Bike and Brew Showcase: Oskar Blues

Having opened in late July 2016, Oskar Blues has already made a name for itself in the great city of Austin. Taking advantage of being in the musical capital of Texas, visitors can expect live music every weekend. Offering a 5,000 square-foot taproom and a 2,000 square-foot patio, it’s easy to see why Austinites are loving this new brewery. It’s perfect for enjoying a nice, warm Texas day.

About Oskar Blues

Oskar Blues has three different brewery locations: Austin, Texas; Brevard, North Carolina; and Longmont, Colorado. Starting out in Colorado in 2002, Oskar Blues helped begin the craft-beer-in-a-can craze and grew to the three breweries they have today. They believe that cans keep beer fresher for longer and they aren’t the only ones in the game who agree.

Another unique offering from Oskar Blues is the crowler, not to be confused with the well-known growler. Like a growler, you’re able to take a lot of liquid with you, but a crowler is a 32-ounce can instead of a glass bottle. Recently, crowlers have been under fire by TABC but Texas breweries are fighting back.

One of our favorite things about Oskar Blues, aside from the beer of course, is that they make their own sodas. B. Stiff and Sons Root Beer is our favorite, but their cream ales are a close second.

Dale’s Pale Ale is the brewery’s most popular beer, but suggest trying the Old Chub, the Passion Fruit Pinner and the Death By Coconut.  

Oskar Blues REEB Bikes

Oskar Blues has an incredible biking and outdoor culture.

According to their website, creator Dale’s bike was stolen in 2011, and REEB was born “as a middle finger to bike thieves and also to bikes built overseas.” They custom design bikes right here in the good old USA.

The Oskar Blues REEB Ranch West was developed to create a cycling park for all abilities on location at the Oskar Blues Hops & Heifers Farm just outside of Longmont, Colorado. The farm began as a way for Oskar Blues restaurants to develop all natural, grass fed beef while integrating spent grain as supplemental feed. Oskar Blues also created an east location also, which is a 145-acre farm located outside of Brevard, North Carolina. You can actually camp at the east location, in a 1940’s cabin with waterfall views, a barn apartment with pump track or in a tent with pasture views.

Interested in buying a bike? Or some awesome merch? You won’t be disappointed.