OSKAR BLUES FOODERIES TO OPEN SIGNATURE RESTAURANT IN DOWNTOWN COLORADO SPRINGS
14 December 2016 · Chelsea Hammans

The new concept will occupy 15,000 square feet on two levels. The restaurant space, located on the street level, will feature the southern-inspired specialties Oskar Blues Fooderies are known for, bringing the low country to the high country, including slow smoked locally sourced meats, grilled burgers, New Orleans style grilled oysters and seafood. On tap they will feature 43 craft beers from around the country including Oskar Blues Brewery’s staples and limited release beers.

Oskar Blues lower level entertainment grotto will feature 2 underground bocce courts, slightly mic-ed singer song writer stage and private party friendly lounge. It will also feature on tap, Oskar Blues Brewery favorites and craft breweries from around the country. “We are looking forward to showing off this piece of Colorado Springs history dating back to the gold rush of the late 1800s.” says Jason Rogers Chef and Partner of Oskar Blues Fooderies. “I can’t wait to sip a barrel aged beer, eat smoked meats and kick back in the grotto”

Along with expanding into the lower level of the building Oskar Blues plans to focus on the outdoor back patio with a social fire pit, ping pong, corn hole and chill area. “The back patio is a great place to enjoy the outdoors while spending time with family and friends. With the roll up doors and shared energy from the restaurant, the patio space will be a good getaway.” stated, Anita Gray, Oskar Blues Fooderies operating partner and regional district manager.

“We are thrilled to welcome Oskar Blues Fooderies to the downtown Colorado Springs market,” commented Susan Edmondson, president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership, noting the restaurant is expected to create 75 new jobs in the Springs area. “Oskar Blues is a renowned employer, with strong benefits and a coveted company culture. It is a good opportunity for both the restaurant and for the Springs. Their presence builds on our downtown’s reputation for great food, award-winning craft beer and a fun, welcoming vibe.”

Oskar Blues Fooderies is due to open their third CHUBurger this winter in the hot RiNo district of Denver. Along with expanding the killer burger joint, their home grown coffee roasting operation, Hotbox Roasters, will open next door, serving up tasty doughnuts and world class espresso.

The Colorado Springs space, located at 118 N. Tejon Street DeGraff Building, will open summer 2017 and hours are 11 AM to 12 AM Monday through Friday, with brunch beginning a bit earlier each weekend.

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 founded in 1997, 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.

In 2013, Oskar Blues founder Dale Katechis launched the CAN'd Aid Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose “do-goodery” has raised $2.3 million in four focused areas:

• Towns - building strong communities

• Tunes - for your eyeholes and earholes

• Treads + Trails - get outside and get after it

• Love Yur Mama - save the blue marble

To learn more, visit www.oskarbluesfooderies.com.

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, Brevard, North Carolina and Austin, Texas while producing 192,000 barrels in 2015. The original canned craft brewery continues push innovation with creations like The Crowler, their B. Stiff and Sons Old Fashioned Soda line, Hotbox Coffee Roasters & REEB Cycles. Oskar Blues is available in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., parts of Canada, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Spain, Chile, the Netherlands, Belgium, the U.K. and Australia.

To keep up with all things Oskar Blues, visit http://www.oskarblues.com