Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Beg your pardon, Gubna!

Many months have passed since Oskar Blues introduced their Gubna Imperial IPA to the public. We in Albuquerque, also known as the Southwest's stepchild, have had to do without. And not that we have suffered, but I could have driven to Colorado and back for this beer approximately 360 times since its initial release. I had a friend bring me some from California way back in March...show us some love, good neighbor Colorado breweries! Gubna showed up at the wrong time too. I am trying to find money to pay for my hotel during the upcoming Great American Beer Festival trip, where Motel Sleaze chains are charging Four Seasons prices. A four-pack of 12 oz. cans of Gubna will set you back $14.99 at the Kelly Liquors at Mountain Run (the first place I have spotted it in Abq.). I enjoyed this beer very much when I had it in March, but I couldn't bring myself to spend that much tonight. I have to instead daydream about the 10% ABV, 100 IBU beer brewed exclusively with Summit hops. A single-hop DIPA is relatively unusual in itself, and matched with the use of dark Munich and rye malts, the recipe sounds even more strange. But it works, and works in a big way. The guys at Oskar Blues love their hoppy beers, and Gubna will not disappoint.

3 comments:

Jin said...

Only 2 cases were allocated in all ABQ right now, and it's only at the Kelly Liquor MTN RUN. Grab them before they run out. It'll be awhile til the next batch of GUBNA comes to town!

Melis said...

GUBNA is back in ABQ....keep an eye out as OB has sent fresh beer

Ryan said...

Thanks for the tip. Picked some up last night. we drank it all. Good stuff!