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Now Available: Bamburana Double Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

 

We’re stoked to announce our first nationally-released collab with our friends at Cigar City Brewing – Bamburana Double Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout.

Bamburana (12.2% ABV) is the co-creation of two giant craft beer personalities – our own Head of Brewing Operations, Tim Matthews, and Cigar City Brewing’s Brewmaster Wayne Wambles. They set out to elevate the flavors of double barrel-aged imperial stout with Amburana wood by aging the beer once more in a tank with Amburana spirals. Amburana wood is an indigenous South American wood that lends unique warm and savory flavors and aroma. Why spirals? They offer greater surface area than chips or cubes, so beer is quickly infused with woody goodness. (more…)

Can-O-Bliss IPA Series For National Release in 2019

 

In 2019, our new year’s resolution is to bring craft beer lovers the freshest, dankest IPAs. So we’re keeping things interesting with the Can-O-Bliss Series – a beery-go-round featuring three brand new IPAs – Tropical IPA, Hazy IPA and Citrus IPA – which will take turns blazing onto shelves throughout the year. That’s right – the type of IPA innovation you could previously only get in our taprooms will now be nationally distributed.

The first release, Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA, 7.2% ABV, is a juicy, sunset-hued rogue wave of tropical fruit flavors featuring clean, complex Mosaic, citrusy Azacca, fruity Galaxy, aromatic El Dorado and pungent Idaho 7 hops.

On deck is Can-O-Bliss Hazy IPA, a hazed-out and hopped-up IPA packed with flavors of stone fruit, melon and peach. Just like Oskar Blues, this beer is unfiltered, uncommon and unrestrained. (more…)

Take a Tropical Island Tour With Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA

 

In 2019, we’re introducing the rotating Can-O-Bliss IPA Series, starting with Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA, which will take your tongue on a tropical island tour of the dankest hops around – Mosaic, Azacca, Galaxy, El Dorado and Idaho 7. Take a swig and follow along in the brochure as we show you around the tropical hopscape of Can-O-Bliss. Please keep your arms and legs inside the Dank Tank at all times.

Ladies and gents, our first stop is Mosaic hops. Mosaic was originally bred by crossing Nugget hops with Simcoe and the result is complex and clean with notes of blueberry, mango, stone fruit and spice; juxtaposed with citrusy, tropical, herbal and floral flavors – clearly one of the busiest palate ports on the island.

The next stop on our beer safari is a natural hop formation known as Azacca. Azacca boasts colorful tropical fruit and citrus flavors with tasting notes of spicy mango, pineapple, tangerine and pine.

Everyone grab your poncho because up ahead there’s a satisfying flavorfall of Galaxy hops, awash with peach, passionfruit and ripe mango. You might get a little wet. (more…)

BARN BURNERS – OUR NEWEST SMALL BATCH 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.

JANUARY 3: Interstate SMaSH Express Enigma, 6.9% ABV– A double dry-hopped, heavily Enigma-infused SMaSH (stands for “single malt and single hop”) named after our favorite CO rock band, Interstate Stash Express. Root Shoot Pale malt plays nice with a LArGE amount of Enigma, the newest hop varietal from Australia. Enigma shows off with flashy notes of raspberry pinot gris and mandarin orange in this month’s ISE. We use a first wort hop addition, then a second whirlpool addition PLUS two dry-hoppin’s during fermentation.

JANUARY 10: Roterbart Super Helles, 5.8% ABV – is based on the Helles by Brewer Chris Devan.  This version is inspired by the EdelStoff beer by Augustiner in Munich.  It uses Pilsner and Munich malt from Ireks in Bavaria and German Hallertauer Mittelfrueh Hops.  It’s a perfect Bavarian lager for the colder months!

JANUARY 17: Interstate SMaSH Express Idaho 7, 6.9% ABV– A double dry-hopped, heavily Idaho 7-infused SMaSH (stands for “single malt and single hop”) named after our favorite CO rock band, Interstate Stash Express. Root Shoot Pale malt plays nice with a LArGE amount of Idaho 7, which was developed by Jackson Hop Farm in Wilder, ID, and first released in 2015. Idaho 7 brings pungent tropical fruit and pine character in this month’s ISE. We use a first wort hop addition, then a second whirlpool addition PLUS two dry-hoppin’s during fermentation.

JANUARY 24: Dry Times IPA, 6.5% ABV – This West Coast Style IPA uses Pilsner malt and flaked rice to create a dry and crisp malt profile that has a huge Mosaic hop whirlpool addition plus a massive dry hop addition of Simcoe, Galaxy, Enigma and Strata.

JANUARY 31: Use the Schwartz, 5.8% ABV – Translated as “black beer,” Schwarzbier is one of the longest continuously brewed beer styles in the world, with known ancestors close to three millennia in age. This lager’s deep, ruby-black color has a clean roasted edge due to its German malt complexity and it rounds out with hints of chocolate and coffee flavors.

PRICING FOR BARN BURNER BEERS:

Pint – $6

10 oz -$4

4 oz – $1.75

Crowler – $9

Schedule may vary slightly per taproom location.

 

 

Oskar Blues Beer-Pairing Ideas for the Holidays

 

This holiday season, we cracked some cans and pretended to “research” the best ways to pair holiday treats with Oskar Blues Brewery libations. Show up to your next holiday party and impress your friends with these tasty pairing suggestions:

Mama’s Little Yella Pils – Nosh on smoked salmon next to Mama’s Little Yella Pils – a crisp, refreshing German-style pilsner. The beer’s clean finish provides refreshing contrast to the smoky, slight oiliness of the fish. On the sweeter side, pair Mama’s with Big Therm’s Super Heady Berries & Cream. Rich homemade beer-whipped cream and fresh berries shine when paired with the slightly dry, super crisp pils.

Wild Basin Boozy Sparkling Water in Classic Lime – Freshen up your holiday party snackage and pair Wild Basin Classic Lime with a zesty, fresh ceviche salad. The brightness of cilantro, tomato and (more…)

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