Tall Cans In The Air
Oskar Blues is finally available in Las Vegas. If you are unaware of who Oskar Blues is, here’s what you need to know:
1. Colorado based craft brewery famous for being the first to fully embrace cans for the packaging of their beer.
2. They make outstanding beers.
Now that we have cleared that up, let me say that every Oskar Blues beer that I’ve had has been phenomenal; though admittedly, I haven’t had too many. Ten Fidy, Old Chub, and Deviant Dales come to mind. So, I went ahead and decided to try something new. Being as I’ve been in a bit of a lager mood lately, I opted for a can of Mama’s Little Yella Pils. Here’s a photo showing the wrong way to drink this beer:
Why put this beer in a snobby stemmed tulip glass, when you can instead drink straight from this 20 oz can like some sort of damned lumberjack? 12 oz cans are also available if you would instead rather relegate this to any other beer. But no, you want the 20 oz can. Not only does it look badass, it’ll save you time from having to get up to get another beer. Drink it straight from the can.
If you did pour it into a glass, as was demonstrated above, then you would have noticed how brilliantly clear this beer is. Whether you poured it into a glass or not, you’ve undoubtedly noticed how refreshing this beer is. Light, crisp, and super dry; this beer is made for the Las Vegas heat. The beer is about 95% water so you could probably get away with replacing your water intake with this instead (editors note: we are not doctors and we cannot recommend replacing water in your diet with beer). The beer has a light grainy sweetness that fades into a grassy bitterness before it fades out into its dry finish.
Be sure to check out the rest of Oskar Blues beers in town. This beer, along with Dale’s Pale, and Deviant Dales seem to be available everywhere. I’d expect the rest of their beers to start trickling in soon enough though.