Oskar Blues Brewery has grown up very fast. They have been canning beer since 2002 in Lyons, Colorado. They opened the canning facility in Longmont around 2008 and will have brewed around 45,000 barrels of beer by the end of this year. This small microbrewery has grown from producing locally to distributing and selling in most states.
Tasty Weasel: The Taproom
The Tasty Weasel’s taproom is located in the canning building of Oskar Blues Brewing in Longmont, Colorado. It has a casual, comfortable environment, decorated with blues music artwork. The taproom has a good customer base and a word of mouth advertisement.
The Tasty Weasel taproom only has Oskar Blues beer on tap but they have special small batch beers made by the brewers. These small batches can be on tap at any time, so it’s a surprise when you visit the taproom. Tasty Weasel offers these small batch beers in a firkin every Thursday and Friday at 5pm. A firkin is a non-carbonated beer where gravity is used to push the beer out and it’s usually in a 5-gallon keg.
Besides beer, the taproom offers peanuts in their shells as a bar snack. They have empty beer cans with the tops cut out to put the peanuts in and small buckets as receptacles for the shells.
The wait staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about Oskar Blues beer.
The Tasty Weasel also has live music every Saturday at 4pm and the first Wednesday of the month they have bluegrass picking open mike along with open mike every first Monday of the month.
There are brewery tours every Friday at 2:30, 3:30.4:30, and 5:30. Saturday and Sunday tours are on every hour starting at 2 pm with the last tour at 5pm.
Tasty Weasel is open Monday – Friday 3pm – 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 12noon -7pm.
Parking is in their lot in front of the brewery and is free.
Tasty Weasel Taproom
1800 Pike Rd., Unit B
Homemade Liquid and Solids in Longmont
Homemade Liquid and Solids is the Oskar Blues restaurant located between the Diagonal Highway and 95th St. You can’t miss the restaurant because it has a giant can of Oskar Blues beer in the back of the building.
Homemade Liquid and Solids incorporates the down home southern feel with comfort food and with the blues music artwork on the walls. The restaurant has an eclectic atmosphere that is very inviting.
The restaurant is separated into two areas; the dining room and bar on the first floor and a small concert venue on the second floor. The dining area has an open floor plan and flows towards the bar seating. There is a patio seating out back and is quite nice during the warmer season in Colorado.
The food at Homemade Liquid and Solids ranges from burgers to rack of ribs. They serve lunch specials along with their regular menu. For lunch have the Cuban calzone with pulled pork, pickles, mustard, wrapped in dough that has been made with Dale Pale Ale. Their gumbo of the day is fantastic and comes in a cup or bowl.
The bar has 43 craft beers on tap with over 10 being Oskar Blues beers. At Homemade Liquid and Solids you will have a larger selection of small batched Oskar Blues beers that you can’t get anywhere except at the Oskar Blues Lyons restaurant. Most of the small batched beers are brewed at the Lyons brewing facility. The Liquid and Solids bar has an extensive guest beer taps that rival the Falling Rock Tap House in Denver. At the bar you can order a taster set with around 4 oz of beer in a large shot glass. This is a great way to taste beer then you can order a pint later.
Homemade Liquid and Solids is open every day for lunch at 11am. Parking is out front and in the back of the building.
Homemade Liquid and Solids
1555 South Hover Rd.
Oskar Blues Brewery