Oskar Blues Brewery, which announced plans to open a third craft brewery in Austin later this year, will host a pair of gritty, down-home music soaked experiences for Austinite’s next month. The Colorado-based brewery’s music roots run deep and their passion for all things outdoors paired with their obsessively crafted big brews are a perfect fit for the culture and lifestyle in Austin. On Wednesday, April 20th the anti-corporate genre-busting CAN-centric brewery will take over the Scoot Inn for a 4/20 “Smoke Out” followed by the Oskar Blue’s signature celebration of craft beer in-a-can, Burning Can (notjusta) Beer Fest, on Saturday, 4/23 at Walter E. Long Park headlined by the Drive-By Truckers.
Oskar Blues, in advance of their mid-May Texas launch, will host THE SCOOT INN SMOKE OUT on 4/20, featuring live music by J Roddy Walston and the Business, Nashville songstress Nikki Lane and a late night session with Austin’s own Eagle Eye Williamson. Serving up The Scoot’s famed smoked pork shoulder and authentic Texas BBQ, rare Oskar Blues brews and a stellar line-up of music, all proceeds from The Smoke Out will benefit the CAN’d Aid Foundation. For ticket packages and additional details click HERE.
Oskar Blues Brewery’s award-winning celebration of canned craft beer, Burning Can (notjusta) Beer fest (http://burningcan.com/) debuts in Austin on April 23, 2016. More than 30 craft breweries from around the country will be on hand to sample their canned brews and take part in the country’s first active beer festival with live music, sport competitions, and a concert by Austin favorites Tameca Jones, Whiskey Shivers and the Drive-by Truckers. Registration is open and tickets are on sale HERE.
Burning Can also features participant and spectator sport competitions including The Beer Relay, a team trail running and beer drinking event. This four-hour competition is run in teams of two or four. Runners will complete as many 5k laps as possible within the four-hour time period. If they choose to drink Oskar Blues beer prior to their lap, they get two-minutes deducted from their lap time. The team with the most laps wins.
Those who’d rather spectate than participate can watch legendary mountain bike freeriding and trials rider, Jeff Lenosky, perform jaw-dropping, not-to-be-missed demos at 2:30PM, 4:00PM and 5:30PM. Lenosky is a three-time National Champion and World Record Holder for the highest bunny hop on a mountain bike (45.5 inches).
This celebration of craft beer-in-a-can raises money for Can’d Aid Foundation. The CAN’d Aid Foundation is all about diggin’ in and makin’ a difference with their “do-goodery” program areas: Towns, Tunes, Treads + Trails and Love Yur Mama. The two-year-old public charity has raised nearly $2 million and has recently provided disaster relief assistance to South Carolina, North Texas and Flint, MI with fresh drinking water and rebuilding efforts through its “Towns” program. Look for additional events highlighting Can’d Aid Foundation’s community do-goodery to surround their April events, including bike builds & giveaways and free music workshops and instrument donations.
Burning Can in CO and NC were called “7 don’t miss US beer fests” by CNN.
Burning Can and Lyons Outdoor Games named USA TODAY 10 BEST “Greatest Beerfest in All the Land”.