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Oskar Blues

Oskar Blues Brewing Logo

Oskar Blues Brewing Logo

I love Oskar Blues beers.  The Ten Fidy is out of this world, and be careful when drinking it… the extra alcohol content can sneak up on you.

One of the BEST Oskar Blues treats, however, is their chicken wings. Not available in a can (yet?), the wings at Oskar Blues have a smokiness to them which, added to the juicy, tender meat and yummy sauces, creates a near unbeatable experience. Our vote – top 3 wings in Colorado (others are Tommy Knockers in Idaho Springs and Wyman’s in Denver).

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

303 Main Street
Lyons, Colorado 80540
303-823-6685
Anita Gray, Manager  anita@oskarblues.com

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Come visit the Tasty Weasel and join us for a Brewery Tour!

Our regularly scheduled tours are
Mon- Thurs at 4 pm
Fri, Sat, Sun at 2, 3, 4, and 5 pm

Please show up about 15 minutes before the tour starts in order to sign up and grab a beer before the tour.
We do offer a taster at the end of  the tour as well.  The tour will last about 45 min to an hour.

Here’s what to expect on the tour:

There are lots of loud noises, hoses and water on the ground in areas of the brewery, Remember, we tryin’ to make some good beer here! The guidelines below are for your safety. Please keep hands & arms inside the ride & DON’T feed the canners!

– Eye & ear protection are available at the start of the tour from your tour guide. Just cover your ears & close your eyes! Seriously though, we have this stuff if ya want.

– Open-toed shoes & heels are allowed but discouraged. Having all ten-yer toes is cool.

– Children under 12 are allowed on the tour if a parent is present or the child is under adult-supervision throughout the tour. Lost children will be fed to Keg-o-saurus.

The Tasty Weasel has soul savin’ live music every Saturday at 4:30pm.  Meet ahead of time at the Tasty Weasel Tap Room.

**For special tour arrangements or groups of 6 or more, please contact Shannon McGrath or the Tasty Weasel staff at 303-776-1914 ext. 313 or Shannon@oskarblues.com ** E-mail is the best contact method, cause you know, who doesn’t get E-mails on the phone these days?

 

Dale’s Pale Ale 6.8% 

America’s first hand-canned craft beer is a voluminously hopped mutha that delivers a hoppy nose, assertive-but-balanced flavors of pale malts and hops from start to finish. First canned in 2002, Dale’s Pale Ale is a hearty (6.5% and 65 IBUs), critically acclaimed trailblazer that has changed the way craft beer fiends perceive canned beer.

Old Chub 8%  

This jaw-dropping Scottish strong ale (8% ABV) is brewed with bodacious amounts of malted barley and specialty grains, and a dash of beechwood-smoked malt. Old Chub features semi-sweet flavors of cocoa and coffee, and a kiss of smoke. A head-turning treat for malt heads and folks who think they don’t dig dark beer.

While Dale’s satisfies our hop addiction, Old Chub takes care of our deep affections for malt. The cola-colored beer (almost black) features a tan head, a creamy and rich, semi-sweet flavors of caramel and chocolate throughout. The addition of smoked grains gives Old Chub a delicate kiss of smoke on the finish.

Old Chub is the beer equivalent of a lightly smoked single malt scotch, or your favorite dark chocolate. We call it Rocky Mountain Mutha’s Milk. People who tell us defiantly, “I don’t drink dark beer,” often fall deeply in love with Old Chub. We can’t blame them.

Here are a few glowing reviews from Beeradvocate.com and Ratebeer.com beer nuts who’ve flipped for Old Chub:

I guess I didn’t expect much from a beer in a can. But, wow– when you crack it open, you immediately get a whiff of that peaty, smoky aroma characteristic of good scottish ales.

Lots of caramel, a bit of chocolate, roasted malts, smoke…and a nice creamy mouthfeel. Beer this good shouldn’t come from a can. I like it.

…some smokey and sweet chocolate aromas. Flavor was smokey (light peat?) sweet chocolate malts with molasses and brown sugar in the mix. Body was heavy-moderate with light to medium carbonation. Yum.

Very full initial taste of caramel, toffee and chocolate. Slightly smokey followup. Very smooth, silky, almost luxurious mouthfeel. Summary: A hugely rich, full, hearty–& above all TASTY beer. DO NOT be put off by the can. Most excellent.

G’Knight Imperial Red 8.7%

Our “Velvet M-80” is a hefty, dry hopped double-red ale with a nose full of aroma, a sticky mouthfeel, a malty middle and unctuous hop flavors. G’Knight sports a surprisingly sensuous finish for a beer of its size (8.7% ABV, 60 IBUs). It’s brewed in tribute to a fellow Colorado craft beer pioneer and Vietnam vet who died fighting a 2002 wild fire outside of our Lyons hometown.  For all the details behind this tribute follow this link to www.N3978Y.com. G’Mornin’.  G’Day.  G’Knight.

Mama’s Little Yella Pills 5.7%

Oskar Blues’ Mama’s Little Yella Pills is an uncompromising, small-batch version of the beer that made Pilsen, Czech Republic famous. Unlike mass market “pilsners” diluted with corn & rice, Mama’s is built with 100% pale malt, German specialty malts, and Saaz hops. While it’s rich with Czeched-out flavor, its gentle hopping (35 IBUs) and low ABV (just 5.3%) make it a luxurious but low-dose (by Oskar Blues standards) refresher.

Ten Fidy Imperial Stout 10.5%

Ten FIDY Imperial Stout – This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hide a hefty 98 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt.  Ten FIDY (10.5% ABV) is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. Ten FIDY is the ultimate celebration of dark malts and boundary-stretching beer.

Gubna 10%

Emphasizing that complexity of character can arise from simple elements, this ale is made with 3 malts and 1 hop. Its light amber color and slightly spicy malt character are derived from the use of German Dark Munich Malt and Rye Malt respectively. North American 2-row barley combines with the other grains to lay the foundation for the hop onslaught to come. Summit hops are used exclusively in the boil for bitterness, flavor and aroma but it doesn’t end there. Post-fermentation dry hopping allows the 10% ABV monstrosity to gently coax the citrus rind and grapefruit aroma to join the 100 IBUs already present. This beer will greet you with a pungent citrus blast, provide a spicy yet round middle and finish with a brisk, clean bitterness.

Deviant Dale’s 8%

Deviant Dale’s IPA (8% ABV, 85 IBUs) was born at the crossroads, in a juke joint, as if Dale’s Pale Ale sold its soul to balance Deviant’s foreboding aromas of citrus, grapefruit rind and piney resins with a copper ball-of-fire color and inscrutable finish. The 2011 GABF Silver Medal Winner (American IPA Category) is the Devil incarnate with untold amounts of malt and hedonistic Columbus dry-hopping. Oskar Blues’ southern spirit caught a northbound blues bus to ColoRADo to deliver the boundary bustin’ brewery’s first 16 oz. tallboy can.

We continue to push the limits of what people can expect from craft beer. Our beers on tap are a constantly changing cast of characters. Here are some of the recent players. Stop by our beer blessed Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, The Tasty Weasel Taproom or Home Made Liquids & Solids to see what’s on tap tonight.

The Mutilator - This doppelbock busts out with mountainous malt flavor from Munich, melanoidin, crystal, chocolate malts, tiger blood and Adonis DNA. It’s lightly hopped with Czech Saaz just enough to balance the malt. The cool fermentation with our German lager yeast lets the clean malt flavors shine with rich chocolate and caramel. It’s stabbingly good at 7% ABV.

One Hit Wonder Imperial IPA - Fruity esters and generous dry-hopping give this 9% ABV ale the aroma of tropical fruit while a touch of English crystal malt provides the perfect backdrop for tangy hop flavors of tangerine and mango.   Get this pig for a limited time at The Tasty Weasel Taproom before it turns to bacon.

Blackstrap Fever – This is a full-flavored Porter that is packed full of Chocolate Malt, Black Malt, Carmel Malt and lots of gooey Blackstrap Molasses. Columbus hops provide the bittering and Centennial hops give both the flavoring and aroma. We lagered this little monster for a generous amount of time in our 10 BBl fermenter and used our house Lager yeast for an extra twist. 6.1% ABV

Rye Times – This new Red Rye from Oskar Blues in Lyons weighs in at 8.3% ABV and packs a powerful hoppy punch. Full of the goodness of malted Rye and  Crystal Rye, this red ale is heavily dryhopped with copious quantities of both Cascade and Columbus hops.

Deviant IPA – This beer is intended to be a sensory assault for hop lovers. At 8.0% ABV, four hop additions during the brew process, and a final wallop of excessive Columbus dry-hopping, this beer is meant to say one thing: MORE HOPS! Perfect for these cool winter nights, The Deviant is a returning favorite from the little brewery in Lyons, Colorado that started the Canned Revolution!

S Bus Imperial Brown -  This special brew in not just a ramped up version of Leroy Brown. We thought that we would experiment with the spicy sweetness of Crystal Rye and some gentle dry hopping of EKG and Colombus hops. 8.0 %ABV. Pairs well with smoked meats and plenty of BBQ sauce!

Velvet Elvis Stout – Originally brewed for the brewer’s wife, a dedicated Stout lover. She requested a dark, rich Stout that she could not see her hand on the other side of the glass. It was to be made full-bodied, with chocolate tones and a creamy finish. And as she is married to a brewer… plenty of hops! At 6.9% ABV, this beer delivered.  To pay homage to the Southern roots of Oskar Blues, our buddy Jonny Barber and the smooth character of this beer, we chose to name it the Velvet Elvis.  He even made an appearance in the brewery several weeks ago for the brewing of this beer. Check out the Velvet Elvis Video, and enjoy this smooth Stout during the winter months.

Old Double Bagger Barleywine — American-style Barleywine.    Still a youngster at this point, Old Double Bagger (ODB for short) has a long life ahead of it.  At 13.2% ABV and 100 IBUs this ale will age for years and develop over time.  Look for a straight forward spicy citrus character from the exclusive use of Columbus hops and the considerable alcohol with a subdued malt background.  This is a work in progress and we look forward to seeing how it ages.

Sour Cherry Ten FIDY – Imperial Stout aged in oak barrel with tart pie cherries. The infamous Ten FIDY imperial stout aged for 10 months in an oak barrel with 36 pounds of tart pie cherries added after 7 months.  A slightly lactic character carouses with big alcohol, cherries and roasty-chocolate flavors.  The cherry cordial in liquid form.  10% ABV.

Toked Porter

Osktoberfest – 2009 Osktoberfest was designed to welcome the change of seasons. Smooth, earthy, Noble hops are gently paired with the rich tones of German and American malts. Brewed with a true German lager yeast, in a small batch and limited release. Smooth and easy-drinking at a modest 5.0%ABV, festively effervescent, and designed for a full day of celebratory revelry under the Rocky Mountains.

One-Nut Brown Ale – A year round Classic, Full-Bodied Brown Ale Moderately Hopped with Rich Brown Tones, 6.1% ABV

Martzen

Hoppy Seconds – This is our first creation of an emerging new style: An American-Style Belgian Ale. It was brewed with a true Belgian Ale yeast and fermented at a slightly warmer temperature to allow the yeast produce more fruity esters. A very basic malt bill of only 2 row and wheat was used and complimented by an obscene amount of Hersbrucker and Saaz hops. 8.4 % ABV.

Pond Scum – American Bitter Ale

ALTitude – Altbier

Doppelbock

Smoke on The Water – A carmelly, complex, holiday warmer with a gentle smoked finish. 7 % ABV.

Stranahan’s Whiskey Barrel Aged Selections of nearly every brew

Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel Taproom hosts weekly exclusive brews each Tuesday & Friday via the Tasty Tuesday & Firkin Friday programs. Each event begins at 5pm with a very special introduction by the brewer. Individual event details can be found HERE on our Music & Events Calendar or you can follow us on twitter for up-to-the minute updates about everything OB.

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