Oskar Blues' Ten FIDY Imperial Stout Availability Sold Out. "100 Rating" (Ratebeer.com)

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Oskar Blues Brewery's Ten FIDY Imperial Stout has exceeded 2009 availability. The genre bending canned beer that has bulldozed beer connoisseurs will begin shipping rationed amounts to stores & pubs October 5th.

Oskar Blues Brewery's Ten FIDY Imperial Stout has exceeded 2009 availability. The genre bending canned beer that has bulldozed beer connoisseurs will begin shipping rationed amounts to stores & pubs October 5th.

Ten FIDY is approximately 10 percent ABV and made with an enormous amount of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. Oskar Blues' brewer Tim Matthews adds "The entire wort is composed solely of sugars from this intense variety of malt and oats, creating a potent complexity with a smooth finish."

Oskar Blues' Ten FIDY is tagged with accolades that nearly stand up to the viscosity of the behemoth in a can:

  •     "The biggest, baddest, boldest beer in a can" from Celebrator Beer News
  •     "2008 Beer of the Year" The Denver Post
  •     "100 Rating" - Ratebeer.com
  •     "A-Rating" - Beeradvocate.com

Although inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee hide a hefty 98 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt, Oskar Blues head brewer Dave Chichura lets it be known "It's no walk in the park to create; it's a labor intensive beer."

Ten FIDY's gargantuan grain bill is just short of 50% specialty malts that are packaged in 55# bags and loaded into the mill by hand. The many bags of oats are poured directly into the mash tun. Oats and rice hulls are lugged up the 20-odd stairs to the top of the brew-deck to be placed near the mash tun. "We aren't mashing in with a computer from a comfy control room. It's takes hands-on craft brewing to make a big 'ole can of eat-it-with-a-fork stout." adds Dave.

Ten FIDY is conveniently packaged in 12-ounce cans and sold in 4-pack carriers, draft is sparingly optional. The suggested retail price of this limited release is $14.49 to $14.99 per 4-pack. Oskar Blues Brewery's Imperial Stout accompanies an impressive line-up of boundary busting canned beer getable in 25 states. For more information about where to purchase Oskar Blues beer visit http://www.oskarblues.com/locations/

Three-dimensional brewing since 1999, Oskar Blues began the "Canned Beer Apocalypse" in 2002 when Dale's Pale Ale became America's 1st CANNED craft beer. For additional info, interviews, images or samples please contact Chad Melis at chad@oskarblues.com, # 720.273.8888 or visit http://www.oskarblues.com

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