Oskar Blues Brewery Receives Spot in List of Fastest-Growing Companies in the U.S.
Oskar Blues Brewery, continued explosive growth in 2014 and earned a position in the top half of the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America.
Nine plus years of consecutive double digit growth catapulted Oskar Blues onto the list. Oskar Blues was named “Craft Brewer of the Year” by Beverage World Magazine in 2012 and is currently is ranked 24th on the Brewers Association Top 50 Breweries list
“As an Inc. 5000 honoree, Oskar Blues Brewery now shares a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Pandora, Patagonia, Oracle, and other notable alumni. You are in good company-which is exactly where you belong,” says Eric Schurenberg, Inc. Magazine President and Editor in Chief in a letter to Oskar Blues Soul Founder Dale Katechis.
Oskar Blues Brewery has more than doubled production since 2011, packaging more than 119,000 barrels in 2013, and increasing distribution to 35 U.S. states and four countries overall. Growth was fueled by the addition of a second brewery and Tasty Weasel Taproom, both in Brevard, North Carolina, in late 2012. Both East and West Oskar Blues breweries are continuing to expand in 2014, including adding 60,000 square feet of production space in Colorado. That space will include a six-lane bowling alley that will be open to Tasty Weasel customers.
“Continuing to push the boundaries is what gets us up in the morning, it’s what drives us. Everything we do is a product of that drive and passion. We continue to do what we love-toss a can in your backpack for the backcountry or a grab a stovepipe (19.2 oz.) at music and sport venues,” says Katechis.
Dale’s Pale Ale was named “Top U.S. Pale Ale” by The New York Times and described as “one of the quintessentially hoppy pale ales of our time,” by www.BeerAdvocate.com. www.RateBeer.com refers to Mama’s Little Yella Pils as “like summer in a can.” Mama’s Little Yella Pils also won silver at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival while Old Chub Scotch Ale earned bronze.