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Beer Advent Calendar – Day 4: Ten FIDY presented by Beer Zen Girl


Beer Advent Calendar – Day 4: Ten FIDY presented by Beer Zen Girl

To celebrate the Holiday Season, and have teamed up with beer bloggers around the country to host the first annual beer bloggers advent calendar. This is the season of sharing and we intend to share our love of beer with you. 31Bloggers Blogging – click here for the running list of beers/bloggers.

  • Blogger: Doreen aka Beer Zen Girl
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Ten Fidy Can

Commercial Description:

Ten FIDY Imperial Stout – This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hide a hefty 98 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt. Ten FIDY (10.5% ABV) is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. Ten FIDY is the ultimate celebration of dark malts and boundary-stretching beer.


  • Style: Imperial Stout
  • Color: Black
  • ABV: 10.5%
  • Bitterness: 98 IBUs
  • Honors and Awards
    • Gold Medal at the 2010 World Beer Championships
    • “Top 25 American Beers” by MAXIM Magazine
    • 100 Rating on
    • The Beer of the Year for The Denver Post
    • “This one puts the ‘A’ in ‘Holy Crap!’” Beer Advocate Magazine

Doreen from Beer Zen Girl

Why I selected Ten FIDY:

One year into my craft beer journey, I was at my local craft beer store, and saw cans of beer. Cans! I had always been of the opinion that good beer only came in bottles (no, I have no idea why I thought this).

The beer guy at the store I were talking about what beer was new and what I should try next. Knowing I had a love of stouts, he recommended Ten FIDY to me. And I’ve been hooked ever since. It is hands down one of the best beers I’ve ever tried, and it single-handedly sold be on canned beer. Thank you Oskar Blues!

It pours jet black. And has an amazing scent of roasted malts, coffee, and molasses. And the flavor is right in line with the great scents. You can taste the alcohol, but considering it’s a 10.5% ABV – it’s amazingly easy to drink. And the best part – it’s readily available in NH, and last I knew it was still on tap at the Portsmouth Gaslight Co.
Ten Fidy in a Glass

About BeerZenGirl (aka Doreen):

Influenced by one of my best friends, I started getting into craft beer about two years ago, and blogging about it shortly thereafter at – and have found that craft beer people are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. ☮, ♥, craftbeer!

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About Oskar Blues:

Oskar Blues Brewery is located in Longmont, CO – east of the original OB Brew Pub and Grill in Lyons, CO. Oskar Blues Brewery cans craft-brewed beer. The brewery is owned by Dale Katechis. Dale owns “Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids” Restaurant in Longmont, CO in addition to the Brewery and Brew Pub and Grill in Lyons, CO.

Oskar Blues Brew and Grill opened in 1997. Oskar Blues launched the canning operation in a crappy 60-year-old barn next door to the pub in the fall of 2002. The original crew used a hand-canning line on a table-top machine that sealed one can at a time, under duress. Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont packaged 41,000 barrels in 2010.

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