(Longmont, CO and Brevard, NC) – Oskar Blues Brewery is tapping that barrel again with a pair of tasting room-only rum releases.
Aged in fresh-as-hell Jamaican rum barrels for six months, Oskar Blues took two seasonal favorites and gave them a boozy twist. Rum DBC clocks in at 11% ABV while Rum FIDY drops the hammer at 14% ABV. Both will feature exclusively on draft and in 19.2 ounce stovepipes at the Tasty Weasels in Longmont, CO and Brevard, NC for one day only.
“This was a complete no brainer for a barrel aged beer,” said Longmont Cellar Manager Dennis McShea. “Regular DBC takes the palate to a different place from the typical beer world of malt and hops. When you think of coconut, you think tropical and when you think tropical, you think rum. If that wasn’t decadent enough, the beer already has Cholaca, a drink derived from cacao, to top it off. To sum it up we wanted a beer that sends your palate on vacation.”
As if rumming up the score on Death By Coconut wasn’t enough, we took at shot at Ten FIDY as well.
“Years ago we came across a single, recently emptied rum barrel and aged a stout in it,” said McShea. “It was incredibly popular with the staff and we’ve wanted to do it again for a long while. While aging in rum barrels gives less oak and vanilla character than bourbon, the smoothness of the molasses and burnt sugar character of the rum round out the roast of the FIDY and add a unique twist to a beer you thought you knew everything about.”
Both Rum Barrel-Aged brews will be released in a special ONE DAY ONLY, TAPROOM-ONLY event on Saturday, December 17th at Oskar Blues Brewery’s Longmont, CO and Brevard, NC Tasty Weasel Taprooms. Draft and stovepipe cans (12 can limit) will be available, no Crowler fills of these beers.
This is a not-to-be-missed event and we’ve got food, fun times, and rarer that rare… RARER-ER rum beers waiting for ya.
Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with their hand-canned, flagship brew Dale’s Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country and operates breweries in Longmont, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina, and now Austin, Texas, while producing 192,000 barrels in 2015. The original canned craft brewery continues push innovation with creations like The Crowler, Hotbox Coffee Roasters, B. Stiff & Sons Old Fashioned Sodas, Oskar Blues Fooderies, and REEB Cycles. Oskar Blues is available in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., parts of Canada, Puerto Rico Sweden, Spain, Chile, the Netherlands, Belgium, the U.K., Ireland and Australia.
In 2013, Oskar Blues founded the CAN’d Aid Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity that offers grassroots grants to those making a difference in the areas of community, the environment, music, and more. In 2015 alone, CAN’d Aid partnered with 52 organizations and provided nearly $400,000 in charitable contributions, bringing the total amount raised $1.9 million to date. CAN’d Aid’s “do-goodery” efforts include:
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