Oskar Blues Brewery is closing in on a full U.S. footprint with the launch of distribution in Utah, which makes 46 total states (as well as Washington D.C.) in which its craft canned brews are available.
Flagship brew and the first craft beer in a can, Dale’s Pale Ale, will be widely available at DABC-run liquor stores. G’Knight, a dry hopped imperial red IPA with a nose full of aroma, a sticky mouthfeel, a malty middle and unctuous hop flavors, will also be available. Both brews are sold in 12 oz. 6-packs. The entire Oskar Blues line-up, including DPA, Pinner Throwback IPA and Oskar Blues IPA will be available in cans, along with the limited release 4 percent ABV “Beerito Vienna Lager” on draft at select craft beer bars.
The brewery has also partnered with Salt Lake City-based breweries Wasatch and Squatters to release a new session beer called Utah Blues. The brew boasts a malt base with slight caramel malt profile, apple juice, ginger root, mosaic hops and fermented with a Weiss yeast. The innovators behind this new style, including Oskar Blues’ head brewer Tim Matthews and 18-year Squatters veteran and Head Brewmaster Jon Lee, are calling it an Apple Ginger Hopfenweiss. The brew will be available at the Utah Brewers Cooperative, Wasatch Brew Pubs (Park City and Sugarhouse), Squatters Salt Lake City Pub, and Texas Roadhouse (Taylorsville).