Yesterday, 12/12/12, Oskar Blues brewed their first batch of Dale’s Pale Ale at their new Brevard, North Carolina location. The brewery, spanning 33,000 square feet, plans on brewing 40,000 barrels (1.2 million gallons) of beer in 2013. Both Brewery Founder Dale Katechis and Brevard Head Brewer Noah Tuttle were present for the inaugural batch.
The facility opens to the public today, with a separate restaurant and music venue coming soon to the city. A fun feature for future visitors is the tap room, dubbed the Thirsty Squirrel, which overlooks the entire brewery from above. The tap room is open air, putting you right in the middle of the action.
Beer Street Journal toured the facility last weekend as workers and brewers alike finalized the brewery buildout. Below is our photo tour of the facility. Enjoy! (Note: Uses arrow keys to scroll through pics…)