From 2010 to 2012 Oskar Blues Brewery grew by 198 percent, landing it on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list for the fourth year.
The 2008 addition of a 35,000-square-foot brewing facility in Longmont, Colo. and continual infrastructure improvements fueled the brewery’s growth in existing markets, until 2012, at which time the makers of Dale’s Pale Ale expanded distribution for the first time in four years to include Ohio, Illinois, Alabama and Kentucky. The brewery more than doubled barrelage production during the three year span jumping from 42,000 barrels in 2010 to 85,750 barrels at the close of 2012.
Oskar Blues Brewery continues to experience explosive growth, kicking off brewing operations in December of 2012 at the craft brewer’s second location in Brevard, N.C. The North Carolina location is on pace to hit 50,000 barrels in its first year while the brewery is on pace to produce 125,000 to 130,000 barrels overall in 2013.
Oskar Blues was named Craft Brewer of the Year by Beverage World in March 2013.