Wednesday, May 2, 2012

And Now, Oskar Blues

First it was Sierra Nevada. Then New Belgium. Now the state of North Carolina has attracted another west coast brewery, Oskar Blues Brewing Company. Our friend Dave over at Fermentedly Challenged has the story.

Longmont, CO. Funky little Oskar Blues Grill & Brew started 15 years ago when Dale Katechis and his high school sweet-heart stumbled across the small town of Lyons, Colorado while on a road trip north from their home in Alabama. That Rocky Mountain trip continues east as Dale finds the same downhome feeling in the rolling hills of Pisgah National Forrest of Brevard, North Carolina. 
Oskar Blues, named “The hottest place to be on a Saturday night in Colorado” by Rolling Stone Magazine, has announced plans for a restaurant/music venue and brewery location just off the bike path to Bracken Mountain in the small downtown of Brevard, N.C. The brewery plans to have the soul-savin’ live music venue and brewery up and running by December 2012.

I'm partial to Virginia, but I'll celebrate any east coast craft beer expansion. I got to spend some time at an Oskar Blues restaurant in Longmont recently, and also the brewery, and had a great time. For all intents and purposes, the future location in North Carolina isn't any more convenient than the one in Colorado for me (in fact I may be able to visit the Colorado venues more often), but the folks around Brevard are in for a treat.

Read the complete article at "Oskar Blues makes plans for second brewery in NC".


  1. Virginia is nice, but you should spend a week in the Brevard area seeing the falls. Clyde has good B&B's. Make sure you visit Sliding Rock. Don't wear jewelry that will fall off. Water is colder than frozen ball bearings.

    1. Thanks for the info. I would love to visit someday!


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