In this special beer blog, we are going to get into the third beer of twelve in Beer Camp sampler pack. Sierra Nevada Brewery teams up with Oskar Blues Brewery from Colorado. It is CANfustion Rye Bock. The theme of this beer is featured in a can. Oskar Blues was the first craft brewery in the modern-day to put their beers in cans. You would know that if you read my earlier beer blog posts on Oskar Blues’ beers. If you read any of my earlier post on Sierra Nevada’s beers, you know their history. If you have not read these posts on either breweries’ beers posts, please, do so to get to know both of these awesome craft breweries. Let us get into this Rye Bock.
It has a clear copper color with a white constant head on this bock. The smell has notes of malty to citrus notes. The taste has a sweet malty with some spicy notes. The aftertaste has malty sweet spicy note finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the can:
Brewed in collaboration with Oskar Blues, the pioneers of great craft beer in a can, this partnership was a perfect fit-we’re mutual members of the canned craft club and North Carolina neighbors. A dry hop rye bock, CANfusion blends features from across the brewing spectrum: spicy rye, tangy wheat and bright citrus-like hops. The complex malt body launches a peppery blast that’s balanced by the fruity and floral Australian Ella hop verietal. CANfusion is a true synergy of friends and flavors.
Here is a description from their website (www.beercamp.sierranevada.com):
Our friends at Oskar Blues pioneered great beer in a can and, as mutual members of the canned craft club, this partnership was a perfect fit. CANfusion is a coming together—a fusion, if you will—of flavors from across the spectrum of brewing: spicy rye, tangy wheat and a bright citrusy hop aroma.
Oskar Blues is the granddaddy of canned craft beer. Like us, they have a fun-loving passion for the outdoors and bikes. It was a natural fit for them to adopt cans as a portable, durable way to tote their favorite beer on the trail, and in the process they paved the way for all other craft brewers to follow.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: @oskarblues and @sierranevada
In the end, I am a huge fan of both of these craft breweries. This is one of two beers in this pack that is featured in cans. I was pretty excited to see Sierra Nevada teamed up with Oskar Blues. I did not care what the beer style they picked. I will say this beer did not disappoint me at all. I saw some reviews from my friends on Instagram and Untappd and this beer is going over pretty well. I love the hops and the nice malty backbone in this beer. The rye notes shine pretty well through the drinking experience in this beer. I highly recommend this beer and sampler pack. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser