Friday, April 20, 2012

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew celebrates 15th anniversary

Oskar Blues 15th Anniversary
Family Fun, Live Music, Down Home Grub, B.Stiff & Sons Old Fashioned Rootbeer Release and Community Artists Mark 15 Year Celebration

Lyons, CO. Funky little Oskar Blues Grill & Brew started 15 years ago when Dale Katechis and his wife stumbled across Lyons, Colorado on a road trip. That trip began many Colorado born inspirations and experiences that have shaped what Oskar Blues is today.

On April 28th, the 15 year celebration at the Lyons, Co brew pub will feature a full day of family activities including a live petting zoo, live music by local band Interstate Stash Express, specialty canned craft beer & Rootbeer, live crawfish boil, commemorative t-shirts, Oskar Blues race car appearance, photo booth and a local artist gallery from 1pm to 5pm.

Dale Katechis will launch the evening festivities at 5pm that will feature a full-on 15 year pig roast/crawfish buffet and a live musical performance by The Informants (

The day will also serve as the official launch of a few new libations: The 15th Anniversary Abbey Ale in new 16oz cans along with the official CAN launch of B. Stiff and Sons Old Fashioned Rootbeer. Oskar Blues is canning the same Rootbeer that has been served in their restaurants over the past few years named in tribute to Brian Stiff, a Lyons local and father of two who unexpectedly passed away on February 11th.

"Brian was one of our bike riding buddies," Katechis said. "He lived up in Lyons, and it's just an awful, awful story." Stiff died unexpectedly in February. Since then, Katechis said “Our friends in Lyons have been looking for ways to help his widow and two young children and canning the root beer, with a portion of the proceeds going to the family, is our way to do that.”

Come on out and celebrate Lyons like it’s 1997!

The original Oskar Blues Brewery


Three-dimensional brewing since 1999, Oskar Blues began the “Canned Beer Apocalypse” in 2002 when Dale’s Pale Ale became America’s 1st CANNED craft beer. For additional info, interviews, images or samples please contact Chad Melis at, # 720.273.8888 or visit

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