We continue to push the limits of what people can expect from craft beer. Our beers on tap are a constantly changing cast of characters. Here are some of the recent players. Stop by our beer blessed Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, The Tasty Weasel Taproom or Home Made Liquids & Solids to see what’s on tap tonight.
The Mutilator - This doppelbock busts out with mountainous malt flavor from Munich, melanoidin, crystal, chocolate malts, tiger blood and Adonis DNA. It’s lightly hopped with Czech Saaz just enough to balance the malt. The cool fermentation with our German lager yeast lets the clean malt flavors shine with rich chocolate and caramel. It’s stabbingly good at 7% ABV.
One Hit Wonder Imperial IPA - Fruity esters and generous dry-hopping give this 9% ABV ale the aroma of tropical fruit while a touch of English crystal malt provides the perfect backdrop for tangy hop flavors of tangerine and mango. Get this pig for a limited time at The Tasty Weasel Taproom before it turns to bacon.
Blackstrap Fever - This is a full-flavored Porter that is packed full of Chocolate Malt, Black Malt, Carmel Malt and lots of gooey Blackstrap Molasses. Columbus hops provide the bittering and Centennial hops give both the flavoring and aroma. We lagered this little monster for a generous amount of time in our 10 BBl fermenter and used our house Lager yeast for an extra twist. 6.1% ABV
Rye Times - This new Red Rye from Oskar Blues in Lyons weighs in at 8.3% ABV and packs a powerful hoppy punch. Full of the goodness of malted Rye and Crystal Rye, this red ale is heavily dryhopped with copious quantities of both Cascade and Columbus hops.
Deviant IPA – This beer is intended to be a sensory assault for hop lovers. At 8.0% ABV, four hop additions during the brew process, and a final wallop of excessive Columbus dry-hopping, this beer is meant to say one thing: MORE HOPS! Perfect for these cool winter nights, The Deviant is a returning favorite from the little brewery in Lyons, Colorado that started the Canned Revolution!
S Bus Imperial Brown - This special brew in not just a ramped up version of Leroy Brown. We thought that we would experiment with the spicy sweetness of Crystal Rye and some gentle dry hopping of EKG and Colombus hops. 8.0 %ABV. Pairs well with smoked meats and plenty of BBQ sauce!
Velvet Elvis Stout – Originally brewed for the brewer’s wife, a dedicated Stout lover. She requested a dark, rich Stout that she could not see her hand on the other side of the glass. It was to be made full-bodied, with chocolate tones and a creamy finish. And as she is married to a brewer… plenty of hops! At 6.9% ABV, this beer delivered. To pay homage to the Southern roots of Oskar Blues, our buddy Jonny Barber and the smooth character of this beer, we chose to name it the Velvet Elvis. He even made an appearance in the brewery several weeks ago for the brewing of this beer. Check out the Velvet Elvis Video, and enjoy this smooth Stout during the winter months.
Old Double Bagger Barleywine — American-style Barleywine. Still a youngster at this point, Old Double Bagger (ODB for short) has a long life ahead of it. At 13.2% ABV and 100 IBUs this ale will age for years and develop over time. Look for a straight forward spicy citrus character from the exclusive use of Columbus hops and the considerable alcohol with a subdued malt background. This is a work in progress and we look forward to seeing how it ages.
Sour Cherry Ten FIDY – Imperial Stout aged in oak barrel with tart pie cherries. The infamous Ten FIDY imperial stout aged for 10 months in an oak barrel with 36 pounds of tart pie cherries added after 7 months. A slightly lactic character carouses with big alcohol, cherries and roasty-chocolate flavors. The cherry cordial in liquid form. 10% ABV.
Osktoberfest – 2009 Osktoberfest was designed to welcome the change of seasons. Smooth, earthy, Noble hops are gently paired with the rich tones of German and American malts. Brewed with a true German lager yeast, in a small batch and limited release. Smooth and easy-drinking at a modest 5.0%ABV, festively effervescent, and designed for a full day of celebratory revelry under the Rocky Mountains.
One-Nut Brown Ale – A year round Classic, Full-Bodied Brown Ale Moderately Hopped with Rich Brown Tones, 6.1% ABV
Hoppy Seconds – This is our first creation of an emerging new style: An American-Style Belgian Ale. It was brewed with a true Belgian Ale yeast and fermented at a slightly warmer temperature to allow the yeast produce more fruity esters. A very basic malt bill of only 2 row and wheat was used and complimented by an obscene amount of Hersbrucker and Saaz hops. 8.4 % ABV.
Pond Scum – American Bitter Ale
ALTitude – Altbier
Smoke on The Water – A carmelly, complex, holiday warmer with a gentle smoked finish. 7 % ABV.
Stranahan’s Whiskey Barrel Aged Selections of nearly every brew
Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel Taproom hosts weekly exclusive brews each Tuesday & Friday via the Tasty Tuesday & Firkin Friday programs. Each event begins at 5pm with a very special introduction by the brewer. Individual event details can be found HERE on our Music & Events Calendar or you can follow us on twitter for up-to-the minute updates about everything OB.
#8, Top 25 American Brewers – Beer Advocate Magazine
Top Five Colorado Brewpubs & Bars – Rocky Mountain News
“Oskar Blues has changed the possibilities of beer in a can” – Seattle Post Intelligencer
10 Breweries to Watch in 2007 – Draft Magazine
“The hottest place to be on a Saturday night in Colorado” – Rolling Stone Magazine