Oskar Blues She’Boogie Bop, a beer brewed entirely by women, debuts this month.
Oskar Blues brewer Diana Locatelli, brewers assistant Lauren Laquerre, along with Kristin Hubbard, and Sara Laurienti from the cellar created the beer. The base is a cream ale, serenaded by the sweet sounds of Prince, with vanilla beans and lavender added post fermentation.
“It’s pretty obvious that the production-side of brewing is male-dominated. I think ladies-only day was a rad way to celebrate being brew chicks. We had a lot of fun making SHE’Boogie Bop.” Using their collective beer prowess to rock the Lyons brewbarn, they created a beer that’s crisp and slightly sweet, with herbal notes from the lavender. – Diana Locatelli, Oskar Blues brewer
Oskar Blues She’Boogie Bop will be available on draft only starting March 13th at the brewery’s Colorado locations and restaurant locations.
Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee Porter, a collaboration with Hotbox Roasters, is returning to shelves for a second time. The beer first debuted in December, 2015.
Hotbox Coffee Porter features cold-extracted coffee from Burundian and Ethiopian beans, to give the base porter flavors and aromas of dark plums, chocolate and hints of blueberry.
“Hotbox Porter shows that beer and coffee were meant to be together. Digging in with Hotbox Roasters allowed us to develop a malt blend and a coffee blend that gel beautifully.” -Tim Mathews, Head of Oskar Blues brewing operations
As you’ll recall, earlier this year the brewery also partnered Hotbox Roasters to offer coffee beans in cans.
Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee Porter is available nationally in 12 ounce cans and draft through November, 2016.
6.4% ABV, 30 IBUs
Oskar Blues Beerito
Style: Mexican Lager
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
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Oskar Blues Passionfruit Pinner IPA will heading the brewery’s summer lineup.
The base recipe is Pinner “Throwback IPA” that features Passionfruit and a touch of blood orange juice.
“Passion fruit is very prominent in PINNER Throwback IPA’s dry-hopped flavor spectrum, locking in on that and accentuating it alongside the existing mouthfeel and clean malt characteristics is a natural extension of what this beer is all about” – head brewer Tim Matthews.
Oskar Blues Passionfruit Pinner is available starting in late June in 12 ounce cans, nationally.
Oskar Blues Priscilla launches nationwide this month. A new Belgian-style wheat beer.
Orange peel and coriander add nuance to this new release. Priscilla has been on tap for over 10 years at the original Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons, Colorado.
“Priscilla is a beer steeped in Oskar Blues’ music history,” said Chad Melis. “A longtime Oskar Blues favorite, we’ve decided its time to bring this amped up, electric brew from the basement and to the masses.”
Oskar Blues Priscilla is shipping nationwide this month. The brewery recently announced completing all 50 state distribution.
Oskar Blues is now available in all 50 states. The brewery recently tacked on the state of Montana.
The brewery signed a distribution deal with Summit Beverage Company in the Missoula and Butte markets, and Bronken’s Distributing in the Bozeman market.
That wraps up all 50.
“When I first left my home state of Alabama, I was dead set on being a fly fishing guide in Wise River Montana. My wife and I never made it past Lyons, CO as the vibe of the surrounding mountains grabbed us and we put down roots. A few years later we started Oskar Blues.” said Dale Katechis, soul-founder. “Now almost 20 years later, we’re completing our trip to Montana bringing our journey full circle.
Additionally, the brewery is expanding distribution of their flagship beer Dale’s Pale Ale to Australia.
This year, Oskar Blues acquired Tampa, Florida’s Cigar City Brewing, and is now shipping a new beer – BEERITO Mexican Lager.
Oskar Blues The Wolf and the Lamb, a new collaboration with NOLA Brewing Company, launches in the Louisiana market this week.
The team created a “double” pilsner-style beer, brewed with pilsner malt, and Czech Agnes and Styrian Wolf hops.
Crisp and spicy aromas dotted with floral, sage-like undertones of berries, pineapple, and citrus. A slightly bready medium bodied lager flavor continues the European hop onPilsslaught with more herbal and spicy fruity character.
The artwork for Oskar Blues The Wolf and the Lamb is a custom piece created in the spirit of the New Orleans Jazz Fest by legendary artist J Pierrel.
This partnership marks Oskar Blues one-year anniversary in the Louisiana market. Available in 12 ounce cans in Colorado as well.
Availability: 12oz Cans
Release: Week of 4/20/16
Special edition “The Wolf and the Lamb” signed and numbered giclee prints will be available from J. Pierre on 100lb hot press paper at the following events
–Avenue Pub 4/20 (Wednesday) @ 4:20pm
-The Bulldog Uptown 4/20 (Wednesday) @ 7pm
-World of Beer Warehouse District 4/21 (Thursday) @ 7pm
-Howlin Wolf 4/23 (Saturday) @ 8pmPiklspils
-Maison on Frenchmen St. 4/24 (Sunday) @ 8pm