Have Craft Beer, Will Travel - Bikes & Craft Brews

Orion, Mich.  – Whether your bicycle tour keeps you close to home near Detroit’s Dequindre Cut or one of the many Metroparks, or a state park bike trail beckons you from a far, all the choices Michigan’s outdoors provide can create a memorable experience this summer and fall.


For the craft beer fan and bicycle enthusiast, Oskar Blues - Beverage World’sinaugural Craft Brewer of the Year for 2013 – offers a craft beer that’s easily portable. To end any bike tour with a taste to remember, Oskar Blues offers up the following styles – and there’s something for everyone: Dale’s Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils (pilsner), Old Chub Scotch Ale, Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale, G’Knight Imperial Red (double IPA), Gubna Imperial IPA and Ten Fidy Imperial Stout.


“The biking culture is alive and thriving in metro Detroit,” said Chad Melis, marketing director, of Oskar Blues Brewery. “In a short time, our beer has definitely been embraced by Michiganders. The first craft beer in a can, our beer is a great fit for outdoor activities as the product is portable and is protected from the sun as well as exposure to oxygen, which keeps beer quality top notch.


A few great bike trail options include:

  • Indian Springs Metropark in White Lake offers an 8-mile trail.
  • Kensington Metropark in Milford features an 8.5 mile path.
  • Paint Creek Trail, which stretches 8.9 miles from Rochester to Lake Orion.
  • The Dequindre Cut Greenway, a 1.35 mile urban recreational path, offers a pedestrian link between the Detroit Riverfront, Eastern Market and many of the residential neighborhoods in between.


For additional biking trails, on- or off-road, in Michigan visitwww.michigan.org/biking.


Oskar Blues knows a thing or two about bikes. Oskar Blues’ founder, Dale Katechis, launched a line of cycles dubbed REEB (beer spelled backwards). Each bike is created using 100 percent American-made, true temper OX platinum tubing and hand weld them one-at-a-time in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Katechis said: “REEB is the smile that comes from having a post-ride beer around a campfire.”


Powers Distributing distributes Oskar Blues beer throughout Oakland and Macomb counties.


Watch the blog at PowersDistributing.com for a contest that will launch Monday, Sept. 9 for a chance to win one of three Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale bike jerseys, each of which is valued at $80. Winners will be announced on Sept. 13, 20 and 27 and may be able to choose his or her size.


For more information, contact Jim Miller at Franco Public Relations Group by calling 313-576-5029 or send an email to miller@franco.com.


About Oskar Blues Brewery

Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 as a brewpub and grill, Oskar Blues Brewery launched its craft-brewed beer canning operations in 2002 in Lyons, Colo. Becoming the first American craft brewery to brew and can their beer. Today there are more than 200 craft breweries canning their beers. The original crew used a hand-canning line on a tabletop machine that sealed one can at a time. Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont packaged 59,000 in 2011 and grew to 85,750 in 2012 while opening an additional brewery in Brevard, NC late in 2012.  Oskar Blues brought its beers to Michigan in 2013.

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About Powers Distributing

Powers Distributing was established in 1939 and is currently owned and operated by company co-presidents Robert and Gerald Powers. Powers Distributing has over 200 employees and 45 trucks managing 85 brands through 30 different supplier relationships across Oakland and Macomb Counties. Powers Distributing and its many suppliers strongly oppose illegal underage drinking, and for decades have played an active role by teaming with parents and educators to implement programs that help prevent underage access and illegal underage drinking. Powers Distributing is located at 3700 Giddings Road, Orion Township, Mich. 48359. For more information about Powers Distributing visit www.powersdistributing.com, and visit Powers on Facebook, Twitter @PowersDist, and Pinterest


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