Oskar Blues Expanding Operations to North Carolina
TimesCall.com of Longmont, CO just broke the exciting news of Oskar Blues Brewery expanding to North Carolina. We expect an official press release from Oskar Blues shortly, but here’s an excerpt from TimesCall.com.
Fresh off celebrating the 15th anniversary of Oskar Blues Grill & Brew last weekend in Lyons, the Longmont-based brewer announced its first venture outside the Centennial State, a restaurant/music venue and brewery in Brevard, N.C.
In a statement released late Tuesday, founder Dale Katechis, a mountain biking enthusiast, said he has kept a bike in Brevard, on the edge of the Pisgah National Forest, for years, and travels there frequently to go mountain biking and to attend the annual Mountain Song Music Festival.
“This place rings true with the same eclectic mountain charm that inspired Oskar Blues to put Dale’s Pale Ale in a can back in the day in Lyons,” Katechis said in a statement announcing his plans.
His company has signed a contract on a 30,000-square-foot brewery space adjacent to a 6,000-square-foot restaurant and music venue in downtown Brevard, which he said, has a “small town main street tone” similar to Lyons.