Oskar Blues Releases 2020 Barrel-aged Ten FIDY and Extends BA20 Series

LONGMONT, Colo. — If you require proof that patience is a virtue, look no further than barrel-aged beers. Oskar Blues Brewery announces the release of Bourbon Barrel-aged Ten FIDY and Volumes 3 and 4 of their BA20 Barrel-aged Series: Angel’s Vera and Zuccotto. These BA beers are available in four-packs of 12 oz. cans for a limited time.

In late 2019, Oskar Blues’ brewers pumped bourbon barrels full of the craft beer classic Imperial Stout, Ten FIDY. Safely sheltered from the outside world throughout 2020, Barrel-aged Ten FIDY has matured beyond its chocolatey, roasty base, picking up an abyss-like depth of flavor with notes of vanilla, caramelized sugar and espresso. Months of rest inside oak bourbon barrels have mellowed the massive stout into a 12.5% ABV campfire companion – a warm blanket of a beer for backcountry trips or fireside sipping. Craft beer aficionados seek out every vintage of Barrel-aged Ten FIDY and can pick up the 2020 version for a limited time beginning now.

“Ten FIDY Imperial Stout is a malt monster,” says Oskar Blues’ Head Brewer, Juice Drapeau. “Aging the beer for at least nine months in bourbon barrels ramps up both the complexity and ABV while mellowing out the finish. If I had a St. Bernard, I’d name him Oskar and train him to carry a barrel of BA Ten FIDY on his collar wherever we went. You know, for emergencies.”

Earlier this year, Oskar Blues Brewery introduced the BA20 Series of extremely limited barrel-aged beers infused with ultra premium ingredients. The final two installments of 2020 arrive now. BA20 Vol. 3: Angel’s Vera is a 10.3% Imperial Stout aged in rum barrels and infused with roasted pistachios. BA20 Vol. 4: Zuccotto is a 12.3% Imperial Stout aged in brandy barrels with raspberries, vanilla, white chocolate and dark chocolate.

Barrel-aged Ten FIDY is now available nationwide in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans. BA20 Vols. 3 & 4 have limited distribution and will be available at Oskar Blues taprooms in Colorado and North Carolina. Please direct all inquiries  to Aaron Baker at aaron@oskarblues.com.

About Oskar Blues Brewery

Founded in 1997 by Dale Katechis 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 operates breweries in Colorado, North Carolina and Texas brewing and canning Can-O-Bliss IPA, Dale’s Pale Ale, CANundrum Mix Pack and other craft beer offerings. 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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