A new release from Oskar Blues Brewery this weekend was brewed to honor one of the company’s brewers.
That beer is Home Skillet, a 6.4 percent ABV black IPA brewed with Amarillo and Mosaic hops as well as dried cacao flowers. The IPA is being released to pay tribute to Jason Buehler, a brewer who ran Oskar Blues’ innovative brewing program from the Lyons, Colo. pilot brewery and who was responsible for the cult seasonal creation Death by Coconut.
“With his infectious passion for brewing, Jason influenced everything at the brewery – beer, of course, but also the entire OB Family,” reads a post on Oskar Blues’ website. “He constantly elevated the fun factor while tirelessly crafting flavorful beer. OB will always remember Jason’s honest enthusiasm for crafting beer, and his enduring contributions to the craft beer community.”
According to Oskar Blues, Home Skillet Black IPA will be packaged in four-packs of 16-ounce cans that will be released at the brewery’s taprooms in Boulder, Colo. and Longmont, Colo. on Feb. 27. In addition, all of the proceeds from the sale of the beer are being donated to Jason Buehler’s family.