Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mountain Flyer Magazine Number 12

The latest Mountain Flyer Magazine is hitting shelves and includes the Guidebook to the 2009 North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

The Lyons Outdoor Games, Lyons Fat Tire Festival & other local Lyons happenings made a mention
LG's Cult Cross also made the issue with a picture of the beer peddler & all.

2009 Lyons Outdoor Games (June 12th to 14th) blog is rollin & tumblin'

Check it out at http://www.lyonsoutdoorgames.blogspot.com/

Saturday, April 25, 2009


I Am A Craft Brewer from I Am A Craft Brewer on Vimeo."I Am A Craft Brewer" is a collaborative video representing the camaraderie, character and integrity of the American Craft Brewing movement. Created by Greg Koch, CEO of the Stone Brewing Co. and Chris & Jared of Redtail Media...and more than 35 amazing craft brewers from all over the country. The video was shown to a packed audience of 1700 craft brewers and industry members at the 2009 Craft Brewers Conference as an introduction to Greg's Keynote Speech entitled "Be Remarkable: Collaboration Ethics Camaraderie Passion." As is tradition for the CBC Keynote, a toast to the audience was offered. This time, the beers offered for the toast were all collaboratively brewed craft beers including Isabella Proximus, Collaboration Not Litigation, AleSmith/Mikkeller/Stone Belgian Style Triple, Jolly Pumpkin/Nøgne-Ø/Stone Special Holiday Ale, and 2009 Symposium Ale "Audacity of Hops."

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Rabbit Valley video via superhumanmag.com

Check it OUT.

Dale's Pale Ale / Spot Brand Bikes Jersey NOW available

We've made the Evel inspired Dale's Pale Ale / Spot Brand Bikes Team Jersey available in Men's (Club Cut, size M,L,XL, XXL & XXXL) & Women's (Race Cut, Size S, M, L,XL)via our website. Check out the jerseys & other Oskar Blues swag HERE. If immediate satisfaction is your gig you can also purchase them at The Tasty Weasel & Oskar Blues Brew-Pub in Lyons, CO.

Old Chub Beer Bread at Whole Foods

Whole Foods stores in the gourmet grocer's Rocky Mountain region are now carrying a special tag-team baked good: Old Chub Beer Bread.

It combines our celebrated Scottish Ale with the wizardry of the company's Rocky Mountain Bakehouse in Aurora.

Each loaf of Old Chub Beer Bread is made with nearly a full can of Old Chub, in a wheaty sourdough base enhanced with a touch of honey and a hearty dose of sunflower seeds.

The loaves are then rolled in the beechwood-smoked malts we use in Old Chub, then baked to glorious perfection.

Andy Clark and his crew at the Bakehouse are now sending this delicious bread to Whole Foods stores across Colorado, and stores in New Mexico, Kansas and Utah.

The bread is found in the fresh bread racks in the bakery section of these stores. It sells for $3.99 and tastes like a million bucks.

We're psyched about our yeasty partnership with Whole Foods. Not to mention the glorious flavor of the bread and the bennies it delivers both of our quality obsessed companies.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday Night Redstone Ride

It sure was a heckofa day & evening yesterday. I caught up with the tuesday night redstone crew, Hall ranch was dry for the most part & we were able to get a few laps in before heading to the Picture Rock Silo before turning around and heading back to Oskar Blues for a Silo Burger...thanks for the ride!

Oskar Blues beer at Colorado Rockies games at Coors field

Find our Big Bodacious beers at Colorado Rockies home games. Dale's Pale Ale is in select locations & rumor has it the Mama's Little Yella Pils is in the on deck circle. See you at the ballgame!

Mile Hi Sci-Fi this weekend at Cinnebar

ROBOCOP this weekend at Cinebarr, check it HERE.

Tasty Weasel Firkin Friday Update for April 24th, Port Wine Ale

This week's Firkin Friday will feature a Port Wine Ale to be tapped at 4:00pm.

Newly Designed Dale's Pale Ale 12-Packs

will be shipping this week...check 'em out.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

MSC #1 Mountain Flyer Coverage

Mountain Flyer magazine has posted Devon Balet's race report & photo's from the Mountain States Cup Rabbit Valley Rally. Check it out HERE.

Oskar Blues Brands getting facebook pages

There's a beer war going on out there people, we're getting pages set up for each of our big bodacious beers so you are armed with the biggest baddest beer in a can.

Click HERE to view the official Dale's Pale Ale facebook page.

...and here's Mama's page HERE.
Gordon is brewed in tribute to the late Gordon Knight, a Colorado craft beer pioneer and Vietnam vet who died fighting a 2002 wild fire outside of Lyons. Check out the official facebook page HERE!

Crack the top & rub the chub, the official Old Chub Scottish Ale facebook page is HERE.

Ten FIDY (10% ABV) is made w/ enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats & hops....check out TenFidy's facebook page HERE.

You can view the official Oskar Blues Brewery facebook page HERE as well.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Beer Dinner Details

Food, beer and whiskey enthusiasts descended on Duo Restaurant for a three course paired dinner featuring exquisitely prepared dishes served with Oskar Blues award winning brews and Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey. On hand to make sure guests understood what they were eating and drinking were owner Keith Bonin, Stranahan's Head Distiller Jake Norris and Oskar Blues Lead Singer/Idea Man (read: beer guru) Marty Jones. The trio stressed the local aspect of the venture and their gratitude and almost surprised at the reception these type of events get from the public. Check out all the details HERE.

UPCOMING DINNER - April 27th: Bar Louie in Westminster, CO will be hosting a beer dinner in their special events room that will include Oskar Blues beer.

2nd Annual BMA Film Nite

2nd Annual BMA Film Nite
Thurs. April 30th 7pm
Boulder Theater
Tickets: $12.50
Tickets at www.bouldertheater.com

The snow is melting on those high lonesome trails and by popular demand the insanity is back! This year premiering Red Bull Rampage: Evolution and select short films from Scandinavia, the US & Canada about that thing we love to do. Also featuring the fabulous Yellow Designs BMX stunt team. Buy your tickets early and kick off the Boulder MTB season with a few hundred of your closest buddies. And, oh yes Garth, there will be beer…

Red Bull Rampage, the premier freeride mountain biking competition, held annually from 2001 to 2004, is blasting back onto the scene in 2008, bigger and badder than ever before. From October 2-5, Red Bull Rampage: The Evolution drew the greatest riders in the world to a new venue just outside Virgin, Utah, offering the most challenging terrain mountain bike competition has ever seen.

Details & the Trailer Here!

This event will benefit SMBA, Kids Mountain Bike Development Program & BMA's "Better Trails for Boulder County" efforts.

MSC #1 - Rabbit Valley Rally

Safely back in the front range it feels like a dream the weather we escaped from only a couple days ago. Here is a taste from an unusual MSC season opener that was certainly affected by the last ditch effort of old man winter. You can view the Dale's Pale Ale TIME TRIAL RESULTS HERE, the XC RESULTS HERE & below are a couple of team pictures from THIS POST ON MSC FORUMS. Thanks to everyone who made the effort to get to Fruita & celebrate the beginning to another BIG season on two wheels.
OMV leads his crew during Saturday afternoon pre-ride.
Saturday's pre-ride of the Cross Country Course.
Robin Guillaume rockin' it to his first MSC Singlespeed XC victory...proof that Old Chub is the recovery drink of champions!
JG kicked off the 2009 season with back-to-back 2nd place rides over the weekend.
The Time Trial podium,Jen cubed. Jen Gersbach (DPA/Spot 2nd), Jennifer Smith (Trek 1st) & Jen Tilley (DPA/SPot 3rd)
New DPA/Spottie Jen Tilley made 2 out of 3 on the Time Trial podium.
Rollin' the uber tough 28 mile Cross Country course. This was a true early season test of endurance...cheers to all who shared the trail with us, it was a fun one.
OMV dealt with mechanical issues all weekend, issues that we will have dialed in for round 2. Despite the issues he was able to limp it in for 2nd place on Sunday's CAT 1 15 to 18race.

Keep an eye on www.mountainflyer.com for a complete race report.

You can also view a video of the Men's Pro Time Trial HERE on superhumanmag.com


Friday, April 17, 2009

MSC #1 Fruita...Break on through

We chased our pleasures here, Dug our treasures there...
Made the scene
Week to week
Day to day
Hour to hour
The gate is straight
Deep and wide
Break on through to the other side

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tasty Weasel Firkin Friday Update for April 17th, Cafe Au Chub

Come wet your weasel at 4:00pm tomorrow at The Tasty Weasel Tasting Room.

In like a lamb, out like the MF Lion King


Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM MDT Friday. Periods of snow... heavy at times... will continue through Friday. Isolated thunderstorms are also possible this afternoon. Gusty northwest winds will cause local areas of blowing and drifting snow. Total snowfall accumulations of 8 to 16 inches are expected by Friday afternoon. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

Do we have another...

At least we all still have plenty of THIS

Stay tuned...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

gearing up for Mountain States Cup # 1 in Fruita, CO

We're gearing up for Mountain States Cup #1 in Fruita this weekend. Come celebrate the grown up racer version of Spring Break. Here's what happened last year, hope to see you out there.

I made a little gear change on the Spot Brand single speed during my preparations for Gallup & plan to leave 'er dialed in for Fruita this weekend. All 2008 I ran the Carbon Drive System standard issue gearing of 46x28 with a 122 tooth 1342mm belt(remember it's not a chain measurement) that equated roughly to your basic 32x18.5ish standard chain set up aboard a 29er. I started to mix & match belts & sprockets from the cyclocross gear set up(50x24 gearing & a 118 tooth belt, 1298mm) & plan to run the 46x24 this weekend in Fruita. The addition of the Maverick SC32 fork is also under evolution. The first ride on it I was experiencing a good amount of dive in the front end as I entered high speed corners. I was blowing through the travel pretty quickly. Dave & I at Redstone Cyclery added 10cc of oil to the cartridge & it feels a ton better. I've still got some fine tuning to get it super dialed but I'm digging it more & more each ride. I'm looking forward to seeing the boys from Maverick at the Mountain States Cup events this year.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Dawn Til Dusk...

Van is stuck, race is cancelled...we're all stuck in the muck.

We headed south to Gallup, NM to catch race #1 of the Rocky Mountain Ultra series. We pulled into Gallup Friday night just in time to register and catch a beautiful sunset while breifly checking out the course. After a quick ride we headed back to El Rancho to meet up with duo team of Robin & Brenden from Durango. They were having a Dale's Pale Ale with dinner at El Rancho catching up with an old buddy Lloyd our gracious host, thanks man. It was a good evening checking out some stages of the 1992 TDF before hitting bed for an early morning. We got up, made a bit of breakfast & headed to the race site to get set up. Snow & rain welcomed us as we watched some cars turn around & others venture in. We pointed the DPA van to the venue & hit the mud. We got the van lodged & started set up for the delayed 9:00 start. After more snow & rain they postponed start again until 11:00. A sucker hole came out breifly before the snow struck the final blow. The mud was so deep & sticky there really was no escape. The race was eventually cancelled & our cooler became a short term solution to the weather as people started planning their retreat. We got tagged, Gallup style. Lloyd, our host & main man behind the Gallup Trails 2010 tent is wondering WTF? The 2009 Dawn Til Dusk did name one champion...The barrel race champ crosses the line. and gets the reward. Gallup piles were forming in the mud.
Schafer, runner up in the barrel race hiding the shame well behind the hat.
The hard fought semi-final of the barrel race. A battle between Robon Gulliume & Brenden Schafer was an instant classic.
The mud caused problems, there were many solutions...this was one of the more intersting.

Thanks to everyone who rolled with the punches this weekend....thanks for having us Gallup, the course & organization were impressive...I hope the weather treats us better next year.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Restone Cyclery Tuesday Night Ride...Poop Big, Ride Hard T-Shirts

We had a huge group at Redstone Cyclery for this week's edition of the Tuesday night ride. We kept it safe heading up the Antelope trail & turning around at the loop as conditions got a little soggy. We turned south & descended down to highway 7 before heading up Picture Rock and running outta daylight. Then it was to Oskar Blues for a taste of the new Dopplebock and some bluegrass pick. Keith under the moon, it was big & bright...not sure why you can't see it.
Sunset in Bohn Park.
Redstone Cyclery just recieved new POOP BIG, RIDE HARD t-shirts, stop in & see Dave to pick one up.
yep, a big group...
...and BIG beer.