Winter Games + West O Beer

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Style: Winter Lager

ABV: 5.6%

Ingredients: Mix of Pilsner, 2-Row and Melandoidin Malts, Blackberry Puree, Cascade Hops

Description: A crisp lager brewed with Kolsch yeast (perhaps technically an Ale), Cōzy first debuted as the Official Beer of Winter Games in 2019. "Canned for the Games!"

This easy drinking beer gets its purple hue, light aroma, and flavor from organic blackberry puree added after the fermentation process. Designed as a crushable winter lager, Cōzy can be found across Lakes Area bars and restaurants from mid-December on thru the Winter Games, in partnership with the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.

See you on the ice!

How It's Made

Did you know that West O Beer is 100% Iowa Brewed? The staff brews, cans, and labels on site at their brewery.

Take a behind the scenes look at how the official beer of University of Okoboji Winter Games is brewed and packaged right here in Okoboji! Head brewer, Brandon, gives a glimpse into what the staff at West O Beer does to create this delicious blackberry lager available December - January in the Iowa Great Lakes and beyond!

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Learn More!

Get to know more about West O Beer and their involvement in the University of Okoboji Winter Games. West O Beer's owner, Matt, talks all about what's going on at the brewery, the story of cōzy and more!

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Show us how you get cōzy!