Oskar Blues up and running in NC

It won't be long before you'll pick up a can of Dale's Pale Ale and instead of seeing that it came from Colorado, it'll say Brevard, North Carolina.

This week Oskar Blues opened its doors and its canning lines in Brevard, thereby completing the expansion project to the east coast. This should dramatically increase both production and distribution in the United States, making fans of great beers such as Ten Fidy and Old Chub and the like very happy.

 

Here's more from the release note:

 

The brewery, spanning 33,000 square feet, plans on brewing 40,000 barrels (1.2 million gallons) of beer in 2013. Both Brewery Founder Dale Katechis and Brevard Head Brewer Noah Tuttle were present for the inaugural batch.

The facility opens to the public today, with a separate restaurant and music venue coming soon to the city. A fun feature for future visitors is the tap room, dubbed the Thirsty Squirrel, which overlooks the entire brewery from above. The tap room is open air, putting you right in the middle of the action.

Also, from the Oskar Blues website it looks as if there's a special New Year's Eve party, excuse me…a Hootenanny planned for the grand opening that will feature some great beer and great music including Jupiter Coyote. So if you're in the area that would definitely be worth checking out.