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Can we do it? Yes, we CAN!

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Dr. Pepper. Diet Coke. Tab. Cigar City Jai Alai. Which of these things is not like the other? Turns out, they’re not as different as you think (well, packaging-wise anyway). You can enjoy all these beverages on tap, in a bottle or even in a can. Though canned beer has been available since 1935, it is only now really gaining traction in the craft beer industry. Dales Pale Ale by Oskar Blues is one of the most recognizable canned craft beers and was a bit of a pioneer in the genre, but now there are over 1,000 varieties of beer available in cans around the world.

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Written by A+K

August 18th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Ten FIDY – Oskar Blues Grill & Brewery (2011)

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BLC Says
Oskar Blues Ten FIDY Imperial Stout is big beer and we had the pleasure of enjoying it on tap. The version we sampled was aged over a year originally being kegged in 2011. The brew pours a thick, dark black with a creamy saddle color head that sticks around even after you start sipping. The aroma is dominated by alcohol and chocolate, with hints of vanilla and coffee coming though. Subtle cherry and maple are also present and there is a brightness that has notes of fresh cream to round out the scent. For a strong beer in both smell and appearance, the taste is restrained and well balanced. Ten FIDY is medium bodied i and the mouthfeel is smooth, with several flavors working in harmony. Up front, there are coffee and roasted notes with subtle hints of vanilla. This gives way to a sweeter maple flavor and the sip ends on a semi-dry, bitter note. Alcohol is present in the taste but it is not overwhelming. Aging this brew for a year seems to have tamed the alcohol a bit and also subdued so of the 98 IBUs. This is another beer that would be great around a fire with a few close friends.

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Written by A+K

January 5th, 2013 at 11:53 pm