True to Oskar Blues Brewery’s roots, they have once again altered the amplitude of canned beer by announcing a new seasonal creation, GUBNA Imperial IPA.
The beer will begin shipping March 1, 2010. Emphasizing that complexity of character can arise from simple elements, this ale is made with three malts and one hop. Its light amber color and spicy malt character are derived from the use of German dark Munich malt and rye malt respectively. The GUBNA Imperial IPA will greet beer drinkers with a pungent citrus blast, provide a spicy, yet round middle, and finish with a brisk, clean bitterness. North American two-row barley combines with the other grains to lay the foundation for the hop onslaught to come. Summit hops are used exclusively in the boil for bitterness, flavor and aroma, but it doesn’t end there.
Post-fermentation dry hopping allows the 10 percent ABV monstrosity to gently coax the citrus rind and grapefruit aroma to join the 100 IBUs already present. GUBNA will be coinciding as a rotating seasonal with the brewery’s iconic winter offering Ten FIDY Imperial Stout. “We’re driven to continue to destroy the barriers of what folks expect from a canned beer,” says Oskar Blues head brewer Dave Chichura. “GUBNA is a unique take on the style and will no doubt be the hoppiest beer in a can. ‘GUBNA’ celebrates the simple complexity of each ingredient with a distinctly smooth mouth feel and crisp hop aroma.” GUBNA Imperial IPA will be conveniently packaged in 12-ounce cans and sold in four-pack carriers.
The suggested retail price of this seasonal brew will be $14.49 per four-pack. Oskar Blues Brewery’s GUBNA Imperial IPA joins an impressive line-up of boundary-busting canned beer getable in 26 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. ###