Collaboration is a great way for brewers to get together, try something new and leverage partnerships in new markets. Take Oskar Blues Brewery and Blank Slate Brewing Co.‘s latest concoction, Cincy 3-Way porter, for example. Using a new process, the brewers spiced and smoked the barley at the original Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons, Colo. The barley was doused with cumin, coriander, allspice and cinnamon, then slow-toked in the smoker. The finished porter is the perfect beer partner for Cincinnati chili.
“During the recipe development process, we came up with the idea of smoking the malt with spices you find in Cincinnati Chili-as opposed to adding the spices directly to the beer. This makes the beer a great companion to one of my favorite late night snacks,” said Oskar Blues brewer Jason Buehler, an Ohio native.
Cincy 3-Way porter will debut at the Oskar Blues booth at the Cincy Winter Beer Fest on Feb. 13 & 14 at Duke Energy Convention Center. The draft-only beer will be distributed throughout Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky by Stagnaro Distributing and will be available for a limited time at the Oskar Blues Brewery Taprooms in Colorado and North Carolina.
“Brewing with the team at Oskar Blues was great. Whether you are from a small brewery or a big one, there is always common ground to discuss and enjoy when it comes to beer,” said Scott LaFollette, Blank Slate proprietor.