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Old 03-05-2012   #1
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Oskar Blues to can whiskey | The Coloradoan | coloradoan.com

Oskar Blues to can whiskey

Colorado is well known for its craft beer scene and craft distilleries are on the rise, but one Longmont brewery has decided to serve both beer and whiskey in cans.

Oskar Blues Brewery has announced plans to can its own spirits starting this summer. The Longmont-based craft brewery, known for its canned beers such as Dale's Pale Ale, will branch into distilling with canned whiskey.

The brewery is developing artwork for the cans as its federal licensing agreement is still in process for Lyons Soul Distilling LLC, said Chad Melis, Oskar Blues spokesman.

The distillery is expected to be up and running by this summer. When the first cans of spirits roll out of production depends on when they get the license. There are also plans to can root beer.

To start, Lyons Soul Distilling will offer a spirit similar to tequila made from distilled agave nectar and a whiskey made from the brewery's barley mash. The whiskey will be aged for two years in French white oak barrels.

Melis said between three and five stills have been ordered. Melis said Oskar Blues is considering 16-ounce cans for the spirits line, which will be located in the former Lyons canning facility that has been moved to Longmont. To avoid having to slam all 16-ounces of whiskey once drinkers pop the top, Oskar Blues plans to make a "re-sealable" can.

"We're working with Ball Corporation to release a re-sealable can that is aimed at revolutionizing the spirits world the way Dale's Pale Ale did for craft beer in 2002," Melis said. "There are a lot of similarities between brewing beer and distilling."

Oskar Blues is not the first to come up with this idea. Scottish Spirits Imports, Inc. offers 3-year-old blended scotch whiskey and 3-year-old single grain scotch whiskey. The cans come with a latex lid allowing it to be resealed for later.

Oskar Blues will join a growing craft distilling scene in Northern Colorado.

Longmont has another distillery in the pipeline with Still Cellars at 1115 Colorado Ave. Loveland is home to Dancing Pines, Overland Distillery and Spring44. Greeley has Syntax Spirits. Colorado, as a whole, has such well known distillers as Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey, Peach Street Distillers and Leopold Bros.

Oskar Blues launched in Lyons in 2002 and expanded in 2009 with its Longmont Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids restaurant and bar. Its brewery is in Longmont with the Tasty Weasel Tap-room open to the public. It still has a Grill & Brew restaurant in Lyons. In 2010, the brewery shelved a site plan that included an Oskar Blues restaurant and bar in Fort Collins.

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Old 03-05-2012   #2
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Ugh! Sounds grrrrrrrrrreat!
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I don't care how re-sealable the cans are, I bet the argument gets made (by others, of course...) around many a camp fire that you can't really re-seal a can.
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How about one of those 1/2 pint toluene cans with screw cap? Seems like a good idea to me! Fill your own or get one with a label! Cool!
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It's whiskey guys! As long as it doesn't leak--what's the problem? Pour it in your platypus if you're worried.
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From the article it seems that they'll start distilling this year, but aging it for 2 years in white oak barrels. 2014?
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Seriously, who plans on resealing a pint of whiskey for that long? Booze in cans, genious!
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I'll take a six pack please
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I can hear myself daying in two yeare "but honey, i only drank one can......"
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