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The Darkest Day – 1 Day, 5 Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts

 

On the Winter Solstice, December 21, we’ll celebrate the Darkest Day of the year with FIVE limited release barrel-aged imperial stouts – four of which have never been seen before. Since Neolithic times (a long AF time ago), the Darkest Day has been observed as the last celebration before deep winter begins. Neolithic partyers would throw a rager and break into the year’s finally fermented beer and wine.

Sounds like a good time to us, so we’re celebrating with a bone-warming ceremonial shindig of barrel-aged indulgence featuring:

Jefe’s Horchata Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, 12.8% ABV

Santa’s Beer Breath Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Cocoa & Peppermint, 12.8% ABV

Chocolate Hazelnut Praline Ten FIDY Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, 12.8% ABV

Salted Caramel Ten FIDY Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, 12.8% ABV

Hot Buttered Rum Ten FIDY Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, 13% ABV

These barrel-aged behemoths will be available on draft and in 19.2oz cans, so you can sip with us in the taproom or take Stovepipe cans to go. Join us for ritual beer drinking on December 21 at our Boulder, CO, or Longmont, CO, taproom. No limits.

 

OUR NEWEST LIMITED RELEASE BARN BURNER BEERS

 

We’re dropping a different specialty beer EVERY THURSDAY in December. Don’t miss your chance to try these RARE brews outta the OG brew barn in Lyons, CO. Available in Boulder, Longmont, and Brevard taprooms only.

DECEMBER 6: Long Live the Thing English Brown Ale 6.0% ABV – We’re declaring our allegiance to great beer with this English Brown Ale. The beer, crafted by our Brewhaüs Operator, Scott Johnson, features a malt bill spearheaded by nutty Maris Otter alongside a subtle hop build and the dry, earthy flavors of English ale yeast. In a surprise cross-beverage twist, coldbrewed Earl Grey tea and bergamot are added and Bob’s your uncle! You’re looking at a malt-forward English brown ale with biscuity undertones and a hint of tea flavor. Crumpets optional.

DECEMBER 13: Concept IPA 7.2% ABV – We paired a tried-and-true malt bill with an ALL-STAR cast of hops – Strata and Hallertauer Blanc co-star alongside Enigma and Eureka, with a show-stopping cameo by Cashmere. The result is a massive, juicy, unfiltered hop blockbuster featuring dank peachy melon flavors and stone fruit notes.

DECEMBER 20: Gypsy Squid Extra Brut Pilsner 5.0% ABV – We wish we had eight appendages so we could octo-fist this super dry, refreshing pilsner. German pilsner malt and experimental German hops come together, fermented with lager yeast from Augustiner in Munich. The result is a champagne-crisp flavor with subtle floral and citrus characteristics – worthy of wrapping your tentacles around.

DECEMBER 27: Great Overall 5.5% ABV – Great Overall is a well-rounded hoppy pale ale, co-fermented with two different types of yeast for a little bit of funkiness – both our house ale yeast, and a Saison yeast that encourages tropical fruit esters. This beer is crisp and clean with fruity notes of citrus and pineapple and a smooth malty finish. Great Overall was brewed by an interdepartmental group from the brewery made up of a buncha creative and stylish people.

PRICING FOR BARN BURNER BEERS:

Pint – $6

10 oz -$4

4 oz – $1.75

Crowler – $9

Schedule may vary slightly per taproom location.

 

 

Wrap Up Black Out Holiday Market 2018

 

Check out our Wrap Up Black Out Event on December 9 and shop for unique gifts from these local vendors:
 
Boulder Pickling Co.
Craft Stitches
 
Plus browse Oskar Blues merch and try free samples of Bobo’s Oat Bars
 
We’ll have food from CYCLHOPS Bike CANtina and several specialty beers to sip on or buy as gifts. Then, wrap everything up with complimentary gift wrap. Ho Ho Hell Yeah!
 
11am to 5pm in the Oak Room
 1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO 80501
 *Access the Oak Room via the North Parking Lot
 
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Oskar Blues Wrap Up Black Out Party & Holiday Market

 

Santa spends 364 days a year getting ready for Christmas. If we had that kinda time, we’d sleigh the gifting game too; but us non-magical humans sometimes struggle with fitting holiday errands into our busy lives. We may or may not have picked up gifts from the gas station between work and a holiday party; we’ve bought cookies from the granny next door to pass off as our own; and one time we definitely forgot about stockings until the last minute and subbed broken-in tube socks.

This year, we’re trying to get ahead of the tinsel tide with the Wrap Up Black Out Party & Holiday Market; where folks can buy gifts from local businesses, wrap them on the spot with FREE wrapping materials, and drink great craft beer – all while watching football on our giant big screen. (more…)

Jam In The New Year at the NYE Hootenanny in Brevard, NC

 

The Oskar Blues NYE Hootenanny is a Western North Carolina Tradition! Join us on December 31 at 7pm for specialty brews, a killer night of music headlined by Larry Keel and the NYE All-Stars Band, live screen-printing by Asheville Screen Printing, a free photobooth and more. Get tix here.

About the Bands:
Larry Keel and the NYE All-Stars will feature Sierra Hull, Graham Sharp (of Steep Canyon Rangers), Jason Carter (of Del McCoury Band), Steve ‘Big Daddy’ McMurry (of Acoustic Syndicate), Jeff Sipe, Ike Stubblefield, and Jay Sanders. Top bluegrass talent come together for an unforgettable performance ONLY on NYE!

Packway Handle Band, a bunch of bluegrass jammers straight outta Athens, GA, will get the party started as the opening act. (more…)

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