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Oskar Blues Brewery & Tasty Weasel Tap Room

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Oskar Blues Brewery & Tasty Weasel Tap RoomOskar Blues Brewery & Tasty Weasel Tap Room
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3.97/5
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Place Score: 97
Ratings: 70
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: n/a
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Cask: N
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[ Brewery, Bar ]

1800 Pike Rd Unit B
Longmont, Colorado, 80501
United States
phone: (303) 776-1914

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @oskarblues

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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 23
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Photo of StoutBoi
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Was hoping for more of their rarer beers on tap and in to-go form.
The tour was great and informative.
The bar area was absolutely freezing, however.

Photo of Spider_Jerusalem
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Although relatively new compared to the old Lyons location, the Tasty Weasel has quickly become a Colorado classic. The brewery tour is pretty bare bones, so I'd skip that and just enjoy the homey, relaxing atmosphere. Free skee ball, exclusive beers, awesome special events, and that signature Oskar Blues attitude are all on display. If you're lucky, there'll be some barrel aged G'Knight, Old Chub, or Ten Fidy on tap and all will be right with the world.

Photo of Jlu73183
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in here just last week; huge place, fun atmosphere, and though it wasn't very busy (due to it being the middle of a Monday), we noticed that there were a few people with special needs working on labels and creating tap handles (as an occupational therapist, it made me SO happy to see that the brewery has partnered up with what I would guess is a community organization or sheltered workshop- way cool!). Since we were hungry, we ended up stopping at the restaurant which was equally as impressive (will get around to writing a separate review later). Would definitely stop here again when visiting CO!

Photo of mountdew1
4.07/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Nice funky atmosphere, cool looking setup behind the bar. Skeeball machines are always a plus. Small and slightly chaotic merch area, was at the opposite end, with plenty of small tables in between. Great selection of beers, some nitro, some barrel aged, and even a firkin to choose from. Prices were well marked, fairly reasonable, and bartender was quick and prompt to assist. She definitely seemed to know several regulars, but still made sure to answer questions for others. No real food to choose from. Plenty of ways to take beer to go, crowlers, glass growlers, and what appeared to be nice insulated metal ones as well. No food here, but Homemade Liquids and Solids was maybe 1/2 mile away.

Photo of DelMontiac
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I was fortunate enough to find some time and made it to the Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel Tap Room on 07/26/13 during a family vacation. Very cool to have the brewery as a backdrop for tasting one of my favorite brands. In Summer this is an open-air tap room as they open the overhead doors that create a huge opening on one side of the brewery allowing access from a large outdoor deck to the inside tap room. The bar is quite long and there are many tables and benches inside and out. They fill growlers and sell canned product from a cooler next to the bar. The swag shop sits in a corner. The atmosphere promotes beer, cool mountain air, music, and people. There are some bar snacks, but they don't really have food there. However, their Homemade Liquids and Solids restaurant is just a few blocks away - and it's very good. Beers can be ordered in 4, 10, and 16oz. A flight of all 7 standard beers (4oz each) is offered for $9. You'll also find a board which lists all special brews being served. I had a TenFidy since it was out of season in cans (dammit), a Deviant Dale's, and a Gubna. Super fresh Deviant and Gubna! Hell yeah! I also enjoyed one of the special brews - One Nut Brown Ale. Great brown ale. The two girls working the bar were fast, accommodating, and like to dance a little when their favorite songs play. Their BBQ truck was also parked outside the door for anyone who wanted some quality grub. If you love OB brews, you need to stop here when opportunity knocks.

Photo of Mospaw
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Atmosphere is very casual if a little raucous. Wood floors with peanut shells everywhere. A large bar and plenty of tables. There's an outdoor area as well that echoes the vibe of inside.

The brewery tour is free. The tasting is not. Service is prompt and friendly with the right amount of attitude. It's a fun place and you can eat all the peanuts you want. Tastings are reasonable and prices vary depending on the beer you're tasting. You can also pick the size from a couple of ounces to a full pour.

Photo of phishsihq
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

What else can you say about a brewery that has Skee-Ball? Tap line-up features the core OB brands, as well as some limited and rare releases. Chardonnay Mama's was fantastic! New addition of the outside deck makes this a wonderful destination in the warm Colorado months.

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.91/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Place was very packed and built in the tradition of many modern brewpubs... something that lost the charm of the location in Lyons. As always Oskar Blues makes great beer. Selection was good as to be expected and service suffered a little due to the business of the place. I did not have any food. Call me sentimental, but I like the old place better.

Photo of phishon6
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Nice place. Tried on a recommendation while visiting the area. New to the brewery and the beers. Very impressed with the beers. It's a reasonably large place. Another industrial park micro brewery location, but IMO, those are usually the best. The bartender was very friendly and talkative, but not in a bad way. Gave some great recommendations based on what I like. (Side note, barrel-aged Gubna, pretty damn good) The beers were reasonably priced for the quality, some even on the inexpensive side. Very laid back and casual setting, perfect for sitting back, relaxing, and enjoying a variety of good beers with friends.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.78/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

It's now Sergio's turn to pick a brewery, and right from the start he wanted to visit Oskar Blues. As there are multiple locations, I wasn't sure which was he was thinking of visiting. I thought we would be visiting the original location in Lyons, but as soon as I punched in the address he handed to me into the GPS, I knew it wasn't Lyons. So much for being at the foothill of the Rockies.

We headed into the parking lot of a warehouse district. Lots of parking, and to my surprise not packed to brim like New Belgium or Odell. A few tables were open, peanuts available for everyone to scoop and carry to their tables. Brewery merchandise is available at one side of the room, and offers things from posters to cycling tops to hot sauce. There's a small sepearte room which has a skeeball table, and whre one can get a glimpse of all those tanks and canning line (not in action at the time). A lot of sterile metal all around the place, yet had been kept alive by a good Saturday crowd.

In addition to what you can get in cans (Dale Pale Ale, Old Chub, Gubna, Ten Fidy), Oskar Blues offers a few special variants of their beers, from whiskey barrel aged to sour Ten Fidy, which rotates on a weekly basis. Adding to the tally are a couple collaboration brews from aluminum bottles and a root beer. I got to try the sour Ten Fidy, which was interesting, and Deviant Dale's for the first time (rips your palate to shreds). Later I shared a bottle of their collaboration called "The Deuce". Good beers all around in the lineup. Perhaps their one weakness is a lack of proper glassware, lots of clunky shaker pints for us.

Good, accessable service at the bar, and occasionally at the table. We spent a couple hours here with intense Oskar Blues beer, and it's something I wouldn't turn down when I get a second chance.

Photo of shueyy
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

What to add that hasn't already been said this is well worth the visit if you're in the area. Ok so I'm from out of town so maybe if you're local you might have a different opinion. I truely enjoyed the open bar/tasting area leading out to the deck on a great summer afternoon. They were canning 30' from the bar which was cool a little loud but not loud enought that you couldn't enjoy the live music.
I got smoked wings from the outside food truck after the guys said they won award's 2 years in a row for best wings in Denver. They were some damn good wings.
The beer what can I say if your a fan nothing bets fresh Dales Pale Ale. I had a sample of all the offerings which I believe was 8 different ones. I enjoyed the Mama's little Yella Pils aged in Chardonnay barrels just the right amount of oak. Cheers

Photo of Solidarity1
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This was such a fun trip. The tour is terrific. Admittedly, I have been a big fan of OB for a long time and love that they can. Their taproom was fun, with a great food truck intheir parking lot. The tour guide did not dumb down the trip, but shared how dedicated they are to their current projects (eg - barrel aging, Herradura, Leopolds, Buffalo Trace).
Couple suggestions: cute wait staff is nice if they love the gig. However, one of these young ladies was disinterested and borderline rude. A little more info about the brewery and the selections would have been welcome. These are small complaints about a great place. But, it affects the perception of this wonderful brewery.

Photo of bradybeer
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Brewerry #3 on CO beercation.

This brewery is located about 12 miles north of Boulder on the Diagonal Highway in Longmont. About 10 years ago I visited the original location in Lyons and was looking forward to checking another Oskar Blues location with my wife, especially since they began to can and distribute the beers. Frankly, I haven’t cared for their canned beer because it has often been flat, and I do recall enjoying their beers during my visit to Lyons.

As you drive to this location, don’t be tempted to stop at the large free standing building with Oskar Blues logo plastered on giant faux grain silos that is, I am not kidding, two blocks from the actual brewery. This is their restaurant, and doesn’t technically count as a brewery. Pass this location and hang a right and you will find the production brewery and tap room. Walking up the steps you will find a large tap room with tables and long bar, with a gift shop to the right. My wife and I had a sampler paddle that included; Dale’s Pale Ale, Old Chub (Scottish Ale), G’Knight Imperial Red, Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Ten Fidy (Imperial Stout), Gubna (Imperial Red), Deviant Dales’ (IPA). The stand outs were the Dale’s Pale ale, Deviant Dales’, and the Ten Fidy. There were other additional seasonals and one offs but we had pints of the Deviant and the Dales’. I must say that the cans do not do this beer justice, as the freshness and drinkability of the beer was amazing.

The vibe is laid back with dogs on the patio, cyclists hanging out, beer travelers, and other locals. No food is available except from food trucks. If you ask real nice you can have some free stickers. Service was excellent.

Thankfully I don’t live close to OB because it is an excellent place to hand out over a couple of pints and I might never leave.

PS. They are building another location (restaurant? In Boulder)

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.14/5  rDev -28.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Well, this is a bit of a tough review. On a Tuesday afternoon they were out of some of the whisky aged and other "cool" beers. Regular beers on tap, which isn't bad, but why go the joint when you can get those beers at their restaurant or for home? The answer: b/c the joint is hoppin'

Well, not really. It's a walled off 'room' in the brewery and seats about 25 people. Aroma of malt...cuz of the brewery on the other side of the half wall.

Friendly staff. Being from Denver, though, I'm not sure why anyone would aim to go to this tap room...onless, of course, you live close and/or they're tapping some of them there 'cool' beers.

Photo of denver10
3.79/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

A very casual spot. You get to sit back and enjoy one of OB's brews in a room with couches, free fooseball, and a backdrop of the entire OB operation at work. Service is spotty with at times one bartender serving the entire bar, you have to fight for their attention. But then you get the beer and its a fresh Oskar Blues beer and it's all okay. They usually have at least one special beer brewed up just for the taproom added something unique for your experience. They offered a buffet but I didn't partake.

Photo of JamnesCameron
4.94/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Our next to last stop on the Friday of GABF. Big open warehouse with a small bar area (and I do mean small) plus an open side area with skee ball, couches and additional seating. Production brewery sits right behind the bar with an expanse of fermentation tanks churning away at some tasty brews.

Place was very busy, and had a two piece band playing. We signed up for a tour, which was kind of late in the day (6 pm). But it was probably one of the best and most thorough tours I've had. The tour guide was met by one of the brewers and both took us around the place. We even got to try an experimental beer during the tour.

Selection at the bar was the full scope of Oskar Blues beers, plus a vertical of Ten Fidy, including 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, cask Fidy, sour Fidy, and sour cherry Fidy (which was gone by the time we got there). Standard line up was either by can or draft, your pick. They had a small buffet set up in the open area, but we didn't partake, food choice was limited to the buffet.

Value was good considering I tried some of the rarer stuff (sour Fidy). Definitely worth a trip.

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4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

a-funky down home vibe. Great music on Saturday night. Cans and metal are the theme, goes well in the space. The space is a sectioned off portion of the warehouse that serves as brewery HQ. The smell coming in the door of the malts is just perfect. Only complaint is the heat, but they have fans and swamp coolers running. It would not be prectical to cool the space, as you would have to cool the entire warehouse.

q-beer is top notch and fresh as can be. They have the regular line up plus 2009 Fidy, Firkins, French Oak Chub and root beer. They have beer to go that was canned the Wednesday prior. Goos selection of OB gear too.

s-service is top notch. Servers are nice, and know their product. They are liberal with the samples and are on top of it when you run dry. They have a club you can join and get points, two extra ounces, and a cool mug. This is worth it if you are a regular. Great tours, staff is full of a friendly laid back vibe.

f-no food, but some had brought their own. You can eat peanuts though.

v-right on the money. Great place that is a little out of the way.

Photo of johnyeast
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

I finally got to the newer brewery operations in Longmont. I stopped by after a meeting in Boulder. Walked in and was welcomed right away by the bartender and got a Dale's. I didn't know I was staying long or I would have tried something "oaked". Right away, someone mentioned something about a tour, and went right away into the back to get a tour of the facility. It's huge. Plenty of room for expansion. The tour guide 'Jeremy' was great. Answered a lot of questions and was as cool as you would expect from Oskar Blues. Would like to spend more time in the tasting room, but all in all a great experience. A must visit in Longmont.

Photo of rhinos00
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

All the reviews have stated everything you need to know about this place, so I will just make a few comments about this place.

As soon as I walked in I knew this was my idea of what a beer bar should be like. The place is pretty small considering how big the warehouse is. The theme running throughout the place seems to be metal and steel (when you see the bar top and walls you will understand). Against the walls there is several "wooden" games, which a lot of people seemed to have interest in. Apparently the owner brought this game with him from Alabama. Aside from the ten or so stools at the bar, there are several tables if larger parties come in. I really liked the fact that the whole operation of the brewery was visible from the bar area. The atmosphere was absolutely perfect.

If you are coming here to have food, don't because they don't serve any. The selection of beer on-tap is there regular line up of beers (i.e. Gordons, Ten Fidy, Dale's, etc.) plus one Stranahan Whiskey Barrel Aged beer. Make sure that you come out for Firkin Fridays. Apparently every Friday they tap a firkin that typically run out by the end of the evening.

The brewery tour was pretty cool. It was really interesting to see the whole canning process in motion, especially at a smaller brewery. Loved the batting cages and basketball court. These guys know how to have fun. I forgot his name and I apologize, but thanks to whoever let us try the yellow pils right of the line. Now that was fresh!

My only negative is that I wish there was more of a beer selection, whether it be another handle for a special beer or a few guest taps. With only 5 or so taps for the regular lineup plus one for a special beer, your choices get limited rather quickly. Still, this was one of my favorite places I have been to so far. Really glad I made the trip out.

Photo of Floydster
4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Stopped here right after Oskar Blues on our way back towards Denver, reviewed from notes, second favorite place in all of Colorado I saw, located in an industrial part of Longmont, walk in and see people drinking a pint while playing shuffleboard, felt like I was home, sweet pictures and artwork decorating the wall along with a patten of their own cans lining the awnings, right in the middle of the brwery, just separated by a wall, loved the atmosphere here, there was a homebrewing competition going on in the room right next door to us, had some shirts and other gear for sale too, sat down and was greeted by a very nice woman who informed me that they just put three different whiskey aged beers on tap that afternoon and were BA Gordon, Dale's, and Ten Fidy, thought it was too good to be true, had half pints of all of them and they were fantastic, Whiskey Ten Fidy standing out though and was near perfection, Stranahan's barrels do wonders to these beers, got to meet Dale on our way out, did not expect much from here and was pleasantly surprised, this is a must stop if you are in the area, try to get there on a Friday where they have a special Firkin each week, unfortunately I missed a soured Gordon aged in a port barrel but I cannot complain after trying those other three beers I mentioned above, highly recommended

Photo of twelvsies
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

The Tasty Weasel is basically Oskar Blues' brewhouse with a little box in it designated as a bar/tasting room. Much like the cans the beer comes in, the place has a very metallic vibe. The walls of the bar area are about 8ft high and remind me a bit of the cheap metal sheds that everyone used to have in their back yard. Over the top and through a couple windows you can see the brewery in action. We actually got a private tour from Dale himself who is the nicest guy. Lucky enough to be there when the 3rd batch of their new Pilsner was being brewed so we got to see the boil going on. Pretty cool. The brewery itself is freekin' awesome. Lots of space. Stuff aging in whiskey barrels. Batting cage. Basketball court. Bikes. Complimentary Can Bling - imagine empty cans of beer on a string of Mardi Gras beads, even better they are made by mentally handicapped individuals as part of a community outreach sort of program that Dale and his wife help out with. Probably the coolest tour we went on during a week and a half in Colorado. The bar area was cool too. All the usual suspects on tap plus some other unique stuff like Leroy Brown Ale and the Whiskey-Chub. No food but there are peanuts everywhere. There is an old-school beer arcade machine but be warned, it is hard and frustrating. Long live Oskar Blues! Cheers!

Photo of rowew
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Located in the corner of a non-descript warehouse, this place is a bit hard to find. Walk up the ramp, and step into a great little haven of beer. Half walls, with the large brewing equipment behind. The brewery itself is huge, this place is relatively small. At the bar are the usual suspects, along with a few oaked varieties and a rotating firkin. They sell to go beer, along with OB paraphernalia. Split between bar tables and some sort of wooden game tables, with a big barrel of peanuts at the end of the bar. We grabbed some beers and attempted to decipher the wooden games, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Something about this place is just right - it feels like a great place to enjoy a beer. I certainly wish this was closer to me, but I guess I'll be heading up to Longmont occasionally.

Photo of GilGarp
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Situated in a warehouse district of Longmont, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Tasty Weasel is easy to miss if you're just driving by. It's your typical large rectangular box building with some temporary signage denoting Oskar Blues logo.

Once inside, you realize the tasting room is really just a small quadrant of what otherwise functions as their brewing facility.

Huge stainless fermenters surround you separated from the bar area by an eight foot corregated metal wall. The wall is lined with O.B. beer cans along the top and features artwork and photographs of blues musicians. Some neon Dale's signs and memorabilia, a couple of bike jerseys and guitars hang from the walls.

There's a 20' long stone-topped bar with about ten stools. A number of iron tables with oak tops are surrounded by iron chairs with red velvet seats. People play some sort of wooden skeball game and eat peanuts, throwing shells on the floor around them. There are some books to read and a Mac, if you're interested. The crowd is lively and friendly. Some bluesy rock music plays on the speakers.

On tap, you can have Dale's, Old Chub, and Mama's Little Yella Pils for $4/pint. Gordon is $5, TenFidy and Oaked Fidy are $6.

Cans and growlers are available for carry-out. T-shirt, pint glasses, etc. also for sale.

Framed issue of Beer Advocate on the wall and current issue available to read as well.

A message to newcomers on the wall, "Be nice or leave."

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Oskar Blues Brewery & Tasty Weasel Tap Room in Longmont, CO
97 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.