Oskar Blues Brewery


Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(828) 883-2337 | map

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Added by NastyNate11 on 05-20-2013

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 52
Photo of ShoeIn-BrewWin
3.28/5  rDev -21%
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 Miles_in_beer_city
3.26/5  rDev -21.4%
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 -5.1%
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 +12%
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.


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 nickfl
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
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 -0.5%
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 -8.9%
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 +2.4%
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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Photo of Brackh
5/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

If you can find something negative to say about this place I don't think I would ever want to have a beer with you. Awesome staple beers. Not a bad beer in their rotation. The bartender and tour guide was friendly and carried on a conversation with us the whole time we were there. Picked up some special singles that they don't distribute and even got some root beer to take home for the kids. I am really rooting for the brewery to continue doing well on the east coast. If I lived near here I would be a regular. That is the single best thing I think I could say about a brewery.

Also one more awesome thing. Make sure you pick up a "crowler". They can a 32oz can for you. It is great.

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Photo of Jfishe13313
4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Smallish tasting room, but service is generally good. Regular brews are all good, always a special or two on tap. Order the flight and watch them pour all six at once perfectly. Don't miss the tour!!

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Photo of Smeth
4.76/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

I was just in Western North Carolina for about a week. I stopped at the Brevard Oskar Blues brewery three times. I was going to stay for the Burning Can festival, but felt kind of silly going to a festival without a buddy. I enjoyed a brewery tour by one of the bartenders thinking that she would just be going through the motions. Turns out she was very knowledgable and had a hand in a limited edition pineapple jalapeño ale. Oskar Blues is pioneering the canned craft beer movement and I must say my prejudice toward cans was totally unfounded. I left Friday night after only one apple pie beer from a ferkin because I had to drive, and thoroughly enjoyed the Gubna in a can that I had taken back to the condo 30 miles away. Upon cracking the can the hops smell burst from the can as if I was opening a bag to homebrew, and the imperial IPA did not disappoint. It reminded me of the wayfarer IPA I had had the night before in Asheville at the Green Man. I will def be returning next year, I love the OB vibe.

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Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC
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