It's official! Oskar Blues Brewery has decided to open its doors in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Makers of the popular Dale's Pale Ale recently announced their plans to open shop in Brevard, NC, by December of this year. Lured in by the outdoor beauty of the mountains and the buzz surrounding the area's amazing craft beer scene, Oskar Blues has become the third big-name brewer to make a move to the region. The others include Sierra Nevada and New Belgium.
Oskar Blues started in 1997 as a small restaurant in Lyons, CO. Two years later, owner Dale Katechis transitioned the business to a brew pub and his beer started gaining a fan base. In 2002 he started packaging beer in cans for distribution and built up a national following. The east coast expansion will now help them build that fan base even more. Learn more about the brewery and their various accolades here.
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