Oskar Blues Brewery Taps New Event Space with Mardi Gras Celebration

Oskar Blues Brewery will host a Mardi Gras-themed grand opening of The Oak Room, their brand new event space at their Longmont brewery on Saturday, Feb. 25 starting at 3 p.m. The premiere, 4,275 square-foot event space is adjacent to the brewery and features views of their expanded barrel aging room, a private bar, custom-made oak barrel furniture and accessories and a 24’ projection screen. The grand opening will celebrate Mardi Gras in style with live music, authentic, Cajun food from Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids, a costume contest, and of course, their signature (and some rare) craft beers.

Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids and the OB silo gracing the Longmont skyline.

The event will feature exclusive beers on tap including: Cigar City Brewing Trousseau, a barley wine winter warmer, Cigar City Brewing 110K + OT 9th Batch, an Imperial oatmeal raisin cookie brown ale, and Perrin – No Rules, a Bourbon BA Imperial Vietnamese Porter w/ coconut, cinnamon, and turbinado sugar. In addition to these rarities, The Oak Room will serve a huge selection of Oskar Blues favorites, brews from Perrin Brewing and Cigar City Brewing, and B. Stiff & Sons sodas.

A sampling of Oskar Blues’ extensive beer portfolio.

This year’s Mardi Gras soirée is headlined by the Lionel Young Band, winners of the 2011 International Blues Challenge competition. And since no Mardi Gras festivity is complete without a parade, the event will feature a Guerrilla Fanfare Second Line Parade & Stilt Walkers. The parade will travel around the brewery to end the evening’s festivities. The schedule of events for the day includes:

3 p.m. – Doors Open

5 p.m. – New Orleans Style Food & King Cake

5 – 7:30 p.m. – Lionel Young Band

5:45 – 6:45 p.m. – Guerrilla Fanfare Second Line Parade & Stilt Walkers

For more information about the event, visit the Tasty Weasel Taproom Facebook page.

“The Oak Room” at Oskar Blues Brewery is a 4,275 square-foot, event space with a view of over 1,000 oak barrels aging rare and specialty Oskar Blues brews. The approachable barrel house features a personal beer bar, 24-foot projection TV, sound system, personal entrance and bathrooms.  The Oak Room is on-point for Rocky Mountain revelry, charity events, live music, executive board meetings, workshops and gatherings for up to 280 folks.  Event beverages are provided by Oskar Blues Brews, B. Stiff & Sons Old Fashioned Sodas, Hotbox Roasters coffee and food from Oskar Blues Fooderies ranging from casual to formal.  The space’s ambience gives you the option to enjoy the knotty, BarOAK-inspired, indoor décor, or you can take your beer to the outdoor, grass courtyard for lawn games and soaking up the ColoRADo sunshine.

The Oak Room event space overlooks the Oskar Blues barrel aging room.

For additional details visit www.OBoakroom.com or contact Danny McAuliffe at dannymac@oskarblues.com.

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