Monday, February 2, 2009

Oskar Blues to can Mama's Little Yella Pils

At long last, famous craft beer canner Oskar Blues of Lyons, Colorado has decided to add a 5th brew to it's long line of beers. The next beer in line to be put into cans will be their lighter brew Mamma's Little Yella Pils. Mama's will get a limited run and join the likes of Dale's Pale Ale, Old Chub, Gordon and Ten Fidy on the store shelves of Colorado and selected states. Below is an excerpt from their latest newsletter on this news:

"Our upcoming new canned good is a small-batch version of the beer that made Pilsen, Czechoslovakia famous. Mama’s is made with hearty amounts of pale malt, German specialty malts, and a blend of traditional (Saaz) and 21st century Bavarian hops. Our first canned lager, it’s also fermented at cool temperatures with a German yeast. This tasteful reality Czech is the perfect antidote for the watered-down versions of pilsner clogging America’s shelves. And Mama’s gentle hopping (about 35 IBUs) and low ABV (just 5.3%) mean we’re finally honoring consumer requests for a delicious but less-challenging beer. (Hey, we like a good low-dose session beer, too.) Look for our Gold Metal Winner on US shelves in March. Sadly, the Feds rejected our “Take Two and Call Us in the Morning” line on the can."

Up until now, you could only get Mama's Little Yella Pils at their restaurant in Lyons or on tap at select beer festivals. But come March, it will be on the shelves for a limited run. Should be worth a case of the stuff just for the novelty.

For those of you planning to attend the big beer fest "SF Beer Week" starting later this week, Oskar Blues will make all of their canned beers available in the Bay Area, including the new Mama's Little Yella Pils just in time for the celebration. You SF'ers get to be the first to try Mama's from the can. Lucky you.

If you happen to be in Colorado and visiting their restaurant, you can sample a few other on-site only beers including their Leroy Brown, Alt-itude Altbier, Whiskey Aged DPA (aka Whiskey Dick) and their Velvet Elvis Stout along with their regular beers. Who knows, someday one of those other fine brews may make it into a can as well. One can only hope!

Related articles:
- Oskar Blues to open Tap Room in Longmont.
- Oskar Blues Ten Fidy review.
- Oskar Blues Gordon review.

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