PW's Year of Beer: Oskar Blues Ted FIDY

By Eric San Juan
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We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com.

Long before the trend took hold, Oskar Blues made themselves famous by being one of America’s first craft breweries to focus on putting great beers in a can. At one time people scoffed. Now everyone else is playing follow the leader. While beers like Mama’s Little Yella Pils and Dale’s Pale Ale seem right at home in a can, something like Ten FIDY is the last thing you’d expect to find in one (unless that can is a keg, of course). This is a giant, roasty, chocolate-heavy imperial stout of epic proportions. A whopping 10 percent ABV put it in the heavyweight class. A blistering 98 IBUs makes it as bitter as the most aggressive of IPAs. And intense flavors of chocolate, coffee, and rich roast crank the intensity up to 10.  The folks at Perch Pub have a keg of it waiting for you. Go try it.
 

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