The Delicious Craft Beers of Oskar Blues Brewery

Oskar Blues Brewery is an American craft brewery that has been producing award-winning since 1997. Founded in Lyons, Colorado, the brewery has become known for its iconic Dale's Pale , which is now the third-bestselling craft can six-pack at U.S. supermarkets. With its recent purchase by Monster Corporation for $330 million, Oskar Blues is continuing to expand and make its mark on the scene.

The brewery takes great pride in its small-town roots and commitment to quality practices. They are deeply committed to sustainability and have implemented a number of green initiatives, such as using recycled cans for their packaging and utilizing solar energy to power their breweries. Oskar Blues prides itself on being an integral part of the local community and giving back through various charitable efforts.

In addition to Dale's Pale Ale, Oskar Blues produces a wide variety of other popular beers including Pinner Throwback , Hotbox Porter, Old Chub Ale, G'Knight Imperial Red IPA, Ten Fidy Imperial , and many more seasonal favorites. The brewery also recently opened a second restaurant in Longmont called Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids whre patrons can sample some of their delicious creations in a unique atmosphere featuring an old silo reminiscent of a giant can of Dale's Pale Ale!

If you're ever in the Lyons area be sure to check out Oskar Blues Brewery! With their commitment to quality ingredients and sustainable practices, they are sure to impress even the most discerning beer connoisseur!

Who Owns Oskar Blues?

Oskar Blues is owned by private-equity firm Fireman Capital Partners and the owners of the breweries that were part of the company. In January 2021, Monster Beverage Corp. (NYSE: MNST) purchased Oskar Blues and its multibrewery CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective for $330 million. The purchase gave Monster Beverage Corp. full ownership of all Oskar Blues' brands, including Dale's Pale Ale, Mama's Little Yella Pils, Pinner Throwback IPA, and its craft line Nitro.

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The Origin of Oskar Blues Brewery

The original Oskar Blues brewery was founded in Lyons, Colorado in 1997. It was the firt craft brewery to can its own beer and is widely credited with sparking the craft-in-a-can revolution that has since spread across the country. While it has grown exponentially over the years, Oskar Blues still calls Lyons home and proudly serves as an anchor of a vibrant business community in this small mountain town. The original brewpub, where the brewery's journey began, remains open and serves as a reminder of how far Oskar Blues has come.

Is Oskar Blues a Chain?

No, Oskar Blues is not a chain. It is an independent craft brewery started in 1997 by Dale Katechis in Lyons, Colorado. The brewery began as a brewpub and started brewing beer in the basement in 1999. In 2002, they became one of the first to put thir own craft beer in cans. Today, Oskar Blues Brewery is owned by Fireman Capital Partners and offers five active beers. It does not operate multiple locations or franchises like a chain would.


Oskar Blues is a craft brewery that originated in Lyons, Colorado and has since expanded to locations across the United States. It is best known for their Dale's Pale Ale, which has beome the nation's third most popular craft can six-pack at U.S. supermarkets. Oskar Blues also has two restaurants in Longmont and San Jose, California, that feature its beers and other creations. With its recent purchase by Monster Beverage Corp., Oskar Blues is sure to continue innovating and expanding its brand for years to come.

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.