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Help Oskar Blues Name Its New Vienna Lager, Win Beer and Merch

Oskar Blues Brewing Co. Logo

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.

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Ballast Point Sculpin IPA in a Can

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA in a can

San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing Co. is now canning its first beer, the popular Sculpin IPA, based on an image it posted on Facebook.

Sculpin has previously been available only in 12 oz. and 22 oz. bottles and on draft. Oskar Blues Brewing Co. started a craft-beer-can revolution when it decided to can all of its beer, proving that “good beer” can come in aluminum cans. And now that consumers are a bit more accustomed to seeing craft beer in cans, more and more brewers are doing the can thing.

Lots of beer nerds still prefer bottles over cans. (I’m one of them.) But cans do have their advantages. They’re smaller and stackable, so they take up less space and can be more portable. They don’t shatter. They’re lighter when they’re empty, making them easier to carry back to beer retailers for recycling. And they block out light, which can age beer quickly and decrease freshness.

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