Summer is right around the corner, and it’s about to get a whole lot Fugli-er. Oskar Blues Brewery is bringing back its FUGLI Yuzu & Ugli Fruit IPA nationwide just in time for your favorite backyard grillin’, park-chillin’, frisbee-flingin’, beer-drinkin’ season. This citrusy, fresh and aromatic IPA clocks in at 5.8% ABV and 60 IBUs, making it fuggin’ crushable for wherever summer takes ya.
“FUGLI was originally inspired by a collaboration with Japan’s Yo-Ho Brewing Company,” said Tim Matthews, Head of Brewing Operations at Oskar Blues. “It features citrusy, floral mosaic hops and a trifecta of cross-continental citrus fruits including Yuzu from Japan, Jamaican Ugli and Rangpur, which is grown in Bangladesh. While none of these fruits are easy on the eyes, they definitely bring the flavor.”
Yuzu is an exotic, tangy yet rough-looking lemon from Japan. Living up to its name, the Ugli Fruit is a Jamaican form of tangelo, a cross between grapefruit, orange and tangerine. Rangpur is a lemon and mandarin orange hybrid with a strong lemon-lime flavor.
“FUGLI is a beer-drinker’s fruited IPA,” explained Kenny Jackson, the Head Brewer at Oskar Blues’ Longmont brewery. “It’s foremost an IPA, with the complexity of the mosaic hops really coming through. Combined with the fruit infusion and a simple malt bill, this beer is balanced and drinkable.”
Release parties are going down on April 13 at each of Oskar Blues’ taprooms to welcome the return of Summertime’s fugliest beer, FUGLI Yuzu & Ugli Fruit IPA. This seasonal release will be available through August in 12oz canned six-packs and draft. Check out the beerfinder to locate the nearest watering hole or store carrying FUGLI IPA.
Founded 20 years ago in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with their hand-canned flagship brew, Dale’s Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues operates breweries in Colorado, North Carolina and Texas while reaching 200,000 barrels per year and featuring Dale’s Pale Ale as the nation’s top-selling craft can six-pack at U.S. supermarkets. The makers of the Original Craft Beer in a Can continue to innovate with creations like The CROWLER, Hotbox Roasters, B. Stiff & Sons Old Fashioned Sodas, The Oak Room, Oskar Blues Fooderies, REEB Cycles and the cycling-inspired accommodations and event space at REEB Ranch in North Carolina. Oskar Blues is available in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., parts of Canada, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, The U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Brazil, and South Korea. Along with Cigar City Brewing, Perrin Brewing, Squatters Craft Beers and Wasatch Brewery, Oskar Blues Brewery belongs to a disruptive collective of like-minded craft brewers known as CANarchy, the largest canned craft beer supplier in the country.