If you’re a mustard fanatic to the point where you actually know the date of National Mustard Day – it’s Aug. 1 for all you ketchup lovers – we’ve got the perfect beer for you. Earlier this week, Oskar Blues Brewery announced a partnership with French’s Mustard to create French’s Mustard Beer.
Since its introduction to the hot dog, and the public, at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, French’s has become a staple both at the ballpark and the backyard, much the same way Oskar Blues’ Dale’s Pale Ale, it’s flagship beer, has become the third-most purchased canned craft beer six-pack since the Colorado-based brewery announced its release, while continuing to buck the bottle trend, back in 2002. Never a brewery to shy-away from creating a unique or trailblazing beer, with well-known efforts like the behemoth Ten Fidy Imperial Stout or G’Knight American Imperial Red Ale, Oskar Blues – with the help of French’s – created something perfect for that extra time outback this summer.
Infused with key lime, lemon, tangerine and passion fruit to create a tart and refreshing match of the bold flavor of French’s Classic Yellow Mustard, this tropical wheat beer is a follow-up to the condiment company’s popular French’s Mustard Ice Cream, which it released for last year’s National Mustard Day. Talk about some fun marketing.
“We’re stoked on bold flavors at Oskar Blues Brewery and we never shy away from a challenge,” said Oskar Blues Head Brewer, Juice Drapeau, in a statement. “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.”
If you’re not able to purchase one of these unique mustard-inspired beers, don’t worry. French’s is also releasing a homebrew recipe, along with perfect food-pairing recipes, for those who want to attempt to recreate it at home. Available beginning on mustard’s biggest day, this limited edition effort will be available to order through national craft beer marketplace and platform, Craft Shack, as well as select Oskar Blues Brewery taprooms in both Boulder and Longmont, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina.