Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids, the eclectic blues bar and restaurant that serves up authentic yet creative Southern fare, live music and 43 of the country’s finest craft beers on tap, in just over a year has gained the spotlight of a national beer lover’s destination, ideal for spring and summer sipping.
A celebration of craft beer culture, the funky joint is drawing beer, food and music enthusiasts from near and far who will appreciate its whimsical keg fountains, zero-waste kitchen, and in-house smoker dubbed The Midnight Toker set against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. “Liquids & Solids is like the Big Muddy flowing through the Rocky Mountains,” says Oskar Blues founder and owner, Dale Katechis. “Beyond the mouth-watering tastes of the Southern-styled fare is the diversity of beers we have on tap, including some of the rarest beers to ever grace taps like Dogfish Head’s Olde School Barleywine and Lost Abbey’s Angel’s Share. Because of this unique line-up, Home Made Liquids & Solids has become a destination for the true lover of craft beer who also digs savory fare,” says Dale Katechis, Oskar Blues founder.
Home Made Liquids & Solids boasts boundary-busting brews on tap including a dozen Oskar Blues specialties like: Blackstrap Fever, ODB Barleywine & Barrel-Aged ODB, Rye Times, Deviant Dale’s, Velvet Elvis, Priscilla Wheat, Rye Times, Leroy One Nut Brown, & Some High Grade Smoke. Beyond that, the funky beer joint is one of a handful of bars in Colorado that features the entire Russian River line of beers on a rotating basis including Damnation, Supplication, Consecration, Temptation, Blind Pig IPA, Pliny the Elder, and Pliny the Younger.
From pouring draws of rare beers like Bear Republic’s Racer X and Port Brewing’s Hot Rocks Lager, and limited edition beers from renowned breweries including Victory, Lagunitas, Stone, and Boulevard Brewing (some are from production runs of fewer than 80 barrels) to featuring excellent craft beer from local up-and-coming breweries like Asher Organic Beers, Grimm Brothers, and Crabtree, it’s no shocker that the joint has been the official launch spot for breweries new to Colorado like Tallgrass Brewing and O’Fallon Brewing.
With all of these brew options that will satisfy even the most discerning beer drinker, it comes as no surprise that their recent success has been reinforced by: Editor’s Choice for best brew pub in 5280 Magazine’s acclaimed 2010 “Top of the Town” issue; best wings, best beer list and ghost wing challenge featuring Ten FIDY Ghost Hot Sauce by the Westword in its 2010 “Best Of” issue; and a recent feature covering best beer travel destinations in All About Beer Magazine.
Home Made Liquids & Solids regularly hosts firkin tappings, meet the brewer nights, specialty tapping parties, beer releases and beer dinners where people can combine their love for beer and food.
Set in the heart of Colorado craft beer country, Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids takes both its beer and food seriously. Jason Rogers, former executive chef at Denver’s J.W. Marriott and recognized by the James Beard Foundation – the ultimate kudos in the gourmet food world – oversees the kitchen. The menu offers many items to be paired with beer such items as smoked salmon fish and chips and a Dale’s (Pale Ale), or bourbon balls and a Ten FIDY (Imperial Stout).
Just minutes from downtown Denver, the restaurant is located at 1555 South Hover Street in Longmont, Colo. Open daily from 11 am – close. Reservations or more info, (303) 485-9400 or www.oskarblues.com.