American Craft Beer Week: Oskar Blues Celebrates In Colorado
Oskar Blues Makes Beer Soaked Tour De Colorado America’s #1 Craft Beer In A Can Honors The Great State of Colorado During American Craft Beer Week May 16-May 22
Longmont, Co – For the first time in its six-year history, American Craft Beer Week, May 16-22, will see official events hosted in all 50 states, making it the largest-ever celebration of U.S. craft brewers. Oskar Blues Brewery will be spreading the love of craft beer throughout its hometown state of Colorado with a run of events May 16th through the 22nd.
New beer lovers and seasoned enthusiasts will raise glasses of their favorite IPA, amber, stout—or anything in-between—to honor the more than 1,700 small and independent craft brewers responsible for the vibrant American craft beer scene. The trailblazer of the canned craft beer revolution, Oskar Blues will be hosting a slew of brew events, including:
Monday, May 16th
–What goes better with beer? BBQ, of course. Oskar Blues will be providing a Oskar Blues Beer and BBQ pairing featuring Oskar Blues Hot Sauces at Freshcraft (www.freshcraft.com) from 3 to 6pm in Denver.
–Be the first to quench your thirst with the much anticipated release of Imperial Pilsner and Jugo Loco Wheat IPA at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons. The two American Craft Beer Week Specials will be pouring all day.
Tuesday, May 17th
–Sample all the usual Oskar Blues Brew suspects and other not-so-available samples at Denver’s Atomic Cowboy (www.atomiccowboy.net) in Denver.
–Tasty Tuesday featuring Red Fox Ale at Oskar Blues’ very own Tasty Weasel Taproom in Longmont starting at 5pm. Red Fox Ale is a strong brown ale aged with cherries, oak, and blended with lambic for some pleasant tartness.
Wednesday, May 18th
–G’Knight Rider Party: Join us for a 80s-themed night, complete with a line-up of boundary-busting beer, tunes, swag and trivia from this most awesome decade. The Hasselhoff inspired get-down event will be held Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids in Longmont, kicking off at 6pm.
Thursday, May 19th
–Oskar Blues Brews will TAP-TAKEOVER with special hard to find OB BRews at one of Denver’s best dive bars, Star Bar (www.starbardenver.com), from 7-9pm.
–From 5-7pm, Taps Sports Bar & Grill in Ft. Collins will feature a “Meet the Brewer” evening, which includes sampling and tasting of the Oskar Blues line-up of award-winning brews and trading stories with the OB Crew.
Friday, May 20th
–Oskar Blues will host a Hoppy Hour from 4pm to 7pm at Mojeaux Bar & Grill (www.mojeauxsfortcollins.com) in Fort Collins
–Kick off the weekend at Oskar Blues’ Firkin Friday at the Tasty Weasel Taproom in Longmont, starting at 5pm. We’ll be tapping a Saison Du Pilsner sure be the Firkiniest Friday of all. Did we mention The Weasel has Skeeball?!?!
–See where the craft can beer craze started with an Oskar Blues Brewery Tour in Longmont. Tours start at 2:30pm, and will continue until 5:30pm
Saturday, May 21st
–Sample and soak your palate with Oskar Blues brews at Big House Burgers (www.bighouseburgers.com) from noon to 4pm in Steamboat.
–Brewery Tours at the Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel Taproom run at 2, 3 and 4pm and encore with live music from lap steel guitar master David Ritchey at 4:30pm.
Sunday, May 22nd
–Oskar Blues will finish up the week with Tasty Weasel Taproom Brewery Tours in Longmont running from 2pm through 4pm.
Set in the heart of Colorado craft beer country, Oskar Blues Brewery in Lyons began canning its beers in November of 2002 with a hand-canning line in the 60- year-old barn next door to their funky little brewpub. Although it’s now a full-throttle canning operation that is quickly expanding its cult-like following across the nation, Oskar Blues remains true to its original mission of simply blowing minds with what can come out of a can of beer.
The year 2010 was an explosive growth year for Oskar Blues. The brewery is #36 Craft Brewing Company and the #49 Top Brewing Company in the country, according to the Brewer’s Association’s annual list based on 2010 beer sales volume.
ABOUT OSKAR BLUES
Three-dimensional brewing since 1999, Oskar Blues began the “Canned Beer Apocalypse” in 2002 when Dale’s Pale Ale became America’s 1st CANNED craft beer.