Longmont, Colorado-based Oskar Blues Brewery has completed a rebrand for 2020 and has now announced a lager series, the Death By series and the release of Double Can-O-Bliss IPA.
Here is what’s in store for 2020:
Double Can-O-Bliss: 2019 saw the introduction of the Can-O-Bliss IPA Series – a rotating three-peat of heady, hopped-up IPAs, each focusing on the flavors you dig – tropical, hazy and citrus. In 2020, double down on the bliss with Can-O-Bliss taken to a higher level of uncommon, unfiltered and unrestrained. This year-round DIPA is chock full of Citra hops and delivers a one-two punch of hop aroma and blissful flavors of passionfruit and citrus, balanced with a substantial malt backbone.
Death By Series: Death by Coconut, a yearly seasonal release, has developed a devoted cult following. This year, the death toll will rise with three dangerously over-the-top entries in a brand new series, starting with Death by King Cake. Inspired by the traditional Mardi Gras treat, this decadent white porter is brewed with vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cacao nibs, orange peel and pecans. Plastic baby not included. Stay tuned for more lethally delicious Death By beers to be announced throughout the year.
Slow Chill Lager Series: Good beers come to those who wait. The Slow Chill Lager Series celebrates the patience and cool dedication required to create clean and intriguing lagers. The first in this rotating series is our Vienna Lager, an homage to malt and the traditional beer style originating in Vienna. The Vienna malt base gives the beer a biscuity and slightly nutty tone, while a dollop of Briess Victory malt lends a light toasty aroma that invites you to slow down and chill with every sip. Stay tuned for more ways to Slow Chill throughout the year.
2020 promises to be one of the brewery’s most innovative years yet.
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