Oskar Blues Brewery‘s Burning CAN (Not Justa) Beer Festival is back in 2018 at the scenic REEB Ranch. The weekend-long lawn jam includes a beer fest with over 50 craft-canning breweries, internationally touring bands, camping, food trucks, and plenty of mountain sports to get cans moving – all based at the foot of DuPont State Forest. It’s poppin’ off August 10-11.
The festival cracks open Friday with live music by extremely danceable hometown band Supatight. Then, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe serves up delicious funky soul to get the crowd in the Burning CAN state of mind. Friday night’s sound smorgasbord culminates in a groovy, funky main course by headliner Lettuce. With soaring horns and an epic rhythm section, Lettuce throws down the groove to set you up for the best weekend of the year.
Visitors whose dancin’ shoes are too burnt out to get ’em home Friday night can camp out before getting after it early Saturday morning. Rise and ride with a group mountain bike and group road bike ride organized by REEB Cycles. Folks can participate in a trail run led by Wild Bill, and even paddle the French Broad River. The REEB Ranch bike park will be open for those who want to get funky on the dual slalom course, the pumptrack, or the skillz area. Then, peeps can limber up with a yoga session before they taste over 200 beers from the nation’s best canned craft breweries.
Once everyone is nice and thirsty from the outdoor activities, the top will pop on the main event – Saturday afternoon’s beer fest with more than fifty breweries pouring exclusively from CANs at the region’s sole can-only beer festival. Mouth holes will be introduced to craft beer from all over the East Coast and beyond. What’s the deal with cans? Oskar Blues Brewery canned the Original Craft Beer in a Can, Dale’s Pale Ale, over fifteen yeers ago, igniting the craft can revolution that continues today. Cans are infinitely recyclable – not to mention light and portable to suit every adventurous craft beer lover’s lifestyle.
Late-night ’70’s style rock n’ roll by The National Reserve and then high-energy trio Mo Lowda & The Humble will heat up the Burning CAN stage on Saturday night during the craft beer revelry. A full lineup of bands and Saturday night’s headliner will be announced in mid-June. It’ll be well worth the wait.
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Founded 20 years ago in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with their hand-canned flagship brew, Dale’s Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues operates breweries in Colorado, North Carolina and Texas while reaching 200,000 barrels per year and featuring Dale’s Pale Ale as the nation’s top-selling craft can six-pack at U.S. supermarkets. The makers of the Original Craft Beer in a Can continue to innovate with creations like The CROWLER, Hotbox Roasters, B. Stiff & Sons Old Fashioned Sodas, The Oak Room, Oskar Blues Fooderies, REEB Cycles and the cycling-inspired accommodations and event space at REEB Ranch in North Carolina. Oskar Blues is available in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., parts of Canada, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, The U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Brazil, and South Korea. Along with Cigar City Brewing, Perrin Brewing, Squatters Craft Beers and Wasatch Brewery, Oskar Blues Brewery belongs to a disruptive collective of like-minded craft brewers known as CANarchy, the largest canned craft beer supplier in the country.