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REEBellion at the Ranch: Win the Trip of a Lifetime

 

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.

Oskar Blues Brewing Austin is NOW OPEN!!

 

Austin’s first brew, Dale’s Pale Ale (of course) rolled off the line at the end of June 2016 and we flung open our doors in late July 2016. OB ATX will feature top live music acts from the “Live Music Capital of the World”, Texas and beyond. Every weekend you can expect great brews, great food trucks, and great tunes in our 5,000 sq. ft. Tasty Weasel Taproom and/or 2000 sq. ft. patio.

Food trucks on the weekends and hand-crafted sandwiches from Flying Pig Provisions during the week. 

Check our social media (links below) for live music and food truck listings!

HOURS: The taproom is open from 12pm to 10pm every, damn, day. 

ADDRESS: 10420 Metric Blvd., Austin, TX 78758

PHONE: (512) 243-7054

Follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for tap listings, food trucks, and live music. 

CURENT TAP LIST:

Dale’s Pale Ale

Pinner IPA

IPA

Mama’s Little Yellow Pils

Beerito Amber Mexican Lager

REEB Rye’d IPA

B.Stiff’s and Sons Sodas: Cream, Orange, ginger, root beer, black cherry ($2 cans)

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For music booking inquires please email: Austinbooking@oskarblues.com

For event inquiries please email: janie@oskarblues.com 

For marketing/sponsorship inquiries please email: danw@oskarblues.com

B. Stiff & Sons Announces Release of New Flavors

 


The unmistakable, spicy aroma of ginger fills the warehouse space
where B. Stiff and Sons Specialty Sodas are made. Head of Production, Jim
Glenn, is working on a batch of Ginger Beer – a new flavor for the company.
This is the first batch that will incorporate fresh ginger, and a small food
processor whirrs as he tosses in pieces of knobby ginger root. The fresh stuff
is mixed with a ginger puree and steeped for about an
hour.
After steeping, the
ginger solids are carefully wrapped in a game bag (similar to a cheesecloth),
which is suspended in the tank to help flavor the soda – a process cheekily dubbed
“G-bagging.”


“Hopefully this will give it a bigger ginger kick,” explains
Glenn, as he ties the 15-lb bag of ginger solids up in the tank. “We’re
constantly improving the recipe, altering it little by little. It already has
great texture and great flavor; we’re just working on getting more of that
ginger bite.”


Hot water, sugar, and flavor extracts (ginger,
lime and spicy pepper) will swirl around the g-bag as the tank recirculates (the
liquid pulls from the bottom and then dumps back into the top) for four hours.
After chilling, Glenn will add carbonation and then package the bubbly beverage
in cans. The whole process takes three days per batch.


Ginger Beer is one of four new flavors produced by B.
Stiff and Sons Specialty Sodas – a company that claims Oskar Blues Brewery as
their parent. Previously, they made only B. Stiff and Sons Root Beer. Two years
ago, King Soopers and City Market started carrying the Root Beer in Colorado
stores; where the beverage eventually become the top-selling local Root Beer and the
second-best selling craft soda overall.


Now, the company is gearing up to introduce the following new flavors
to consumers: Ginger Beer, Orange Cream, Cream Soda, and Black Cherry. “These
flavors were chosen because they’re old-school, nostalgic flavors that you
can’t find anywhere else,” said Sales Manager Geoff Hess. “Our soda is
truly handmade, with every small batch being tasted and tweaked. We’re looking
to rejuvenate these classics with new twists.” The Root Beer recipe is being
revamped as well, resulting in a 20% reduction in sugar
– a change made in
response to consumer feedback. 


The distribution plan for the new flavors is off to an
aggressive start. After the official release April 1st, they will be available at multiple large grocery chain stores across
Colorado, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Retailers include
ABC Liquors in Florida and Engels Markets in North Carolina; along with numerous local retailers.


“The company is projecting approximately 600% growth in 2016
based on current success and enthusiasm,” said Hess. “We’ve begun construction
on our new production facility, with the goal of taking over the entire craft
soda world!”


Follow @bstiffpop for news and updates.

For a list of local, independent retailers who offer B.
Stiff and Sons Specialty Sodas, contact Geoff Hess at
farmergeoff@oskarblues.com




Oskar Blues Brewery Teams Up With Local Maltsters

 

Oskar Blues Brewery recently got down with a collaborative project featuring craft maltsters and Fort Collins’ The Mayor of Old Town. Watch to see what kind of magic happens when craft brewers use locally-cultivated raw materials in their creations. Local agriculture meets local, independent business? Pretty Fuh-CAN rad.

Cocktails for the Craft Beer Lover’s Soul

 


Looking to mix things up this Valentine’s Day? Get busymaking your significant other one of these craft beer cocktails:



Baby Got HiBiscus?


This simple, fancy twist on a mimosa is perfect for Valentine’s
Day brunch. We used hibiscus simple syrup to achieve a layering effect, but you
can substitute Chambord, or a mixture of ½ hibiscus simple syrup and ½ Chambord.
We recommend garnishing with a (pesticide-free) flower petal if you really wanna be a show-off.

  • Garnish a martini glass with a sugar rim (pink sugar would
    be extra festive)

  • Add 4 oz Mama’s Little Yella Pils

  • Add 2 oz orange juice

  • Gently pour hibiscus simple syrup along the
    inside of the glass to create layering effect


Makes: 1



Romancerita


Ask your date to Netflix and chill with this impressive-looking
frozen margarita. We used an Oskar Blues IPA float on top to add fizz; if you can get your hands on it, Beerito Mexican Lager works great too.

  • Puree about 6 fresh strawberries, set aside

  • Blend together ice cubes, 2 oz tequila, and the
    margarita mix of your choice

  • Pour half of the frozen mixture into a large
    goblet-style glass

  • Pour strawberry puree over top of frozen mixture

  • Add the rest of the frozen mix to the glass to
    achieve a layered effect

  • Gently drop ½ oz Chambord along the inside of
    the glass (optional)

  • Top off with 2-3 oz of Oskar Blues IPA

  • Garnish with a fresh strawberry


Makes: 1



Chubby Cupid


Make this easy, chocolatey cocktail for dessert on
date-night. Nitro Old Chub makes it extra smooth; and we use locally-made Richardo’s
Decaf Coffee Liqueur by Spirit Hound Distillers in Lyons, Colorado.

  • Pour ½ oz coffee liqueur in a martini-style
    glass

  • Top glass with Nitro Old Chub

  • Garnish with whipped cream and espresso beans, and
    dust with cinnamon or espresso powder


Makes: 1



Special thanks to Nick Durecki at CYCLHOPS Bike CANtina for his
creative recipes. Nick enjoys long walks on the beach, climbing on stuff, and cultivating flowing locks of hair. Visit him and the rest of the crew at CYCLHOPS for killer food and brews.

What’s your favorite craft beer cocktail to make with OBB brews? Let us know on Twitter @oskarblues #beercocktail


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