Oskar Blues Brewery

Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(828) 883-2337 | map
oskarblues.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.06
Beers:
171
Reviews:
13,234
Ratings:
50,324
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PLACE STATS
Average:
4.26
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
59
pDev:
12.21%
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Reviews by jbarry3000:
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jbarry3000 from North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Aug 07, 2018
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jbehlar from Mississippi

3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Oct 29, 2019
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Zenboy99 from Wisconsin

4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Mar 26, 2019
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tazzman from Florida

4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Oct 08, 2018
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Davit from California

5/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

May 23, 2018
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KMcGrath from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Nov 25, 2017
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Macsimus from North Carolina

4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Feb 14, 2017
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ha-sheem from North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Jan 17, 2017
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StoutLover14 from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Dec 12, 2016
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TVail from Texas

3.71/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Dec 01, 2016
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ShoeIn-BrewWin from England

3.28/5  rDev -23%
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.

Nov 06, 2016
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Beer21 from Florida

4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Jul 14, 2016
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tmm313 from Georgia

4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Jun 07, 2016
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Graham19840 from Florida

3.46/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

May 25, 2016
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Jenebauer from Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Apr 16, 2016
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BeerDaveGA from Georgia

4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

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

Apr 13, 2016
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KensWorld from Florida

4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Mar 19, 2016
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elkinbrown from Tennessee

4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Feb 22, 2016
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Miles_in_beer_city from North Carolina

3.26/5  rDev -23.5%
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!

Dec 26, 2015
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Dec 16, 2015
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
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......

Oct 27, 2015
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McAndrew from North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25

Oct 17, 2015
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bcgeiman from Maryland

4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Oct 07, 2015
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mecmd from Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Aug 18, 2015
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Pourharddrinkslow from South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Aug 17, 2015
Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC
Brewery rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 50324 ratings