Colorado’s Oskar Blues came to fame in 2002 as the brewery that kick-started the canned craft beer revolution when founder Dale Katechis launched his iconic Dale’s Pale Ale.
Since then, the company has branched out with a wide variety of styles. And in 2012, Katechis, an Alabama native and Auburn grad, opened a new brewery in Brevard, N.C., south of Asheville.
With all that in mind, Oskar Blues new summer seasonal sipper, Rosé for Daze, is this week’s Beer Pick.
Rosé for Daze
Oskar Blues Brewery, Brevard, N.C.
Available on draft and six-pack 12-ounce cans
Rosé for Daze from Oskar Blues is a spritzy new rosé-style ale brewed with hibiscus and prickly pear. It pours a bright pink with a robust off-pink head and bubbly carbonation. Brewed with Aramis and Centennial hops, it’s tart, crisp and refreshing on the palate, with floral, berry juicy watermelon notes. At 6%, it’s not exactly wimpy or boozy, and about half the alcohol of the pink wine.
According to Oskar Blues, “Rosé for Daze is made for porch sipping, brunching, poolside enjoyment and toasting all things summertime.” Like dry rosé wine, try it with salads, seafood, light-creamy pasta dishes or goat cheese.
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