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Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY Imperial Stout Returns

 

We looked into our beer crystal ball and we see something tall, dark, and barrel-aged in your future. Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY Imperial Stout is back in 2018 with taproom events on November 3, followed by national distribution on draft and in 19.2oz stovepipe cans.

Oskar Blues Brewery stuffed Ten FIDY Imperial Stout into bourbon barrels for a minimum of eight months; allowing vanilla, oak, and bourbon flavors to permeate the pitch-black depths of FIDY. During maturation, the FIDY-plus-bourbon flavors mellow into a cool, drinkable, deeply complex brew.

“Ten FIDY is already a big beer and barrel-aging takes it to the next level of decadence,” said Head of Brewing Operations Tim Matthews. “Espresso and burnt sugar flavors are turned up to eleven; alongside rich chocolate and caramel notes. Basically, it’s a flavor beast.”

Next, we asked the crystal ball what to pair Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY Imperial Stout with. When we peered inside, we saw autumn days, football games, gatherings of friends, fireplaces, hearty stews and chilis, and decadent desserts. No, it didn’t mention anything about your dating life – sorry.

Click one of the following links for Taproom Release Details:

Boulder, CO

Longmont, CO

Brevard, NC

Can’t make it to a release event? That’s okay – BA Ten FIDY Imperial Stout will be nationally distributed following the November 3 release. No need for a crystal ball or a psychic hotline to find it – track it down via the handy beerfinder.

COMING SOON: LIMITED RELEASE BARN BURNER BEERS

 

We’re dropping a different specialty beer EVERY THURSDAY in November. Don’t miss your chance to try these RARE brews outta the OG brew barn in Lyons, CO. Available in Boulder, Longmont, and Brevard taprooms only.

NOVEMBER 1: Firm Feelin’ Hoppy Lager (5.8% ABV) ya don’t want to feel wishy-washy about the beer you’re drinking – you want that firm feeling – a deep, gratifying sense of confidence in your choice of liquid. This Oskar Blues take on a hoppy lager will hit you right in those fearless feels with Pilsner malts, Vienna malts and a splash of Rye; juxtaposed with crisp, potent citrusy hops and Augustiner lager yeast. This is a limited release so don’t wait – the early bird gets the firm.

NOVEMBER 8: Interstate SMaSH Express Enigma (6.9% ABV) is a double dry-hopped, heavily Enigma-infused SMaSH (stands for “single malt and single hop”) named after our CO house band and pretty cool dudes, Interstate Stash Express. This SMaSH lineup features Root Shoot Pale malt on bass guitar. Meanwhile, Enigma hops rip on lead guitar with flashy notes of raspberry pinot gris and mandarin orange. Set to the rhythm of a first wort hop addition, then a second whirlpool addition PLUS two dry-hoppin’s during fermentation; this SMaSH puts on an epic flavor show.

NOVEMBER 15: Bwahahaha Callista (7.5% ABV) We continually fiddle around with this single hop IPA using a rotating hop selection because it’s one of our favorites. This month’s Bwahahaha features Callista hops. Callista is a newer hop varietal from Germany that boasts honeysuckle, peach, orange and citrus flavors with a spicy undertone.

NOVEMBER 21: Interstate SMaSH Express HPA016 (6.9% ABV) is a double dry-hopped SMaSH (stands for “single malt and single hop”) named after our CO house band and pretty cool dudes, Interstate Stash Express. For the first time, we’re using HPA016 as the featured hop in Interstate SMaSH Express – a special experimental hop from Australia that imparts tart and juicy raspberry and lemon flavors. As always, ISE boasts Root Shoot Pale malt on bass guitar; set to the rhythm of a first wort hop addition, then a second whirlpool addition PLUS two dry-hoppin’s during fermentation. This SMaSH puts on an epic flavor show.

NOVEMBER 29: Check Yo’Self Golden Double IPA (8.1% ABV) HBC 682 sounds like a vacuum model, or a robotic Star Wars character, but it’s actually an herbal, spicy experimental hop varietal used alongside Simcoe, Mosaic, Amarillo and Pacifica in this Golden Double IPA. Paired with a malt bill of CaraMalt, wheat, dextrin and rye (for malt depth without darkening the color), the result is a big, bright juicy DIPA that’s approachable at 8.1%. This beer was originally a collaboration with brewers from Perrin Brewing, Periodic Brewing and Headlands Brewing Co; and we liked it so much we brought it back around.

PRICING FOR BARN BURNER BEERS:

Pint – $6

10 oz -$4

4 oz – $1.75

Crowler – $9

Schedule may vary slightly per taproom location.

 

 

VOTE DALE’S FOR CANGRESS!

 

This election season, we’re sticking to what we value – and we value drinking beer. That’s why we’re endorsing Dale’s Pale Ale for CANgress. Dale’s doesn’t care which side of the aisle you’re on – as long as you’re willing to grab a seat at the bar. Dale’s Pale Ale’s opinion on healthcare? The economy? Infrastructure? There are no opinions because this CANdidate is literally a can of beer. Vote DPA this November and Dale’s will put you to work – doing 16oz curls.

This is our platform: Tear it up, put ‘em down, and don’t be a douche. Grab Dale’s Pale Ale at a watering hole near you and follow along as we hit the CANpaign trail with #dalesforcangress

 

UPCOMING! LIMITED RELEASE BARN BURNER BEERS

 

We’re dropping a different specialty beer EVERY THURSDAY in October. Don’t miss your chance to try these RARE brews outta the OG brew barn in Lyons, CO. Available in Boulder, Longmont, and Brevard taprooms only.

 

OCTOBER 4: Interstate SMaSH Express Simcoe (6.9% ABV) is a double dry-hopped, heavily Simcoe-infused SMaSH (stands for “single malt and single hop”) named after our CO house band and pretty cool dudes, Interstate Stash Express. This is SMaSH lineup features Root Shoot Pale malt on bass guitar. Meanwhile, Simcoe hops rip on lead guitar with spotlight-grabbing woodsy, pine-y power chords. Set to the rhythm of a first wort hop addition, then a second whirlpool addition PLUS two dry-hoppin’s during fermentation; this SMaSH puts on an epic flavor show.

OCTOBER 11: Bwahahaha Cashmere (7.5% ABV) We schemed up this Single Hop IPA and liked it so much that we use a rotating hop to maniacally mess with it. This month’s Bwahahaha plot centers around Cashmere hops, which lend lemon, lime, and melon flavors and herbal aromas. Warning: this perfectly balanced liquid plan to take over the world may elicit villainous laughter. Bwahahaha!

OCTOBER 18: Firm Feelin’ Hoppy Lager (5.8% ABV) ya don’t want to feel wishy-washy about the beer you’re drinking – you want that firm feeling – a deep, gratifying sense of confidence in your choice of liquid. This Oskar Blues take on a hoppy lager will hit you right in those fearless feels with Pilsner malts, Vienna malts and a splash of Rye; juxtaposed with crisp, potent citrusy hops and Augustiner lager yeast. This is a limited release so don’t wait – the early bird gets the firm.

OCTOBER 25: Long Live the Thing English Brown Ale (6% ABV) we’re declaring our allegiance to great beer with this English Brown Ale. The beer, crafted by our Brewhaüs Operator, Scott Johnson, features a malt bill spearheaded by nutty Maris Otter alongside a subtle hop build and the dry, earthy flavors of English ale yeast. In a surprise cross-beverage twist, coldbrewed Earl Grey tea and bergamot are added and Bob’s your uncle! You’re looking at a malt-forward English brown ale with biscuity undertones and a hint of tea flavor. Crumpets optional.

 

PRICING FOR BARN BURNER BEERS:

Pint – $6

10 oz -$4

4 oz – $1.75

Crowler – $9

 

 

 

SURPRISE GABF-WEEK RELEASE! PORT/BOURBON TEN FIDY DOUBLE BARREL-AGED IMPERIAL STOUT

 

In town for GABF week? We’ve got something special for you – a very limited quantity of the first ever Port/Bourbon Double Barrel-Aged incarnation of Ten FIDY Imperial Stout.

Port/Bourbon Double Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY Imperial Stout (13.3% ABV) Ten FIDY Imperial Stout gestated for nine months in a bourbon barrel; then was cradled in the warm embrace of tawny port barrels until it got straight-up portly with grape, vanilla, milk chocolate, and berry flavors with a hint of coconut. Give this Port/Bourbon Double-Barrel Aged Ten FIDY a shot ONLY in Colorado Taprooms.

Note: If you’re thinking, “wait, wtf is a tawny port?” here is the gist: Grapes from the Douro Valley in Portugal go into making port wine, which is generally enjoyed as a dessert wine. When aged in wooden casks, gradual oxidation and evaporation turn port wine to a mellow, golden-brown (tawny) color with a nutty flavor. If you’re thinking, “wait, wtf is Ten FIDY?” then you seriously need to come visit us and get corrupted with huge, malty, viscous Imperial Stout flavor ASAP.

Port/Bourbon Double Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY Imperial Stout is available on draft only in taprooms:

Boulder Taproom

921 Pearl St

Boulder, CO 80302

Longmont Taproom

1800 Pike Rd

Longmont, CO 80501

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