LYONS, Colo., July 14, 2016 –
Bayside, who release their new album, Vacancy,
on Aug. 19 via Hopeless Records, have partnered with craft-beer-in-a-can
brewery Oskar Blues for a limited edition IPA, Bayside Black.
The beer, which features a
malty backbone with bright, citrusy hops, will be limited to 100 barrels and
available for a pre-order bundle with the new album via Craftshack (availability restricted to participating
states). The cans will also be available at Total Wine & More, as well as
select venues with a special focus on stores/venues along Bayside’s tour (dates
“The challenges of creating
a Black IPA is that when creating a recipe, one has to be very careful to
balance the hop bitterness and malt bitterness,” Oskar Blues’ Head Brewer at
Oskar Blues Brewery Lyons Juice Drapeau explains. “Dark malts can have
astringent characteristics to them so the key is to really achieve a clean hop
bitterness to compliment the potential malt bitterness. Also, another important
aspect of Black IPAs is to layer a variety of crystal malts and dark malts so
that the malt character in the beer has a lot of depth and complexity.”
“I’ve been a big fan of
Oskar Blues for a long time and it’s amazing that we get to collaborate with
them. It’s one of my favorite styles of beer and one of my favorite breweries.
I can’t wait to try some!” added Bayside guitar player Jack O’Shea.
recently shared the official music video for “Pretty Vacant”: http://smarturl.it/prettyvacant as well as the
first of a series of behind-the-scenes clips that bring fans inside the studio singer/guitar
player Anthony Raneri and O’Shea. The candid clips tackle each of the album’s
11 songs, with the first video available here: https://youtu.be/FWeegLOkz9o.
Pre-orders for Vacancy are available now (http://smarturl.it/Vacancy), with digital pre-orders offering an instant
download of “Enemy Lines” and “Pretty Vacant.” Physical pre-orders, vinyl, cd as well
as various merch bundles can be found here: http://bayside.merchnow.com/.
Bayside’s North American
tour kicks off on Aug. 11 in Ft. Lauderdale, with The Menzingers and Sorority
Noise along as support for the five-week outing. Tickets are available now via www.baysidebayside.com.
About Oskar Blues Brewery
Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons, Colo., Oskar
Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with hand-canned,
flagship brew Dale's Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing
breweries in the country and operates breweries in Longmont, Colo. and Brevard,
N.C., while producing 192,000 barrels in 2015. The original canned craft
brewery continues push innovation with the announcement of an Austin, Tex.
brewery in April of 2016 and creations like The Crowler while it distributes to
50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Canada, Sweden, Australia
and the U.K.
In 2013, Oskar Blues founded the CAN'd Aid Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity that offers
grassroots grants to those making a difference in the areas of community, the
environment, music, and more. In 2015 alone, CAN'd Aid partnered with 52
organizations and raised $2 million to date. CAN'd Aid's "do-goodery"
* Towns - building strong communities
* Tunes - for your eyeholes and earholes
* Treads + Trails - get outside and get
* Love Yur Mama - save the blue marble