February 22, 2021
Oskar Blues Brewery Releases Black IPA To Honor Jason Buehler
February 22, 2021
Home Skillet Black IPA Coming Soon to Longmont & Boulder Taprooms
Longmont, Colo. (February 18, 2021) To honor Jason Buehler, a great brewer and an even greater man, Oskar Blues Brewery (OB) will release Home Skillet Black IPA at Boulder and Longmont taprooms on February 27. Home Skillet will be available on draft and in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans while supplies last. All proceeds will support the family of Jason Buehler – www.gofundme.com/f/jason-buehler.
Jason Buehler spent three years driving the innovative brewing program at OB from the Lyons, CO, pilot brewery. With his infectious passion for brewing, Jason influenced everything at the brewery – beer, of course, but also the entire OB Family. He constantly elevated the fun factor while tirelessly crafting flavorful beer. His legacy at OB included the cult favorite seasonal release, Death by Coconut, originally brewed with friends at Shamrock Brewing. OB will always remember Jason’s honest enthusiasm for crafting beer, and his enduring contributions to the craft beer community.
To pay tribute to Jason, the OB team and head brewer Juice Drapeau dusted off one of his classic recipes, Home Skillet Black IPA. This malty, hoppy mindjob of a beer was crafted using Jason’s favorite brewing methods for the style. The malt bill includes 2Row and 120L Crystal donated by Proximity Malt, along with Dehusked Carafa II and Sinamar. Amarillo and Mosaic hops shine in the whirlpool and during dry hopping. For this special tribute brew, a secret ingredient was added at the final step of dry hopping – dried cacao flowers. Through his travels and work with breweries in Mexico, Jason came to appreciate the unique ingredients available in the area and brilliantly incorporated them into many of his recipes.
The result is an expertly balanced Black IPA with sweet aromas and flavors of graham cracker, chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, maple syrup and toffee mixing perfectly with floral, citrus and tropical hop flavors. Share Home Skillet Black IPA with your friends and family in honor of a much-missed member of our brewing family, Jason Buehler.
Find Home Skillet Black IPA in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at Oskar Blues Brewery taprooms in Boulder and Longmont. All proceeds are donated to Jason Buehler’s family. To support his family directly, please visit www.gofundme.com/f/jason-buehler. Email Aaron Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
About Oskar Blues Brewery
Founded in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft-beer-in-a-can apocalypse with their voluminously hopped, hand-canned brew, Dale’s Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues operates breweries in Colorado, North Carolina and Texas, brewing and canning boundary stomping craft beer like Can-O-Bliss IPA, Dale’s Pale Ale, Oskar’s Lager, the CANundrum Mix Pack and more. Oskar Blues beers are available nationwide in the US and in more than 15 countries. Oskar Blues Brewery is a proud member of CANarchy, a disruptive collective of like-minded craft brewers dedicated to bringing high-quality, innovative flavors to drinkers in the name of independent craft beer.