Thursday, December 8, 2011


Every so often, yours truly (Beau), will be highlighting one particular beer that we have on tap at Mudville. This craft beer will most likely be complex, hopefully well-balanced and otherwise delicious. This week I've chosen Oskar Blues GUBNA Imperial IPA. 

You may recognize the label design from somewhere else and that'd be their flagship Dale's Pale Ale. Hailing from Longmont, Colorado these guys are known to be one of the first craft breweries in the country to package their delicious brews in can. And backpackers everywhere rejoice!

(A= Mudville9  B= Oskar Blues Brewery)

  • Description/style :
    The GUBNA is an Imperial IPA. 
  • Packaging :
     12 ounce Aluminum Can
  • Alcohol :
    10% alc./vol.
  • International Bittering Units :
  • Types of Malts/Hops:Brewed with 3 malts (North Ameircan 2-row barley, German Dark Munich and Rye Malt) and 1 hop (exclusively Summit);
Emphasizing that complexity of character can arise from simple elements, this ale is made with 3 malts and 1 hop. Its light amber color and slightly spicy malt character are derived from the use of German Dark Munich Malt and Rye Malt respectively. North American 2-row barley combines with the other grains to lay the foundation for the hop onslaught to come. Summit hops are used exclusively in the boil for bitterness, flavor and aroma but it doesn’t end there. Post-fermentation dry hopping allows the 10% ABV monstrosity to gently coax the citrus rind and grapefruit aroma to join the 100 IBUs already present. This beer will greet you with a pungent citrus blast, provide a spicy yet round middle and finish with a brisk, clean bitterness.

If you have a minute or 2, check out an interview here with Dave Chichura, Head Brewer at Oskar Blues. He'll discuss how the idea of the Gubna came to fruition.

    Come in as soon as you can, this beer does not stick around very long. Ask me and I'll pour you a taste to get you started.


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