The Oskar Blues Brewery started as a small, eclectic pub in Colorado. But that all changed when the owners decided to shift their focus to canning — not fruits like your grandmother might have done, but highly hopped ale.
Dale's Pale Ale serves as the brewery's flagship product. But over the years, the company has developed other options for craft beer fans who don't mind swilling out of a can instead of a bottle. Of course, the barrels also come in handy when you're inviting 100 of your closest friends over for a party and you don't feel like lugging dozens of 12-packs home in your sedan.
The Oskar Blues Brewery now has locations in several cities, including Brevard, North Carolina; Austin, Texas; and its original pub in Longmont, Colorado. According to Oskar, canning keeps the beer fresher for longer periods, to which we say, "Bottoms up!"
Oskar Blues Beers:
They're all worth a taste, but a few of the Oskar Blues beers stand out from the crowd, especially if you're looking for a unique brew you can show off with in front of your crew.
- Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale: It's the brew that started it all — and one that has aged to perfection. Oskar doesn't skimp on the European malt with its Dale's Pale Ale, which means you're in for a rich, full-bodied brew with a hefty dose of spicy aromatic appeal. It's highly drinkable, though, so it's suitable for all occasions.
- Oskar Blues Old Chub: While many breweries focus on brews inspired by particular parts of the world, Oskar Blues doesn't discriminate. Its Old Chub ale comes from Scottish roots and delivers a woodsy, chocolate-like experience that makes it perfect as an after-dinner beverage. You'll taste the malt as well as the smoky flavors in the finish, and the dense head tends to last longer than some of your other ales.
- Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA: When you need a sipping beer, reach for a can of Pinner. It's a drinkable India Pale Ale (IPA), which delivers a yeasty flavor that doesn't go away after you finish your swallow.
Whether you're planning a big party or just relaxing after a long day at work, grab a can or barrel of your favorite craft beer from Oskar Blues.