Oskar Blues Brewery and Old Chicago restaurants will be offering a very limited and exclusive release of the monstrously hoppy Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale at all Colorado Old Chicago locations. The launch is set for January 26th, 2011.
The brew is a deviant double of the iconic Dale’s Pale Ale. This devilish India Pale Ale is a sensory assault for hop lovers. At 7.5 percent ABV, four hop additions during the brewing process, and a final wallop of excessive Columbus dry-hopping, this beer is meant to say one thing: MORE HOPS. This beer will be released to the public on Wednesday, January 26th at the “I Love Beer” Mini Tour kick off party at all Colorado Old Chicago locations. Below is a list of OB Pint Night & Meet the Brewery nights that are set up to support the collaboration.
This is the FIRST time that Oskar Blues has brewed a small batch for a restaurant (outside of the small batch brews that fuel its own venue’s, the Lyons, CO Grill & Brew and Longmont, CO Home Made Liquids & Solids). During the “I Love Beer” mini tour, Deviant Dales will be available on draught exclusively at all Colorado Old Chicago restaurants January 26th, through February 14th (or until the tap has dried up). For a complete list of Old Chicago locations, check out www.oldchicago.com
Although this is the first collaboration between Oskar Blues & Old Chicago, the companies share much in the way of history. Dale Katechis, the heart & soul owner of Oskar Blues gained experience within the Old Chicago group of restaurants & was the General Manager at the Longmont Old Chicago location which is now only a few blocks away from Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids. Dave Chichura, Oskar Blues head brewer, has four years of history with Rock Bottom Brewery, a sister concept to Old Chicago under parent company Craftworks Restaurants and Breweries, Inc.