|Georgetown, WA – 2/23/10 – Burc from Oskar Blues Brewery in Colorado will be here tomorrow to talk about what they “can” do. If they can do it, we can do it, and YOU can do it too! One of the first, if not THE first craft breweries to can quality beer, Oskar Blues has tasty brews that you will have a hard time believing just came from a can! These are big beers, full of massive hops and malts, and every other type of beery goodness they can cram in the can. Most if not all of these are rated at over 95 percent. So come on down and taste what’s in the can…from the Dale’s Pale to the Ten Fidy, they must be tasted to be believed! The cans are actually great for the beer…come hear why!
Oh yeah, and see for yourself the one time they bottled..we have a display bottle of Gordon…take your picture with it to show your friends…Burc did! There’s a story behind it, and we’ll regale you with it tomorrow night…but no campfire. And we may even have some swag to give away too!!!
Dale’s Pale Ale: Brewed with hefty amounts of European malts and four kinds of American hops, it delivers a blast of hop aromas, a rich middle of malt and hops, and a thrilling finish. It weighs in at 6.5 % alcohol by volume. Why squeeze such a big brew into a little can? Because they think fun in the great outdoors calls for great beer. Their cans go where bottled beers can’t, where flavorless canned beers don’t belong. And no matter where you drink Dale’s Pale Ale, their can can protect it from light and oxidation far better than bottles do. Northern Brewer for bittering, Cascade and Columbus for flavor, and a big, post-boil addition of Centennial for aroma.
Gordon: A dry-hopped hybrid strong ale somewhere between a Double IPA and and Imperial Amber Ale (IAA). Brewed in tribute to the late Gordon Knight, Gordon is brewed with massive amounts of American hops and features about 85 IBUs and 8.7% alcohol by volume. Once a winter seasonal, Gordon is now a year-round, limited-supply offering.
Old Chub: A Scottish style ale brewed with copious amounts of crystal and chocolate malts, and a dash of beechwood-smoked malts. While Dale’s Pale Ale (“the best-tasting canned beer I’ve ever had,” according to many brewers and beer experts) is a showcase of both hops and pale malts, Old Chub is a celebration of malts. The cola-colored beer features a dense, tawny head, a creamy mouthful and flavors of caramel, chocolate and lightly roasted malt. Complex and rich, it finishes with a whisper of smokiness that calls to mind a fine single malt scotch. Old Chub weighs in at 8 % alcohol by volume.
Ten Fidy: Oskar Blues has released a special draft-only seasonal beer for the winter months. Ten FIDY Imperial stout is a titanic wonder of a stout, immensely viscous, and loaded with neck-deep flavors of chocolate, malt, coffee, cocoa and oats. It’s the beer equivalent of decadently rich milkshake made with Whoppers malted-milk balls and Heaven’s best chocolate ice cream. Ten FIDY is about 10% ABV and is made with enormous amounts of two-row malts, chocolate malts, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. Ten FIDY’s huge-but-comforting flavors hide a whopping 98 IBUs that are deftly tucked underneath the beer’s mountains of malty goodness. Also affectionately known as Ten W FIDY (i.e., 10W-50).
We will be tasting these tomorrow, Wednesday, February 24, from 5pm-7pm. Only $4 for all of them! Our usual “be green” offer applies: Bring your own tasting glass and save a dollar!! You can do it!
Thanks, Erika & Crew
Oh, and if you waited this long, Hops and Props is SOLD OUT!!!! April 24, 7-10pm. Information to be updated at http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103053625561&s=0&e=001DWrmzYCR79JE3PecaxNoB1LtIsa1SEmGn4oZ7O9_PBxk5w7EcDyDd8jHf59ZJgHp8zF-Uake0got0_6wQoZPZ5IdKhRi0Dgv8CmTxmzixzz6XObgXBjYO2mU9i99daeqCjo8G_AXHWo=. Yes, they have a waitlist, yes it’s capped too…so if you still want to go, you may have to find an alternate tickets source (like craig’s list, ebay, etc). We wish you bon chance, good luck, and may the force be with you. 🙂
We also have Cask Fest tickets now available: http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103053625561&s=0&e=001DWrmzYCR79JE3PecaxNoB1LtIsa1SEmGn4oZ7O9_PBxk5w7EcDyDd8jHf59ZJgHp8zF-Uake0gookt3sZjSqxLY5cPuXrPiPaZ2-kbIfQJU_vQ3kg6vivdAu1t8Ofpf4. These are limited also, so if you missed H&P or want to do both, come get yours now while they’re still available. There are two sessions, aftternoon and evening, so choose wisely…or do BOTH!
And here’s the requisite fine print for the tastings: Due to licensing laws in the state of Washington, we are limited to serving no more than 2oz per varietal/flavor and no more than a grand total of 8oz. You must be over the age of 21 to imbibe. (And I don’t mean dog years…)