Almost exactly one year after it debuted, Bell’s Brewery’s Oatsmobile Ale will be moving to a different packaging option.
The beer will remain the same 4.3 percent ABV “hop-forward session pale ale” brewed with oats as well as a blend of Ekuanot, Glacier and Mosaic hops. However, according to a post on the Comstock, Mich.-based brewery’s website, the pale ale will be packaged exclusively in six-packs of 12-ounce cans starting in April 2017, replacing the 12-ounce bottles it is currently packaged in.
“Dry-hopping gives this beer incredible aroma, and the oats lend a lighter, wonderful body,” said Laura Bell, co-owner and vp of Bell’s, in a post on the brewery’s website. “It’s accessible to a variety of tastes, but still unique.”
Originally named Oat Ale, Oatsmobile Ale was first brewed in 2013 “to explore the use of oats in a pale ale” before being renamed Boiling Pot Pale Ale and released as a draft-only option in select markets. The pale ale was then renamed to Oatsmobile Ale and packaged in 12-ounce bottles in April 2016.