Longmont, CO – Summer is right around the corner, and it’s about to get a whole lot Fugli-er. Oskar Blues Brewery is bringing back its FUGLI Yuzu & Ugli Fruit IPA nationwide just in time for your favorite backyard grillin’, park-chillin’, frisbee-flingin’, beer-drinkin’ season. This citrusy, fresh and aromatic IPA clocks in at 5.8% ABV and 60 IBUs, making it fuggin’ crushable for wherever summer takes ya.
“FUGLI was originally inspired by a collaboration with Japan’s Yo-Ho Brewing Company,” said Tim Matthews, Head of Brewing Operations at Oskar Blues. “It features citrusy, floral mosaic hops and a trifecta of cross-continental citrus fruits including Yuzu from Japan, Jamaican Ugli and Rangpur, which is grown in Bangladesh. While none of these fruits are easy on the eyes, they definitely bring the flavor.”
Yuzu is an exotic, tangy yet rough-looking lemon from Japan. Living up to its name, the Ugli Fruit is a Jamaican form of tangelo, a cross between grapefruit, orange and tangerine. Rangpur is a lemon and mandarin orange hybrid with a strong lemon-lime flavor.
“FUGLI is a beer-drinker’s fruited IPA,” explained Kenny Jackson, the Head Brewer at Oskar Blues’ Longmont brewery. “It’s foremost an IPA, with the complexity of the mosaic hops really coming through. Combined with the fruit infusion and a simple malt bill, this beer is balanced and drinkable.”
Release parties are going down on April 13 at each of Oskar Blues’ taprooms to welcome the return of Summertime’s fugliest beer, FUGLI Yuzu & Ugli Fruit IPA.
Avoid seven years’ bad luck by joining our Friday the 13th
Superstition party plus FUGLI release. Festivities start at 4:20pm CST
with a motherfuggin’ pig roast, DJ Mahealani spinnin’ at 5pm
, and Ter’ell Shahid performing at 6:30pm.
We’re gettin’ FUGLI starting at 4pm EST
, with live music by Roots & Dore starting at 6pm.
FUGLI is a staff favorite here in Longmont, so join us at 4pm
to celebrate the return of this fruity fugger. Music by the Hustle Kings starts at 4:30pm MST
We’re fuggin’ ourselves starting at 4pm MST
, then stay for tunes by duo Harmony & Brad at 7:30pm.
This seasonal release will be available through August in 12oz canned six-packs and draft. Check out the beerfinder
to locate the nearest watering hole or store carrying FUGLI IPA.