Two Craft-Beer-in-a-Can Pioneers Launch Jazz Fest Brew.
Oskar Blues Brewery and NOLA Brewing teamed up to create a limited release collaBREWation canned craft beer in honor of the historic New Orleans Jazz Fest.
The creation involved a daylong brewing session with the NOLA and Oskar Blues teams at the brewery in Longmont, ColoRADo. The result: The Wolf and The Lamb. The crews teamed up to double up the Double Pilsner style, cranking out a 7% super-pale lager packed with Pilsner malt and loaded with Czech Agnes and Styrian Wolf hops. Crisp and spicy aromas dotted with floral, sage-like undertones of berries, pineapple, and citrus. A slightly bready medium bodied lager flavor continues the European hop onslaught with more herbal and spicy fruity character.
Oskar Blues and NOLA Brewing share a mutual love of music and wanted to create something that embodied the people, passion, and spirit of Jazz Fest. Part of the project was to engage a local artist to create custom artwork for the can. J. Pierre is a legendary Louisiana artist whose work has been featured in Essence Magazine, HBO’s Treme, House of Deréon, and in the Mayor of Louisiana’s office. J. Pierre utilizes his strong command over mediums such as oil, acrylic, pen, ink, aerosol, and house paint to create a print as vibrant and soulful as the Louisiana culture.
In addition to members from the breweries, the collaboration beer and twenty special edition “The Wolf and the Lamb” signed and numbered giclee prints will be available from J. Pierre on 100lb hot press paper at the following events:
- Avenue Pub 4/20 (Wednesday) @ 4:20pm
- The Bulldog Uptown 4/20 (Wednesday) @ 7pm
- World of Beer Warehouse District 4/21 (Thursday) @ 7pm
- Howlin Wolf 4/23 (Saturday) @ 8pm
- Maison on Frenchmen St. 4/24 (Sunday) @ 8pm
Oskar Blues has been a long-time fan of NOLA Brewing as the first craft-beer-in-a-can brewery in New Orleans and stream of quality beers brewed with love in New Orleans. This partnership marks Oskar Blues one-year anniversary in the Louisiana market.
The brew will be available for a limited time in Colorado and Louisiana markets so get it while you CAN.
About Oskar Blues Brewery
Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with hand-canned, flagship brew Dale’s Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country and operates breweries in Longmont, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina, while producing 192,000 barrels in 2015. The original canned craft brewery continues push innovation with the announcement of an Austin, TX brewery in April of 2016 and creations like The Crowler while it distributes to 49 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Canada, Sweden, and the U.K.
In 2013, Oskar Blues founded the CAN’d Aid Foundation
, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity that offers grassroots grants to those making a difference in the areas of community, the environment, music, and more. In 2015 alone, CAN’d Aid partnered with 52 organizations and provided nearly $400,000 in charitable contributions, bringing the total amount raised $1.9 million to date.
About NOLA Brewing
NOLA Brewing Company, a craft brewery founded in 2008 in New Orleans, makes high quality beers for every palate, from the craft beer neophyte to the aficionado. With each beer we brew, our hope is that it lives up to the standards of the city we call home – no small task. Our brewing philosophy is simple: we brew beers that we want to drink, using the best ingredients available. NOLA Brewing was conceived in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when the number of commercial brewers in New Orleans was zero. Now years later, we’re proud to have played a part in the development of what has become a formidable local craft brewing industry.