Longmont, CO & Brevard, NC — Oskar Blues Brewery is releasing a new IPA, Oskar Blues IPA, this August, in all 44 states in which Oskar Blues is sold.
The brew team has created another balanced but dynamic Oskar Blues beer, offering an intense fresh orange aroma, punchy, savory mouthfeel, and long-lasting flavor. A variety of Australian hops, including Enigma, Vic Secret, Ella, and Topaz, grown in Victoria and Tasmania, were hand-chosen by Oskar Blues brewers for this ale. This is one of the first U.S. production beers to use the new Enigma hop, a descendant of the Swiss Tettnang hop. Enigma imparts a true down-under terroir of white wine and red berries. Oskar Blues IPA’s grain bill features flaked red wheat and premium English Caramalt–giving the beer a sticky stoned-fruit flavor punctured by a bitter earthiness.
“The Australian hops impart very juicy and sweet aromas, featuring notes of passion fruit, red currant, pinot gris, raspberries, pineapple, peach and citrus,” says Tim Matthews, head of brewing operations for Oskar Blues. “A solid mix of malt barley and red wheat creates a clean malt backbone with just enough flavor and mouthfeel to support the main act from the hops.”
Tim’s tasting notes:
Aroma- white peach, pineapple, red berries, melon, spruce, citrus,
Flavor- crisp malts, melon, pinot gris, hint of bread.
Mouthfeel- coats with noticeable bitterness, finishes semi-sweet with soft bitterness.
Appearance- frothy to creamy foam, golden to orangish hue.
Oskar Blues IPA comes in at 6.43 percent ABV and 70 IBUs, making it a unique addition to the Oskar Blues portfolio.
Look for this new year-round addition to the Oskar Blues beer line-up in 6-packs of 12-ounce CANs and on draft wherever great craft beer is sold starting in August.
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About Oskar Blues Brewery
Founded as a funky little brewpub by Dale Katechis in 1997, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse in 2002, using a tabletop machine that sealed one can at a time. In 2008, the makers of the top-selling pale ale in ColoRADo, Dale’s Pale Ale, added a brewery in Longmont, ColoRADo. The brewery has since experienced explosive growth-from packaging 59,000 barrels of beer in 2011 to 149,000 barrels in 2014. In December 2012, Oskar Blues opened the doors to an expansion brewery in Brevard, North Carolina. Oskar Blues has continued craft can innovation by introducing the CROWLER as a canned off-premise growler alternative. The innovative, original canned craft brewery now distributes trail-blazing craft brews to 44 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Canada, Sweden, and the U.K. For more information and social media visit http://www.oskarblues.com.