Longmont, CO & Brevard, NC — Oskar Blues is rolling out PINNER Throwback IPA in 6-packs of 12-ounce CANs nationwide this month, following the release of PINNER in mixed 12-pack CANundrum and on draft. Coming in at 4.9 percent ABV and 35 IBUs, this primo dry-hopped brew is easy to throw back. To put it bluntly, PINNER is the lowest year-round ABV beer to blaze out of Oskar Blues’ brewhouses.
Dry-hopping with several different heady hops, including a killer experimental variety, gives PINNER a tropical, stoned-fruit aroma with hints of pine and smooth malt in the flavor.
PINNER is brewed in both home states of ColoRADo and North Carolina and initially was distributed just in Oskar Blues’ backyards. PINNER joined the mixed 12-pack, CANundrum, in February for national distribution, making that a hotbox of Oskar Blues flagships with the hop-forward Dale’s Pale Ale, the crisp Mama’s Little Yella Pils, the peaty smooth Old Chub Scotch Ale, and now the 4.9 percent ABV PINNER IPA. The PINNER 6-packs are priced in line with the Oskar Blues other 6-packs.
Adding PINNER 6-packs to the iconic line-up of Oskar Blues 12-ounce beers gives everyone a little more reason to #sipsipgive. #pinneripa #canibeblunt #oskarblues #getpinnertrated
Founded as a 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, moved into a 35,000-square-foot facility in Longmont, ColoRADo. The brewery has since experienced explosive growth-packaging 59,000 barrels of beer in 2011 and 86,750 barrels in 2012. In December of 2012, Oskar Blues opened the doors to an additional brewery in Brevard, North Carolina. Recently, Oskar Blues secured an additional 60,000 square feet in their Colorado location to allow additional production and add six full-size Brunswick bowling lanes to the Tasty Weasel Taproom.Together, the breweries packaged 119,000 barrels of beer in 2013, distributing trailblazing craft brews to 36 states and Washington, D.C.