Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will release a very limited amount of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mocha Ten FIDY Imperial Stout on July 7 at the Oskar Blues Taproom locations in Boulder, Colorado; Longmont, Colorado; and Brevard, North Carolina.
Just as the name would lead you to believe, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mocha Ten FIDY starts with a base of the O.G. Ten FIDY Imperial Stout that is then “massively doused with unsweetened pure liquid cacao made by [Oskar Blues Brewery’s] friends at Cholaca, then dosed with Hotbox Roasters’ cold brew from Mexican coffee beans.” With that much chocolaty goodness involved, it is no wonder why the brewery scheduled the release of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mocha Ten FIDY Imperial Stout on National Chocolate Day (July 7).
“Ten FIDY Imperial Stout doesn’t know how to use its inside voice in the first place; and on this one, we hooked it up to a Cholaca-and-coffee amplifier and turned the volume up to 11,” said Tim Matthews, Head of Brewing Operations for Oskar Blues.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mocha Ten FIDY Imperial Stout will officially release on Saturday, July 7 and will be available in Oskar Blues’ Boulder, Longmont and Brevard taprooms only. Here is the full breakdown on how Oskar Blues plans to handle the release:
Numbered wristbands will be handed out at 9:30am but a line may begin to form much earlier. Wristbands will allow folks to (reasonably) wander without losing their place in line. Each wristband has a number on it, and yes that number does matter. Beer will be sold in order according to the number system so Mocha seekers must be present when their number is called. Each person may purchase up to five cases of BA Mocha Ten FIDY. 19.2 oz cans come in 12-count cases. If there are cans left at 3pm (both MST and EST), a “No Limit” rule kicks in and peeps will be able to purchase to their hearts’ content . . . All sales (draft and cans) will begin at 10am. A limited amount of BA Mocha Ten FIDY will be on draft, 10 ounces at a time.
- 4 oz pour on DRAFT = $4
- 10 oz pour on DRAFT = $10
- One 19.2 oz CAN of Mocha BA Ten FIDY = $15
- One CASE (12 CANs) = $180
Crowler and/or growler fills will not be available, and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mocha Ten FIDY Imperial Stout will not see distribution. That means you only have a shot to land this decadent treat if you hit up one of these three Oskar Blues taprooms on July 7 to enjoy a pour on draft and/or secure your stash of cans. Be sure to plan accordingly because this brew will move with a quickness. Prost!
Oskar 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/
Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) recently announced that Ten FIDY Imperial Stout is returning to shelves and taps in September.
Consistently earning the highest of marks for the style on beer rating sites across the web, Ten FIDY is a 10.5% ABV Imperial Stout that “continually brings a new experience for the drinker every time [as] each sip or sniff can evoke a different appearance, aroma, and mouthfeel while never departing from the quality and consistency that Oskar Blues Brewery brings to every batch of beer.” Boasting massive aromatic and flavor notes of chocolate, caramel and coffee, this viscous Stout truly leaves a lasting impression that you will yearn to revisit with each year’s release.
“Ten FIDY is the perfect illustration of the how good the malt we use really is,” Tim Mathews, said. “Shipped direct to the brewery from the Simpsons Malthouse in the UK; the roast, chocolate, espresso, and burnt sugar really pop. It’s a bear to brew and tests the brewer at every step, but all the sweat and tears are worth it!”
Ten FIDY will be officially available from September 2016 to March 2017. Look for this tasty brew to show up in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer friendly establishments in Alabama, Florida and the other 48 states within the Oskar Blues distribution area. If you are a lover of rich, malty brews, Ten FIDY is a beer that needs to be on your radar during each year’s release. Be sure to grab your 4-pack whenever you happen upon it. Prost!
Vital Information on Ten FIDY Imperial Stout from Oskar Blues Brewery
Release – Seasonal, September 2016 to March 2017
ABV – 10.5%
IBUs – 65
Packaging – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and draft
Distribution – All FIDY (50) states