Oskar Blues’ Ten FIDY fans have been chomping at the bit for months waiting for the famed winter seasonal to be back on shelves. The time has come and Ten FIDY is primed after being rated #30 “Top Beers On Planet Earth!” by Beer Advocate. The genre bending canned beer that has bulldozed beer connoisseurs will begin shipping November 1, 2010. This titanic, immensely viscous stout is 10% ABV, loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee that hide a hefty 98 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt.
Oskar Blues head brewer Dave Chichura lets it be known “Ten FIDY is no walk in the park to create; it’s a labor intensive beer.” Ten FIDY’s gargantuan grain bill is just short of 50% specialty malts that are packaged in 55 pound bags and loaded into the mill by hand. The many bags of oats are poured directly into the mash tun. Oats and rice hulls are lugged up the 20-odd stairs to the top of the brew-deck to be placed near the mash tun. “We aren’t mashing it with a computer from a comfy control room. It takes hands-on craft brewing to make a big ‘ole can of eat-it-with-a-fork stout.” adds Dave.
Ten FIDY has been tagged with accolades that nearly stand up to the viscosity of the behemoth in a can:
• “The biggest, baddest, boldest beer in a can” – Celebrator Beer News
• “2008 Beer of the Year” – The Denver Post
• “100 Rating” – Ratebeer.com
• “A-Rating” – Beeradvocate.com
• “Top 25 Best New Beers In America” – MAXIM Magazine February 2010
Ten FIDY is conveniently packaged in 12-ounce cans and sold in 4-pack carriers. 15.1 gallon and five gallon kegs are also available. The suggested retail price of this limited release is $14.49 per 4-pack. Oskar Blues Brewery’s Imperial Stout accompanies an impressive line-up of boundary busting canned beer available in 25 states. For more information about where to purchase Oskar Blues beer visit http://www.oskarblues.com/locations/.
Set in the heart of Colorado craft beer country, Oskar Blues Brewery in Lyons began canning its beers in November of 2002 with a hand-canning line in the 60- year-old barn next door to their funky little brewpub. Although it’s now a full- throttle canning operation that is quickly expanding its cult-like following across the nation, Oskar Blues remains true to its original mission of simply blowing minds with what can come out of a can of beer.