Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sheep's 'Pluck' & Rye Times on a Tuesday

The mild conditions of the front range has allowed us to extend the high country rides deep into December. We're looking to finish up the 2010 Tuesday night rides without having to sneak in any Lyons Ghetto Singletrack evenings.
Keith leads the crew through a twisty rock section
Doug humps it around a tight uphill turn.
Tree enters a ripping line on the downhill.
Chris Navigates a slick corner.
Tree in another tight spot.
Jean smiling through a tight slick turn.
Dave finishing up a nice evening.

flash blinded? Jean hits the snow in a flat non-techy section.....

From the hills of snow we headed to OB for the most recent release, RYE TIMES! This new Red Rye from Oskar Blues in Lyons weighs in at 8.3% ABV and packs a powerful hoppy punch. Full of the goodness of malted Rye and Crystal Rye, this red ale is heavily dryhopped with copious quantities of both Cascade and Columbus hops.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Best In Snow: TransWorld SNOWboarding Hosts 12th Annual Riders’ Poll Award Show

Snowboarding’s best will once again descend upon The Fillmore in Denver, Colorado, for snowboarding’s biggest night of the year — the TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Award Show, presented by New Era. The 12th annual red carpet event brings the top snowboarding pros together for one night to celebrate the year’s most outstanding riders.

The 2011 TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Award Show will be held on Friday, January 28, the second night of the SnowSports Industries America (SIA) trade show. Doors to the Fillmore open at 7:00 p.m., with the award show starting at 8:00 p.m.

“The Riders’ Poll is a chance to step back from the grind and celebrate snowboarding’s top riders and their achievements over the past year. It’s an opportunity for them to get much-deserved recognition from their fellow riders.” –Annie Fast, Editor-In-Chief, TransWorld SNOWboarding

The award winners are voted on by pro riders in each of the seven categories, including Men’s Rider Of The Year, Women’s Rider Of The Year, Rookie Of The Year, Men’s Video Part Of The Year, Women’s Video Part Of The Year, Video Of The Year, and Standout Of The Year. The show also features a Readers’ Choice award for both men and women, voted on by TWS readers.

12th Annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Award Nominees:

Men’s Rider Of The Year
John Jackson
Gigi Rüf
Dan Brisse

Women’s Rider Of The Year
Annie Boulanger
Jess Kimura
Torah Bright

Rookie Of The Year
Mark Sollors
Phil Jacques
Jess Kimura

Men’s Video Part Of The Year
Mark Sollors (TransWorld SNOWboarding, In Color)
John Jackson (Forum, F—k It)
Gigi Rüf (Volcom, 9191)

Women’s Video Part Of The Year
Annie Boulanger (Absinthe, NowHere)
Jess Kimura (Think Thank, Left Brain Right Brain)
Leanne Pelosi (Standard, The Storming)

Standout Of The Year
Mikey LeBlanc (Stairset ender in Videograss' Bon Voyage)
Danny Davis (Mammoth Mountain Grand Prix winning half pipe run)
Torstein Horgmo (Landing the first triple cork in Standard’s The Storming)

Video Of The Year
People, Cheers
TransWorld SNOWboarding, In Color
Forum, F—k It

Readers’ Choice

Legend Award
Mike Ranquet

Tickets to the award show will be available during the SIA trade show at the TransWorld SNOWboarding booth located in the Yard.

The Riders’ Poll Award Show is presented by New Era. Additional sponsors include Red Bull, Skullcandy, Keystone Resort, Spy and Oskar Blues Brewery.

For more information on TransWorld SNOWboarding and the Riders’ Poll, please visit

About TransWorld SNOWboarding
TransWorld SNOWboarding, published by Bonnier Corp., is the world’s largest and most respected snowboard magazine. It is 100 percent dedicated to promoting and covering snowboard culture with innovative photography, feature articles on snowboard travel, instruction, advice, and tips.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mountain Flyer Race Coverage of Boulder Racing Series Final in Lyons

The Oskar Blues sponsored Boulder Racing Cyclocross Series finals came to town, check out Mountain Flyer Magazine's race coverage....HERE.
The lead group head out of the Lyons Dirt Jump Park in the Men's Open Class.
Lyons local Michael Donohoe gets outta the Dirt Jump section & into the corner under views of Steamboat Mountain.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Boulder Racing Cyclocross in Lyons this SATURDAY!

Weather looks perfect for the Boulder Racing series finals with a light dusting of snow & perfect cyclocross weather in the forecast. The course has a great mix of steep climbs, smooth flats & some whoops within the Lyons dirt jump park.A rider attacks one of the steep run-ups on the course from 2 years ago.

Jen Gersbach charges the whoops in the dirt jump park.

Oskar Blues will have a BEER TENT at the race with proceeds going to he Colorado Brewers Guild. Just one block away OB is offering a free beer & a bowl of green chili at the restaurant to all participants with a race number. Show your race number, grab your beer & food & be entered to win raffle prizes (Long sleeve OB Jersey and others) after your race.

Event Schedule:
JM/JW 10-12 8:30am 20 min

JM/JW 8-9 8:30:30 am 20 min

JM/JW 15-18 9:00 am 30 min

JM/JW 13-14 9:00:30 am 30 min

SM 35+ 9:45am 45 min

SM 35+ Cat 4 10:40 am 45 min

SM Men 45+ 11:35am 45 min

SW Open 11:35:30 am 45 min

SM Open
12:40 pm 60 min

SM 55+
1:50 pm 45 min

SW 35+
1:50:30 pm 45 min

SW 4
1:51 pm 45 min

SM 4
2:45 pm 45 min

SM 3
3:45 pm 45 min

Singlespeed 3:45:30 pm 45 min

Stop in for our new RYE TIMES (A Hoppy Red Rye) that is on tap NOW.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

2011 Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series

Time to start thinking of racing on the snow! Here's the schedule for the

2011 Leadville Winter Mountain Bike series:East Side Epic: Jan. 22, 10 am
Tennessee Pass Night Jam: Feb 19, 7pm
Mineral Belt Mayhem: March 5, 7pm
A dual slalom race is also in the works on the newly improved Dutch Henri Sledding Hill, more info to follow.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Maverick GORDON ML7/5 Comes Home

Oskar Blues has partnered with Maverick Bikes & Spot Brand Bikes over the past few years to create some custom beaties. What can we say, we dig & we dig bikes. A one off custom painted GORDON 7/5 got away from us a few years just found it's way back home.

If you knew GORDON Knight this beer needs no explanation, if you didn't, we're sorry. Check it out HERE.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Backcountry Magazine / Burton [AK] WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Congratulations to Laurie Sitkiewicz, of Anchorage, AK, winner of the November giveaway. Be sure to enter the December giveaway, brought to you by Backcountry, Oskar Blues Brewery and Burton/AK.

Congratulations to Laurie Sitkiewicz, of Anchorage, AK, winner of the November giveaway. Sign up for the December giveaway at