One of the original craft beer canning innovators is at it again; as Colorado’s Oskar Blues recently unveiled a new royal pint can design, topping out at a whopping 19.2 ounces. Filled to the brim with sudsy deliciousness, this behemoth packaging is the first of its kind, and hit the market with Dale’s Pale Ale in January, followed by Mama’s Little Yella Pils in April. The new extreme in craft beer cans is yet another example of the surging trend within the industry that continues to grow by the day.
Manufactured by the famous Ball Corporation, the new Oskar Blues royal pint, or “stovepipe” can is a one-of-a-kind packaging for beer, giving people a unique single-serve option to enjoy craft brews. Ideal for music and sporting events, as well as camping and hiking expeditions, these deliver the full Dale’s Pale Ale or Mama’s Little Yella Pils experience in one handy package.
With 31 states in their distribution area, people should expect to see both beers available everywhere from high-end bottle shops to gas stations by April, following Mama’s Little Yella Pils’ debut during March’s Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, D.C.
Dale’s Pale Ale is an exceedingly hopped-up American Pale Ale bursting with flavor, coming in at 6.5% ABV and 65 IBUs. Mama’s Little Yella Pils is the brewery’s own traditional pilsner crafted with German malts and Saaz hops, settling in at a drinkable 5.3% ABV.
Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997, Oskar Blues became the first American craft brewery to can their own beer, starting with Dale’s Pale Ale in 2002. By 2012, the brewery had increased capacity to 100,000 barrels while announcing the opening of a second brewery in Brevard, NC.