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Oskar Blues Last Grog Tiki Wheat and Tiki IPA Review


It’s time to discuss the other half of that Oskar Blues tiki-inspired CANspiracy Mix Pack that recently landed on our doorstep. Round one was two Hard Seltzers. Round two involves two beers: Last Grog Tiki Wheat and Tiki IPA.

Here’s a bit more information about both beers:

Lost Grog

Sailors of old never missed their daily ration of grog – unless it was lost at sea. Uncover the mysteries of Lost Grog Tiki Wheat, a tropical, tiki-inspired wheat beer fermented with coconut cream and apricot, to reveal flavor combinations found only in treasured tiki cocktails of yesteryear. Lost Grog Tiki Wheat will also be available nationwide in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at your favorite tiki bar.

Why start with the wheat style as the diving board for Lost Grog? “Tiki cocktails have a balance of sweet, sour, spice and spirit,” said Tim Matthews, VP of Brewing at Oskar Blues Brewery and tiki enthusiast. “We found that American Wheat beers have that lightly sweet and tart flavor reminiscent of tiki drinks. We discovered the inspiration for the formulation of Lost Grog when we tried the classic Tradewinds and Painkiller cocktails.”

Can-O-Bliss Tiki IPA

The Can-O-Bliss Series is a rotating IPA series that showcases mind-blowing blends of hops. “Most of our IPA hop bills come from experiencing the hops at the farm level,” explained Matthews. “When evaluating hops at harvest over the past five years, we’ve noticed that a few varieties constantly have descriptors like ‘exotic,’ ‘tropical,’ ‘spicy’ and ‘sweet.’ We selected three newer varieties that were constantly being tagged with these aromas and flavors. In the end, we had quite the tiki cocktail of hops by using Bru-1, HBC 586 and Sabro – a great mix of pineapple, lime, coconut and spicy orange zest.”

We were kind of ho-hum about the Hard Seltzers in this series, but were quite optimistic about the beers because Oskar Blues rarely disappoints. To find out if our optimism was rewarded, click the play button on the following video:

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Many thanks to Oskar Blues for sending us these very generous samples!

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