Just What Your Hop-Wrecked Waistline Needed — A Diet Hazy Craft Beer

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Oskar Blues has introduced a 100 calorie New England Style IPA.

Oskar Blues Brewery has announced the release of One-y 100 Calorie Hazy IPA, a hoppy new addition to the brewery’s year-round lineup, which will be distributed on draft and in 6-packs and 12-packs of 12 oz. cans nationwide starting mid-September.

 

 

The creators of the recently introduced Can-O-Bliss IPA Series and Steep Coast Mountain Double IPA Series, as well as craft beer classics like Deviant Dale’s and Gubna, are no strangers to brewing big, flavorful IPAs. However, cultivating huge, hazy, hoppy flavor without the calorie count of a typical IPA presented a new challenge for the Oskar Blues team.

So how do they make a full flavor IPA while keeping calories low? Head Brewer at Oskar Blues Pilot Brewery in Lyons, Juice Drapeau, explained that it requires piles of hops.

“We put a ton of hops into the beer, which provide aromatic, flavorful oils and contribute to the mouthfeel,” he said. “One-y is dry-hopped with El Dorado®, Comet® and Citra® hops, and Mosaic® and French Aramis® appear in the whirlpool.”

“The aroma hits you first,” he said, describing the results. “There are notes of citrus, honeysuckle, peach and mango. The beer is fruity with a hop haze and a nice biscuit flavor to the malt. The use of pale ale malt and wheat, along with the hefty dry hop load, creates a medium body. It’s easy to drink – pairs well with breakfast, lunch, or dinner.”

The new release is a 4% ABV hazy IPA delivering citrusy flavors of orange peel, tangerine and lemon zest balanced with biscuity malt and presented as a 100 calorie wonder. Big, fruit-forward, herbal vibes will make craft beer lovers forget it’s low cal. You can find One-y 100 Calorie Hazy IPA at a craft beer spot near you with Oskar Blues’ beerfinder.

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