A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to visit the Oskar Blues brewery in Longmont while I was in Colorado for the Great American Beer Festival. But, even before I arrived in Denver, I had heard stories of Death by Coconut. The stories told of a dark brew redolent with chocolate and coconut aromas and flavors. Many compared it to a Mounds candy bar.
So, when I finally arrived at the brewery’s tap room, The Tasty Weasel, I bellied up to the bar and ordered a pint of the brew. And am I ever glad I did. The descriptions I had read were all spot on. The beer truly is reminiscent of a candy bar with its smooth, rich chocolate flavors and toasted coconut. Without hesitation I purchased a crowler of the decadent porter to bring home.
Now, it appears that Oskar Blues has realized that they have another hit on their hands and have decided to release Death by Coconut nationally. I, for one, will be picking up a few four-packs.
Read more about Death by Coconut in the official press release below:
Longmont, CO and Brevard, NC – Oskar Blues Brewery shakes up the fall craft beer lineup with a national limited release of its rebellious take on the traditional Irish Porter, Death by Coconut, starting this month and while supplies last.
Death by Coconut (6.4% ABV/25 IBUs) is a semi-sweet porter made from loads of dark chocolate and extra dark caramel malt. It pours a rich velvet black with a frothy head and exudes intense fresh cacao flavors swirled with popping coconut aromas.
Death by Coconut is an easy-drinking, big-flavored beer that is reminiscent of sweet treats, which is no wonder given it is brewed with Cholaca out of Boulder, Colorado. Cholaca is a form of pure liquid chocolate that contains only three ingredients: cacao, water and coconut sugar. Cholaca adds a rich and smooth chocolate touch that makes this beer liquid perfection. Using only fair-trade cacao beans sourced from select farms in Ecuador and Peru, Cholaca gives it the most authentic flavor kick.
Death by Coconut, awarded the 2014 GABF Silver Medal in the Chocolate Beer category, hits shelves nationally in 4-packs of 12-ounce CANS and will also be available in 19.2-ounce cans in the Colorado and North Carolina markets. Look for it in limited release on tap starting in October as well.
Release events are slated for end of October. Stay tuned for more info.