LONGMONT, Colo. — Say G’Day as G’Knight Imperial Red IPA joins Oskar Blues’ core priced line-up as the latest addition to reach the SRP of $8.99 to $9.99 six-pack pricing. This big, sticky imperial red IPA joins their array of beers now available at core pricing including the Original Craft Beer in a Can, Dale’s Pale Ale; along with Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Old Chub, Beerito, Pinner, and Oskar Blues IPA.
First canned in 2005, this behemoth of a beer pays liquid tribute to Gordon Knight, a Colorado craft beer pioneer and decorated Vietnam vet who died in 2002 fighting a massive wildfire outside of the brewery’s hometown of Lyons, CO. Great American Beer Festival medal-winning G’Knight Imperial Red IPA (8.7% ABV, 60 IBUs) is a hefty, dry hopped imperial red IPA with a nose full of aroma, a sticky mouthfeel, a malty middle, and mighty hop flavors. It sports a surprisingly smooth finish for a beer of its size.
“Gordon inspired everyone with his passion for life and crafting challenging beer flavors that really pushed the limits of hops in those early days. I still remember the day I met him, riding my bike between jobs in Boulder I rolled past a storage unit Gordon was brewing beer in. It was the first time I realized people do this for a living and I knew this was what I wanted to do,” said Dale Katechis, Soul Founder of Oskar Blues Brewery.
In the early 1990’s, Knight created breweries that would help define and influence today’s robust Colorado craft beer scene, including High Country (which later became Estes Park), Twisted Pine, and Wolf Tongue. Knight won Great American Beer Festival gold medals at three breweries he started, including a gold for High Country Brewery’s Renegade Red IPA. Knight would’ve turned 68 on February 20th of this month.
“We want to get G’Knight & Gordon’s legacy into more craft beer drinkers’ hands while we hoist one back and celebrate a true craft beer pioneer,” Katechis said. As the can says, “If you knew the man behind this tribute, this dry-hopped ale needs no explanation. If you didn’t, we’re sorry.” Read more about the life and craft beer legacy of Gordon Knight here: www.N3978Y.com
Core priced G’Knight Imperial Red IPA is available in the iconic kelly green 12oz. six-pack cans and draft in national retail locations. Find Oskar Blues beer via https://www.oskarblues.com/beerfinder/.
About Oskar Blues Brewery:
Founded 20 years ago in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with their hand-canned, flagship brew Dale’s Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country and operates breweries in Colorado, North Carolina and Texas. Oskar Blues produced more than 200,000 barrels in 2016 and Dale’s Pale Ale earned the nation’s top-selling craft can six-pack at U.S. supermarkets. The original craft beer canners continue to push innovation with creations like The CROWLER, Hotbox Coffee Roasters, B. Stiff & Sons Old Fashioned Sodas, The Oak Room, Oskar Blues Fooderies, REEB Cycles and the cycling-inspired accommodations and event space at REEB Ranch in North Carolina. Oskar Blues is available in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., parts of Canada, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Brazil, and South Korea.
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