Who is Ted?
- Tri Ted
- I'm the father of two beautiful daughters and an amazing wife. For fun, I enjoy the long hours of seemingly endless suffering that endurance sports (mostly running, cycling and triathlon)provide. During my "down time" I'm an avid beer snob and self-described gourmet chef (in other words I like to burn things on a stove or grill).
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Beer of the Week . . . Chubna!
It has been quite a while since I did a "Beer of the Week" Post. Fear not dear readers, for this does not mean I've forsaken fine beer (the extra 5 lbs. I'm carrying around this summer will attest to that). I picked up a couple of cans of this special edition brew a few weeks back and last week, I finally had a chance to dive in and enjoy this beer. Chubna is the love child of two beers from Oskar Blues, one of the preeminent craft breweries not only in Colorado, but across the nation. They're often recognized as the first craft brewery to begin putting their beer into cans, which had previously been unheard of in the world of smaller breweries. Oskar Blues' most well known beer is none other than Dale's Pale Ale which enjoys are large distribution throughout the country. While I enjoy Dale's Pale as a quaffable summer drinker, you can find a lot of interesting tastes if you go deeper into the brewery's catalog. For example, a unique and delicious offering is the oddly named Old Chub. It's a Scottish Strong Ale and if you don't like a Wee Heavy, you probably won't like this one all that much. However, those with a broader palate will appreciate this beer and its caramel and toffee overtones. It might take a few cans to acquire this taste, but it's definitely worth the investment. Another Oskar Blues Beer that is worth trying is Gubna. It's a continuously evolving imperial IPA that changes from year to year based on its hop profile. In its current rendition, the Oskar Blues web site describes it as having "black currant notes and subtle citrus overtones."