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    September 11, 2014

    The Great American Beer Festival Week 2014 Calendar of Events

    The Great American Beer Festival will welcome nearly 50,000 people to the Colorado Convention Center October 2 through October 4, along with an astounding 3,500 beers from 726 breweries, making it the biggest and best sudstravaganza in the world. Tickets sold out months ago (although you can find th ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014

    Oskar Blues helps the Lyons and Longmont communities with Can'd Aid Foundation

    Kiernan Maletsky's cover story, "Rock On," focuses on the town of Lyons and the music scene's efforts to recover from last fall's devastating floods. Oskar Blues has played an instrumental role -- not only in the economic growth of Lyons, but in the recovery efforts there and in Longmont. Here's a l ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014
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    November 27, 2013

    Leftovers, pumpkin beers and Black Friday highlight our weekly craft beer calendar

    Zephyr Brewing isn't the first would-be brewery in Colorado to try crowdfunding as a way to raise money for equipment, operating capital or aesthetic elements. But it is the first to go with CrowdBrewed, a relatively new crowdfunding site that was created just for the craft brewing industry. Zephyr, ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Fall beers, flood relief and Oktoberfests highlight our weekly beer calendar

    As quickly as the floodwaters rose, Colorado is organizing benefits to help those affected, and bars and breweries are no exception -- especially those in Longmont, Lyons and Boulder where some of the flooding hit the hardest. One of those benefits is Longmont's Oktoberfest, organized by Left Hand B ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    Two new breweries and two new brewery-owned eateries heading to Longmont

    Longmont is already one of Colorado's craft beer meccas. The town is home to two of the state's biggest breweries, Left Hand and Oskar Blues, as well as the Pumphouse brewpub and two suds-centered restaurants operated by Oskar Blues. But over the next few months, the Boulder County burg will be inu ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    Win tickets to Oskar Blues' Burning Can fest on Saturday (updated with winners)

    Update: Congratulations to pjaxelsson, bluefakeplastic, aulrey and Eliza Leigh. Check your email for details on how to claim your tickets! Original post: Oskar Blues' annual Burning Can Festival will bring more than thirty local and national craft breweries to Lyons' Bohn Park during the Lyons Outd ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013

    First Look: CHUBurger bringing "craft casual" to Longmont this week

    "We're basically coining the term 'craft casual,'" says Jason Rogers, the executive chef at the newest dining concept from Oskar Blues, CHUBurger, which is slated to open April 5. The term defines CHUBurger's approach to fast-casual dining -- sure, you walk up to the counter and put in your order ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    Ten Colorado beers that are hitting stores now

    Colorado's craft brewers are constantly coming up with new beers, so many that it can be hard to keep up. Some are permanent additions to their lineups, while others are seasonal specialties that arrive for just a few weeks or months each year. Still more are small-batch releases that come and go be ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Plenty on tap outside of #GABF on the calendar this week

    The Great American Beer Fest will fill the Colorado Convention Center this Thursday through Saturday. Tickets to the seminal celebration of craft beer sold out in record time this year, and Cafe Society will be offering up comprehensive and "professional" coverage throughout the week -- as well as a ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

    Red, White and Oskar Blues at West End Tavern tonight

    If you feel it's your patriotic duty to continue celebrating, head to West End Tavern, 926 Pearl Street in Boulder, which will continue its Fourth of July festivities with Red, White and Oskar Blues: a tap takeover showcasing rare and unique beers from Oskar Blues Brewing Co.

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    June 7, 2012
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    April 17, 2012

    Left Hand named a top fifty U.S. brewer; Oskar Blues is second in Colorado

    Longmont won big today when the Brewers Association, based just down the road in Boulder, released its annual list of the top fifty biggest craft brewers in the United States. Left Hand Brewing, which was founded in Longmont in 1993, cracked the list for the first time, logging in at number 49. The ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    Oskar Blues reveals label for its 2012 Deviant Dale's tallboys

    ​On Wednesday, I laid down my picks for the best new Colorado beers of 2011 -- a group that had to meet certain qualifications to make the cut. Then, on Thursday, I posted pictures of seventeen new Colorado beer labels we'll be seeing in 2012. Oskar Blues wasn't on either list -- much to the d ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    CANniversary Celebration at the Tasty Weasel

    A Flickr photo.​Talk about celebrating a milestone in style: The Tasty Weasel, 1800 Pike in Longmont, will celebrate Oskar Blues's ninth birthday with a CANniversary Celebration complete with beer tappings, the unveiling of the Bone Wagon food truck, hand-canning, live music, tournaments and m ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Beaujolais and Beyond, CANniversary and more on this week's culinary calendar

    ​Oskar Blues is celebrating its CANniversary, the coveted Beaujolais varietal gets released, and there's a lot more in food-and-beverages happening in this week's culinary calendar. Here's a taste of what's ahead:

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    November 3, 2011
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    October 6, 2011

    I pity the fool! Oskar Blues issues hilarious correction to a GABF announcement

    The announcements highlighting Colorado's big wins at the Great American Beer Festival have been coming fast and furious from local breweries since the three-day event ended on Saturday. But nothing was as entertaining as the correction/clarification issued by Oskar Blues concerning its three-medal ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    Ten ways to be a beer geek this week, even if you don't have GABF tickets

    ​The Great American Beer Festival is the biggest, most well-known beer festival in the world. But there are only about 55,000 tickets issued for the three-day event, which starts Thursday -- and they sold out in a record seven days this year. Still, sometimes the best parts of the GABF aren't ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Colorado beer calender for the week: Captain Midnight saves the day at Bull & Bush

    ​Saturday, June 18, was supposed to be the day of the second annual Burning Can festival, an all-canned beer bonanza featuring craft beers from around Colorado and the rest of the country. Sadly, it was not to be. Oskar Blues, which created and hosts the event, canceled it, saying logistical i ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    More equals less: Colorado breweries are pulling out of some states as they grow in others

    Great Divide Brewing​Great Divide made beer drinkers in six states cry last week when the Denver brewery acknowledged that it had pulled its beers from the shelves there. In addition to Michigan, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Kentucky, New Mexico and Alaska, the brewer is leaving Washington, D.C ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Hops & Pie hosts Denver's Littlest Big Beer Fest on Sunday

    ​Maybe you went to the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival two weeks ago in Vail. Or maybe you've checked out the Great American Beer Festival, the biggest beer fest of all. If you have, then you know how big "big" can be. Now, it's time to check out how small "big" can be. On Sund ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    10 Things to do for $10 this weekend, November 19-22

    ​Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means many people are in store for one hell of a four day weekend. Before that happens we have to deal with one of these pesky two day weekends, or "the bane of Western society" as we like to call them. Two days just doesn't ever seem like enough ... More >>

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    August 6, 2010

    Oskar Blues adds another award to its laundry list of recognition

    ​If Oskar Blues Brewery was a Girl Scout, we'd all be rolling our eyes out of our heads at the merit badges crowding her sash. Fortunately, the brewery's accolades derive not from rescuing kittens from trees or helping grandma cross the street, but from the conscientiousness of the company and ... More >>

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    July 16, 2010

    GABF: Boulder County Brews Cruise, Denver Rare Beer Tasting tix selling fast

    ​Tickets for the Great American Beer Festival, at the Colorado Convention Center September 16-18, are selling fast, but so are passes to two of most popular events that take place in conjunction with the fest. Tickets for the Boulder County Brews Cruise -- which is sponsored by Draft magazine ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    Red, white and brew: beers that will show your colors on July 4

    ​It's the Fourth of July weekend (yes, it is here already) and you need some beer to drink to property get into the spirit of things. Well, there's nothing more American than Red, White and Blue, so try these beers for a truly festive fourth. Red: It's hard to go wrong with Odell Brewing's R ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010
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    May 26, 2010

    Oskar Blues runs out of beer! Everybody panic!

    Oskar Blues​Remember the time you invited twenty people to a party and 150 showed up? As Kelly says in the Outlaw Josey Wales, "Yep, first the silver run out, then the people run out, then the whiskey run out, then the beer run out." That's sort of what happened to the Oskar Blues Brewery in ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Oskar Blues rolls out Burning Can, an all-canned beer fest

    ​Leave it to the guys at Oskar Blues Brewery to create a beer festival dedicated strictly to canned craft beer - and why not, since they were the ones who did it first. On June 26, the company will host Burning Can, a festival at Sandstone Park in Lyons (where Oskar Blues was founded) featuri ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Mile High Sci Fi: Get drunk and laugh at Red Dawn at the Oskar Blues Brewery

    The crew from Mile High Sci Fi - the off-the-wall movie-watching comedy show -- has never been shy about beer: "We sell it right there in the theater," says member Matt Vogl. "Sometimes we even have a red wagon that we pull up the aisle, vendor-style." And on Saturday, they'll take their show, wh ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    Today: Snap up some tickets to the inaugural Sour Fest! Now!

    ​The inaugural Boulder Sour Fest has been sold out for a while now, but give thanks to the gods of pucker-inducing beer: Additional tickets are going on sale today at 8 a.m. at (The address won't work until 8 a.m.) Tickets are extremely limited, so ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Oskar Blues elects the Gubna as its next canned brew

    ​The race for governor of Colorado is in full swing, but the next "Gubna" of Colorado has already been decided. Oskar Blues Brewery will release Gubna Imperial IPA on March 1, the Longmont-based brewer's sixth canned brew. The unusual rye beer is made from three kinds of malt, including rye m ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Oskar Blues Liquids & Solids has yet to solidify

    Jason Rogers has a "Midnight Toker."​Oskar Blues's benefit golf tourney today at Twin Peaks is a big hit, with all 144 slots sold out. But when the golf is over, the participants won't be able to retire to the new Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids in Longmont, as originally planned. That's ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Oskar Blues gets a new chef

    ​Jason Rogers has signed on as head chef of Oskar Blues, where he's overseeing a complete kitchen renovation of the Oskar Blues Grill & Brew brewpub in Lyons, and will then run the kitchen at the soon-to-open Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids in Longmont. "The moment I met Jason I knew he ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    A Crush on Cans: Steamworks, Upslope and more

    It's American Craft Beer Week - seven days that even the United States Congress felt should be set aside for drinking micro brews. But Colorado's beer culture is worth a deeper look, since 100 craft breweries operated here in 2008, producing 75,000 barrels of delicious beer. Of particular interest ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    A Crush on Cans: Ball Packaging

    It's American Craft Beer Week - seven days that even the United States Congress felt should be set aside for drinking micro brews. But Colorado's beer culture is worth a deeper look, since 100 craft breweries operated here in 2008, producing 75,000 barrels of delicious beer. Of particular interest ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    Colorado beer drinkers have a crush on cans

    It's American Craft Beer Week - seven days that even the United States Congress felt should be set aside for one purpose and one purpose only: drinking micro brews. (To find out about tappings, food pairings and other events, click here or here.) But Colorado's beer culture is worth a deeper look s ... More >>

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    May 6, 2009

    Eat Your Beer With Old Chub Bread

    Maybe you know Old Chub because you've had it on tap at Oskar Blues or bought a six-pack of this canned Scottish Ale at the liquor store. Or maybe you've heard the name because you took a momentary leave of your senses and purchased a tube of Old Chub chapstick, perhaps the only beer-flavored lip ba ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    The Wynkoop's canny new strategy

    The Wynkoop Brewing Co. was the first modern-era brewpub to open its doors in Denver, and this summer, it plans to become the first city brewery to sell its beer in cans. "We're pushing for June," says new Wynkoop head brewer Andy Brown, who got the project off the ground by persuading the owners o ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    Oskar Blues opens new tasting room in Longmont

    Oskar Blues will open its new tasting room, the Tasty Weasel, at 11 a.m. this Friday, February 13, inside its brewing and canning plant in Longmont. At 4 p.m., the Weasel will tap a firkin (roughly a quarter of a barrel) of something to celebrate the grand opening. In fact, Oskar Blues plans to bust ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    The blog shortcut, February 11 edition

    It's a day that probably won't live in infamy. But you never know... Today in Backbeat Online: • The Fray tops Billboard 200. • The Decemberists, Thievery Corporation, John Prine shows announced. • Young Coyotes to release pair of EPs next month. • Watch DJ Chonz mix live every day at 11 a. ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Beer and Cheer

    The Winter Brew Fest will warm your cold-weather blues.

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    December 9, 2008

    Beer and Cheer: Ten FIDDY Imperial Stout

    Ten FIDY Imperial Stout Oskar Blues Lyons Ten FIDY is a big, bad mutha. Almost completely black, it looks like motor oil when poured out of one of Oskar Blues's unusual black-and-silver cans. But it tastes fantastic - rich, complex and brimming with roasty, toasty chocolate, nut and coffee flavors. ... More >>

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    October 15, 2008

    Oskar Blues hops on Barack and Shepard Fairey

    The audacity of hops. It’s been faked, photo-copied, duplicated and replicated, mocked and knocked off. But Shepard Fairey’s now-iconic blue-and-red print of Barack Obama’s hopeful face never gave us reason to drink – until the folks at Oskar Blues got a hold of it. The Lyons-based brewery ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008

    Into the Drink With Stranahan's and Oskar Blues

    I didn’t technically jump into a swimming pool full of whiskey Wednesday afternoon, although I drank from one – and my head hurts almost as much as if I had cannonballed off the diving board. No, what I did was attend a little party thrown by Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey (2405 Blake Street) ... More >>

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    March 29, 2008
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    March 29, 2008
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    September 21, 2006
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    August 10, 2006

    The Joy of Sticks

    Video games go retro at Lyons Classic Video.

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    March 25, 2004

    Best Ride

    Oskar Blues "Blues Bus"

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