Last week, Oskar Blues Brewery announced its variety pack was going from a 12- to a 15-pack, encapsulating the brewery’s best core offerings with three extra brewskis. This week, the umbrella company which majority owns Oskar Blues, CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective, announced it would also release a CANarchy Mixed Pack, Vol. 1, a 12-pack that compiles the greatest hits from four of the brands it majority owns. That’s unusual. Typically, multi-brand beer companies like to keep each brand separated, giving each the feeling of a stand-alone company.
The mixed pack hits North Carolina and Florida markets starting September 1.
This assortment of CANarchist brews serves up one of the Sunshine State’s favorite IPAs, a voluminously hopped mutha of a Pale Ale straight out of Colorado, a Black Ale from the Mitten State and a hop bomb of a double IPA from Utah. Check out this Vol. 1 playlist:
- Cigar City Brewing’s Jai Alai IPA is the top-selling craft six-pack in U.S. grocery. A citrusy, 7.5 percent ABV brew featuring six different hop varietals and a rich malt character, Jai Alai has a knock-out score of 99 on Ratebeer.
- Dale’s Pale Ale by Oskar Blues Brewery is the original craft beer in a can. A trailblazing fistful of flavor at 6.5 percent ABV, it’s the hopped-up mountain pale ale that started it all.
- Perrin Brewing’s Black Ale is a counter-intuitive beer that pours dark as night but drinks like a summer afternoon. Full on flavor and light in mouthfeel, Perrin Black Ale is approachable at 5.8 percent ABV.
- Hop Rising by Squatters Craft Beers is Utah’s intense, dry-hopped IPA balanced by a malty backbone, making for a curiously smooth, 9 percent ABV hop bomb.
For the first time, four CANarchy breweries are represented in one box.