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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Oskar Blues - Gordon Ale

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Gordon Ale
Oskar Blues Brewery LLC
1800 Pike Road
Longmont, CO USA
Est. 1997

Brain Damage Quotient = 8.7 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Amber, hazy, translucent color.
Hop aroma and other complex aromas
Fast dissipating off-white head.
Fair amount of lace on the glass.
Full flavor (understatement), medium bodied.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy

Oskar Blues. Drove by the (in)famous 'silo' building in September and marveled at the feat. Now I marvel at the ale.

Mrs. Reaper and myself treated ourselves to a brand spanking new dispensary of beer in our local area. It goes by the name "World of Beer". I must say there is much truth in advertising at this pub. All of the brews are arranged by country in their prominent refrigerators behind the bar. Along with the bottle and can selection, there are 40 taps just waiting to pour a river of suds into pint glasses. No, no food. It's not called World of Beer for nothing. But don't worry. There are many nearby restaurants that will bring the food to you while enjoying your pint(s).

When faced with this daunting wall of choices, Megan, our hostess, inquired as to what style of beer appealed to me. Since it's usually on the hoppier side, a Gordon's was suggested. Sure, I know what you're thinking. Out of all those taps and bottles, why would a canned brew be my first choice?!?

Well, don't knock it. Oskar Blues has made a fine tribute beer for a fallen friend Gordon Knight. You can read more about that on their site. Sufficed to say that it is a great ale with strong hop presence and a certain sweetness at the end of each sip. This award winning ale has an 8.7% ABV. It will knock you on your butt, so take your time getting to know it better. All I can say is, fantastic! And yes, their beer comes in a can. Make that can-tastic! It all makes great sense if you think about it.

There's plenty of choices for the much disdained macro 'yellow' beer our there. So now you have a real choice when it comes to beer in a can. Really, ponder that for a second...With Oskar's, you get
the complete 'package'. All the taste of a craft beer with all the convenience of a can! Now you are enlightened.

So my fellow crypt-mates, get off you 'glass' and get your can in gear.

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