Oskar Blues Goes The Full Monty
Oskar Blues Brewery Wins Three Gold Medals in March 2010, Totals Five Gold Medals with Five Submissions at World Beer Championships
Longmont, Co – Oskar Blues Brewery, best known for kicking off the craft beer in a can revolution, has transcended the canned beer package and earned gold medals for each of their five core brands at the World Beer Championships, 3 awarded this month.
The World Beer Championships (www.tastings.com), founded in 1994, is America’s oldest international beer competition and is open to all commercially produced beers from around the world, regardless of US distribution. It is a medal-based competition that awards its medals based on the proprietary blind tasting methodology developed by the Beverage Testing Institute (BTI) and bands of the consumer accepted, 100-point quality rating scale.
Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Oskar Blues’ most recent year-round selection was awarded a 92 rating and a Gold Medal by the Beverage Testing Institute (www.tastings.com) in November of 2009. The 5.3% ABV Pilsner rounds out their line-up of boundary busting beers in a can. The crisp & refreshing Czech Style Pilsner was followed by a January 2010 tasting & subsequent Gold Medal for the iconic Ten FIDY, Imperial Stout. The inimitable heavy weight in a can weighs in at 10.5 ABV with flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee that hide a hefty 98 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt.
The March, 2010 tastings yielded continued success for the Colorado brewery with 3 more Gold Medals including a 94 rating for their beautifully dry-hopped Imperial Red, GORDON Ale and their Old Chub Scotch Ale. Both are complex, strong ales that continue to push the boundaries of craft beer in a can. Dale’s Pale Ale, Oskar Blues’ flagship has been called the “Top American Pale Ale” by the New York Times won gold in the March tastings which brought Oskar Blues Brewery’s total to five gold medals for all five of their offerings within a five month stretch.
Below are the individual Gold Medal details for each of Oskar Blues’ five winning beers:
92 • Oskar Blues Brewery (CO) Mama’s Little Yella Pils.
Gold Medal http://www.tastings.com/scout_beer.lasso?id=190110
90 • Oskar Blues Brewery (CO) TenFIDY Imperial Stout.
Gold Medal http://www.tastings.com/scout_beer.lasso?id=190652
94 • Oskar Blues Brewery (CO) Old Chub Scottish Style Ale.
Gold Medal http://www.tastings.com/scout_beer.lasso?id=191308
91 • Oskar Blues Brewery (CO) Dale’s Pale Ale.
Gold Medal http://www.tastings.com/scout_beer.lasso?id=191309
94 • Oskar Blues Brewery (CO) Gordon Imperial Red Ale.
Gold Medal http://www.tastings.com/scout_beer.lasso?id=191310
Oskar Blues Brewery’s March, 2010 release GUBNA Imperial IPA joins this impressive line-up of Gold Medal canned beer getable in 26 states. To find out where to purchase Oskar Blues beer visit http://www.oskarblues.com/about-us/beer-locator