Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Pinner, please
Brewed by: Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Longmont, Colorado
Style/ABV: American IPA, 4.9%
If I had come across Oskar Blues’ Pinner Throwback IPA a few years ago, I wouldn’t have given it a second thought. But with the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, I began to learn all sorts of terms for pot (besides “weed,” “ganja” and other high school nicknames). Among them was Pinner, which according to the Cannabist’s New Cannabis Lexicon of 420-friendly terms is a “tiny, thin joint low on marijuana content.” And, drum-roll please, Oskar Blues Pinner is a session beer that’s low in alcohol content. And if the irony of that isn’t enough to make you want to just drink a Pinner in support of the Oskar Blues’ brilliant minds, check out the tagline at the top of the can: “Can I Be Blunt?” Why, yes. Yes, you can — especially in Colorado.
“Without any exception the worst snow storm known since the advent of the railroad west of Leadville has been raging over the crest of the continental divide since last Thursday,” asserted the Aspen Tribune on January 31, 1899.