“Bottles and cans, just clap your hands.” Beck wasn’t singing about Chaka, the new collaboration between Oskar Blues and Sun King breweries, but what’s inside this resealable bottle/can hybrid is clearly where it’s at.
The 8 percent ABV Belgian-style ale is a collaboration between the Colorado-based Oskar Blues brewmaster Dave Chichura and his longtime friends in Dave Colt and Clay Robinson who founded Indianapolis’ Sun King. Using Shagbark Hickory syrup from Indiana and grains from Colorado, we hope this will help heal the longtime bitterness between the two states if indeed any such bitterness has ever existed.
Chaka was released last week at the Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego. But unless you live near either of the breweries’ home markets it might be hard to get your hands on this limited-edition beer for a while.