History of Oskar Blues
Oskar Blues was originally founded by Dale Katechis in Lyons, Colorado (USA) in 1997 as a Original Grill & Brew Restaurant—a Cajun-style restaurant. Its brewing activity started in the restaurant basement in 1999. The name of the brewery comes from two friends that Dale met on a bike tour—named Oskar and Old Blue.
They are considered the pioneers of the use of cans incraft beers in the US, since the release of Dale´s Pale Ale in 2002, and they are the largest brewery in the US to have abbandoned crystal bottles in favour of cans.