Oskar Blues Brewery

BEER AVG
3.89/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

342 Mountain Industrial Dr
Brevard, North Carolina, 28712
United States

(828) 883-2337 | map
oskarblues.com

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Added by NastyNate11 on 05-20-2013

BEER STATS
Beers:
146
Ratings:
47,651
Reviews:
12,434
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PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
11
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
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4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of ha-sheem
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of StoutLover14
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of TVail
3.71/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of ShoeIn-BrewWin
3.28/5  rDev -21.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

The Brewer Throwdown at Oskar Blues in Brevard, NC is an event that any brewery should be envious of. Ten brewers at Oskar Blues created their own unique, limited edition beers and let the patrons decide the winner. Of course, I tried all the beers and will review them. But first a few insights into the brewery itself. The venue is a bit bare-bones but very laid back. People go and come as they please and there isn’t anything stopping you from peaking around the brewery a bit while you drink. The patrons are an eclectic mix of young and old, hippies and office workers, parents and single bros. Because of this mix the atmosphere is interesting and I had a variety of conversations with some of the other patrons. Also, the live bluegrass music was quite good. However, there is a lack of style and substance; I’m not sure I’d go back to the brewery unless a particularly interesting event caught my eye.

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Photo of Beer21
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tmm313
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Graham19840
3.46/5  rDev -17.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

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

Photo of BeerDaveGA
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

They had several experimental beers to try, which is always a plus in my book!

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Photo of KensWorld
4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of elkinbrown
4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Miles_in_beer_city
3.26/5  rDev -22.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2

Disappointed in their selection at the brewery. Really expecting more than 1 small batch or specialty brew. They had their normal line up of productions brews and one small batch. Long flight of stairs to tasting room, and issue for my wife, and restroom downstairs?

I like several of their brews, such as Pinner Throwback IPA, but nothing about the brewery tasting room/brewery to beckon me back. Must be great for the folks that live in the area though.

Visited again probably 18 months after the first. Still very little to offer for small batch brews. Most of what was ontap can be found in any grocery store with a good beer department.

The stairs to the tasting room are absurd, probably 2 stories in height, NO accommodations for people with mobility issues.

Food truck (Oscar Blues own) is awesome!

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Photo of chinchill
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Friendly and helpful staff on each of my 3 or 4 visits.
16 taps in the second story taproom that has a wall of glass overlooking the brewery. Gets crowded on weekends but there's a large covered outdoor area in addition to the modest size taproom. Good view out the window behind the bar... you can forget you are in an industrial park. Tap prices are reasonable but most take away cans are surprisingly high priced.

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

OK, OB Brevard is in a pre-engineered metal building at the bitter end of the the cul-de-sac of an industrial park road. That having been said, it's a really gritty, funky, end-of-the-road brewpub with a lot of character - all the more amazing because it's in a totally characterless building in a totally characterless environment.

But....

The brewpub is upstairs (relative to the working brewery on the ground floor) and (when I was there) offered a complete selection of all the OB brews. They have a barrel (yes, a real BARREL) of spiced peanuts for free, ostensibly to get you to consume more of their beer. They're pretty spicey. Good strategy.

Other than that, the menu seems to consist of a food truck parked outside. SInce it was 50 degrees, windy, and raining hard, we didn't attempt to sample the food truck's wares. (If they were even open.) But the warm and friendly vibe inside more than offset the weather.

Frankly, I'd have spent the rest of my mortal existence there but I was on vacation with my wife and we had places to go and things to see. One Ten Fidy and one Old Chub pint and we were outta there, on our way to Sierra Nevada - a totally different experience (see my review of that venue elsewhere).

I would totally patronize these guys if I lived in the Brevard area. Probably best that I don't......

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Photo of McAndrew
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of bcgeiman
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mecmd
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.03/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of nickfl
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

It is a big, impressive (at least if you haven't been to Sierra Nevada first) and very utilitarian facility. The taproom is kind of small, but well stocked with their standard beers and one or two one offs. I was kind of hoping for more unique stuff on tap, but did enjoy the two beers I hadn't seen before. It is worth stopping in if you are in Brevard anyway, but I wouldn't advise anyone to come all the way from Asheville for the experience you are going to get here.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Oskar Blues in Brevard was a nice stop on the way back to Atlanta from Asheville, albeit far off of the beaten path it felt like. The selection was pretty much expected, everything that they can (except Ten Fidy) was on tap including a few variations on existing brews, a nitro tap, and a smoked porter called Judas Porter.

Nothing other than ordinary shelf beers to go, which was disappointing. Other than that, a good experience though, not one I'd necessarily repeat unless I heard they had something extra special on tap or to-go.

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Photo of mlockman
3.78/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Sadly, very few malty delights at the beginning of the summer. Good selection of their hoppiest brews, but the tap-room was so wickedly hot that the entire experience was pretty miserable.

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Photo of KYGunner
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Despite Oskar Blues growing exponentially, the brew pub has a nice intimate feel with a great view of the monster sized tanks. The selection was good and though most of the beer was from Colorado it still tasted fresh. I enjoyed it here and hope to get the tour next time.

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3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of tlema1
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

They have all of their year round offerings and a few special releases...the place looks and smells like a brewery...loved it

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Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC
3.89 out of 5 based on 47,651 ratings.
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