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OSKAR BLUES BREWERY BRINGS ODD COUPLE TOGETHER WITH HOTBOX COFFEE IPA

 


Longmont, CO, Brevard, NC & Austin, TX – Oskar Blues Brewery, the original innovators of craft beer in a can, are making strange bedfellows of uppers and downers again.

Hotbox Coffee IPA (7.2% ABV, 70 IBUs) combines a burst of pine, citrus and mango from simcoe hops and blends them with a cold brew extract from Hotbox Roasters' Ethiopian beans, which bring cream, blueberry and cocoa notes to the mix. The beans were sourced from a family farm in the East African nation exclusively for this beer.

Hops and coffee = the perfect odd couple.

“We believe the citrus and fruit aromatics of an IPA, derived from the intense hops, pair well with the fruit of the coffee to produce a great, flavor-packed beer,” said head of brewing operations Tim Matthews. “The combination of coffee and hops in the Hotbox IPA serve to compliment and reinforce the delicious flavors and aromas both offer in this match up.”

Since the in-house coffee roasters at Hotbox Roasters share a space in Oskar Blues Brewery’s Longmont facility, it was a no-brainer to go back to the mat and follow up on the fall seasonal, Hotbox Coffee Porter.

“Teaming up with Oskar Blues to make an IPA is a great opportunity to show off the versatility of Ethiopian coffee beans,” said Matt Herren of Hotbox Coffee Roasters. “I had just 'cupped' this Ethiopian coffee and was blown away by the obvious aromas of fruit: bright cherry, blueberry, and citrus jumped right out of the cup. Since Tim enjoys Ethiopian coffees I knew the fruit-forward qualities of this particular one would make an awesome IPA.”

Hotbox Coffee IPA will feature as Oskar Blues’ new spring seasonal in cans from March to May; replacing GUBNA Imperial IPA, which will shift to a limited, national draft-only release with 12 oz. cans only available for retail in the ColoRADo and North Carolina Tasty Weasel taprooms.

Oskar Blues’ three taprooms will each host simultaneous release parties to launch the Hotbox Coffee IPA.

Friday, February 24, 2017 – Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, ColoRADo)

Friday, February 24, 2017 – Oskar Blues Brewery North Carolina (Brevard, North Carolina)

Friday, February 24, 2017 – Oskar Blues Brewery Austin (Austin, Texas)

Hotbox Coffee IPA will be available in all 50 states on draft and in 4-pack 12 oz. cans beginning in March. Beer drinkers looking for a unique mix of uppers and downers can hop on over to oskarblues.com/beerfinder to locate their nearest watering hole or store carrying the new brew.

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

Fri   -   2/3   - Dixie Leadfoot - 5-7pm
Sat  -   2/4   - Mojo Mama - 4:30-6:30pm
Fri   -  2/10  - Lionel Young - 5-7pm
Sat  -  2/11  - Wylie - 4:30-6:30pm
Sun -  2/12  - KC Groves Duo - 3-5pm
Fri   -  2/17  - Clay Rose - 5-7pm
Sat  -  2/18  - Many Mountains - 4:30-6:30pm
Sun -  2/19  - Farmer Sisters - 3-5pm
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

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

Welcome to the CANspiracy...

 


You. Hey, you. Pssst... get over here.

There's a CANspiracy going down. You want in? If so, read on. Just a heads up... you've got until February 20th at 11:59pm MT to sign up.

What's the CANspiracy?

Each member (the CANspirator) will getcher hands on four separate OB CANspiracy rarer-est of rare Oskar Blues Brewery canned beer releases.  These may be delivered in 19.2 oz cans, 32 or 25 oz. Crowler Cans, 12 oz cans, and/or direct 10 second tap pours to your mouth (no glass, all class).  It will ALL be canned packages you can ONLY receive if you are a member of the OB CANspiracy.

Barrel-aged beers? Yup.

Sours? Maybe

Passing moments of brewer inspiration? Uh-huh.

OB CANspiracy Benefits

  • At least 100 oz of delicious, canned, CANspiracy-specific brews.

  • CANspiracy "card"

  • Limited edition glassware

  • Special release events for CANspirators (you are allowed to bring one guest.. It doesn’t have to be your co-CANspirator… husband, wife, partner, friend, dog, cat, perfect strangers are also allowed)

  • 15% discount on all Oskar Blues merchandise purchases in the Longmont or  Brevard Tasty Weasel.

  • Priority for beer releases at either Tasty Weasel taproom – including bourbon barrel-aged Ten FIDY, Java bourbon barrel-aged Ten FIDY, rum barrel-aged Death By Coconut, etc. The process for this will be communicated at a later date.

How much is this gonna cost me?

$200 for four releases of CANspiracy-specific beers and the above benefits.

What are the beers I get?

We’re diggin’ through our barrels, writing new recipes, and consulting the star charts to choose the best brews to present to ya for this program. We haven’t settled on the exact ones yet, but part of gettin’ in on this CANspiracy is gonna take a little trust. Ya know?

Release Notification Process

There is not a set timetable for each release throughout the year. Shit’s gonna go down when shit goes down. The timing of these releases is dependent on when the beers are ready to roll, but we’ll give you a two week heads up via email for the opening of the release window.

Pickup Rules

*** Must present a valid government ID at each pickup to confirm CANspiracy membership.

We’ll be hosting "club only" special release day events (food, meet the brewers, lick inside the barrel, etc) to kick off the pickup period. During the first day release event CANspirators MAY be able to purchase additional beer depending on the release. This ability will be communicated for each release. 

These awesome sauces will be available from The Tasty Weasel taproom in ColoRADo or North Carolina. (Unfortunately we cannot run the program from our Austin, Texas brewery due to current state laws). You must designate one location only to pickup each release. You cannot switch locations. 

Each release will be available for pickup for two weeks during normal Tasty Weasel business hours.  Any releases not picked up during this time period will be forfeited to OB. Additional purchases of CANspiracy beers (if possible) will only happen on day one of the release window during the "club only" release event. 

The Co-CANspirator

We legally cannot ship beers BUT...members CAN assign a “co-CANspirator”. A co-CANspirator is a person that members trust to pickup their beers.  Please choose this person carefully, as they may steal yer shit and we do not offer refunds on membership.

One Co-CANspirators is allowed to pickup a maximum of TWO different members' orders per release. So, again, choose your person carefully.  No mules. 

*** You or your co-CANspirator must present a valid government ID at each pickup to confirm CANspiracy membership.

Sign Up

If you're ready to join the CANspiracy then here are the next steps. 

1) Purchase your membership through TicketFly. Make sure you indicate at which brewery (Longmont or Brevard) you will pick up your releases.

PURCHASE LONGMONT, CO TICKET

PURCHASE BREVARD, NC TICKET

2) You will be sent an information form from Oskar Blues Brewery where you will appoint a co-CANspirator (if so desired) and other contact information.

3) On February 21st you'll receive additional communications about the CANspiracy's first release. 

*** All members will receive exclusive 30-day opportunity to renew membership for the next CANspiracy period following the final release period.

Sold Out? We’ve got a waitlist for ya.

This is a limited edition, super hush-hush operation but if you want to stay posted on this and future editions of the CANspiracy… grab one of the “waiting list” tickets.

Questions?

Meet us in the parking garage at 3am or just email CANspiracy@oskarblues.com.

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