oskar blues gordon

oskar blues gordon

I think it’s fair to say that oskar bluesgordon is one of my favorite beers.  In fact, I have been buying these little green cans more than any other beer lately.

  • funny thing is, I’m not exactly sure of the beer’s style.  oskar blues describes it as “a hybrid version of strong ale, somewhere between an Imperial Red and a Double IPA” that “[w]e make… with six different malts and three types of hops, then dry-hop… with a mutha lode of Amarillo hops.”  works for me.
  • this beer has an unbelieveable malt backbone with the perfect sticky hop balance.
  • it’s also very smooth, and hides its alcohol well.
  • the kicker is that the beer is in cans.  not only is it way easier to pack and more widely accessible as a result, it also protects the beer from light and other harmful elements.  I’m excited to see more breweries doing this.
  • my only gripe?  at every festival I have been to as of late, the oskar blues booth (or was it their distributor’s booth?) has been doling out pours of their beers from cans.  don’t get me wrong, I’m still appreciative of their support of such events, but would it hurt to kick out a keg every now and then?
  • a little trivia – the beer is named after Gordon Knight, and the hotlink is definitely worth a read.

oskar blues gordon in glass

oskar blues gordon can

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5 Responses to “oskar blues gordon”

  1. Rajat Says:

    any idea how I can get ahold of this stuff in boston? West coast beer or what?

  2. admin Says:

    oskar blues is located in colorado, but they have a distribution page that shows you all the places their beers are sold. looks like there are a ton of retailers in mass.

  3. Rajat Says:

    WOW !!! This beer is remarkable !!! All the best parts of an IPA, and all the best features of a porter are mixed into one. Drinking one after a long day…. ahhh. definitely worth the $3 per can !

  4. overcarbed.com - your homebrewing and beer destination Says:

    […] story about the brew), I decided to roll with oskar blues and ordered up an old chub first (on draft!).  it had a balanced malty sweetness that was not cloying, and has a substantial, satisfying […]

  5. overcarbed.com - your homebrewing and beer destination Says:

    […] would recommend grabbing a couple cubes of this brew along with some gordon and tossing em in the cooler to mingle with the usual suspects at a BBQ, if only for the reaction […]

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