Friday, February 27, 2009

Bike Polo details, ooops revised.

Hey Teams,
Sorry but the info sheet I posted was the wrong version.

ADJUSTED DETAILS:
You cant score by kicking, the goals are about 8.5ft by 7 ft wide, no refs, and bad weather is no reason for cancellation.

Super stoked, Teams so far
Oskar Blues
Lyons
Pros Closet Boulder
Boulder Polo Association
Fort Collins Bike Hockey 1
Fort Collins Bike Hockey 2
New Belgium Brewing
Salt Lake City
Durango Malletheads
Carbondale Stompaz

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Do you like cans??? We DO


Oskar Blues Brewery is the first US microbrewer to brew and can its own beer.

The brewery's "Canned Beer Apocalypse" (launched in 2002) has changed the way craft beer drinkers perceive canned beer.

It has also helped the company grow by nearly 3000% in just six years, from 700 barrels per year to 20,000.

What makes cans so great?

Thanks to Oskar Blues, they now hold delicious, spine-tingling craft beer.

Unlike beer cans of the past, today’s aluminum can and its lid are lined with a water-based coating. Beer and metal never touch and there is no exchange of flavor.

Aluminum can keeps beer fresher for longer by fully eliminating the damages of light and ingressed oxygen.

Lightweight cans enable Oskar Blues to reduce its fuel costs and carbon footprint for shipped beer by 35%.

Highly portable, unbreakable cans enable craft beer lovers to easily enjoy great beer in places where glass bottles are not welcome or allowed: the beach, pool, boat, trail, river, slope, tub, golf course, backpack and others.

Cans are the most easily and frequently recycled beverage package in the world.

A recycled aluminum can generates 95% less pollution than one made from scratch and requires 96% less energy.

One recycled can saves the energy equivalent of 6 ounces of gas or the electricity to power a guitar amplifier for two hours.

Colorado Can Cup Details

Colorado Can Cup
Saturday March 7th

Registration 9-9:30am @ Planet Bluegrass (Breggo Breakfast Included for team members)
$50 per team, includes post race meal for team members

Things;

4 v 4, bring as many subs as you wish (Meals for up to 6 Team members)
Uniforms/costumes are mandatory
We will use a size 1 soccer ball
We will use Fort Collins Goals
-approx. 6ft wide by 7ft tall, 3ft deep
-netted pvc structures
Option of using a goalie in net or playing all in the field
Dabbing-must do one complete forward pedal stroke, or get out of the play of the ball.
No bike on bike contact, stick on stick and body on body is ok
No high sticking in traffic
Gentleman's rules for the most part
Kicking the ball is at the risk of the player
You can score by kicking
You can handle the ball out of the air, but cannot catch it
Substitutions must be made away from the play
There is a river on the field, so bring a spare size 1 if you can
Games will be at the beautiful Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, CO
Start at 10-11am
round robin format during morning games
games will be to 3 (or time limit for round robin play)
2 games will be played at the same time
wins/losses/points for/points against will be tracked throughout
2pm will begin tournament play
winner and loser bracket
games will be to 3 win by 2
semi finals and championship will be to 5 win by 2
winner wins
Post event meal and awards at the Oskar Blues Party Barn after
$8 meal for non-competitors
Post awards party and music at the Oskar Blues Brewery
www.oskarblues.com
http://oskarbluesbrewsbikes.blogspot.com/
www.sswc09.wordpress.com

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Scarpelli's Breggo


Lyons own Scarpelli's Breggos will be provided to teams entering the tournament. They'll be served up warm starting at 9:00am so get there early to get your hands on one of these bad ass breakfast treats. What's a Breggo???? Check it out HERE.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Tales from the San Francisco beer week.


check out some details HERE

Colorado Can Cup, Grass Polo Tourney


Passion Productions and Oskar Blues Brewery have teamed up to promote Colorado’s first modern rules grass bike polo tournament March 7th in Lyons, Colorado...the Colorado Can Cup. This event will take place all day on Saturday the 7th at the legendary Planet Bluegrass. There will be round robin action in the morning and a finals bracket in the afternoon. Games will be played 4 vs. 4, stay tuned here for additional details. Entry fee of $50 per team includes post race meal & libations for team members. Interested teams can contact chad@durangodevo.com for more information and to register. This is serious business. Seriously. There are 8 teams committed so far and we will close reg at 16, uniforms or costumes required. Awards & party to follow tourney play at the Oskar Blues Party Barn.

Leadville Winter Series Race #3



Saturday's team time trial hurt so bad I really didn't take many photo's. I can still taste my lungs after the 2 part race that used an overall time from 2 person teams doing 2 seperate circuts, ouch! Regardless, the weather was great & it was a super good time riding, hanging, drinking & eating. Cheers!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Randy's Latest Masterpiece

Our homeboy Randy Trahan has been making custom one-of-a-kind tap handles for us for a while now, but I think this one takes the cake. If you've been thinking about having any metal work done you can reach him at 720-771-7374.

Mama is HOME!

The first shipment of Mama's Little Yella Pils cans have arrived!

Monday, February 16, 2009

24 Hours in the Old Pueblo

Looks like Chelsea had fun down south at the Two Four in the old Pueblo again, hope to hear from you girl. Thinking of last year, wow that seems like a long long time ago.

Glad to see you'll be joining us in D-Town for the SSWC!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Tasty Weasel LIVE

video

Come wet your Weasel!

The Weasel has landed. We've been open four hours & have had plenty of beer drinking traffic. Stop on in & see what all the weasel talk is about.




prAna Boulder Celebrates 1 Year

prAna will celebrate it's one year anivesary oni it's flagship Boulder store this coming weekend. We'll be there with beer, come join us! HERE are additional details of the celebration, check it out.

Spring Thaw for the Yeti


Our fellow Front Range bike geeks at Yeti have headed for a bit of spring down in Moab. It sounds like they're loaded with plenty Oskar Blues beer & looking down the barrel of a damn fine time. If you're into overgrown, hairy, snow dwelling stink-monkeys that ride bikes & guzzle beer you can check out some info HERE.

Vail Daily - Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series gets some


Our favorite winter mountain bike series over 10,000 ft got a little press this week in the Vail daily after 65 heathens made it to the start line at 7:00 PM last Saturday at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center. Check out the story HERE, you can also watch a slideshow of pictures HERE. They caught a glimpse of me, too bad they couldn't see my custom battery holding system.

Cycle Progression & 2009 Texas Mountain Bike State Championship Series

Fellow Dale's Pale Ale & SPOT Brand fanatics Cycle Progression in Austin Texas have loaded up their trailer with bikes & beer & headed to the first race of the 2009 TMBRA season. Good luck out there! Check out this custom Spot Brand Cross bike they have featured on their website....mmmmmmmmm tasty!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mile High Sci-Fi brings Pretty In Pink to Cinebarre February 13th, 14th & 20th, 21st for Valentines Day.


Okay, so it is not sci-fi, but it IS on Valentine’s Day, we’ve been dying to do a John Hughes movie and Duckie is just so damn cute that we couldn't resist. Tickets will be available soon online so check back soon!

Mile High Sci-Fi heads to Cinebarre...of course Dale's is on tap there...dah.
Check out the skinny on the new location HERE.

San Francisco Beer Week & The Tour of California


Oskar Blues Beer in San Francisco

Our elegant-but-assertive, cult-favorite beers (Dale’s Pale Ale, Old Chub Scottish Style Ale, Gordon, Mama's Little Yella Pils and Ten FIDY) will be hitting shelves in San Franscisco just in time for our first San Francisco Beer Week. OB's California kid Meg Gill will be serving up our bodacious beers througout the week. Here's a preliminary list of where to catch her.

All week long at the City Beer Store & Tasteing Bar you'll find the city's only supply of TenFidy on draft. Don't miss out on your chance to sample the Biggest Baddest Beer to ever be put in a can.

February 7th - Double IPA Festival, "Jug Shop" - We can party tasting

February 10th - Triple Rock Barrel-Aged Fest

February 11th - Beer & Nosh Dinner

February 12th - McTeagues Saloon- Old Chub Promo

February 13th - Board Room - Oskar Blues San Fran Launch Party


February 15th - Celebrator's Best of the West Beer Fest

For a complete list of all the events look HERE

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Jeremy made the list...hope you did too.


Jeremy, the man behind putting our HUGE beers in the can made the list.

a new toy in the house

If you made it to Interbike this year you may have seen a few trick items in the Spot Brand / Maverick camp. The Titanium Spot Brand Singlespeed kicking off their newly available line of custom built ti frames certainly was one, the other was the often photographed one-off 29" Maverick Carbon Drive System singlespeed.
This beauty has made its way into the competent hands of Oskar Blues Brewery...& it is pretty.

Good News from Oskar Blues Brewery

Hey all, we have exciting news coming out of Oskar Blues Breweryland. The Tasty Weasel, Oskar Blues' new tasting room will be tapping kegs to kick off our opening this Friday, February 13th, 11am to 8 pm. In addition to kegs, this Friday we'll be starting our Firkin Friday celebrations by offereing a different Firkin each Friday. Just down the street from our future beer bar we'll be offereing an insiders view into our beers & the people behind them. The Tasty Weasel is located inside our new brewing facility on the corner of Sunset & Pike in Longmont. Hours of operation will be weekdays 3pm to 8pm & Saturdays 11am to 8pm. Come join us at the Tasty Weasel as we open our doors to you!

Additionally, Our family of beers coming to you via can will be growing to a full on Basketball Team starting line-up of 5. Our upcoming new canned good is a small-batch version of the beer that made Pilsen, Czechoslovakia famous. Mama’s is made with hearty amounts of pale malt, German specialty malts, and a blend of traditional (Saaz) and 21st century Bavarian hops. Our first canned lager, it’s also fermented at cool temperatures with a German yeast. This tasteful reality Czech is the perfect antidote for the watered-down versions of pilsner clogging America’s shelves. And Mama’s gentle hopping (about 35 IBUs) and low ABV (just 5.3%) mean we’re finally honoring consumer requests for a delicious but less-challenging beer. (Hey, we like a good low-dose session beer, too.) Look for our Gold Metal Winner on US shelves in March. Sadly, the Feds rejected our “Take Two and Call Us in the Morning” line on the can. In addition to our Lyons Brew-Pub & Longmont's Tasty Weasel Mama's will be available year round in Cans & Kegs!

Leadville Winter Series #2

We arrived at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center in time to enjoy the quick sunset. It was a cool scene with people ready to head out to their dinner at the cookhouse & all the rest of us ready to take 2 wheels to the trails.
It was a fantastic turnout with 65 racers. I opted for a Spot Longboard 9 instead of the usual belt drive. I was happy to have all 9 of the gears too. The 12 mile course had a good amount of up & down but "Fish Flats" a mid race flat section following a sketchy steep descent "Griz" really put the screws to me.

I was stoked, the Redstone Wooley was the perfect answer to the evening's conditions. We had to rig up a "custom" battery holding system after forgetting the cord extension on my light set. We got 'er dialed in & headed to the start line. I hung in the mix and had a good time before everyone headed into the lodge for OB beer & food provided by the cookhouse along with awards & raffles.




Thanks again guys, see you at the one...Cheers!

Friday, February 6, 2009

a little place called ASPEN Highlands

While rockin the X-Games we had to take advantage of the fantastic wrath of old man winter. Armed with onehellofa guide we made the hike to the Highlands bowl. Under the fantastic direction of our guide Matt we waited 15 minutes or so....our patience was rewarded as the hard working ski patrol opened the gate to the Fun Deck where we donned the snorkel & dropped into the beautiful snowy oblivion. Eddie getting 'er rollin' early in the day.
Matt & Eddie know what lies ahead
The group heading out onto the Fun Deck.
The second run of the day...we made it past the fun deck & to 12,392 ft at the Peak Gate. There ski patrol was picking lucky riders one-by-one to drop into what for me was the ride of my life, somewhere between G6 & G8.
Hallelujah!

More backcountry snowmobile action to come...

Valmont Bike Park on it's way

Details of the progression of Valmont Bike Park continue to trickle in. Don't forget this is another project that the Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance has played a role in over the past few years. There are no shortages of victories for this group, come on out tonight with your good threds on to celebrate with good eats & OB Brew.. Cheers!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

4th Annual BMA Winter Banquet - Last Week of Ticket Sales!


Don't forget about this baby, we'll be there. Check out more HERE.

better late than never....Winter X 13 photo's

Holy smokes...I'm finally dug out of Aspen & getting back on top of the responsibilities I have in this world. You know, the important ones...like selling beer, delivering good times & blogging them. Whew, what a rough one...ya! The X-games truely are a made for TV hollywood scene, complete with bigger than life props & super stars. Here are a few shots from the trusted eye of www.photo-cycle.com

We were the only beer at the event, granted you did have to have the hard to come by VIP pass. Regardless, it was a great opportunity for us to get our beer in front of many new fans & share in the good times with them.


Inside the VIP tent, we were the only game in town on the hill....OB Brew!



Although I'm most likely considered some form an outdoorsman & fitness geek the biggest draw for me was the snowmobile events. Those sleds & crazy slednecks riding them brought out the throttle twisting Wisconsin in me, I couldn't wait to get on a sled....that story is to come before we dug out of Aspen, but for now let's stick to the X-games.

Yep, standard backflip.
Eddie captured this fantastic view during the qualifying heats before the closed down this angle, looks to be one of the best shots of the snowcross I've seen.
Don't get me wrong, the superpipe was L A R G E ! ! ! Breckenridge homeboy Steve Fischer grabbing some tail.
Antti Autti, with a front side grab for 3rd in the Superpipe.
Shaun White wins another Winter X Games Superpipe.

As always, I gotta thank Eddie for the photo's, but that's only the beginning. Thanks for the turns brotato, we have got some shots from our downtime that really hit the spot..mmmm that's tastey. Check out more of Eddies shots from the week HERE.


This one isn't from Eddie but home girl went for it & paid the price. She shook it off but didn't take her 3rd attempt. The ladies were boostin' outta the pipe as well. Cheers for goin for it Gretchen.


Cheers!