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Oskar Blues Moneyshot White Wit Wheat, a can potential

Oskar Blues Moneyshot White Wit Wheat

Oskar Blues Moneyshot White Wit Wheat is on the can horizon by the Colorado brewery.

Not much to offer by way of description at the moment. The base beer is brewed with white wheat and spices.

The brewery has not yet announced this offering.

Style: Witbier (w/ Spices)
Availability: 12oz Cans
Release: TBA

?? ABV

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Oskar Blues adds Mississippi, Utah

Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, CO/Brevard, NC) has recently added Mississippi and Utah to their distribution footprints. These state additions push the brewery very close to all 50 state distribution.

In Mississippi, Oskar Blues has partnered with Clark Beverage Group, Inc., Stokes Distributing Company, Capital City Beverage Company and FEB Distributing, Inc. Expect the brewery’s 12 and 19.2 ounce cans in November/December.

M&M Distributing (part of the Admiral Beverage) will bring Oskar Blues to Utah in December and January, 2016. Oskar Blues offerings will limited and only in cans to start in the state as their portfolio exceeds 4% ABV. (State laws prohibit “high” alcohol beer sales.)

In 2016, Oskar Blues will complete it’s United States distribution conquest with North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Montana.

READ MORE: Oskar Blues News

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Oskar Blues Hoptub Bath Machine Collaboration with Alabama Breweries Releases

Oskar Blues Hop tub Bath Machine

Oskar Blues Hoptub Bath Machine, a new collaboration with four Alabama breweries, releases in early November.

Oskar Blues (North Carolina brewery)teamed up, Straight to Ale, Good People, Cahaba Brewing, and Fairhope Brewing Company, to create the Hoptub Bath Machine brew. The new beer flavor is described as having “pear and lemon flavors combined with edgy peppercorn spice creates a light and crisp taste on the tongue.”

Oskar Blues Hoptub Bath Machine is a part of the Hangout Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend festival during the first week of November which features 21 breweries and over 60 beers to try. The Craft Beer Festival kicks off Friday, November 6, with a performance by Black Jacket Symphony playing Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon.”

“It’s great to dig in with the crew that is driving the craft beer scene back home in Alabama,” said Dale Katechis, soul founder of Oskar Blues Brewery.

Oskar Blues Hoptub Bath Machine will be available for limited time in 6-packs prior to the festival in select Alabama and Florida markets, and will be officially released to the public at the Hangout Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Festival.

Style: ???
Availability: 6-pack cans, draft.
Arrival: November 6, 2015

???% ABV

Oskar Blues Hoptub Bath Machine distribution in October includes:

Florida: 

Destin/Fort Walton Beach

Wine World (4 locations)
Richey’s
Beach Liquors

Alabama:

Birmingham

Piggly Wiggly (4 locations)
Hop City
Western (2 locations)
Whole Foods
Hops And Vines

Huntsville

Liquor Express
Wish You Were Beer

Auburn

South Side Market

Tuscaloosa

Loosa Brews

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Oskar Blue Blue Dream IPA Coming to Cans

Oskar Blues IPA can

Oskar Blues (Lyon, CO/Brevard, NC) unveiled a new IPA today in Brevard. The new offering will be available in 12 ounce cans.

In the image above, Oskar Blues Anne-Fitten Glen holds up the artwork for the new offering. More to come.

Style: IPA
Availability:
Release:

6.4% ABV

 

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Oskar Blues Launches Coffee Roasting Company

Oskar Blues (Longmont, CO) announced the launch of Hotbox Roasters, a coffee roasting company this week. The new business will offer fresh roasted premium beans in 32oz “crowlers”.

Hotbox Roasters is offering three different fair-trade roasts from Kenya, Boliva, and Indonesia. Additionally, they plan on working with brewers around the United States to provide custom-roasted beans for craft brews.

“Canning the coffee seals in the flavor more effectively than in a bag, not only when we produce it, but also when you reseal it at home,” explains Chief Coffee Dude and Head Roaster Derek Palmer. “If you’re going to be fair-trade, you should also be fair to the planet. This is why our packaging is infinitely recyclable. Plus, it’s easier to seal and store a can on a camping or bike trip than a bag—and that’s how we roll.”

The three offerings boast names like Boliva Newton John, Frank Sumatra, and Kenya Dig it. Hotbox Roasters is available nationwide through a tiered subscription service starting at $15.95 a month. [Hotbox]

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Oskar Blue Pinner Throwback IPA Headed to 19.2oz Cans

Oskar Blues PINNER Throwback IPA hit the scene earlier this year, and is now in 44 states in 12oz cans. Seeing its hoppy success, the brewery is adding the “stovepipe” 19.2 ounce cans.
Dale’s Pale Ale was first in the big can, followed by Mama’s Little Yella Pils.

The single serve 19.2oz cans will debut first in Colorado and North Carolina, then California and Illinois.

Style: IPA
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. 19.2oz Cans. Year Round Offering.

4.9% ABV

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Oskar Blues Expanding North Carolina Location

Oskar Blues Expansion

Oskar Blues Brewery opened their second location in Brevard, North Carolina in December of 2012. In June, 2015, Oskar Blues embarks on an expansion.

In the first two years of production, Oskar Blues Brevard produced 110,000 barrels (3.4 million gallons) of beer. In 2015, the location will do 85,000 barrels. Oskar Blues is breaking ground on a new expansion this week.

The expansion to Oskar Blues Brevard will include a 9,000 square foot expanded waste water treatment plant, and 17,000 square foot addition for fermentation space.

New brewing equipment includes a second 50-barrel mash tun, a spent grain silo, and more administrative offices.

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