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Oskar Blues Brewery
Location Longmont, Colorado
Opened 1997
Owner(s) Dick Dale Katechis
Website http://www.oskarblues.com/
Active beers
Name Type
Dale's Pale Ale Pale Ale
Old Chub Scotch Ale
G'Knight Imperial Red
Ten FIDY Imperial Stout
Gubna Imperial IPA
Mama's Little Yella Pils Pilsner

Oskar Blues Brewery is located in Longmont, Colorado - east of the original OB Brew Pub and Grill in Lyons, Colorado. 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, Colorado in addition to the Brewery and Brew Pub and Grill in Lyons, Colorado. A new Brewery has recently opened in Brevard, North Carolina.

Oskar Blues Brew and Grill opened in 1997. Oskar Blues launched the canning operation in a 60-year-old barn next door to the pub in the fall of 2002. They were the first American Craft Brewery to brew and can their beer; today over 150 craft breweries are doing it. The original crew used a hand-canning line on a table-top machine that sealed one can at a time. Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont packaged 41,000 barrels in 2010 and grew to 59,000 in 2011.

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Oskar Blues Grill and Brew

Located in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Grill and Brew offers Cajun, Creole and Southern-style comfort foods along with their beer.

Since 1997, they have hosted live roots music. OB books national acts that perform blues, rock, bluegrass, jam music, folk, Americana, trad-country and the Lyons High School Jazz Band. Past performances of national blues acts stretch from Pinetop Perkins and Duke Robillard to up & Tommy Castro and John Lee Hooker, Jr.

Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids

Located in Longmont, Colorado, Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids is a Southern-inspired BBQ joint with 43 craft beers on tap and an in-house smoker. They offer slow smoked North Carolina style BBQ pork, spare ribs, beer-can chicken, salmon, and turkey.

Jason Rogers, former executive chef at Denver’s J.W. Marriott, is the head chef.

Home Made Liquids & Solids hosts local & national touring bands. Acts include everything from blues, rock, bluegrass and jam music to folk, Americana and trad-country.

Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel Tap Room

Located in Longmont, Colorado inside of the Oskar Blues Brewery, The Tasty Weasel Tap Room has a 10 taps and offers Oskar Blues brews including weekly specialty frikin creations along with Oak Aged selections. Tours of the brewery are available through the Tasty Weasel.

The brews[edit]

Oskar Blues Brewery brews their 6 production beers in 100 and 200 barrel batches for distribution in 25 states. The original brew pub provides a variety of smaller batches for consumption at the Lyons & Longmont locations.

Dale's Pale Ale

Dale's Pale Ale is Oskar Blues' first beer. It is somewhere between an American pale ale and an India Pale Ale brewed with European malts and American hops. Dale's Pale Ale started the American craft-beer-in-a-can movement. In 2005 Dale's Pale Ale was named "Best Pale Ale by the New York Times.Esquire magazine selected Dale's as one of the "Best Canned Beers to Drink Now" in a February 2012 article.[1]

Dale's is 6.5% alcohol by volume, and features 65 International Bittering Units (IBUs).
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Old Chub Scotch Ale

Old Chub is a Scotch ale brewed with seven different malts, including crystal and chocolate malts. Old Chub also gets a dash of beechwood-smoked grains imported from Bamburg, Germany. Old Chub is 8% alcohol by volume.
Among other medals Old Chub won a bronze medal in the 2011 Great American Beer Festival Scotch Ale Category. [2]

G'Knight

G'Knight is a hybrid version of strong ale, somewhere between an Imperial Red and a Double IPA. Oskar Blues makes it with six different malts and three types of hops, then dry-hopped it with Amarillo hops. It is 8.7% alcohol by volume, and has 60 International Bittering Units. G'Knight is brewed in tribute to the late Gordon Knight. In addition to opening some of Colorado’s first microbreweries, Knight was a Vietnam vet and huge promoter of craft beer. He lost his life in 2002 while fighting a wild fire outside of Lyons, Colorado.
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Ten FIDY

Ten FIDY Imperial Stout is Oskar Blues' seasonal beer with flavors of chocolate, malt, coffee, cocoa and oats. Ten FIDY is about 10% ABV and is made with two-row malts, chocolate malts, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. 98 IBUs
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Mama's Little Yella Pils

Mama's Little Yella Pils is a small-batch pilsner. Mama’s is made with pale malt, German specialty malts, and traditional (Saaz) and 21st century Bavarian hops. It is also fermented at cool temperatures with a German yeast. 5.3% ABV and 35 IBUs. Mama's Little Yella Pils won a Silver Medal in the 2011 Great American Beer Festival Bohemian Style Pilsener Category.
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Gubna

Gubna is an Imperial IPA and is made with 3 malts and Summit hops. Summit hops are also used for post-fermentation dry hopping. 10% ABV and 100 IBUs
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References[edit]

  1. Jump up^ "Best Canned Beers to Drink Now". Esquire magazine via Yahoo news website. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-22.

Source[edit]

  • Oskar Blues Brewery Official site.
  • Beverage World; 9/15/2008, Vol. 127 Issue 9, p136-136, 1/3p
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