Craft Beer

Oskar Blues Brewery announces expansion in to nine international markets

The craft beer-in-a-can pioneers are hopping overseas once again to quench international thirst for Oskar Blues Brewery, f
ounded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado
After experiencing explosive domestic growth in the past year, achieving 50-state distribution, Oskar Blues will launch in Puerto Rico, Spain, Chile, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Belgium by the end of 2016, and in Brazil, New Zealand and Japan in early 2017. 
Oskar Blues is currently available in all 50 U.S. states, Washington D.C., the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, parts of Canada and Australia. 
“After launching the canned craft beer movement in the U.S. we’re ready to push boundaries around the globe.” said Chris Russell, Business Development Director of Oskar Blues. “As American craft beer travels worldwide we want to challenge the perception of cans once again.” 
International Distributor Partners:
Australia – Phoenix Beers
Belgium – AmeriCraft
Brazil – The Beer Concept Trading Company
Canada (British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario) – TruCraft (AFIC)
Chile – Global Craft
Ireland – Grand Cru
Japan – Global Craft and Nagano Trading
Luxembourg – AmeriCraft
New Zealand – Global Craft
Puerto Rico – Craft Beer Distributors of Puerto Rico
Spain – Crusat
Sweden – Great Brands 
The Netherlands – AmeriCraft
UK – Vertical Drinks Ltd 
In 2015, the brewery achieved over 30 percent growth in year-over-year sales and is forecasted to surpass 215,000 BBLS in 2016. This year was highlighted with the opening of a 50,000 square foot brewery in Austin, Texas and a 21,000 square foot expansion in Brevard, North Carolina; doubling its capacity. The continued growth includes the collaborative addition of Cigar City Brewing in Florida, 92% increase in production of Michigan’s Perrin Brewing Company and the expansion of Oskar Blues’ ancillary brand offerings including B. Stiff & Sons Old Fashioned Sodas, Oskar Blues Fooderies, Hotbox Roasters and REEB Cycles. 
To learn more about Oskar Blues, visit

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