Oskar Blues Brewing Co., the Colorado-based brewery that started the whole craft-beer-in-a-can movement, is looking for help naming its new beer, and it’s using Facebook and Twitter to solicit ideas.
From the brewery’s Facebook page:
“Ever wanted to name a beer? Well, we wanna hear your ideas for a name for our new small batch brew. Throw your ideas into “The Fermentation Tank” for the chance to win a $25 Oskar Blues online store merchandise spend, plus a hand-canned 6-pack of the beer!”
“The style? A Vienna Lager.
“Details? This lager is made for the cooler months. Light amber color, and an ABV closing in on 6%. As always, this is an Oskar Blues-spin on the Vienna Lager, taking the traditional to the contemporary, and mutating the beer into our own species.
Description? Loads of Vienna malt and a touch of Dark Crystal malt give a nice caramel biscuit maltiness. A blend of Hersbucker, Saaz, and Hallertauer in the kettle, and a big helping of Hallertauer in the whirlpool give it a nice spicy and earthy Noble Hop whammy!”
You can submit your idea via Twitter by using the hashtag #nlfermentationtank or visit Oskar Blues’s Facebook page. The contest ends on December 15, so act fast if you’re interested.
My suggestion: Arnold Schwarzenlager, or just Schwarzenlager, because I can’t think of anything Austrian without thinking about The Governator.