Brew Dude event: CANarchy Craft release
CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective, which includes breweries like Oskar Blues Brewery, Cigar City Brewing, Perrin Brewing, and Squatters Craft Beers, is releasing for the first time a cross-brewery 12 pack that will feature 4 different beers from 4 different breweries.
This is the first time this “disruptive collective of like-minded breweries” are coming together since the founding of CANarchy in 2015. The variety 12 pack will feature Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Cigar City’s Jai Alai IPA, Perrin’s Black Ale, and Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA in the usual slick packaging we have come to recognize from this collective’s recent output.
Distribution for CANarchy Mixed Pack Vol. 1 looks to hit Florida and North Carolina markets September 1st with wider distribution to follow.
I have been a fan of Oskar Blues beer for a long time - since I checked in with Dale’s Pale Ale in 2013 on Untappd. I don’t think I would rate it as high as I did then, but I gave this beer a 5 out of 5 out of sheer excitement. So, when I was offered the opportunity to visit Oskar Blues/CANarchy Headquarters in Longmont when I was in Denver last year for Great American Beer Festival, I jumped at the chance.
While we were touring the Longmont facility, we were treated to beers from across this collective’s portfolio, like deep pours of Cigar City’s famous Hunahpu’s and Perrin’s No Rules Imperial Stouts, which are both very expensive and hard to find beers in their own rights. This was the first I really got to hear about this collective approach to the beer industry. Let’s be clear for a second, before Cigar City started to distribute to Illinois, cans of Jai Alai were well-coveted cans of beer in this neck of the woods, where people would bring back cases and you treated this treat like treasure.
Now, we will soon be able to get Cigar City’s Jai Alai and Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale in the same mixed pack. I am thoroughly excited for this opportunity and will fly out to the nearest craft beer retailer when I see it show up on oskarblues.com/beerfinder.