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2017 GABF Events Schedule

 

Get down around town with us during GABF week.

 

A Collaboration Beer for a Cause

 

brewing a collaboration beer for a cause in Lyons

A couple of brewery guys planning a super casual, no big deal, 35-mile run for a great cause? Sounds like something we can get behind. The brewers who came up with the balls-to-the-wall idea – Phil Cutti, the co-founder and Brewmaster at Headlands Brewing Co out of California, and Adam LeClaire, the Brewing Operations Manager at Perrin – met up with our own Juice Drapeau in the Lyons brew barn. The three dudes worked on a collaboration beer for Pints for Prostates – an organization that uses beer-related projects to raise awareness about prostate health. The collab beer is part of a larger plan to raise funds for Pints for Prostates, including the aforementioned running craziness. Deets:

The Beer

The Lyons Pints for Prostates collaboration beer is a golden double IPA using experimental hops. “Yeah it’s a double IPA but we’re keeping it at an approachable 7.5 or 8% ABV,” offered LeClaire. “It has citrusy hops – HPC 682 hops, Simcoe and Pacifico.” The malt bill includes Caramalt, wheat, dextrin and rye for malt depth without darkening the color.

Here’s the fun part – this big, bright and juicy beer has no name and it’s up to YOU to name it. Email allyballz@oskarblues.com with your most creative, snappy beer name idea. We also suggest a $5 donation to Pints for Prostates to secure your entry. (more…)

Boulder County Sheriff K9 Association Launch Party

 

BCSK9 is so excited to be hosting a Launch Party! Come learn about the Boulder County Sheriff K9 Unit, view demonstrations by our amazing canines & meet the dogs and their handlers!

September 29, 2017
5:00 – 9:00 PM
“The Oak Room”
Located at Oskar Blues Brewery (northwest corner)
1800 Pike Road
Longmont, CO

Tickets are $5 advance and $10 at the door. All ages are welcome.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase, with a portion of all proceeds benefiting BCSK9.

Party with us at our ONE YEAR ATX CANiversary

 

We pretty much believe in any occasion that involves crackin’ a beer and celebrating sumthin, but 365 days in Austin is a particularly rad excuse for a whole weekend of brews, tunes, and special events. Get down with us at our One Year ATX CANiversary September 16 & 17 at the 5,000 square foot Tasty Weasel Taproom and music venue.

“The city of Austin has been an ideal fit for Oskar Blues – from its tight-knit and supportive community and rebellious nature, to the live music scene and its passion for homegrown craft beer,” said Michael Harris, Head Brewer of the Oskar Blues Austin Brewery location. “We’re damn proud to call Austin home.”

Hell yeah. Come celebrate with us:

Saturday, 9/16 – Get presale tickets here for $25, or at the door for $28

  • 4:20pm – Specialty tappings + live DJ spinning tunes
  • 7pm – Solid lineup of Austin-based live music including The Halfways, Abram Shook & local favorites, The Bright Light Social Hour
  • Fine Southern Gentlemen will be on-site with live screen printing
  • Hands-on, interactive multi-media projection art with Fever Dream

Sunday, 9/17 – FREE Community Day

  • 10am – The CAN’d Aid Foundation will host a morning community bike build. Help build 88 new bikes to donate to second graders at Cook Elementary School in Austin
  • CAN’d Aid Foundation & Black Fret musicians will host an afternoon music workshop + instrument donation
  • Live music with Black Fret musicians & Americana Sunday programming
  • Specialty tappings + brewery tours
  • Food trucks + local vendor market

Besides being a really sweet spot to host parties, the Austin facility includes 50,000 square feet of brewing space and has the capacity to exceed 100,000 BBLs. Exclusive Texas-brewed beers will flow for the weekend, including a Brewhouse Specialty Lager with citra and mosaic hops, G’Knight Imperial Red IPA, Pinner Throwback IPA’s single-hopped, evil twin brother, Spinner, and limited quantities of Mama’s Lil Yella Pils aged in gin barrels. Watch yerself – ya may just wanna try ’em all!

Location:

10420 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

(512) 243-7054

What to Drink in August – Small Batch Beers at Tasty Weasel Longmont

 

The Tasty Weasel Longmont will feature five Lyons-brewed beers in the month of August. The following will be tapped on August 11, and Lyons Head Brewer (and grower of luxurious locks) Juice Drapeau, will be there to hang and talk beer.

A Note About the Rotating Beers: Three of the brews – Bwahahaha, Interstate Smash Express, and Noice – are brewed in Lyons every month, but with subtle changes to the recipe each time. This lets Juice experiment with raw materials. “We want to create seasonal and experimental beers and make sure they’re consumed fresh,” explained Juice. “These beers are always the same ABV and style, but kept interesting with rotating raw materials that totally change the character of the beer. For me as the brewer, the uncertainty is fun – the not knowing what the outcome will be. I learn as I go and get familiar with things that are new or obscure in the raw material realm. For the beer drinker, it’s cool because they get a whole new experience with this month’s rotator than they did with last month’s.”

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