Oskar Blues Brewery Announces Return of Lager and Porter Series in 2021

LONGMONT, Colo. — Oskar Blues Brewery will delve even deeper into lagers and porters in 2021. The Slow Chill Series of classic, crisp lagers and the Death By Series of decadent porters will both see nationwide release for limited runs throughout the year. This year’s Death By Series will include a brand new release, to be announced May 1.

Death By Series of Decadent Porters

First concocted in 2013, Death By Coconut Irish Porter remains one of the highest rated and most sought-after beers in the Oskar Blues lineup. In 2020, the Death By Series was born and included three over-the-top indulgent porters crammed with heavy-handed additions of premium ingredients.

In 2021, Death By King Cake White Porter (6.5%) returns at the head of the parade as the first limited-release porter in the series. Like its namesake, the official dessert of Mardi Gras and Carnival, this porter is packed with flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg with orange and pastry notes rising to a party pitch on your palate. Who needs a plastic baby? This porter is enough to make you king for a day. Death By King Cake White Porter is now available for a limited time in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans.

The mid-year beer in the Death By Series is a brand new release, hot off the griddle, to be announced May 1. Stay tuned for more information on this all new Death By entry. Finally, the original cult favorite, Death By Coconut Irish Porter (6.5% ABV), returns in the fall to round out the series and delight longtime fans with cacao and coconut turned up to dangerous levels of decadence.

Slow Chill Lager Series

Crafting beers for the Slow Chill Lager Series is a delicious challenge for the Oskar Blues team. Producing clean, crisp lagers without haze, ABV, or adjuncts to hide behind requires almost spiritual patience and the best malt and hops you can get your hands on.

“The waiting is tough,” said Aaron Baker, Sr. Marketing Manager for Oskar Blues Brewery. “Chilled throughout their long fermentation, these beers take a while to perfect. Keeping our production team from drinking it all before it hits the canning line might be the hardest part.”

The series begins in 2021 with a Vienna-style Lager (5.0% ABV), a beer celebrating what malts mean to lagers. With biscuity, toasty undertones and a cool, dry finish, this lager drinks best out of doors with a long-range view. Slow Chill Vienna-style Lager is available now for a limited time in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans. A Munich-style Helles arriving in May and a Dunkel in September will complete the year’s Slow Chill Lager Series.

By offering rotating series of both lagers and porters, Oskar Blues keeps the beer fridge fresh all year long. For the latest Oskar Blues news, sign up for emails about new beer releases, upcoming events and promotions at https://www.oskarblues.com/  or email Aaron Baker with questions at aaron@oskarblues.com.

About Oskar Blues Brewery

Founded in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft-beer-in-a-can apocalypse with their voluminously hopped, hand-canned brew, Dale’s Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues operates breweries in Colorado, North Carolina and Texas, brewing and canning boundary stomping craft beer like Can-O-Bliss IPA, Dale’s Pale Ale, Oskar’s Lager, the CANundrum Mix Pack and more. Oskar Blues beers are available nationwide in the US and in more than 15 countries. Oskar Blues Brewery is a proud member of CANarchy, a disruptive collective of like-minded craft brewers dedicated to bringing high-quality, innovative flavors to drinkers in the name of independent craft beer.

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