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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CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective Launches New IPA Mixed Pack

CANarchylogoThe CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it is actively rolling out its new CANarchy IPA Mixed Pack, a variety 12-pack containing IPAs from four independent craft breweries located across the U.S.

Compiled to show the IPA’s “diversity of style and flavor,” the latest edition of the CANarchy IPA Mixed Pack gives hopheads the ability “to travel from the bright West Coast style of California, to the big, bold hop flavors of Texas, through Florida’s citrusy, balanced flavors and onto Colorado’s innovative creations – all in one box.”  The CANarchy IPA Mixed Pack contains the following offerings (descriptions sourced directly from CANarchy’s press release):

  • Expatriate IPA | Three Weavers Brewing Company (Inglewood, California) –  A 6.9% West Coast style IPA inspired by the Three Weavers Brewing Company community, located in Inglewood, California. Bright and laden with notes of tropical fruits, it’s brewed with two-row barley and a touch of English crystal malt, and loaded with new age American hops. 
  • Deep Ellum IPA | Deep Ellum Brewing Company (Dallas, Texas)Loaded with American hops for a bitter punch. Over-the-top tropical fruit, citrus, pine and floral aromas and flavors make this 7% ABV IPA big and potent enough to bear Deep Ellum Brewing Company’s hometown name. 
  • Jai Alai IPA | Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida)Presents an intense bouquet of tangerine and candied orange peel that entices the nose while flavors of clementines, Valencia orange and subtle caramel provide counterpoint to an assertive bitterness and rich malt character. Bold hop flavor from six different hop varietals is front and center in this IPA by Tampa, Florida’s Cigar City Brewing. ABV – 7.5% 
  • Can-O-Bliss IPA | Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado)The Can-O-Bliss IPA Series by Colorado-founded Oskar Blues Brewery offers beer drinkers a variety of innovative IPA flavors throughout the year, focusing on new and experimental hops and unusual hop combinations. ABV – 7.2% 

**The CANarchy IPA Mixed Pack contains three 12 oz. cans of each the beers listed above**

The new CANarchy IPA Mixed Pack is available now in select markets and will hit nationwide distribution “soon.” You can expect to find this Variety 12-pack at select craft beer-focused retailers located throughout the U.S. Prost!

 

Oskar Blues Brewery Launches Lo-Cal One-y Hazy IPA as Newest Year-Round

oskarblueslogoOskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that One-y 100 Calorie Hazy IPA will join the brewery’s Year-Round lineup in mid-September.

Crafted with the intention of “cultivating huge, hazy, hoppy flavor without the calorie count of a typical IPA,” One-y is a Hazy India Pale Ale “dry-hopped with El Dorado, Comet and Citra hops, and Mosaic and French Aramis appear in the whirlpool.”  Despite weighing in at just 4% ABV and 100 calories, One-y still possesses “big, fruit-forward, herbal vibes [that will] make craft beer lovers forget it’s low cal.”

“The aroma hits you first. There are notes of citrus, honeysuckle, peach and mango. The beer is fruity with a hop haze and a nice biscuit flavor to the malt. The use of pale ale malt and wheat, along with the hefty dry hop load, creates a medium body. It’s easy to drink – pairs well with breakfast, lunch, or dinner.”

 

– Juice Drapeau, Head Brewer at Oskar Blues Pilot Brewery in Lyons, Colorado

One-y 100 Calorie Hazy IPA is scheduled to launch in mid-September 2019.  You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly 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 One-y 100 Calorie Hazy IPA from Oskar Blues Brewery

Release – Year-Round; launching mid-September 2019
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 4%
Calories – 100
Hops – Dry-hop: El Dorado, Comet & Citra | Whirlpool: Mosaic & French Aramis 
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.oskarblues.com/beer-finder/

 

Oskar Blues Brewery Goes Nationwide with Rosé for Daze

OBR4DartOskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that Rosé for Daze will be available nationwide for the rest of the summer.

Crafted to be the beer equivalent for “America’s favorite pink wine”, Rosé for Daze is a Fruit Ale made with “tart, bright prickly pear” and “floral hibiscus.” Supported by “honey-toned malts” and “berry and floral notes” sourced from Aramis and Centennial hops, Rosé for Daze (6% ABV) is a “refreshing, spritzy rosé beer . . . made for porch sipping, brunching, poolside enjoyment and toasting all things summertime.”

“We chose ingredients with big, fresh flavor and combined them at an approachable ABV,” said Tim Matthews, Oskar Blues head of brewery operations. “While rosé wines can range in sweetness, we were inspired by the crisp, dry end of the spectrum and focused on tart, floral notes. The result is a summery, balanced thirst-quencher perfect for patio season.”

Rosé for Daze is actively rolling out now and will be available throughout Summer 2019. You can expect to find this Seasonal Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly 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 Rosé for Daze from Oskar Blues Brewery

Release – Seasonal/Limited; Summer 2019
Style – Fruit Beer
ABV – 6%
Hops – Aramis & Centennial
Featured Ingredients – Hibiscus & prickly pear
Fun Fact – On the can design: “The sleek can, ornamented with delicate hibiscus flowers, provides a suggestion of the pink-hued, intensely carbonated liquid inside.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.oskarblues.com/beer-finder/

Hi-Wire Brewing & Oskar Blues Collaborate on Haze-Sesh IPA

HiWireOskarBlues.pngHi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Haze-Sesh, a special collaboration project with Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado | Brevard, North Carolina), on Friday, April 19.

Inspired by the craft beer community’s current “haze craze”, Haze-Sesh is a Hazy Session India Pale Ale double dry-hopped with Cashmere and Wataku hops.  This hop bill lends the beer “notes of lemon-lime, tropical fruit, and melon from the Wataku [while] Cashmere hops give this crushable beer a bright and juicy citrus punch.”  Coming in at just 4.9% ABV, Haze-Sesh is the perfect beer to help you ease into the warmer temperatures of spring.

Haze-Sesh releases on April 19 and will hang around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer establishments located within Hi-Wire’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Haze-Sesh Hazy Session IPA from Hi-Wire Brewing & Oskar Blues Brewery

Release – Limited; April 19, 2019
Style – Session India Pale Ale
ABV – 4.9%
Featured Hops – Cashmere & Wataku
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee & Ohio