March 2009 Update from Oskar Blues
Sunday March the first we start off with The Panhandle Daddyz a great honky-tonk band from the Golden area with Glenn Taylor on pedal steel. Thursday the 5th we will be presenting The Stanleytones from Longmont one of the longest running local bluegrass outfits that play traditional and original bluegrass. Chris Daniels and the Kings return on Friday the 6th with their big sound featuring a great horn section and plenty of your dancing favorites. Jason Ricci & New Blood
will be here Saturday the 7th fresh from their nomination for a blues
music award and being master of ceremonies for the 25th annual
International Blues Challenge. Sunday the eighth we will have Felonius Smith and his acoustic blues band with their version of old post ww2 blues in a laid back fashion. Thursday the 12th we will feature The Mayhem String Band from
Mississippi they have just recorded a new record at Jimbo Mathus’ Delta
Recording Service and may have some advance copies with them, great
southern Bluegrass. Halden Wofford and The Hi-Beams return for a wild and wacky night of Honky-tonk music on Friday the 13th, get there early is you want to sit. Big Bill Morganfield returns
to Lyons after and very long delay since his appearance at our Blues
festival many years ago. Yes he is Muddy Waters son and sounds a lot
like his Daddy. If you close your eyes when he is playing slide you’d
swear Muddy himself was in the room. Don’t miss this show if you like
the blues it may be another five years to get him back .The third week
of March starts with Swing State on
Sunday the 15th a fine new group that plays vintage and original swing
music, Dixieland and old time country it is a super group with Nancy
Thorwardson, Greg Schochet, Adam Kiem and Bill Ponterelli on clarinet.
Wednesday the 18th will be our tribute night with a show featuring the
songs of the Hank Williams’ hosted by Jamie Lunde of Awnry girl productions, get a hold of Jamie www.awnrygirlproductions.com if you want to participate. Thursday the 19th we will have that great old time country band Glove Trucker
featuring the great vocals of Brian Johanson this cat can really sing
these old tunes and writes great originals. Friday the 20th marks the
return of The Johnny O band fresh from a trip to Memphis representing Colorado at the IBC. A special show on Saturday the 21st with west coast blues legend Ron Thompson & The Resistors
he played with John Lee Hooker and helped revive John Lee’s career He
is one of the best vocally and guitar wise. Don’t take my word for it
just go to his web site and see the comments from his peers. This man
knows the blues. The next Sunday the 22nd we will have an early show
with the Outside the Door kids from Boulder from 12-4pm and Then Beth Wood
takes stage from 6-9 with a great little band and her wonderful songs
and voice, she is one of the best and now a resident of Lyons. Rue will
be returning with its brand of gypsy jazz and vintage music with
clarinet virtuoso Bill Ponterelli and wonderful vocals by Erin
Humphries, Don Yaffee on guitar and Brain Schey on bass and ukulele on
Thursday the 26th. Mike Kaylor and
his blues band will perform on Friday the 27th; Mike is a great
vocalist and piano player from Nashville. Saturday it will be The Lionel Young Band Lionel
and the boys always get the joint jumpin’ with their funky blues and
more. Lionel plays the fiddle like a guitar and soon will be featured
on Elvin Bishops next CD. The Zydematics end
a great month of March on Sunday the 29th with their zydeco and Cajun
danceable songs so wear the dancing shoes and be ready to party. Don’t
forget our finest bluegrass jam every Tuesday hosted by K.C. Groves and
Eric Thorin all levels are welcome and out once a month acoustic
plug-in jam and open stage the second Monday the 9th this month all
players are welcome and everybody gets to play. See you around the
See ya at the joint, David "Lyons Bluesologist" McIntyre.
Mama’s Little Yella Pils....hitting shelves near you NOW!
Our new canned good is a delicious, small-batch
version of the beer that made Pilsen, Czechoslovakia famous. Mama’s is
made with hearty amounts of pale malt, German specialty malts, and
traditional (Saaz) and 21st century Bavarian hops. It’s the perfect
antidote for the watered-down, cornfed versions of pilsner clogging
America’s shelves. Our first canned lager, it’s also fermented at cool
temperatures with a German yeast. While it’s rich with Czeched-out
flavor, Mama’s gentle hopping (about 35 IBUs) and low ABV (just 5.3%)
makes it a luxurious but low-dose beer. Look for our Gold Metal Winner
on US shelves in March. Sadly, the Feds rejected our “Take Two and Call
Us in the Morning” line on the can.
The Tasty Weasel Tasting Room
The Tasty Weasel,
Oskar Blues' new tasting room opened with one heck-of-a grand opening
February 13th 2009. In addition to kegs we're celebratin' Firkin
Fridays, we'll be serving up a different Firkin each Friday at
4:00pm. The draft line-up will continually rotate so keep
stopping in. The Tasty Weasel is located inside our new brewing
facility at 1800 Pike Rd, on the corner of Sunset & Pike in
Longmont. Just down the street from our future beer bar we'll be
offering an insider’s view into our beers & the people behind
them. Hours of operation are daily 3pm to 8 pm. Come on in
& wet your weasel!
Check out what the Rocky Mountain News had to say, HERE.
Craft Beer Ace Joins Oskar Blues Brewery
John Bryant, a well-respected heavyweight in the craft beer industry,
is now a part of our Canned Beer Apocalypse crew.
John has enjoyed very impressive stints at Odell Brewing and Deschutes
Brewery, we're thrilled to have him on our team.
He'll oversee the day-to-day operations in our Longmont facility and
help us keep our machine running smooth and strong.
Get full details HERE
Oskar Blues Brewery grows 64% in 2008
Blues Brewery enjoyed its sixth straight year of significant growth,
increasing its beer production by 64% in 2008. The company -- the
nation’s first hand-canning craft brewery and makers of canned Dale’s
Pale Ale, Old Chub Scottish Style Ale, Gordon, and Ten FIDY Imperial
Stout -- produced 19,500 barrels of beer in 2008. The brewery produced
12,409 barrels in 2007. (A barrel of beer equals 31 gallons.) This
growth makes Oskar Blues one of the fastest-growing craft brewers in
The Brewers Association has just reported that US craft beer production as a whole grew by 5.8%. Get details HERE. The brewery’s 2008 growth was aided by its expansion into new
markets (Texas, California and other states) and the opening of a new
35,000-square-feet brewery and cannery in Longmont, Colorado.
brewery in Lyons, CO continues to produce beers for the famed
brewpub/music venue there. Oskar Blues began canning its beers (one can
at a time on a table-top machine) in November of 2002. The move made
Oskar Blues the first US craft brewer to brew and can its own beer.
are now available in 23 states: CO, AZ, CA, ID, WA, OR, AK, NM, GA, VA,
NJ, PA, MA, NY, WI, RI, CT, MD, NC, FL, TN, TX and SC.
Oskar Blues Brewery is Beating the Recession
If you missed our mighty spotlight dance on News 4 Friday February 27th, click on the picture and see the clip in the Beating the Recession window video.
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