Oskar Blues plans bike-centric bar

Oskar Blues is becoming even more bike friendly.

The brewer already has a sister mountain bike business and will next open a “bike-centric” bar in Longmont, Colo.

“It’s a marriage of things we’re passionate about,” Oskar Blues spokesman Chad Melis told The Denver Post. The bar could open as early as this year or the beginning of 2013.

According to the Post, the craft brewer signed a lease on a 5,200-square-foot space that will serve beer and food and feature a retail area for Reeb Cycles – that’s beer spelled backward — which was founded by Oskar Blues owner Dale Katechis.

Also included in Oskar’s new space will be space for Bicycle Longmont to host workshops and to sell its rebuilt bikes, Melis told the Post.

Oskar Blues has long been a favorite beer of cyclists, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts because the company pioneered craft beer in a can, which makes it easier to carry long distances outside.

Craft beer bars that cater to cyclists may be a growing trend, with another bike-themed bar recently announced for Cleveland.

You can also add this to the list of reasons why Colorado loves craft beer, and doesn’t get fat.


Posted on Sunday, September 16th, 2012