Craft Brew of the Month
The BRU Crew loves Craft Brews. Say it 5 times fast and read about this month’s BRU
featured brews from Oskar Blues here!
It may or may not come as a surprise that many of us WBRU are Craft Brew enthusiasts. Staff-wide, this varies from those of us who seek out small breweries all over the country to those of us who just want to look extra cool ordering at the bar (y’all have seen this, right?). Whatever your preference, WBRU wants to share some of our favorites with you month after month. But let’s be honest. We’re mostly psyched on the monthly tastings we’ll get to host all over Southern New England. And you should be too. Check out June’s picks from Colorado brewery Oskar Blues, below!
OSKAR BLUES DALE PALE ALE:
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.5%
Oskar Blues Dales’ Pale Ale delivers a hoppy nose and assertive-but-balanced flavors of pale malts and citrusy floral hops from start to finish.
Oskar Blues launched its canning ops in 2002, brewing and hand-canning Dale’s Pale Ale in the Lyons, ColoRADo, brewpub. America’s first-craft-canned mountain Pale is a hearty, critically acclaimed trailblazer that changed the way craft beer fiends perceive portable beer (6.5 percent ABV and 65 IBUs)
OSKAR BLUES CANUNDRUM 12 PK:
Oskar Blues Brewery, recently named “Craft Brewery of the Year” by Beverage World Magazine, continues to mix up the canned craft beer world by making the brewery’s first ever mixed 12-pack gettable in existing markets beginning in May & June.
Four Dale’s Pale Ales, four Mama’s Little Yella Pils and four Old Chub Scotch Ales will fill the colorful CANundrum box with craft beer goodness. CANundrum gives canned craft beer drinkers an easy way to pack in the big three Oskar Blues brews at the lake, trailside or music festivals this summer.
All three of these brews are multi-award-winners. Dale’s was named “Top U.S. Pale Ale” by the New York Times and called “One of the quintessentially hoppy pale ales of our time,” by BeerAdvocate.com. RateBeer.com refers to Mama’s Little Yella Pils as “like summer in a can.” Mama’s Little Yella Pils also won silver at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival while Old Chub Scotch Ale earned bronze.
Notes: A Metamodern IPA conceived of hand selected hops from down under. Malt barley and red wheat combine to create a clean malt backbone with foolproof flavor and mouthfeel to support the main act of Enigma, Vic Secret, Ella, Topaz and Galaxy hops. The hops strum juicy and sweet aromas with headline notes of passion fruit, raspberries, pineapple and citrus. This straight-up strain is Oskar Blues IPA (6.43% ABV). To each their own til we go home.
View WBRU Craft Brew of the Month – 2016 in a full screen map