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BA21 Vol. 7
Sweet tooth? We’ve got a whole mouthful. BA21 Volume Seven is an imperial sweet stout brewed with graham crackers for a biscuity, complex backbone that stands up to months of aging in whiskey barrels. Additions of rich chocolate and juicy cherry send this sucker to the sweet, sweet stratosphere. No need to save room for dessert.
A note on IBUs from the nerds in the lab
Bitterness quantification is a vital part of the QC program at Oskar Blues, but the traditional IBU metric tells an incomplete tale. The IBU test measures the total amount of multiple chemical compounds that cause a beer to taste bitter. However, it cannot differentiate between those compounds, which occur in varying amounts and are all perceived with varying levels of bitterness intensity and duration. Increased dry hopping levels, in particular, cause dramatic shifts in perceived bitterness without changing the IBU result by much, if any. For example, Dale’s Pale Ale and the Can-O-Bliss IPA series have nearly the same IBU measurement, but Can-O-Bliss uses nearly three times the amount of hops and presents a much lower perceived bitterness.