EUFLORA Gun Club Rd
Bananaghani, Cherry Diesel, Tart Pops
EUFLORA Longmont
Cherry Diesel
Eclipse Cannabis Company
Miracle Alien Cookies, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Tart Pops
Emerald Fields - Glendale
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cookies N Cream, Miracle Alien Cookies, Strawberry Flame, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
Emerald Fields - Manitou
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Purple Papaya Punch, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, Wookie Fruit
GREEN WORLD EXPRESS
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Ice Cream Cake, Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Golden Meds - Sante Fe
Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Purple Papaya Punch, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Veritas Cookies
Golden Meds Bryant St
Blue Sherbert, Cherry Diesel, Cookies N Cream, GG4, Garlic Breath, Gas Tanker, Headband Kush, Papaya Cake, Pineapple Blast, Purple Papaya Punch, Scooby Snax, Sour Diesel, Strawberries N Cream, Sueno, Sunset Drive
Golden Meds Colorado Springs
Blue Sherbert, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Strawberries N Cream
Green Cross of Cherry Creek - REC
Cherry Hills, Tart Pops
High Plainz Strains 2
Blue Sherbet, Bobby Boucher, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Gas Tanker, Grape OZ, Ice Cream Cake, Miracle Alien Cookies, Slap N Tickle, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, Strawberry Shortcake, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce
Higher Grade 38th
Blue Sherbert, Cherry Diesel, Colorado Cool Aid, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive
Higher Grade Medical (at Galena)
Colorado Cool Aid, Slap N Tickle
Higher Grade REC
Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Karma
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Diesel, Cookies N Cream, Gas Tanker, Miracle Alien Cookies, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, Veritas Cookies
LA CASA CANNA BIS INC
Purple Papaya Punch, Sour Rado, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
LIGHTSHADE - Sheridan
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
LIVE GREEN - SHERIDAN
Bananaghani, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, Strawberry Shortcake, Sunset Drive, Wookie Fruit
LOVA - Aurora
Cherry Diesel, Sour Diesel, The Sauce
LOVA - Colfax
Cherry Diesel, Slap N Tickle, Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, The Sauce
LOVA - Downtown
Cherry Diesel, Slap N Tickle, Sour Rado, The Sauce
LOVA - Edgewater
Cherry Diesel, Slap N Tickle, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, The Sauce
MAGNOLIA ROAD - Boulder
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Gas Tanker, Headband Kush, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Slap N Tickle, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Strawberry Shortcake, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
MEDICINE MAN - Aurora
Sour Diesel, Sour Rado
MEDICINE MAN - DENVER
Sour Diesel, Sour Rado
Makena
Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Medicine Man Thornton - REC
Bananaghani, Bobby Boucher, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
NATIVE ROOTS ASPEN
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, Wookie Fruit
NATIVE ROOTS BOULDER
Bananaghani
NATIVE ROOTS DILLON
Sour Diesel, Strawberry Shortcake, Tart Pops
NATIVE ROOTS EDGEWATER
Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
NATIVE ROOTS Frisco - rec
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Sour Rado, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
NATIVE ROOTS Grant St. REC
Cherry Hills, Garlic Breath, Strawberry Shortcake, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
NATIVE ROOTS LITTLETON
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Garlic Breath, Purple Papaya Punch, Slap N Tickle, Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
NATIVE ROOTS LONGMONT
Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Slurricane, Wookie Fruit
NATIVE ROOTS NORTH DENVER
Tart Pops, Wookie Fruit
NATIVE ROOTS SANTA FE
Cherry Hills, Tart Pops
NATIVE ROOTS VAIL
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Ice Cream Cake, Sour Diesel, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce
NATURES MEDICINE SALIDA
Big Bubba Diesel, Cherry Diesel, Grape OZ, Headband Kush, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce
Native Roots Austin Bluffs MED
Garlic Breath, Scooby Snax, Sunset Drive
Native Roots Colorado
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Native Roots Highlands
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Miracle Alien Cookies, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Tart Pops
Native Roots Littleton MED
Cherry Diesel, Scooby Snax, Sunset Drive
Native Roots Tower
Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Gas Tanker, Ice Cream Cake, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
Native Roots Trinidad
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Garlic Breath, Ice Cream Cake, Slap N Tickle, Sour Diesel, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
Native Roots Vail MED
Blue Sherbert, Cherry Diesel, Slap N Tickle, Sunset Drive
OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (44th)
Cherry Diesel, Garlic Breath, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Veritas Cookies
OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (EVANS)
Cherry Diesel, Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Veritas Cookies
PIG N' WHISTLE
Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Pig N' Whistle
Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive
Primal
Blue Sherbert, Strawberries N Cream
RJJ Academy
Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush
RJJ Edgewater
Cherry Diesel
RJJ Frisco
Blue Sherbert, Headband Kush, Slap N Tickle, Sunset Drive
RJJ Tower
Blue Sherbert, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Slap N Tickle, Sunset Drive
RJJ Uintah
Scooby Snax, Slap N Tickle, Sunset Drive
ROCKY ROAD AURORA
Bananaghani, Cherry Diesel, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Purple Papaya Punch, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, Veritas Cookies
ROCKY ROAD VAIL
Cherry Diesel, The Sauce
ROOTS RX BASALT
Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce
ROOTS RX EAGLE/VAIL
Cherry Diesel, Grape OZ, Sour Rado, The Sauce
ROOTS RX GUNNISON
Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce
ROOTS RX Leadville
Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Rocky Farms
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Sunset Drive
Rocky Mountain Blaze
Garlic Breath, Grape OZ, Sour Rado, Strawberry Shortcake, Wookie Fruit
SANTE ALTERNATIVE WELLNESS
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Sunset Drive
SIMPLY PURE
Bananaghani, Cookies N Cream, Miracle Alien Cookies, Slap N Tickle, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
SOLACE MEDS LLC - FC
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Strawberry Flame, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
Solace Meds - WR
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Strawberry Flame, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
Solace Meds Broadway
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Strawberry Flame, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
Solace Meds Colfax
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Strawberry Flame, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
Solace Meds FOCO Medical
Blue Sherbert, Cherry Diesel, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive
Standing Akimbo
Garlic Breath, Scooby Snax
Steel City Meds
Blue Sherbert, Cookies N Cream, Sunset Drive
THE TUMBLEWEED DISPENSARY Parachute
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
The 404
Cherry Diesel, Garlic Breath, Sour Diesel, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
The 64 Store
Blue Sherbert, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive
The Dispo (REC)
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Bobby Boucher, Cherry Diesel, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Gas Tanker, Headband Kush, Miracle Alien Cookies, Peach Pie, Slap N Tickle, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Sunset Driver, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Tractor Beam, Veritas Cookies, Wookie Fruit
Third Day Apothecary
Blue Sherbert, Strawberries N Cream
Tumbleweed - Eagle
Sunset Drive
Tumbleweed Carbondale
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Sour Diesel, Sunset Drive, Super Sour Lemon, Tart Pops
Tumbleweed Edwards
Cookies N Cream, Sunset Drive
Tumbleweed Frisco
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Sour Diesel, Strawberry Shortcake, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Twin Peaks - REC
Blue Sherbet, Slap N Tickle, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
VERTS
Garlic Breath, Ice Cream Cake, Slap N Tickle, Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, Tart Pops
Verts
Colorado Cool Aid, Garlic Breath, Headband Kush, Scooby Snax, Strawberries N Cream
Wolf Pac Cannabis Federal
Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Zengolds - Lyons REC
Cherry Hills, Purple Papaya Punch, The Sauce
5280 Weedery
Blue Sherbert, Cherry Diesel, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive
A Cut Above - Springs med
Cherry Diesel, Colorado Cool Aid, Garlic Breath, Gas Tanker, Headband Kush, Scooby Snax, Slap N Tickle, Sour Diesel, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive, Unicorn Poop
A Cut Above - med Denver
Colorado Cool Aid, Garlic Breath, Headband Kush, Scooby Snax, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive
A Cut Above - rec
Bananaghani, Blue Sherbet, Cherry Hills, Grape OZ, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, Tart Pops, Wookie Fruit
A Wellness Center
Blue Sherbert, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive
BACKCOUNTRY CANNABIS COMPANY
Big Bubba Diesel, Cherry Diesel, Ice Cream Cake, Sour Diesel, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce
BOULDER WELLNESS CENTER LLC
Purple Papaya Punch, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream
CANNACO
Garlic Breath, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, The Sauce
COLORADO BEST BUDZ LLC
Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Grape OZ, Miracle Alien Cookies, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberry Flame, Strawberry Shortcake, Sunset Driver, Tart Pops, Wookie Fruit
COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY BROADWAY
Cookies N Cream, Miracle Alien Cookies, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY KALAMATH
Cookies N Cream, Slap N Tickle, Sour Diesel, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY YALE
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Miracle Alien Cookies, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops, The Sauce, Veritas Cookies
Canna Cabinet
Blue Sherbet, Cherry Diesel, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Gas Tanker, Headband Kush, Miracle Alien Cookies, Pineapple Blast, Slap N Tickle, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, The Sauce, Wookie Fruit
CannaCo II
Cherry Hills, Garlic Breath, Sour Rado, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Cherry Peak
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Gas Tanker, Miracle Alien Cookies, Slap N Tickle, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
Chronic Therapy - Cortez
Cookies N Cream
Cookies Commerce City
Tart Pops
Cookies Pueblo
Bananaghani, Tart Pops
Dabbington LLC
Bananaghani, Cherry Hills, Cookies N Cream, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Papaya Punch, Slap N Tickle, Strawberry Flame, Sunset Drive, Tart Pops
EUFLORA 16th Street
Bananaghani, Cherry Diesel, Tart Pops
EUFLORA Aspen
Cherry Diesel, Tart Pops
EUFLORA Buckley Rd
Cherry Diesel, Tart Pops

July 15, 2021

Dale (Yes, That Dale) of Oskar Blues Joins the Pot Industry

THOMAS MITCHELLJULY 15, 2021 6:22AM

The Dale behind Dale's Pale Ale is joining Colorado's marijuana industry.

The Dale behind Dale's Pale Ale is joining Colorado's marijuana industry.Courtesy of Veritas

Oskar Blues and owner Dale Katechis have never shied away from a love for marijuana, but the professional connection ended at cleverly named beers or puns in honor of the plant.

Until now.

The craft-beer pioneer and Veritas Fine Cannabis just announced that Katechis is joining the Colorado marijuana grower as an investing partner, in hopes that he'll bring some of those same disruptive techniques to pot.

"It was really just looking for the right opportunity. I'd been looking at other opportunities for quite some time and was considering an investment in the space, but I never found the right fit or company that fit with my ethos," Katechis explains.

And ethos is important to Katechis. Oskar Blues has displayed a trailblazing mindset since he founded the Longmont brewery in 1997, making aluminum and tall-boy cans cool in craft beer (it wasn't as easy as it sounds) and highlighting local musicians through Burning Can, an annual festival held to showcase beer, artists and a massive wooden beer can that is eventually set on fire. Now that mindset has spread, with Oskar Blues expanding into North Carolina and Texas while acquiring several different breweries of its own.

Not bad for a brewery that started in a basement. Maybe that's why Katechis decided to finally enter the marijuana industry through the cultivation sector, another relatively new industry with roots leading back to Colorado basements.where's weedMarijuana Businesses Near You80010^


"In craft beer, we had four ingredients, and we had to figure out how to make them better and more stable than everyone else. We did it in a very irreverent way, which is how Mike and Jon operate Veritas," Katechis says.

When a Veritas partner sold his stake in the company, co-owner Mike Leibowitz says he and fellow partner Jon Spadafora didn't have to look very hard to find a new investor. Leibowitz and Katechis share a mutual friend that Katechis has known since childhood, and they hit it off quickly after meeting.

Oskar Blues founder Dale Katechis (right) opened the brewery in 1997

Oskar Blues founder Dale Katechis (right) opened the brewery in 1997. Courtesy of Veritas

"Dale is, as usual, being very humble about how excited we are to have him," Leibowitz says. "The last thing we wanted as a company was to have a bunch of suits come in, look at profits and spreadsheets and take the fun away from cannabis. With Dale, we're going to have more fun; we already have since he came on board. It's sparked a fire for all 125 of us who work at Veritas."

According to Leibowitz, Katechis's infusion of money and experience could lead to market expansion down the road, with Veritas currently eyeing California, but "nothing is final yet." Changes to packaging — something of a staple at Oskar Blues — and crossover events and branding between the brewery and marijuana cultivation are also on the table.

Although Oskar Blues and Veritas remain two separate companies and Katechis is very aware of state and federal laws banning products containing both alcohol and THC, marijuana beverages are still a possibility, he notes.

"We have a lot of ideas and thoughts on where the next moves are," Katechis concludes, "but the focus for Veritas is growing luxury flower, and growing that line and staying in that line — but there are certainly opportunities out there that we'll investigate, whether it's drinks or what have you."