Longmont’s Oskar Blues quest for world domination continues with the opening of a new Boulder taproom and a line of canned cocktails.
The taproom, located at 921 Pearl St. in Boulder opened Monday, Sept. 11 according a Facebook post. Like Crazy Mountain is doing, the new Oskar Blues taproom takes over a former World of Beer space.
According to an article in the Daily Camera, Monday’s soft opening will be followed by a Sept. 22 grand opening celebration. The taproom will have a small menu as well with everything priced under $15.
Twenty-five taps will feature brews from Oskar Blues and its affiliates: Wasatch, Squatters, Perrin and Cigar City, according to the Daily Camera.
Oskar Blues also made news this week with a line of canned cocktails. The new brand, called Spirits by Oskar Blues (S.O.B.) featured distilled spirits and canned cocktails. The first of the bunch is the mOSKow Mule which features handmade vodka and Oskar Blues’s house-brand B. Stiff and Sons ginger beer.
“Spirits by Oskar Blues (SOB) is the boozy brainchild of Oskar Blues Brewery,” according to a post on spiritsbyoskarblues.com. “Since being the first American craft brewer to stuff their huge, voluminously hopped pale ale in a can, Oskar Blues has challenged what is expected from liquid in a sippable cylinder. The canned cocktail is the next spirit-fueled CANcept – a convenient, ready-made beverage featuring quality craft spirits and B.Stiff & Son’s Old Fashioned Soda, served in a perfectly portable, daringly drinkable, effortlessly enjoyable, repeatedly recyclable receptacle. Plus it’s pretty neat.”
The Colorado Springs Independent got a hold of a sample of the mOSKow Mule and said, “All told, though, it’s a step or three in quality above most pre-mixed drinks and alcopops on the market that we’ve tried. We’re interested to see where OB goes with this in the future, both with this and with their S.O.B. distillery, set to open in 2018.”