About Us

Who We Are, Where We Are, Why We Are

A few things that will always go together at Oskar Blues Fooderies: Craft Beer, Fresh Ingredients, Live Music and our Family & Friends.

These core values are what we’ve rooted our brand in ever since founder, Dale Katechis, opened the doors to the very first Oskar Blues restaurant in Lyons, Colorado in 1997. Dale’s Southern roots and previous experience in the restaurant industry led him to create a spot that locals and visitors alike could rely on for delicious food, cold beer and live entertainment; a place that would inspire his passion for brewing and spark the craft-beer-in-a-can craze that would eventually make Oskar Blues famous.

Even though Dale was a born-and-bred restaurant guy, he began focusing more of his efforts on the brewery realm when flagship Dale’s Pale Ale took off. The man known for spinning many plates decided to hand the restaurant ownership over to his wife so he could keep the brewery truckin’ forward. In 2008, about a year after the Longmont brewery expansion, Homemade Liquids and Solids (aka HMLS) was born.

Recently, we’ve been focusing on our distinct brands and offering consistency throughout our stores and products. With the official launch of Oskar Blues Fooderies, we hope to solidify our individual brand identities and strengthen the company as a whole. We know the future holds thoughtful expansion of our core brands as well as new concepts yet to be hatched.

So, what’s next?! There’s only one way to find out … stay tuned for updates!