Jake Smith, A.K.A, The White Buffalo, took a break from promoting his new album, “Shadows, Greys & Evil Ways,” to stop by the original Oskar Blues brewery in Lyons, CO to brew up a batch of “The White Buffalo West Coast IPA”—a sessionable, easy-drinking collaboration brew concocted after the California-based musician’s favorite style of beer.
“I love to drink,” said Smith, who together with a team of Oskar Blues brewers created a light-bodied, heavily-hopped West Coast-style White IPA featuring Centennial, Simcoe, and Galaxy hops. “I mostly drink IPAs, that’s why I wanted to create something light and drinkable. As a beer drinker, that’s what I’m drawn to.”
Fans of both The White Buffalo and Oskar Blues can get a free download of “Don’t You Want It” from the Buffalo’s latest album and also watch footage from Smith’s Oskar Blues brew day last August.
Fresh off of his latest album release on September 10, Smith will get a chance to try the final product of his collaborative brewing efforts when he lands in Colorado again in October to headline Oskar Blues’ two-day beer and music-centric festival—FBAG – Fuh-CAN Beer and Guitars, taking place in downtown Denver’s Sculpture Park the Friday and Saturday of the Great American Beer Festival. “The White Buffalo West Coast IPA” will be served alongside a slew of Oskar Blues beers as well a variety of craft brews from a handful of other local breweries.