Oasis Brewing Company
A serious player in a highly competitive beer market
Oasis Brewing Company was originally founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1991 by George Hanna and his wife Lynne. Together, they quickly grew Oasis into one of Colorado’s biggest producing and award-winning breweries, hitting its peak in the mid 1990s when they garnered eight medals from the Great American Beer Festival and five from the World Beer Cup. The brewery expanded and added a restaurant - it was enormously successful with lots of local fans. Unfortunately, Oasis was also one of several breweries to close when the craft beer industry hit hard times in the early 2000s. More than ten years after shutting its doors, Oasis Brewing Company enthusiastically reopened in Denver, Colorado in 2014.
The first beers Oasis brought back were reincarnated versions of their ever popular Pale Ale, Scarab Red, Tut Brown, and Zoser Stout. The brewery and beer labels still maintain their Egyptian theme too, giving a nod to one of the first societies to produce beer. In ancient Egypt, beer was of central importance - not only was it a form of payment, but all of the Egyptian Gods and Pharaohs possessed beer pottery jugs as valuables as well.
With the craft beer industry seeing incredible growth in recent years, it has been the perfect time to bring Oasis Brewing Company back - and the fans of the original label are incredibly happy to see their favorite Oasis beers on local store shelves again. The brewery's history and beer quality are not forgotten and the community has embraced its return with open arms.
Oasis beers are currently being poured at Prost Brewing Company in Denver and distribution has grown throughout Colorado state. We are happy to feature this historical Colorado brewery and anticipate and incredibly bright future ahead. Cheers!