The Tale of Oskar Blues Brewery

From small-town restaurant to burgeoning brewing empire, Oskar Blues is a true-blue family establishment known for serving up down-home southern food, music, and brews

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Bourbon Street 'Tato Skins

Chef Jason’s twist on an old standard – because blue cheese and cedar smoke will make everything better.


6 whole potatoes 

2  strips of bacon, cooked and diced 

1  avocado 

6  oz lightly smoked cheddar 

3  oz Maytag blue cheese 

2  oz sour cream 

1  Tbsp chives 

1  Tbsp scallion


Boil potatoes until softened. Preheat oven or grill to 375°. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out center. Arrange potatoes on a baking sheet or cedar plank (if grilling). Add cheeses and bacon and bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Arrange potato halves on serving plate; add avocado slices and sour cream. To finish, sprinkle with chives and scallions.


Chocolate Bourbon Balls

Thank Grandma for these bourbon delights. Chef Jason tells us that his Grams kept scraps from her baked goods to create these anytime favorites. Start the party when you end a meal with this decadent dessert.


5  cups chocolate chips 

2  c ups bourbon

1 ½   cups corn syrup

4  c ups pecans

3 ¾   lbs Oreo crumbs

1 ½  cups sugar


Melt chocolate with bourbon and corn syrup in double boiler. Add dry ingredients and let cool for 2 hours. Scoop and serve.

(This story originally appeared in the September/October 2012 issue of Colorado Life Magazine)

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