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Slow Chill Helles
This beer is an homage to Southern Germany’s classic lager. The German word helles translates to bright, light or pale, perfectly describing this crushable brew. Full-bodied and smooth, Munich-Style Helles invites you to slow down and chill with every sip.
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.
Coming In October
Slow Chill Dunkel
Pilsner and Munich malts create rich aromatics of honey and brown sugar. Fresh baked wheat-bready goodness washes over the palate with notes of toffee, pie crust and biscuit.
Coming In September
A complex, international blend of Motueka, Amarillo, Mandarina Bavaria, Citra and Experimental Hop #06277 contribute to a big, juicy, citrusy IPA experience with notes of orange, tangerine, and zesty tropical fruit.