As weird as it may sound, you must try out this cool new flavor.
It's great when it's drizzled on your hot dog and it's great for giving a kick to your deviled eggs. But what happens when the yellow condiment that usually stands beside a bottle of ketchup finds its way into a bubbly bottle of beer? Yes, mustard is now the star ingredient of a brand new beer, created by Oskar Blues Brewery.
Mustard beer (two words you never thought would be put together) is now a real thing after Oskar Blues Brewery joined hands with French’s Mustard to create French’s Mustard Beer. The mustard-flavored beer was released to celebrate National Mustard Day, which falls on August 1, and it is only available for a limited period of time.
"Why make a mustard beer, you ask? Because of a joint history of flavor exploration and defining new tastes," the brewery wrote on their blog. "The teams at Oskar Blues and French’s wanted to come together to create the brightest, boldest brew of the summer, just in time for National Mustard Day and backyard grilling. And what goes better with BBQ than Classic Yellow Mustard and beer? Nothing else, that’s what."
The beer is brewed with the yellow condiment and is laced with flavors of lime, lemon, tangerine, and passion fruit, according to InsideHook. Oskar Blues Brewery takes pride in making big and bold flavors and things couldn't get bigger and bolder with the mustard beer. Balancing the spice with a hit of mustard took some research and experimenting. Getting the taste right without compromising on the "beer" part of the drink was the main challenge. What they came up with is a tropical wheat beer that is semi-tart with citrusy flavors.
Head Brewer Juice Drapeau said, "With French’s Mustard Beer, we elevated the Classic Yellow Mustard flavor with tangy lemon and lime to create a tropical wheat ale I’d pair with a loaded hot dog on the hottest day of the year," according to the brewery's blog.
Now, where can you get your hands on these mustard beers? "French’s Mustard Beer will be available to purchase online through national craft beer marketplace and platform, CraftShack," reads the brewery's website. "It will also be available at select Oskar Blues Brewery locations, including Colorado Oskar Blues taprooms in Boulder and Longmont, and the North Carolina Oskar Blues taproom in Brevard."
At the moment, the brewery says that the beer will only be available until they are out of supplies. So, make sure you get a chance to try it before the limited-edition beer is out of stock.
Think about it. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and all those greasy finger-licking-good sides, taste even better when you have mustard-flavored beer to wash it all down. It would be the perfect drink for a summer barbeque in your backyard. Does it taste good? We will let you try it and see for yourself.
In case the stock is over before you get to try it, worry not because the brewery has even put up a recipe for making mustard beer right in the comforts of your home. If you want to try it, follow the link here: bit.ly/33BhdZ1
How does mustard beer basted sausages and onions sound? Or bacon honey mustard beer bread? Sounds good, doesn't it? That's more reason to check out the new flavors and experiment with new ones this summer.