Oskar Blues Ten Fidy

Oskar Blues Brewery, Lyons, Colorado
Ten Fidy Imperial Stout
10.5% ABV

Oskar Blues is on a mission to improve the reputation of canned beers.  Simply put, they are releasing some of the best brews around as part of the “canned beer apocalypse.”  There are many reasons to prefer cans to glass, plastic, or paper bottles: more protection against light, less chance of breakage, and less environmental impact, to list a few. The most compelling part of the Oskar Blues experience is simply the joy and novelty of drinking top-shelf beers from a can.

Ten Fidy pours like ultra-dark motor oil. If Ten Fidy wanted to, it could lubricate your engine. In case you’ve never seen motor oil, here is a picture:

This is a straight-forward, no holds-barred dark beer delight.  There are no distractions, subtexts, or gimmicks here, just a rugged imperial stout that stands and delivers. With a case of Ten Fidy at hand, your engine will not overheat.

With any luck, these will be showing up in soda machines nationwide.


~ by Perry S. on January 24, 2010.

5 Responses to “Oskar Blues Ten Fidy”

  1. American brewing in the new millennium resembles Vienna at the dawn of the last century–the site of an effulgence of avant-garde creative and intellectual energy.

  2. thanks for the informative photograph of motor oil!

  3. Ten Fidy (like all ISs) bears a closer resemblance to *used* motor oil.

  4. Ha! I added an edit to Perry’s draft which said “used motor oil” but the “used” must have gotten dropped in a later draft. I’m glad you concur.

  5. […] *Oskar Blues Ten Fidy comes in a can, so I’m making no comparative claims here. […]

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