Brevard, NC — Tap into this, y’all! Oskar Blues Brewery is doubling the number of draft taps at the Tasty Weasel Taproom. Starting on Thursday, January 29, there will be 16 taps of super-fresh craft beer pouring at all times. In addition to the brewery’s core line-up of year-round brews (listed below), the taproom will now offer at least five specialty brews on draft, including one-offs and many OB beers never quaffed before in North Carolina.
“It’s gonna be radical! It’ll give our loyal customers the chance to try a variety of amazing OB beers,” says Matt Rudy, Tasty Weasel manager and executive tour director.
The specialty beers will consist of a combination of beers brewed at the OB Brevard and Longmont breweries, and those brewed on the Lyons, ColoRADo, pilot system. The specialities will include special collabeeration brews when available, including upcoming collabs between Oskar Blues and Perrin Brewing Company in Michigan and Blank Slate Brewing Company in Ohio.
This is also a great opportunity for beer lovers to pick up a Crowler or three of special brews to take home and share. Oskar Blues invented the Crowler seamer, a hand-canning sealer for 32-ounce cans of fresh draft beer. The Weasel also sells cans of Oskar Blues core brews and some specialty beers in cans from the taproom cooler for packing out.
The five new ever-changing specialty taps will launch with the GABF silver-medal winner, Death by Coconut, a dark and delicious Irish porter; Station No. 3, a light, fruity Hefeweizen; One Nut Brown, a nutty brown with a bit of a hoppy bite;G’Afternoon, a malty red IPA that’s a little lower ABV than the powerful G’Knight; and the Marzen, a traditionally smooth German lager.
As always, there will be an in-house brewed cask beer available, including such crowd pleasers as honey lavender Mama’s (pilsner) and Mosaic dry-hopped Dale’s Pale Ale.
The tap tower will feature two Nitro lines–one for Old Chub Nitro, and one rotating nitro tap.The first specialty will dispense the flagship, hop-forward Dale’s Pale Ale on nitro. Nitro taps infuse beer with nitrogen bubbles, which makes the beer extra smooth, silky and creamy.
The core line-up of customer favorites that will always be available are Dale’s Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Pinner Throwback IPA, Old Chub Scotch Ale, Old Chub Nitro, Deviant Dale’s IPA, G’Knight Imperial Red IPA, and depending on the season, either Ten FIDY Imperial Stout or GUBNA Imperial IPA (sometimes both!).
For more about all these brews, visit http://oskarblues.com.
About the Brevard Tasty Weasel Taproom:
The Tasty Weasel is open seven days a week from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and noon to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tours are free and open to the public and take place daily at 4 p.m., and at 2, 3, 4, and 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Live music entertains the crowd three to four nights a week.The CHUBwagon food truck serves up farm to truck meals on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Play trivia or join the cornhole league on Tuesdays (seasonal-trivia in winter, and cornhole in summer) while trying the special Tasty Tuesday brew creation of the week. Mountain Music Mondays, a jam open to all skill levels, starts at 6 p.m. on that day. Wednesdays feature a Bike Farm-led mountain bike ride into Pisgah Forest, leaving the brewery at 6 p.m., rain, snow or shine. The Oskar Blues trolley gives thirsty beer lovers from Asheville free Saturday rides to and from the brewery (leaves Aloft Hotel at 5 p.m. and returns around 9 p.m.). For more information about events at the Tasty Weasel, call 828-883-2337.
About Oskar Blues Brewery:
Founded as a brewpub by Dale Katechis in 1997, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse in 2002 using a tabletop machine that sealed one can at a time. In 2008, the makers of the top-selling pale ale in ColoRADo, Dale’s Pale Ale, moved into a 35,000-square-foot facility in Longmont, ColoRADo. The brewery has since experienced explosive growth-from packaging 59,000 barrels of beer in 2011 to 149,000 barrels in 2014. In December 2012, Oskar Blues opened the doors to an additional brewery in Brevard, North Carolina. Recently, Oskar Blues secured an additional 60,000 square feet at its Colorado location to allow additional production expansion. Oskar Blues now distributes trail-blazing craft brews to 41 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Canada, Sweden, and the U.K.