LONGMONT, CO, and BREVARD, NC—Oskar Blues Brewery is amped to add PINNER Throwback IPA to its flagship line-up of brews on draft and in 12-ounce cans. PINNER will be released first in Oskar Blues’ home states of ColoRADo and North Carolina starting in mid-December. Coming in at 4.9%, this primo dry-hopped brew will be easy to throw back. To put it bluntly, PINNER will be the lowest year-round ABV beer to blaze out of Oskar Blues’ brewhouses.
Dry-hopping with several different hops, including a killer experimental variety, gives PINNER a tropical, stoned fruit aroma with hints of pine and smooth malt in the flavor. Dry hops include Mosaic, Citra, Eldorado and Azzaca, which amp the brew with heady spicy aromatics and a tangy mouth feel unique to this primo style of beer.
PINNER will be brewed in both home states of ColoRADo and North Carolina, and initially distributed just in our backyards. PINNER will join the mixed-pack CANundrum in February for national distribution, making it a hotbox of Oskar Blues flagships with the iconic Dale’s Pale Ale, the crisp Mama’s Little Yella Pils, the peaty smooth Old Chub Scotch Ale, and now the lower ABV PINNER IPA. CANundrum gives CAN’d craft beer drinkers a chronic way to pack in four different Oskar Blues brews at the lake, trailside or music festivals. It also makes great swag for your variety-loving craft beer buds. #pinneripa #canibeblunt #oskarblues
About Oskar Blues Brewery
Founded as a brewpub by Dale Katechis in 1997, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the original craft beer-in-a-can with Dale’s Pale Ale in 2002 using a tabletop machine that sealed one can at a time. In 2008, the makers of the top-selling pale ale in ColoRADo moved into a 35,000-square-foot facility in Longmont, ColoRADo. The brewery has since experienced explosive growth—packaging 59,000 barrels of beer in 2011 and 86,750 barrels in 2012. In December of 2012, Oskar Blues opened the doors to an additional brewery in Brevard, North Carolina. Together, the breweries packaged over 119,000 barrels of beer in 2013, distributing its trailblazing craft brews to 36 U.S. states.