Java Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY and Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY are back for your face holes. Here’s everything you need to know about this limited release at our Colorado and North Carolina taprooms.
WHO: That’s us…Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina. And you. You’ll be there too.
WHERE: Oskar Blues Brewery locations in Colorado and North Carolina. Release will be held in the Oak Room in Longmont, CO (entrance is on the Northwest side of the brewery) and the Tasty Weasel Taproom in Brevard, NC.
WHAT: Oskar Blues Brewery took its Ten FIDY Imperial Stout and stashed it in a blend of Buffalo Trace and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels for a minimum of eight months. The result is a cool and drinkable concoction that gets more complex with each sip. Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY clocks in at 12.9% ABV. Just to sweeten the pot, for the third year, we’re dropping a TAPROOM ONLY Java Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY (12.9%). Aged just like BA Ten FIDY, but mixed with Hotbox Roasters cold brew made with a blend of Mexican and Brazilian beans. Java BA FIDY will ONLY be available from our CO and NC taprooms this one, single day.
WHEN: November 11th. Sales will begin at 10am – though we have a feeling that a line might begin to form earlier, so we’ll start giving out numbered wristbands at 9:30am. These wristbands will allow you to walk around and not worry about losing your place in line. We know what you’re thinking: THAT EARLY ON A SATURDAY? I’LL BE HURTIN! We get it. Us too. To ease the pain of the wee hours we’ll have the Oskar Blues CHUBwagon slingin’ breakfast foods in Brevard, while CyclHOPS Bike Cantina will be bringing breakfast burritos to the party in Longmont. Did we mention there’d be coffee? Hotbox Roasters will be on scene, and that stuff’ll flat wake. you. up.
WHY: Because FIDY deserves you and you deserve FIDY.
Now for the specifics + FAQ’s:
Does this number on my wristband really matter? Hell yes! We will go in order so please be available when your number is called so we can keep things rolling and we don’t miss ya! You must be present to get yer beer.
Is there a limit to how much of each 19.2 CAN I can buy? Yes. Each person may purchase 10 cases of B.A. FIDY and 2 cases of Java B.A. FIDY. Chances are that we will run out of cans of the Java B.A. FIDY early in the afternoon. If we have cans left at 4 p.m. (both MST and EST) then a “No Limit” rule kicks in and you will be able to purchase more. Don’t bet on this…but if it happens, now you know.
Why only a limited amount? To make sure more people get a chance to taste this rare liquid. Spread it around, ya know?
Will either of the two limited edition beers be on draft? Yep, we’ll have a limited amount of draft versions of each of the beers available at the taproom for sampling as well.
How much does the beer cost?
4 oz pour on DRAFT = $4
10 oz pour on DRAFT = $10
One CAN of either Java BA Ten FIDY or BA Ten FIDY = $12.50
One CASE (12 CANs) = $150
Can I fill a Crowler or a growler? Nah, sorry!
Even with, like, Dale’s? Nope. Due to the expected crowds and everyone’s anticipated desire to have everything run as smooth as a porpoise, we’re going to be putting away our Crowler machine for the day.
What if I can’t be there on Saturday but still want to try some of the beer? BA Ten FIDY will be nationally distributed to ask your local bottle shop or craft beer store to get some. Java BA FIDY will only be available on this one day. We MIGHT still have some on DRAFT on Sunday…it’s hard to say. Call your local Tasty Weasel taproom and ask one of the beertenders…they’ll let ya know. (their extension is 316 when you call the brewery)
How can I pay for this? Cash (USD) or credit/debit card. No checks, please. Gift cards cannot be used to purchase the 19.2 oz CANs.
Come early, hang out, drink beer!
BONUS: We’ll be hosting a special tapping of both BA Ten Fidy and Java BA Fidy at our new Oskar Blues Boulder Taproom on Thursday, November 9th. Beginning at 6:30pm, these special brews will be flowing so you can wet your whistle before the big release on November 11th. There will only be a limited amount available, so get there early – it runs out when it runs out. No Crowler filling of either BA Ten Fidy or Java BA Ten Fidy for this event – they will only be available on draught for your on-site enjoyment.