Stopped by early on a Saturday afternoon. The taproom was not too busy. Very spacious, well decorated, and maintained. Only one beer on tap that I had not had before, and that was a gluten free. New Oskar Blues fans should love this place.
Well I guess I am in the minority here but I gotta say I was disappointed by my visit. Don’t get me wrong, the merchandise corner has some awesome stuff, the to-go fridges has some beauties, the staff were nice, the tour was OK but it was just way too damn noisy. Coming inside was like being on a construction site when I went so not at all relaxing and it gave me a headache so they lose points for that in the ambiance and overall experience categories. I prefered the ambiance at the nearby Liquids & Solids. I’d say pop in here for some Merch, take-out brews, a tour and a quick beer but go there to just chill with food + Oskar Blues brews.
Oskar Blues is obviously as great brewery...and this is a great brewery taproom...especially if the weather allows for sitting out on the deck. Add a band and some catered grilling on that deck and it doesn’t get much better. There is even skeeball inside a section of the actual brewery. Although the space inside and on the deck seems big enough...it can all get pretty crazy crowded as it was during my recent visit. Probably the only complaint I had...at least for the day I visited...all of the beers available are normally available beers...there didn’t seem to be any specialty or one-off’s which you kind of expect at a brewery taproom. Nonetheless...a must visit when in the area...especially for any OB lovers.
Huge warehouse facility with an awesome taproom out front. Bartender was extremely knowledgeable and eager to talk about the product. Smaller selection but included some rarer items. Also one of my favorite brewery tours I’ve ever taken. Excellent.
Very cool location. Big warehouse-like industrial feel with stainless steel everywhere. The actual brewery is operating while you are sitting at the bar. It makes you feel like you’re a part of the process and the beer you are drinking is as fresh as can be. The service was friendly and knowledgeable, great at suggesting beers for my indecisive spouse. Selection was good, but they were out of a few selections. Bonus points for having 4 or 5 beers that I have never seen in stores. I really enjoyed this one. You must see it.
This is really feels like the production facility. It’s in a large warehouse with a very utilitarian ambiance inside. It’s comfortable in here except for the piercing, mid-range laden classic rock cranked up to compete with the expected noise of a large brewing and canning operation. There’s plenty of bar seating and a few tables outside. They keep a rotating selection of rarer offerings which gives visitors something unique to try. Prices are cheap. $4 pints of the flagships and very affordable growler fills as well. Their crowler idea is just brilliant too.
I loved their taphouse. The room is large and spacious with plenty of bar space and a number of tables. Our bartender was friendly, talkative, and helpful. Naturally they only have their own beers on tap, but when I went they had all seven mains beers, two seasonals, and five specialties. Great value. A flight of the main seven is only $7! A flight of the specialty was $15 (quite a bit more expensive), but considering their rarity and novelty, I think well worth it. The only food there was a giant barrel of peanuts, which was fine with me. They gave away free stickers and had about a dozen to choose from. Also, there’s a separate room where you can sit and drink your beer(s) right in front of part of their canning line. While I was sitting there, they were canning Mama’s Little Yella Pils. One of the brewers walked over, pulled a beer off the line before it could be sealed, and gave it to me for free. That alone rocketed the place to top two or three beer joints I’ve been to. I talked beer with the guy for a while and had a great time. If you find yourself in Longmont, make a point to stop by Oskar Blues taphouse. Great staff, great prices, and great selection. I’m not really sure how they could improve.