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Welcome to the CANspiracy…

 

You. Hey, you. Pssst… get over here.

There’s a CANspiracy going down. You want in? If so, read on.

SIGN UP FOR 2018 PROGRAM NOTICE 


What’s the CANspiracy?

Each member (the CANspirator) will getcher hands on four separate OB CANspiracy rarer-est of rare Oskar Blues Brewery canned beer releases.  These may be delivered in 19.2 oz cans, 32 or 25 oz. Crowler Cans, 12 oz cans, and/or direct 10 second tap pours to your mouth (no glass, all class).  It will ALL be canned packages you can ONLY receive if you are a member of the OB CANspiracy.

Barrel-aged beers? Yup.

Sours? Maybe

Passing moments of brewer inspiration? Uh-huh.

OB CANspiracy Benefits

  • At least 100 oz of delicious, canned, CANspiracy-specific brews.

  • CANspiracy “card”

  • Limited edition glassware

  • Special release events for CANspirators (you are allowed to bring one guest.. It doesn’t have to be your co-CANspirator… husband, wife, partner, friend, dog, cat, perfect strangers are also allowed)

  • 15% discount on all Oskar Blues merchandise purchases in the Longmont or  Brevard Tasty Weasel.

  • Priority for beer releases at either Tasty Weasel taproom – including bourbon barrel-aged Ten FIDY, Java bourbon barrel-aged Ten FIDY, rum barrel-aged Death By Coconut, etc. The process for this will be communicated at a later date.

How much is this gonna cost me?

$200 for four releases of CANspiracy-specific beers and the above benefits.

What are the beers I get?

We’re diggin’ through our barrels, writing new recipes, and consulting the star charts to choose the best brews to present to ya for this program. We haven’t settled on the exact ones yet, but part of gettin’ in on this CANspiracy is gonna take a little trust. Ya know?

Release Notification Process

There is not a set timetable for each release throughout the year. Shit’s gonna go down when shit goes down. The timing of these releases is dependent on when the beers are ready to roll, but we’ll give you a two week heads up via email for the opening of the release window.

Pickup Rules

*** Must present a valid government ID at each pickup to confirm CANspiracy membership.

We’ll be hosting “club only” special release day events (food, meet the brewers, lick inside the barrel, etc) to kick off the pickup period. During the first day release event CANspirators MAY be able to purchase additional beer depending on the release. This ability will be communicated for each release. 

These awesome sauces will be available from The Tasty Weasel taproom in ColoRADo or North Carolina. (Unfortunately we cannot run the program from our Austin, Texas brewery due to current state laws). You must designate one location only to pickup each release. You cannot switch locations. 

Each release will be available for pickup for two weeks during normal Tasty Weasel business hours.  Any releases not picked up during this time period will be forfeited to OB. Additional purchases of CANspiracy beers (if possible) will only happen on day one of the release window during the “club only” release event. 

The Co-CANspirator

We legally cannot ship beers BUT…members CAN assign a “co-CANspirator”. A co-CANspirator is a person that members trust to pickup their beers.  Please choose this person carefully, as they may steal yer shit and we do not offer refunds on membership.

One Co-CANspirators is allowed to pickup a maximum of TWO different members’ orders per release. So, again, choose your person carefully.  No mules. 

*** You or your co-CANspirator must present a valid government ID at each pickup to confirm CANspiracy membership.

Questions?

Meet us in the parking garage at 3am or just email CANspiracy@oskarblues.com.

Deviant Dale’s Imperial IPA Returns to Shelves in Limited Release

 

Longmont, CO, Brevard, NC & Austin, TX – It’s said that the devil is in the details and Oskar Blues Brewery’s 2017 Deviant Dale’s Imperial IPA is no different. Oskar Blues has elevated this beer to a three month seasonal offering, January through March, taking advantage of a small quantity of meticulously hand selected hops while brewing the beer immediately upon hop delivery to provide the optimal flavor the beer demands.

“Elevated levels of malt and hops, with heaps of Columbus dry-hopping make Deviant Dales IPA a robust dark amber hoppy treat,” said Head of Brewing Operations, Tim Matthews. “Candy caramel, strawberry, citrus, and that signature dankness get twisted together in aroma and flavor. Challenging and assertive bitterness, with tons of malt backbone make this one a classic.”

The Oskar Blues Breweries in Longmont, Brevard, and now Austin will host a trio of release events in late December and early January. This will be the first time each facility will brew their batches and release the same beer together.

December 30th, 2016 – Oskar Blues Brewery ColoRADo (draft and to-go cans/Crowlers)

December 31st, 2016 – Oskar Blues Brewery Austin (draft only, no to-go beer… TX law)

January 6, 2017 – Oskar Blues Brewery North Carolina (draft and to-go cans/Crowlers)

Deviant Dale’s has won a slew of awards, including a silver medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival in the American-style IPA category and a score of 99 from Rate Beer.

This 8% ABV, 85 IBUs Imperial IPA will be available on draft and in 12 oz. six-packs from January to March. Check the Oskar Blues Brewery Beer Finder to locate Deviant Dale’s at a watering hole or store near you.

Oskar Blues Brewery + Nitro Circus = #GripADales

 

Oskar Blues Brewery launches into their pairing with the leading name in action sports, Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus with the December 25th NBC airing of the Nitro World Games (3:30pm ET, check local listings). The
media partnership aligns the innovative and boundary pushing ideals at the core
of both. 
 

“Action sports is about progression, pushing the envelope to go bigger, faster and farther than ever before,” said Pastrana. “When it comes to competition, I expect to see the best of the best going head to head, attempting tricks no one has ever seen before. With the Nitro World Games, we wanted to create an event that raised the bar and took action sports to the next level.”

Oskar Blues Brewery blew the doors off on the craft beer scene in 2002 kicking the status quo by stuffing their voluminously hoppy 6.5% ABV Dale’s Pale Ale in a can. The brewery continues to push the boundaries of what people expect from craft beer in a can by challenging the ABV, complexity and size of their craft beer offerings through 2006’s Ten FIDY Imperial Stout and this year’s 19.2oz. cans of the 12.9% ABV Barrel-Aged version.

Led by Dale Katechis, the Soul-Founder, Oskar Blues has spawned their own in-house bike brand, REEB Cycles, and developed the Oskar Blues REEB Ranch, a cycling inspired event space and accommodation destination on the edge of Dupont State Forest just down the road from their Brevard, North Carolina brewery. Oskar Blues’ creation of Burning Can (notjusta) Beer Fest and “REEBellion at the Ranch” events offer insight into a rider born core and craft beer inspired lifestyle.

Ryan Nyquist on his way to winning the 2014 Red Bull Dreamline event held at the Oskar Blues REEB Ranch.



Events and partners like the 2014 Red Bull Dreamline, which launched the Oskar Blues REEB Ranch, NASCAR with JR Motorsports and professional athletes including World Cup downhill racer Neko Mulally and Jeff Lenosky have continued to blur the lines between craft beer and the adventurous lifestyle.

Neko Mulally


The push continues with the current #GripADales social media activation. Oskar Blues challenges their fans to grab a Dale’s, do something wild and wacky, and then show off what’s left from the can. One lucky gripper will win a trip to Burning Can in Brevard (full contest deets). 

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OSKAR BLUES BREWERY ADDS FOUR MORE PINNERTRATIONS WITH PINNER THROWBACK IPA 16-PACKS

 


Longmont, CO, Brevard, NC & Austin, TX – Continuing their tradition of packaging innovation, Oskar Blues Brewery, is adding four more
pinnertrations to the existing PINNER THROWBACK IPA 12-packs.  The new 16-can package will launch in the
ColoRADo market just in time for the holiday season while national distribution
will follow in early 2017.

 

Last year, PINNER Throwback IPA was the #7 new brand launch in
craft beer (according to Brewers
Association)
and quickly became Oskar Blues’ number two hit behind Dale’s
Pale Ale. In February, PINNER was added to the Oskar Blues CANundrum Mixed
12-Pack alongside Dale’s Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils and Oskar Blues
IPA. 

 

PINNER is dry-hopped with several different
heady hops, including a killer experimental variety, giving it a tropical,
stoned fruit aroma with hints of pine and smooth malt in the flavor. 
The brewery expanded the strain by lighting up
Passion Fruit PINNER for craft beer drinkers in the summer of 2016.  The limited release sultry spinoff accentuated
the passion fruit and citrus juice attributes of the original PINNER and cranks
them up for the summer season.  Look for
Passion Fruit Pinner again May through August in 2017.

 

“Many things contribute to flavor in beer, and with Pinner it’s
a focus on hops and malt–with a considerable nod to the hops,” said Oskar
Blues ColoRADo head brewer Tim Matthews. “With the lower ABV, layers
of flavor build on one another–

with one sip citrus, the next sip pineapple, next sip papaya, next
sip passion fruit, next sip toasted bread–and then on to the next pint.”

 

America’s first craft beer 16-pack is a great grab-n-go package
and at 4.9 percent ABV and dry hopped 35 IBUs, its easy to throw ‘em back.




Find #PinnerIPA and #SipSipGive at your favorite watering hole or
beer shop near you with
www.oskarblues.com/beerfinder.

Oskar Blues Brewery Austin’s Another FuhCAN New Year’s Eve Party