True to form within the craft beer culture, Oskar Blues (OB) has a long standing reputation for being ground breaking.
In December of 2012, Oskar Blues opened the doors to an additional brewery in Brevard, North Carolina…
Together with its original site in Colorado, the breweries packaged 119,000 barrels of beer in 2013, and now distribute their trailblazing craft brews to 35 U.S. states and Washington, D.C! How’s THAT for statistics?!
Touted as the first U.S. craft brewery to can its own beer (the first being the flagship 12 oz Dale’s Pale Ale), OB continued to expand the category by releasing a 19.2 oz “stovepipe” can last year…
The Royal Pint is approximately the height of a 24-oz. can and the diameter of a 16-oz. can. Now that’s a big boy beer! Oskar Blues is the first brewer in North America – craft or otherwise – to package beer in the unique, sleek-looking can. The release, however, was a limited run in very few markets.
As for Texas, you can find the new CANundrum sampler 12-pack in stores now! All of the brews included in this varietal box are multi-award-winners, including three favorites…Dale’s Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils (crowned “Best Pilsner” at the Great American Beer Fest) and Old Chub, a Scotch-style ale with multiple Gold Medals from the World Beer Championships.
Aside from just brews, the list of other unique projects Oskar Blues has rolled out in their home state of Colorado is impressive to say the least…
There’s the sustainable Hops & Heifers Farm, which converts brewery outflows to restaurant inflows, meaning the farm raised hops are used in small batch specialty beers and paired with farm raised beef creations.
OB also has their own line of mountain bikes with REEB Cycles, which use 100% American-made, True Temper OX Platinum tubing and are hand weld one at a time right there in craft beer country.
Their latest venture, CHUBurger, is OB’s first craft-casual restaurant launched in Longmont, CO and features homegrown beef, pork and vegetables from their Hops & Heifers Farm.
Talk about brewery-to-farm-to-table! This isn’t even to mention the number of music festivals they both sponsor and host, including several parties during SXSW each year.
These guys work ’round the clock, with a “grassroots, hands-on” reputation that remains a model for the craft beer elite today. Grab a can while you can and see what all the buzz is about!