Colorado’s Oskar Blues Brewery expanding to Austin

Oskar Blues Brewery. (Courtesy: Oskar Blues)
Oskar Blues Brewery. (Courtesy: Oskar Blues)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The craft beer scene in North Austin is getting a new neighbor by way of Colorado. Oskar Blues Brewery has announced it will open a brewery and taproom at 10420 Metric Blvd. in April 2016.

Oskar Blues opened in Lyons, Colo. in 2002 and has been expanding ever since. In 2012, the company expanded operations to North Carolina.

“North Carolina and Colorado are filled with amazing communities and experiences mingled with live music and Fu-CAN great craft beer scenes.  The passion and rebellious nature of Austin locals, along with the food, craft beer and live music scenes create a vibe that already feels like home.” says soul-founder Dale Katechis in a statement.

The Austin location will take over a 50,000 square foot space which will include a 5,000 square foot taproom and music venue. Oskar Blues plans on brewing the full line up of cans and draft with an initial capacity of 30,000 BBLs per year with potential for 100,000 BBLs.

Oskar Blues decided to come to Austin without any incentives from the city or state. “We make the beer and let lawyers and politicians make the sausage,” says marketing director Chad Melis.

Oskar Blues will be joining several other breweries that already call the North Austin corridor home, such as: Adlebert’s Brewing, Austin Beerworks and Circle Brewing.

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