First City Winery Chicago opened its doors and now Oskar Blues' debut — Chicagoans have a lot to drink to this week. The Colorado brewery is coming to the Windy City, selling its famous canned beers and kicking off the market with tastings and events.
Starting this week, Dale's Pale Ale, Mama's Little Yella Pils, Old Chub, and four more beers (three year-round, one seasonal) will be on tap at Chicago bars, reports Chicago Now. And to celebrate, Oskar Blues will be popping up at tastings all over, with two special events. The "It Might Get Rocky" Colorado Tap Takeover charity event, with proceeds benefitting the shootings of last month's Aurora theater shooting victims, will feature Oskar's drafts and cans; plus, the event will tap other Colorado favorites like Left Hand, New Belgium, and Breckenridge breweries.
Also on tap, a five-course beer dinner by chef Justin White; White will be cooking with another one of Oskar's best products: its spent-grain-fed beef from its Lyons, Colo., farm. The beers on tap will include a special firkin of Gubna with Oak and Vanilla Bean. Check out more listings from Chicago Now, and get your Oskar favorite today.