Video Interview: Dave Chichura & Chad Melis of Oskar Blues

The first craft brewery to put its beer in cans, Oskar Blues is truly a pioneer. Located in Longmont, CO, this growing craft brewery is continually creating ways to be distinct. For example, their recent beer collaboration with Sun King Brewing Co, CHAKA, features a 16-oz resealable aluminum bottle, a first for craft beer.

But packaging is not the only way Oskar Blues demonstrates its ecological awareness. For example, by creating a sustainable agriculture experience with their Hops & Heifers Farm, Oskar Blues seamlessly integrates brewery waste outflows into productive farm inflows.

Jenn Coyle had the chance to sit down at the Craft Brewers Conference with Dave Chichura and Chad Melis to discuss:

Interviewer: Jenn Coyle
Producer: Kate Drane

The Can Van provides a mobile beer canning service for craft breweries. You can find it at your favorite Bay Area brewery, or on Twitter and Facebook.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, The Can Van makes it possible for local breweries of all sizes to can their beer with a complete packaging service. The Can Van brings top of the line equipment and canning specialists directly to breweries, saving them time and money, and giving them access to the growing market for canned craft beer.