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Nothing says summer like a nice, cold glass of French’s mustard beer


What a time to be alive. Mickey Mouse is hosting NBA games. Seattle has a hockey team. The president's son is banned from Twitter, an entire baseball team is cancelled, and we’re now putting mustard in our beer. If you still have any doubts about the action on 2020’s unhittable curveball, we promise you that last one is both very real and very terrifying. Bottoms up, barbecue warriors.

Following in the white t-shirt stains of last year’s mustard ice cream experiment, yellow condiment experts French’s have teamed up with Oskar Blues Brewery to create quite possibly the most dangerous liquid since nitroglycerin. Contrary to the name, label, and headlines, however, the Mustard Beer isn’t just hops, barley, water, and it’s namesake hot dog essential. Instead it’s a tropical wheat beer brewed with French’s yellow mustard and infused with key lime, lemon, tangerine, and passion fruit. Clocking in at 5.2% ABV, it’s said to be tart and refreshing, which is not exactly what you expect when you hear the words “mustard beer” used together as a noun.

The limited-edition brew is available at Oskar Blues Breweries in Brevard, North Carolina, Boulder, Colorado, and Longmont, Colorado or online via CraftShack beginning August 1st. If you’re looking for the full mustard beer experience, however, make sure to wash it down with a limited-edition Hot Dog IPA courtesy of cult-classic convenience store chain, Sheetz.