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• Big Craft Brewery, Oskar Blues, Buys Small Craft Brewery

Big Craft Brewery, Oskar Blues, Buys Small Craft Brewery

Colorado-based brewery Oskar Blues will continue its growth in the craft beer scene thanks to its recent purchase of Perrin Brewing Co., located in a small farming community 10 miles north of Grand Rapids, Michigan. While large multinational beverage companies are devouring independent breweries at a quickening rate, craft breweries buying out their own kind […]

• Oskar Blues’ new beer, Pinner, gives a shout out to cannibus

Oskar Blues’ new beer, Pinner, gives a shout out to cannibus

If you’ve ever popped opened a beer and smelled hints of marijuana, there’s a horticultural reason for that. Just ask Dale Katechis (he of Dale’s Pale Ale fame), who founded Colorado favorite Oskar Blues Brewery in 1997. “Like a lot of our beers, the hop character and the aroma has always reminded people of cannabis,” […]

• Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, the first Nascar-branded beer

Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, the first Nascar-branded beer

Dale’s is hardly a newcomer to the craft beer world—the beer, produced by the Colorado-based Oskar Blues Brewery, has been around since 2002. But it’s been in the news of late for two reasons: First, it’s the brew most associated with the craft beer-in-cans movement, a trend that reached new heights earlier this year when […]

• Oskar Blues going back home to launch new distillery

Oskar Blues going back home to launch new distillery

The old barn where the Oskar Blues “Canned Beer Apocalypse” was launched will soon give birth to another revolutionary idea. The stills have been ordered and the federal licensing agreements are in process for Lyons Soul Distilling LLC, the latest venture for Oskar Blues Brewery. Plans are for the distillery to be up and running […]

• The Coolest Beer Cans Out Right Now

The Coolest Beer Cans Out Right Now

A few years ago, Colorado’s Oskar Blues bucked bottling tends by cladding its well-regarded Dale’s Pale Ale in a more hike-friendly (and for coastal folk, beach-friendly) container. Now, almost every craft brewery in the nation is riding the wave. This means more good canned beers and more variety — IPAs, Porters, Wheats, etc. — but, […]

• 5 Great Canned Beers Just In Time for July 4. Try One, You’ll Like It

5 Great Canned Beers Just In Time for July 4. Try One, You’ll Like It

We’re in the midst of a revolution. A beer-can revolution. For generations of Americans beer meant low-quality lager, a fizzy yellow water that looked, smelled and tasted more like an industrial byproduct than the world’s favorite beverage. And for decades, manufacturers put the worst beer in cans, packaged it in bulk and sold it to […]

• Golden Road Brewing Opens This Fall In Los Angeles

Golden Road Brewing Opens This Fall In Los Angeles

NEW ARTISANAL BREWERY LAUNCHING IN LOS ANGELES Further establishing L.A.’s craft beer acclaim, Tony Yanow and Meg Gill are set to open Golden Road Brewing this fall Los Angeles, CA (June 2011) – The ever-growing craft beer scene in Los Angeles is about to get bigger. Come September, L.A. will get a new craft beer […]

• ‘Beer Culture’ Documentary To Profile Colorado’s Craft Breweries

‘Beer Culture’ Documentary To Profile Colorado’s Craft Breweries

Denver-based production company, FM Productions, is currently producing a documentary called “Beer Culture,” about Colorado’s craft breweries. The movie, set to debut in the summer of 2011, “[tells] the stories of struggles and successes of some top brewers in Colorado including, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Avery Brewing Company, Tommyknocker, Upslope.” FM Productions, which primarily makes […]

• Oskar Blues renaming Gordon ale

Oskar Blues renaming Gordon ale

Goodnight, Gordon. Longmont’s Oskar Blues Brewery is renaming its Gordon Imperial Red ale after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from a veteran of the craft beer business. Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. — a San Jose, Calif.-based brewery that is a separate entity from the similarly named restaurant chain that merged with Rock Bottom Restaurants — contacted […]

• Awesomeness In A Can: Dale’s Pale Ale Wins Gold

Awesomeness In A Can: Dale’s Pale Ale Wins Gold

In 2002 Oskar Blues Brewery from Lyons, Colo. launched the Canned Beer Apocalypse with Dale’s Pale Ale by becoming the first US craft brewery to package great craft beer in a can. Eight years later Dale’s Pale Ale continues to gain international accolades by earning a gold medal at the 2010 European Beer Star Competition. […]

List of Great Canned Beer 2010 Award Winners at CANFEST

List of Great Canned Beer 2010 Award Winners at CANFEST

India Pale Ales Tallgrass Oasis – Gold Tallgrass IPA – Silver Mammoth Epic IPA – Bronze Pale Ales Maui Big Swell IPA – Gold Oskar Blues Pale Ale – Silver SanTan Epicenter Amber – Bronze Dark Ales (“everything from red ales to stouts”) Oskar Blues Gordon – Gold Four Peaks Kiltlifter Scottish Style Ale – […]

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• Oskar Blues Won Gold & Silver Awards at the 2nd Annual International CANFEST

Oskar Blues Won Gold & Silver Awards at the 2nd Annual International CANFEST

Boozenews Editor’s confesses bias: Oskar Blues über delicious Dale’s Pale Ale is always present in the fridge as is Gordon…the ale that is. Mmmmm. In 2002 Oskar Blues Brewery from Lyons, Colo. launched the Canned Beer Apocalypse by becoming the first US craft brewery to package great craft beer in a can. Eight years later, […]

• Oskar Blues, outstanding brew, can't keep up with demand…adds 7 tanks in 60 days

Oskar Blues, outstanding brew, can't keep up with demand…adds 7 tanks in 60 days

Arlee Bates, right, of Machinery Express of Fort Collins, prepares a tank to be moved into Oskar Blues in Longmont. Since the beginning of the year, Oskar Blues has added nine new 200-barrel fermenting tanks at its Pike Road facility.  Photo: Cliff Grassmick