Oskar Blues Brewery

Oskar Blues Brewery
Oskar Blues Brewery
Location Longmont, Colorado
Owner(s) Dick Dale Katechis
Year opened 1997
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


About Oskar Blues

Oskar Blues Brewery is located in Longmont, CO - east of the original OB Brew Pub and Grill in Lyons, CO. 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, CO in addition to the Brewery and Brew Pub and Grill in Lyons, CO.

Oskar Blues Brew and Grill opened in 1997. Oskar Blues launched the canning operation in a crappy 60-year-old barn next door to the pub in the fall of 2002. The original crew used a hand-canning line on a table-top machine that sealed one can at a time, under duress. Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont packaged 41,000 barrels in 2010.


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 pole-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

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

Dale's Pale Ale

Dale's Pale Ale is Oskar Blues' first beer and America's first canned craft beer. It is somewhere between an American pale ale and an India Pale Ale brewed with European malts and American hops.

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

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.


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-hopprd 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.


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

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.


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


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

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