worthy of the style-crushing beers in the Oskar Blues Brewery lineup,” said Juice Drapeau, head brewer for Oskar Blues Brewery. “Guava Rodeo tramples the craft beer style guides and smashes together tropical and tart in a major way.”

Guava Rodeo is rolling out now with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this new Year-Round at 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 Guava Rodeo from Oskar Blues Brewery

Release – Year-Round; launching mid-March 2021
Style – Sour Ale
ABV – 6%
Added Ingredients – Guava & tangerine
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.oskarblues.com/beer-finder/

Oskar Blues Brewery Adds Oskar’s Lager to Year-Round Portfolio

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that Oskar’s Lager, a new low-calorie and low-carb option, will join the brewery’s Year-Round lineup in early 2021.

Developed to be “the kind of beer Oskar Blues brewers always wanted to drink but couldn’t find regularly on draft in their taprooms or available in cans to take on weekend adventures,” Oskar’s Lager is an American Pale Lager that employs German lager techniques and is brewed with Pilsner malt, toasted rice and Czech Saaz hops. Coming in at just 4.2% ABV, 95 calories and 2.5 carbs per 12 oz. serving, Oskar’s Lager is “an intrepid trail buddy, a frosty fridge friend and an unfailing porch pal.”

“Beer can be a friend and it brings friends together – a winning combo,” says Ryan Dunnavant, VP of Operations for Oskar Blues. “When developing this recipe, we had in mind a Japanese concept called ‘kire,’ which in the beer world means a pleasing crispness with cleansing properties. Like a conversation with an old friend, Oskar’s Lager is classic, refreshing and invigorating.”

Oskar’s Lager is available now in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 15-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this new Year-Round at 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 Oskar’s Lager from Oskar Blues Brewery

Release – Year-Round; 2021
Style – American Pale Lager
ABV – 4.2%
Calories – 95 (per 12 oz. serving)
Carbs – 2.5g (per 12 oz. serving)
Featured Ingredients – Pilsner malt, toasted rice & Czech Saaz hops

Fun Fact – “The keys to crafting a beer worthy of being a brewer’s best buddy are the highest quality ingredients you can source – Pilsner malt, toasted rice and Czech Saaz hops. Experience gained creating One-y 100 Calorie Hazy IPA and Wild Basin Boozy Sparkling Water, low calorie beverages with a high crushability quotient, helped the team at Oskar Blues bring Oskar’s Lager to life. Oskar’s Lager is the supremely refreshing beer of choice for after-work shred sessions and post-yardwork showers.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 15-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft

Oskar Blues Brewery Rolls Out Thick Haze New England-Style IPA

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Thick Haze New England-style IPA in early October 2020.

Basically the result of “pumping insane amounts of hops into an unfiltered, hand-crafted IPA,” Thick Haze is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale dry-hopped with Galaxy, Cashmere, Calypso and Eureka hops “at an almost supernatural amplitude.” Coming in at 7% ABV, Thick Haze is a “giant hop-ness monster of a beer . . . [that] rolls onto the palate with intense flavors of pineapple, melon and mango” and finishes with “aftershocks of . . . citrus notes of grapefruit juice, tangerine and lemon peel.”

“We crafted Thick Haze to be the ultimate beast of a New England IPA – a full-blown freakout for hops,” said Oskar Blues Head Brewer Juice Drapeau. “We layered the hop profile to maximize all of the flavors we are diggin’ right now – tropical fruit, melon and citrus.”

Thick Haze is rolling out now and will hang around for an undisclosed amount of time. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, Texas and throughout the rest of Oskar Blues Brewery’s distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Thick Haze from Oskar Blues Brewery

Release – Limited; launching October 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale | New England-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
Featured Hops – Galaxy, Cashmere, Calypso & Eureka
Fun Fact – “Oskar Blues Head Brewer Juice Drapeau is no stranger to the New England IPA style, as he hails from Maine where immoderate use of hops is the norm (or as Juice would say, ‘Hawps’).”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.oskarblues.com/beer-finder/

Oskar Blues Brewery Brings the Crispness to Fall With Release of Slow Chill Dunkel

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Slow Chill Dunkel in early October 2020.

Here to round out Oskar Blues Brewery’s 2020 Slow Chill Series of crisp, clean lagers, Slow Chill Dunkel is a German-style Dunkel Lager that has “Pilsner and Munich malts create rich aromatics of honey and brown sugar” while notes of “fresh baked wheat-bready goodness [wash] over the palate with notes of toffee, pie crust and biscuit.” Coming in at 5% ABV, Slow Chill Dunkel “forecasts a crisp maltiness reminiscent of fall mornings in the Rocky Mountains.”

Slow Chill Dunkel is rolling out now and will be hanging around for a limited time this fall. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft 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 area. Prost!

Vital Information for Slow Chill Dunkel from Oskar Blues Brewery

Release – Seasonal/Slow Chill Series; early October 2020
Style – German-style Dunkel Lager
ABV – 5%
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.oskarblues.com/beer-finder/

Oskar Blues Brewery Creates Some Buzz with Release of Death By Affogato

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Death By Affogato in late June 2020.

Arriving as the latest release in Oskar Blues Brewery’s Death By Porter Series of decadent takes on the style, Death By Affogato is crafted to emulate the “classic Italian dessert of two simple ingredients brought together to create an exorbitant amount of flavor: vanilla gelato topped with a freshly pulled shot of espresso.” Death By Affogato captures this after dinner experience by starting with a base of “a rich, dark porter brewed with chocolate malt and malted oats.” The beer is then sent to the Spinbot 5000 to be “infused with cacao nibs, hand-split Ugandan and Madagascar vanilla beans and coffee from Colorado’s own Traction Coffee Roasters.” Weighing in at 6.5% ABV, Death By Affogato comes together to be a “hedonistic beer drowning in flavors of milk and dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla and caramel.”

“We like to think of ourselves as proudly unpretentious foodies here at Oskar Blues,” said Head Brewer Juice Drapeau. “In a beer like Death By Affogato, we’ve taken inspiration directly from the culinary world. ‘Affogato’ is a fancy name, but forget about that. All you need to know is that ice cream and coffee are a legendary pair.”

Death By Affogato is rolling out now and will be hanging around for a limited time. You can expect to find this Limited Release 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 Blue Brewery’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Death By Affogato from Oskar Blues Brewery

Release – Limited/Death By Porter Series; launching late June 2020
Style – American Porter
ABV – 6.5%
Added Ingredients – Cacao nibs, Ugandan & Madagascar vanilla beans, & coffee from Traction Coffee Roasters
Fun Fact – “Affogato is a classic Italian dessert of two simple ingredients brought together to create an exorbitant amount of flavor: vanilla gelato topped with a freshly pulled shot of espresso. With a name that translates directly to ‘drowning,’ this indulgent post-meal treat was the perfect muse for Oskar Blues brewers seeking a formidable flavor profile for the upcoming Death By porter in the series.”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://www.oskarblues.com/beer-finder/

Oskar Blues Brewery Launches BA20 Series With Limited Release of All Monde

OskarBluesLogoBWOskar 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/

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Oskar Blues Brewery Sends Death By King Cake Out for Limited Release

DeathByKingCake-Can-Render-With-Copy-1200x1200Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will continue its Death By Series with the January release of Death By King Cake.

Developed to be a liquid representation of the “traditional Mardi Gras treat,” Death By King Cake is a White Porter brewed with vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cacao nibs, orange peel and pecans.  Coming in at a smooth 6.5% ABV, Death By King Cake makes it so “anyone can be King for a day.”

Death By King Cake is available now and will hang around for a limited time. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, Texas and throughout the rest of Oskar Blues Brewery’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Death By King Cake from Oskar Blues Brewery

Release – Limited/Death By Series; launching January 2020
Style – White Porter
ABV – 6.5%
Added Ingredients – Vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cacao nibs, orange peel & pecans
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.oskarblues.com/beer-finder/

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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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