Oskar Blues Opens First Hotbox Roasters Location in RiNo Denver

Oskar Blues Hotbox

Longmont, CO. – Oskar Blues will soon have its spin-off artisanal coffee and doughnuts available at the new Oscar Blues Fooderies-driven Hotbox Roasters location at 3490 Larimer St in May 2016. This is the first location for the Longmont-based craft coffee roasters that will open directly next to the upcoming craft casual CHUBurgee RiNo location.

The Hotbox Roasters location expands on Oskar Blues Fooderies’ array of craft inspired concepts including the original Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids, CHUBurger and CyclHOPS Bike Cantina.  The variety of chef Rog-inspired classic, homemade doughnuts will compliment the coffee offerings with that cult classic bakery scent.
Brought to you by the innovators of craft beer in a can, Hotbox Roasters coffee is roasted at the Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont, CO from beans selectively sourced directly from farms and importers, and carefully hand-roasted to bring out the flavor profiles and characteristics typical of the region the bean is from. The result: premium coffee without the pretension. The beans themselves are sold packaged in Crowler cans to preserve freshness.
The company currently produces three different roasts from Kenya, Bolivia and Indonesia and will be adding premium beans from other regions over time. Hotbox Roasters also plans to work closely with craft beer brewers around the country to provide custom-roasted coffee beans to be used in craft brews as the popularity of coffee-infused beer continues to grow.
Hotbox Roasters’ current varieties include:
  • Bolivia Newton John: Sourced from the high-altitude village of San Ignacio and roasted to a medium-light profile. The coffee has flavors of dark chocolate and citrus, with a smooth finish
  • Frank Sumatra: An earthy, citrus, herbaceous, and undeniably smooth Sumatran coffee thanks to the wet hulling processing technique from Indonesia
  • Kenya Dig It: A big, bold and juicy coffee from Kenya with hints of lemon sweetness and dark chocolate stout flavors that makes this coffee very complex and delicious

About Hotbox Roasters

Launched in 2015, Hotbox Roasters was brewed up by Oskar Blues Brewery founder and craft beer canning innovator Dale Katechis alongside business partner and former chef, John Ralston. Hotbox Roasters sources premium fair-trade, single-sourced coffee beans from micro-lot farms around the world then roasts and cans the beans in reusable and recyclable 12 oz. cans in Longmont, Co.

About Oskar Blues Fooderies

A few things that will always go together at Oskar Blues Fooderies: Craft Beer, Fresh Ingredients, Live Music and our Family & Friends. As a multi concept restaurant group OBF is focused on creating a special occasion every day. Chef/Partner Jason Rogers and Director of Ops/Partner Anita Gray oversee Oskar Blues Fooderies, creating, growing and sustaining the restaurants on a minute by minute basis.

About Oskar Blues Brewery

Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with hand-canned, flagship brew Dale’s Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country and operates breweries in Longmont, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina, while approaching 200,000 barrels in 2015. The original canned craft brewery continues to stay innovative with releases like The Crowler.  Oskar Blues Brewery currently distributes to 44 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Canada, Sweden, and the U.K.

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