The craft beer kings of Colorado
I have finally worked my way through the selection of beers by Oskar Blues from my last Beer52 box. It was such a great variety of beers, I felt that I should share my thoughts with you all. The beers that I tried were:
Without doubt my favourite was Priscilla, White Wit Wheat, closely followed by Beerito, Mexican Lager. Priscilla was an exceptional witbier. Taste wise, there is some spice present, with a hint of coriander. There is then a sweetness to it with some slight floral aromas. They all come together wonderfully. Beerito was a fantastic twist on lager. A classic lager backbone with toffee/caramel flavours throughout...very, very drinkable.
Oskar Blues began life as a brewpub 1997, however they did not start brewing their own beer until 1999. And in 2002, they became one of the first craft breweries to can their own beer. They now have 3 locations accross America - one in Colarado, one in North Carolina & one in Texas.
Today, they are one of the few craft beweries to package their beers only in cans & kegs - not bottles. Cans help preserve the freshness of beer, and for me it's definately a noticable improvement.
You can find out more about Oskar Blues in the following places:
Next time you find yourself buying some Buds, Miller or Coors...think again and try to get your hands on some good quality American beer. I for one, look forward to trying more from this craft beer powerhouse
The Colorado Box
My latest box from Beer52 is themed on the craft beer state of Colorado. I was a week late in picking it up from the post office as I've been on holiday....There's a great selection in this box, including beers from:
Ferment magazine heavily based on Colorado as a craft beer state, including a in depth feature on Oskar Blues brewery. Aberdeen's very own CASC Bar also gets a mention.
I'm looking forward to working my way through the selections by Oskar Blues - I've only tried one beer from them previously (Dale's Pale Ale) and it is one of the best IPA's that I've had.
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An enthusiastic lover of all things craft beer from Aberdeen, Scotland.