Oskar Blues Grill and Brew
A few things that will always go together at Oskar Blues Fooderies: Craft Beer, Fresh Ingredients, Live Music and our Family & Friends.
These core values are what we've rooted our brand in ever since our founder, Dale Katechis, opened the doors to the very first Oskar Blues restaurant in Lyons, Colorado in 1997. Dale's Southern roots and previous experience in the restaurant industry led him to create a spot that locals and visitors alike could rely on for delicious food, cold beer and live entertainment; a place that would inspire his passion for brewing and spark the craft-beer-in-a-can craze that would eventually make Oskar Blues famous.
Even though Dale was a born-and-bred restaurant guy, he began focusing more of his efforts on the brewery realm when flagship Dale's Pale Ale took off. The man known for spinning many plates decided to hand the restaurant ownership over to his wife so he could keep the brewery truckin' forward. In 2008, about a year after the Longmont brewery expansion, Anita Gray partnered on the restaurant side and Homemade Liquids and Solids (aka HMLS) was born. Experiencing first-hand the potential in this hometown soul-filled juke joint made it easy for her to push in her chips & buckle up for a wild ride!
During the opening phase of HMLS in 2009, the restaurant partners knew they needed a back-of-the-house specialist to fill in the blanks. Enter Chef Jason Rogers. After years of working his way through kitchens nationwide and learning from some of the best Chefs in the biz, life led Jason to the funky town of Lyons where he met Dale
and the OB family, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Combining their entrepreneurial spirits, Jason and Anita purchased a food truck in 2011, named it the "BONE WAGON" and the "CHUBurger" was born. When supply simply couldn't keep up with demand, the need to build a restaurant around the popular concept was more than apparent. So in 2013, Jason became the third restaurant partner and the doors were opened to the first CHUBurger Craft Casual foodery. Not a year later, on opening day 2014, a second CHUBurger launched on the rooftop of Coors Field, allowing our local gem to get big-city attention.
True to form, Oskar Blues Fooderies couldn't leave well-enough alone. Also in 2014, we opened CYCLCHOPS Bike CANtina, our first south-of-the-border concept in Longmont - the extraordinary town that continues to open its arms to all-things OB. CYCLHOPS combines the love of tasty, fresh taqueria-style eats, with our other beloveds: beer and bikes (oh yeah, and tequila too!). Our CANtina quickly becomes a favorite to anyone that walks through the door and continues to push the limits of traditional and trend-setting.
In 2015, we've been focusing on our distinct brands and offering consistency throughout our stores and products. With the official launch of Oskar Blues Fooderies, we hope to solidify our individual brand identities and strengthen the company as a whole. We know the future holds thoughtful expansion of our core brands as well as new concepts yet to be hatched.
So, what's next?! There's only one way to find out ... stay tuned for updates!
The Oskar Blues Grill & Brew is one of my favorite destinations when driving back from Rocky Mountain National Park. The appetizers are all quite good; I really enjoy their chicken wings, which range from mild to VERY hot! Their sauces are all themed after the various beers that are on offer by Oskar Blues. The burgers are great, and the sides that compliment them never disappoint. The service ranges from okay to bad. Sometimes the service is timely and professional, at other times the staff seem like they don't want to be bothered! The star of the show here, though, is the beer; Oskar Blues has an excellent selection of draft beers, and some seasonal offerings here. Well-worth the stop if you're craving a cold one after a long day!
Love this place! Feed was great the staff was great the beer was reasonable in fantastic. Would come here every weekend if I could. I brought some family from out of town and now they love Oskar Blues.
If you are traveling with your canine companion, you can skip Oskar Blues. The patio area is not canine friendly! Management should take a few cues from New Belgium Brewery or Canyon Grill. Every establishment with outside seating has a way to accommodate dogs. There has to be the will. So...move on down the road.
I like their beer and was looking forward to stopping here to eat. The food is over priced and marginal. We all had burgers requested at medium done. All four were cooked different. Mine was rare at best. Fries were kinda warm. Wait staff completely fine tho. No use complaining. We won't ever be back.
Great food (even for vegetarians) and excellent live music. Staff was extremely pleasant, and their craft beer was exactly what I was looking for after a long day at Estes Park.