Oskar Blues (Lyon, CO) and Sun King Brewing (Indianapolis, IN) are brewing up a new can collaboration – Chaka. The beer will be a Belgian style ale with ingredients from both states. Shagbark hickory syrup will be added from Indiana, and Belgian pale malt from Colorado malting. Dave Colt from Sun King and Dave Chichura from Oskar Blues have been friends for years. They met when Colt was working at Circle V Brewing in Indiana.
According to Hoosier Beer Geek, Chaka will be brewed this spring, debuting at the Craft Brewer’s Conference in May. Oskar Blues & Sun King will brew an edition of Chaka. Interestingly, Oskar Blues isn’t currently distributed in Indiana. This collaboration would be the first time the brewery’s beer would hit the state.