Oskar Blues jams out a new collaBEERation with punk rock’s Bayside
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”: