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New Beer Blog Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Oskar Blues CANfusion Rye Bock


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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:

Website:  www.oskarblues.com and www.sierranevada.com

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/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Oskar Blues Brewery Mama’s Little Yella Pils


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Starting a new tab, Oskar Blues Brewery is the feature brewery and the beer is their Mama’s Little Yella Pils.  If you read my earlier beer blog post on their Dale’s Pale Ale, you know the history of this brewery.  If you have not, please, read that beer blog post to get to know this brewery better.  Let us get into beer.

It has a clear golden color with small constant bubbles.  It has small constant white bubbles. The smell is of import pilsner and lager.  It has a malty notes.  The taste of this light body has malty backbone but the hops shine through it.  It is a drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.brew.oskarblues.com):

Oskar Blues’ Mama’s Little Yella Pils is an uncompromising, small-batch version of the beer that made Pilsen, Czech Republic, famous. Unlike mass market “pilsners” diluted with corn & rice, Mama’s is built with 100% pale malt, German specialty malts, and Saaz hops. While its rich with Czeched-out flavor, its gentle hopping (35 IBUs) and low ABV (just 5.3%) make it a luxurious but low-dose (by Oskar Blues standards) refresher.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.brew.oskarblues.com

Twitter: @oskarblues

Closing out my tab, I have said this once and I will say it a few more times.  There is not too many craft breweries that can make a good craft pilsner.  Oskar Blues has brew a great pilsner.  I am talking about great pils.  This beer is well-balanced.  I love selection of the hops.  Mama’s Little Yella Pils can be consumed in the winter and middle of the hot summer.  I highly recommend this brewery and beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog Oskar Blues Brewery Old Chub Scotch Ale


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Oskar Blues Brewery Old Chub Scotch Ale is the featured craft brewery and scotch ale on this beer blog post.  If you read my earlier beer blog on their Dale’s Pale Ale, you know the history of this brewery.  If you not read those beer blog posts, please, read the blog post on Dale’s Pale Ale. Let us get into the beer.

It has a dark amber or dark brown color with fluffy white head on this scotch ale.  The smell is caramel, malty, and hazelnut notes.  The taste of this light to medium body beer is heavy hazelnut notes with a dry malty notes.  It is a pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a descriation from their website (www.oskarblues.com):

This jaw-dropping Scottish strong ale (8% ABV) is brewed with bodacious amounts of malted barley and specialty grains, and a dash of beechwood-smoked malt. Old Chub features semi-sweet flavors of cocoa and coffee, and a wee-bit of smoke. A head-turning treat for malt heads and folks who think they don’t dig dark beer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.oskarblues.com

Twitter:  @oskarblues

In closing, there is not too many craft breweries that make a scotch ale.  However, it makes senses why this brewery makes one, they are located in an area where most of the year. It is cold more than it is warm in an average year.  This is a great brew.  This brewery makes some killer brews but I just feel they are all overpriced.  Please, do not get me wrong.  Oskar Blues Brewery makes some great brews.  I just wish they were a little cheaper.  In the Detroit market, they are little bit more of a value than the Chicago market.  It is not by much and I hope you let me know your thoughts on this brew. Go get some! Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale


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In this blog, we are going to get into Oskar Blues Brewing and the beer is called Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale.  Oskar Blues was founded in 1997 by Dick Dale Katechis in Longmont, Colorado.  They brew several different beer styles but they use only cans for their packaging.  Oskar Blues was the first craft brewery to package their beer in cans.  Let us get into the beers.

It has a cloudy copper color with a white head on the beer. The smell is of a heavy citrus to almost grapefruit to the beer.  The taste is a sweet grapefruit taste with a balance from the malts. The aftertaste is a bitter dry to it. For being Double IPA, it is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the bar menu (Blues Bar):

This beer is intended to be assault for hop lovers and is a returning favorite from the little brewery in Lyons, Colorado.

Here is a description from their website (www.oskarblues.com):

Deviant Dale’s IPA (8% ABV, 85 IBUs) was born at the crossroads, in a juke joint, as if Dale’s Pale Ale sold its soul to balance Deviant’s foreboding aromas of citrus, grapefruit rind and piney resins with a copper ball-of-fire color and inscrutable finish. The 2011 GABF Silver Medal Winner (American IPA Category) is the Devil incarnate with untold amounts of malt and hedonistic Columbus dry-hopping. Oskar Blues’ southern spirit caught a northbound blues bus to Colorado to deliver the boundary bustin’ brewery’s first 16 oz. tallboy can.

Here is a youtube (www.youtube.com) video and their website (www.oskarblues.com):

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.oskarblues.com

Twitter:  @oskarblues

In closing, I am excited to have this brewery in the Chicago Market.  When I wanted to drink their beers, I had to work the phones or get friends or family to bring back beer for me.  For this brewery, I will not have to do that anymore.  I saw this beer on draft at the Blue Bar.  This is a pretty good India Pale Ale.  I really enjoyed this beer and I will be searching for it at my local liquor stores.  I see their Dale’s Pale Ale in most liquor stores which is expected.  This is a great brewery and I hope Chicago craft beer drinkers start showing them some love.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser