Oskar Blues, the Longmont, Colo.-based craft brewery — which got its start as a brewpub and currently operates a number of restaurant operations throughout the Centennial State — today announced it will expand its “craft casual” CHUBurger concept to nearby Coors Field, the home of Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies.
CHUBurger, the grass-fed twist on the traditional ‘fast casual’ burger joint concept, is owned Oskar Blues founder Dale Katechis, who opened the first location in Longmont, Colo. earlier this year. The Coors field location will feature craft and bottle beer selections and locally sourced animal products from the Hops & Heifers farm, which is also owned by Katechis.
In this video, Oskar Blues marketing director, Chad Melis, shared additional details about the new partnership and new expansion opportunities with the CHUBurger brand.
The full press release is also included below.
Longmont, Colo. – Oskar Blues’ craft-casual concept CHUBurger (www.chuburger.com ) is opening their second location with the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Longmont based CHUBurger will be a central figure in the progressive Colorado-centric roof top deck renovation adding a unique craft-casual beer & food atmosphere to the one-of-a-kind panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains as well as downtown Denver. The extensive renovation will create the largest Roof Top Deck in the country.
CHUBurger beef wrangler Dale Katechis says: “We’re fired up to catch Colorado Rockies day games with a CHUBurger and beer without the guilt of skipping out on work.”
CHUBurger is created around theOskar Blues Hops & Heifers Farm, 100 percent All Natural Black Angus signature burgers and craft brews on a menu built to serve mouth-watering and thoughtfully sourced food. The Coors Field location will also offer select items off the diverse menu of the original CHUBurger location which features a BUFFburger made with fresh all natural local bison, an OMEGAburger features wild Coho salmon with Greek yogurt tartar sauce, and the BERKburger has a Hops & Heifers raised heritage Berkshire pork patty topped with blue cheese butter and bacon. The GONZOgarbonzo Burger is a vegetarian falafel option featuring a honey wheat bun, cucumbers, carrots, Greek yogurt tartar sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion along with “build your own burgers” with fresh options are available to fit your creative side. Fresh hand-cut fries served plain or in combination with roasted shoshito peppers with home-made ginger ketchup offer a fresh and spicy twist to ballpark fare. Also “try before you die” frozen custard shakes and root beer floats using Oskar Blues’ B. Stiff and Sons Old Fashioned Root Beer delivers the family friendly menu.
“CHUBurger is grass fed and spent grain (from the brewing process) supplemented beef from the Hops & Heifers farm to go against the ordinary. Conscience cuisine with handcrafted fresh ingredients delivered right to you with a Colorado craft beer.” says chef Jason Rogers.
The original CHUBurger is located at 1225 Ken Pratt Boulevard in Longmont, CO, only 8 miles away from the Hops & Heifers farm. CHUBurger features a full-tilt craft beer bar pouring ten craft beers and a rotation of canned beers from America’s favorite craft breweries rounding out the Colorado centric selection. They are open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Take-out, catering and outdoor seating are available.
CHUBurger was founded in 2013 by Oskar Blues’ restaurant team executive chef Jason Rogers and general manager Anita Gray. The restaurant completes the sustainable farm-to-beer-to-table lifecycle of Oskar Blues. Spent grain outflows from the brewery are used as supplemental feed at the Hops and Heifers Farm, allowing the farm to provide fresh ingredients right to the tables of each Oskar Blues restaurant. Around here, we don’t do things fast casual, we do craft casual. That means burgers that go against the ordinary, made fast, with an emphasis on quality from our farm fresh ingredients, to the hand-crafted beers on tap. Fast. Craft. Casual.