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Find A Hotbox Coffee IPA Release Party Near You

 


You have needs. Sometimes you need tasty coffee, and oftentimes you need a refreshing IPA. We brought the two together to make an unconventional coffee beer: Hotbox Coffee IPA. Ethiopian beans and Simcoe hops team up in this bold, piney, citrusy brew with notes of blueberry and acai.

Join us on Friday, Feb. 24 at any of our Tasty Weasel taproom locations to celebrate the release of this limited edition beer with food, tunes, and special features.

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Hotbox Coffee IPA: an Uncommon Combo

 


Who are we kidding, beer (especially IPA) is BAE, and coffee is the hottest side-action since some jerk blew the whistle on Ashley Madison; so it’s only natural we brought the two together in our latest limited release, Hotbox Coffee IPA. It’s a daring pairing where piney Simcoe hops hook up with fruit-forward beans. The result is a delicious blend worthy of far more than a one-taste-stand.

“It seems like everybody’s out there throwing coffee into stouts and porters without giving a lot of thought to the coffee,” said Matt Herren of Hotbox Roasters. “Don’t get me wrong, some of those beers are pretty tasty, but we wanted to take a different approach.” So Herren got creative and worked to source exactly the right bean to compliment the hops used in this unconventional brew. He found the perfect beans on a family-owned farm in Ethiopia. (Fun fact: the lady Matt sourced these beans from is a well-caffeinated, feisty, 80-year-old badass)

The coffee was then sampled by Tim Matthews, Head of Brewing Operations at OBB. Matthews said the beans offered “an array of sensory perception. It’s about finding coffee-derived flavors that work with the hops,” added Matthews. “The citrus zest from the coffee is very unique. It will definitely surprise people.”

Herren explained about the match-up, “This is not another big, syrupy, heavy beer like most people think of when they hear ‘coffee beer.’ The fruit-forward notes and tannic, lemon rind finish compliment the Simcoe variety of hops.”

This is not your typical coffee beer. Expect pine, citrus and tropical mango flavors from the hops; combined with an extra helping of citrusy goodness and hints of acai and blueberries from the coffee. Java and hop flavors mingling together in one brew? It’s the best, and maybe the least scandalous, new way to mix your vices.

Hotbox Coffee IPA makes its debut Friday, February 24th with launch parties at all three Oskar Blues, Tasty Weasel tap rooms. The nationwide rollout follows immediately thereafter. Look for it at your favorite local joint or check back on our BEER FINDER in a few weeks when the beers start hitting shelves.


OSKAR BLUES BREWERY OPENS “THE OAK ROOM” EVENT SPACE FOR MARDI GRAS THEMED BEER BASH

 


Free event offers rare and hard to find Cigar City Brewing & Perrin Brewing beers brews while Lionel Young and Guerilla Fanfare to kick off live music and Parade.

LONGMONT- CO - Oskar Blues Brewery will crack the doors open on their new event space, The Oak Room at the Longmont Brewery, just in time for a Mardi Gras themed bash in Colorado. The craft beer in a CAN innovators are launching the massive 4,275 square foot event space, which features views of their expanded barrel aging room and aromas of freshly roasted Hotbox Roasters coffee beans. Complete with a private bar, custom-made oak barrel furniture & accessories and a 24’ big screen, The Oak Room fills a need as a premiere private event space in the area. The grand-opening party on Saturday, February 25th will feature incredible tunes, rare craft beer, killer Cajun food from Oskar Blues Homemade Liquid and Solids, a costume contest and as many beads we can throw at'cha. Follow the Tasty Weasel Taproom Facebook page for additional details.

Experience rare beers that will be available for the Mardi Gras festival, including:

* Cigar City Brewing Trousseau - a barley wine winter warmer

* Cigar City Brewing 110K + OT 9th Batch - Imperial oatmeal raisin cookie brown ale

* Perrin - No Rules - Bourbon BA Imperial Vietnamese Porter w/ coconut, cinnamon, and turbinado sugar

In addition to the exclusively available beers on tap,the Oak Room will serve a huge selection of Oskar Blues faves, Perrin Brewing, and Cigar City Brewing, B.Stiff & Sons soda cans. Each rare brew will be put on one at a time and then a new one tapped over as each previous is kicked.

Since no Mardi Gras festivity is complete without a parade, the event will feature a Guerrilla Fanfare Second Line Parade & Stilt Walkers around the brewery.

This year's Mardi Gras soiree is headlined by Lionel Young, a real “living history of blues/jazz” set. Not retro – completely modern and simultaneously with full respect for what came before. From hill country to hard bop, boogie woogie to Ornette…but all blues.

The February 25th schedule of events for the day includes:

3 p.m. – Doors Open

5 p.m. – New Orleans Style Food & King Cake

5 – 7:30 p.m. – Lionel Young Band

5:45 – 6:45 p.m. – Guerrilla Fanfare Second Line Parade & Stilt Walkers


“The Oak Room” at Oskar Blues Brewery is a craft-cush 4,275 square foot, full-on event space roused by the view of over 1,000 oak barrels ageing rare and specialty Oskar Blues brews. The approachable barrel house features a personal beer bar, 24 foot projection TV, sound system, personal entrance and bathrooms. The Oak Room is on-point for rocky mountain revelry, charity events, live music, executive bored meetings, workshops and gatherings for up to 280 folks. Beer & bite on Oskar Blues Brews, B. Stiff & Sons Old Fashioned Sodas, Hotbox Roasters coffee and food from Oskar Blues Fooderies ranging from casual to formal. Dig the knotty, BarOAK inspired indoor décor or take your beer to the outdoor grass courtyard for lawn games and soaking up ColoRADo sunshine.

For additional details visit www.OBoakroom.com or contact Danny McAuliffe dannymac@oskarblues.com about pricing and options, or to make a deposit and getcher date.

Tasty Weasel coloRADo Music Schedule

 

FREE Shows at the Longmont Tasty Weasel

February:
Fri  -  2/24  -  Tony Rosario - 5-7pm
Sat -  2/25  - Coop & the Chicken Pluckers - 4:30-6:30pm
Sun  -  2/26  - Delta Sonics - 3-5pm

March:
Fri  -  3/3  - The 89's - 5-7pm
Sat  -  3/4  - George Nelson Trio - 4:30-6:30pm
Sun  -  3/5  - Story of Two - 3-5pm
Fri  -  3/10  - David Booker - 5-7pm
Sat  -  3/11  - Paper Moonshine - 4:30-6:30pm
Sun  -  3/12  - Eric Gonzales - 3-5pm
Fri  -  3/17  - Kort McCumber Duo - 5-7pm
Sat  -  3/18  - Truckstop Honeymoon - 4:30-6:30pm
Sun  -  3/19  - Delta Sonics - 3-5pm
Fri  -  3/24  - Prairie Scholars - 5-7pm
Sat  -  3/25 - Arthur Leeland - 4:30-6:30pm
Sun  -  3/26  - Danielle Katzir - 3-5pm
Fri  -  3/31  - Goatz - 5-7pm

Oskar Blues Brewery Austin Lighting Up SXSW

 

MORE DETAILS TBA!


Saturday, March 10 - Sunday, March 12: Spreadfast Social Suite

Wednesday, March 15th - Fine Southern Gentlemen Pop Up Show

Thursday, March 16th - Waller Creek Pub House Tap Takeover and Music Showcase


OB's No Badge, No Bullshit, Badass Texas Music Showcase

Friday, March 17th: Hip-Hop/R&B

Saturday, March 18th: The Future is Female

Sunday, March 19th: Country Coo-Wee

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