The Meteoric Rise of Oskar Blues

That’s right, Oskar Blues took home not just one GABF medal, but THREE. We’re known for bucking the system, and jump starting the canned craft beer movement, and these three GABF medals are only continuing to help our meteoric rise. Yep, we’re pretty damn proud of ourselves.

Mama’s Little Yella Pils beat out 41 other entries to earn “Best in Class” in the Bohemian Style Pilsner category with a Silver medal. Old Chub Scotch Ale, a “brobdingnagian” celebration of rich smoked malts took a bronze in the Scotch Ale category.

Each of these beers was selected out of batches coming from the production brewery in Longmont, meaning these beers weren’t brewed to order, they’re just good ol’ batches of OB deliciousness. The award winning Mama’s Little YELLA PILS was canned on August 29th and Old Chub Scotch Ale was canned on August 26th.  Take a gander at the dates of some OB beers at your nearest liquor store to find the medal winning batch to take home.  We didn’t set out to produce a ringer batch of these beers, they were chosen from normal production batches in our cooler.

Out of 176 entries in the American-Style India Pale Ale category, making it the most competitive group, Deviant Dale’s IPA took a silver medal. The small batch IPA is a fan favorite at Oskar Blues restaurants, as some of you already know, and it’s scheduled to be available to the public as Oskar Blues’ first 16 oz. can in the spring of 2012 (Satisfy ya??).

Many of our beers tend to fall outside of a specific category, and we enjoy blurring those lines. Deviant Dale’s is a product of brewing a beer that we love, and that our friends at our restaurants want to drink, not just to stay within the lines so we can win a medal. We’ll keep on brewing what we brew, with the intentions of satisfying no one but ourselves & our buddies. “To win a medal with that beer puts a deviant smile on our faces.” — Dale

We’ll cheers to that!