Hurricane Harvey H20 Helpers

8/29/17  “Oskar Blues Brewery and Ball Corporation have teamed up to can and ship 88,800 cans of fresh water to residents devastated by flooding in the Houston area, according to the Longmont-based brewery… Oskar Blues employees will stop canning beer and start canning water for nearly 20 hours at the company’s Longmont location. The deliveries are estimated to arrive in Texas later this week.

Last week, Oskar Blues sent 4,800 cans of water to Denham Springs, La., in anticipation of the hurricane making landfall Friday, the brewery said. The canning project is also in partnership with the CAN’d Aid Foundation, a nonprofit started by Oskar Blues founder Dale Katechis in 2013 following the Colorado flooding that devastated Lyons. According to the brewery, the foundation has shipped a total of 577,000 cans of water to communities in need, such as in Flint, Mich., Louisiana and South Carolina.”

Do good and support these do-gooders with Nico tonight form 5-7pm and try four Oskar Blues brews that will put dance steps in your shoes.


 thirsty thursday

Dale’s Pale Ale


delivers a hoppy nose and assertive-but-balanced flavors of pale malts and citrusy floral hops from start to finish.
Oskar Blues launched its canning ops in 2002, brewing and hand-canning Dale’s Pale Ale in the Lyons, ColoRADo, brewpub. America’s first-craft-canned mountain Pale is a hearty, critically acclaimed trailblazer that changed the way craft beer fiends perceive portable beer (6.5 percent ABV and 65 IBUs)
Our ‘Velvet M-80’ is a hefty, dry hopped double-red ipa 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
Mama’s Little Yella
Oskar Blues’ Mama’s Little Yella Pils is an uncompromising, small-batch version of the beer that made Pilsen, Czech Republic, famous. Unlike mass market ‘pilsners’ diluted with corn and 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.
Old Chub

RARE GIRTH- 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 wee-bit of smoke. A head-turning treat for malt heads and folks who think they don’t dig dark beer.

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See you Thursday!

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