The 2013 Oskar Blues Ordeal is on!


What’s the big Ordeal?

For the past two years, Oskar Blues has put on the “Oskar Blues Ordeal” bus trips during GABF week which offers GABF-goers and craft beer lovers the chance to go backstage at all of our locations and check out what we’re all about.

So here’s how it works:

We’re throwing Ordeal events Wednesday, October 9th through Friday, October 11th.

We’ll pick you up outside of the Falling Rock Tap House in Denver and show you around our digs in Longmont and Lyons, and we’ll even get all ColoRADo on ya and show you around our Hops and Heifers Farm.

We’re serving up classic and specialty Oskar Blues beers all day and best believe we’ll keep you well fed with BBQ and Cajun-style meals throughout each day.

Wednesday, October 9th – $100 round-trip ticket
Oskar Blues Ordeal and Hops and Heifers Barn Burner Pig Roast – 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Ordeal events kick-off on Wednesday with Ten FIDY Handshakes at the newest Oskar Blues restaurant, CHUBurger. From there, we’re serving up a Cajun-style lunch menu at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids and buying you two 10 oz. Oskar Blues beers, but feel free to try any one of the 43 craft beers on draft. A backstage tour of Oskar Blues Brewery and more beers are happening at the Tasty Weasel tap room, then it’s time for the main event. To kick off the Great American Beer Festival in style, we’re throwing a Barn Burner and Pig Roast at the Hops and Heifers Farm. Live music, plenty of food, specialty beers, a bon fire and ridiculously awesome views of the Flatirons are happening from 5-8 p.m. that night. Wednesday’s Ordeal schedule starts at 11 a.m. and we’ll drop you back off outside of the Falling Rock Tap House at 9 p.m.

If you can’t join us for the whole Ordeal on Wednesday, that’s cool, you can still purchase a $65 ticket to the Hops and Heifers Barn Burner and Pig Roast! The Oskar Blues trolley is shuttling folks from the Oskar Blues Brewery to the farm and back, so be sure to be at the brewery no later than 4:30 p.m. to catch your ride.

Thursday, October 10th – $75 round trip-ticket
Oskar Blues Ordeal Tour – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

We’re hitting up all of the Oskar Blues stops on Thursday, and starting the tour off at our Grill & Brew brewpub in Lyons, the place where it all began. Steak and Egg Breakfast Burritos and our specialty Coffee Stout (the breakfast of champions) will be served, and we’ll show you around the original Oskar Blues Brewery where we’re still pumping out specialty OB brews and our B. Stiff & Sons craft root beer. 19.2 oz. cans of Dale’s Pale Ale and Mama’s Little Yella Pilsner will quench your thirst at our next stop as we give you a tour around the Hops and Heifers Farm. A BBQ lunch and a cold Oskar Blues beer at Homemade Liquids and Solids is next on tap, and we’re rounding the trip out with a VIP tour of the Oskar Blues Brewery before we shuttle you back to the Falling Rock Tap House just in time to hit the first session of the GABF.

Friday, October 11th – $100 round-trip ticket
Oskar Blues Ordeal and Gospel Brunch – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

And back by popular demand, the highly praised Gospel Brunch, held in the hop rows at our Hops and Heifers Farm, is the first stop on the Friday Ordeal. Confess your sins to our preacher and get down on a Southern-style brunch paired with specialty Oskar Blues beers and some soul-saving live music. Grab a beer and check out the 43 craft beers on draft at Homemade Liquids and Solids next, and finish up the trip with a VIP brewery tour of the Oskar Blues Brewery and Tasty Weasel Tap Room. We’ll get you back to the Falling Rock Tap House with enough time left to catch your breath and make it over to the Convention Center.

Please contact for more information and to reserve your seat on one of the three busses