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 below).
“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.
Bayside recently shared the official music video for “Pretty Vacant”: 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 (), 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" efforts include:
* Towns - building strong communities
* Tunes - for your eyeholes and earholes
* Treads + Trails - get outside and get after it
* Love Yur Mama - save the blue marble
What do you get when you bring together Oskar Blues Brewery, Cigar City Brewing, and Perrin Brewing Company? A Fuster Cluck of beer.
On July 21st starting at 4:30pm the Tasty Weasel in Longmont (1800 Pike Road) is leading the ColoRADo debut of Tampa's Cigar City alongside tappings of Grand Rapids' Perrin and OB's lineups of kickass brews.
FREE beer can chicken and music from Coop and the Chicken Pluckers from 5-7.
What we got here is a beer event you don't wanna miss out on.
Who: Oskar Blues Brewing, Cigar City Brewery, and Perrin Brewing
What: A Fuster Cluck of beer including ColoRADo's ONLY tapping on Jai Alai IPA and Perrin's Black Ale and Grapefruit IPA
Where: Tasty Weasel Taproom at Oskar Blues Brewery (1800 Pike Road, Longmont, CO)
When: 4:30pm - ???
Why: Because Cigar City and Perrin are fuhCAN rad and we wanna drink some rad beers. We'll also have FREE beer can chicken and music from Coop and the Chicken Pluckers from 5-7pm.
Does a RAD mountain biking adventure in beautiful Brevard, NC, sound appealing? How about winning your very own REEB Cycles hand-crafted bike? Click here and enter to win Oskar Blues Brewery's biggest sweepstakes giveaway yet.
OBB and Draft Magazine will treat one winner and three of his or her closest buddies to a long weekend at the REEB Ranch's scenic waterfall cabin - along with bonfires, gnarly trail rides through Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Recreational Forest, great eats, and craft beer as far as the eye can see. The prize also includes a tricked-out hammock set-up by Eagle's Nest Outfitters and specially branded Smith Optics helmet and sunglasses.
Sound pretty fuh-CAN cool? Wait, there's more - the winner can choose to participate in one or more epic races taking place REEBellion weekend. Challenge yourself against 47 miles of backcountry during the Oskar Blues Dirt Diggler Gravel Grinder; tear up steep hills and schlep across cow pastures at the REEB Ranch Cyclocross; or race down the newly built dual slalom course in the REEB Ranch Dual Slalom Challenge. If racing isn't your thing, grab a Dale's Pale Ale and watch the action.
Prize includes airfare, transportation, lodging, and meals.
Enter to win by July 31st.