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A Pint of Summer

 

Hey Gang, come out and join us at Oskar Blues for a fun evening of music, philanthropy, games and fun. The Oskar Blues Oak Room is a newly remodeled event space done up in fashion that you have come to expect from Oskar Blues (the right way). We have lots of music planned; Rebecca Abraxas, The Snuggles and John Beacher and Friends. What could be better than that? How about burgers, beer and a slew of nonprofits and philanthropic organizations coming together to help change the world while having a good old fashioned throw down? Topped it! Our sponsors include; special guest emcee Michelle Marie King (Ms. Colorado 2013), Y on Earth, Friends of Broomfield and the bearded wonders of The Boulder Facial Hair Club and of course us, The Community Project. This fundraising event is our kickoff event to raise money to renovate our recently acquired home base in Erie, Colorado. Oskar Blues will be selling their famous beer and burgers at the event (Yum!). Come out and help us help the people that help the people. Huzzah!

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A keg is a can, is a keg, is a can, is a keg

 

To celebrate 15 years of the ORIGINAL craft beer in a can, Oskar Blues Brewery is launching new 16oz. Dale’s Pale Ale Draft Cans exclusively to bars and restaurants – an homage to Oskar Blues’ core belief that a keg is a can, is a keg, is a can, is a keg. Designed to combat limited draft lines, increasing draft clutter and rotation nation; the new Draft Can allows access to a fresh pint of the cult classic Dale’s Pale Ale without taking up a draft line.

As part of their continuous disregard for the status quo Oskar Blues collaborated with avant-garde illustrator McBess to create a series of three limited-release cans that embody a shared enthusiasm for the outdoors, music and craft beer.

When all three cans are aligned side by side, they create a single larger image that depicts Oskar Blues’ unlikely and irreverent journey from mountain town brewpub to craft beer pioneer. The series starts (from right to left in the image above) where it all began, Lyons, Colorado, including a depiction of the original can of Dale’s Pale Ale, it then progresses to the mountain bike haven of Western North Carolina, and onto the live music capital of the world in Austin, Texas.

Founder Dale Katechis gave conventional beer packaging the middle finger in 2002 when he made the industry-altering decision to put Dale’s Pale Ale in a can when no one else had the balls to do so.

“Fifteen years ago we hit the pavement getting thrown out of bars and restaurants trying to convince owners that a can of craft beer was simply a small keg. The same rings true today. Cans keep beer fresher and we’re bringing a full pint can to the bar stool,” said Dale.

Oskar Blues’ innovation and the craft-beer-in-a-can craze changed the face of the craft beer industry. If current bottle and can trends continue within craft beer, by the end of 2017, one out of every four craft beers consumed will be from a can, according to total US Food from IRI Syndicated Data. Compare this to 2014, when one out of every 12 beers consumed was from a can.

Dale’s Pale Ale was the nation’s bestselling craft can 6-pack in 2016. This year marks 15 years of canning and 20 years for the brewery brand whose beers are now sold in all 50 states, D.C. and 17 countries.

Oskar Blues Brewery American Craft Beer Week Events

 


Alabama

Monday, May 15th

Autauga Creek Craft House (140 W Main St, Prattville, AL)

One year anniversary party featuring OB

Wednesday, May 17th

5 Point Public House & Oyster Bar (1210 20th St S, Birmingham, AL)

Oskar Blues tap takeover

Friday, May 19th: 6pm

Riverbend Brewfest (Union Station Train Shed, 300 Water St, Montegomery, AL)

Live music and craft beer


ColoRADo

Monday, May 15th: 6pm

Ale House at Amato’s (2501 16th Street, Denver, CO)

Cigar City Brewing Colorado Launch Party

Wednesday, May 17th: 7pm

Cheeba Hut (638 E Colfax, Denver, CO)

Cigar City Brewing Colorado Launch Party

Wednesday, May 17th: 8pm

Star Bar (2137 Larimer St, Denver, CO)

Cigar City Colorado Launch event

DC

Friday, May 19th: 4pm

Pizzeria Paradisio – Three Locations (DuPont Circle, M Street, & Old Town)

Bike to work day that will be sponsored by OB at all three locations (Georgetown, DuPont circle & Old Town) customers that bring a bike helmet will receive a discounted DPA can @ $4.00. Will also be running a subsequent raffle for OB cycling apparel


Georgia

Monday, May 15th: 5pm

The Midway Pub (552 Flat Shoals Ave, Atlanta, GA)

3rd Annual Barrel Aged Beer Ruckus

Wednesday, May 17th: 6pm

My Parents Basement (22 N Avondale Road, Atlanta, GA)

ACBW tap take-over and charity drive! Bring a new or gently used children’s book for your chance to win sweet brewery swag!

Thursday, May 18th: 7pm 

Your Pie, Sandfly (7360 Skidmore Road, Savannah, GA)

Oskar Blues and Cigar City tap take-over to celebrate American Craft Beer Week! Craft beer and pizza for all!

Saturday, May 20th: 1pm

East Atlanta Village (1247 Portland Ave, Atlanta, GA)

East Atlanta’s biggest fundraiser with all the beers to close out American Craft Beer Week! (Facebook event)



Illinois 

Wednesday, May 17th: 6pm

Hopleaf Bar (5148 N Clark Street, 60640)

Hop Head Farm’s Tap Takeover. Featuring over 30 breweries from Chicagoland and beyond. Oskar Blues is featuring Bwahahaha, which is a Double IPA coming in at 7.5% abv. This is the second year of the event, and should prove to be quite a good time!

Thursday, May 18th: 6pm
Country Line Tavern (800 W Lake Cook Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL, 60089)

Brewmaster Dinner Series: Oskar Blues Brewery – Join us for a 5-course meal with perfect pairings from our friends at Oskar Blues Brewery. Kick back with friends, chow down and sip some of their best brews for just $45/person. Check out the full menu, and give us a call at (847) 520-7447 to make your reservations today. OB is featuring Beerito, Fugli, Dale’s Pale Ale, Old Chub, Hotbox Coffee IPA and Ten Fidy.


Florida

Wednesday, May 17th: 6pm-8pm

Craft Beer Cartel (557 SW 12th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33312

Cheese pairing with Oskar Blues and Cigar City beers

Friday, May 19th: 6pm

Yard of Ale Soho (406 South Howard Ave, Tampa, FL, 33606)

Friday tasting with CCB! Start your weekend with some samples to remind you of your deep love for the weekend and CCB!

Sunday, May 21st: 12pm

The Boardroom (Fort Walton Beach Landing Park, Brooks St, Fort Walton, FL)

Beer festival on the beach


Kentucky

Thursday, May 18th: 5:30pm

Buckhead Mountain Grill (35 Fairfield Ave, Bellevue, KY, 41073)

Beerito sampling and pint night!! Come down to Buckhead Mountain Grill on the river and sample some delicious Beerito draft! For every first round of the draft that you buy, you get to keep the bad ass pint glass!



Louisiana

Monday, May 15th: 8pm

Barley Oak (2101 Lakeshore Dr, Mandeville, LA)
Dale’s IPA, and Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY on draft with swag giveaways!

Monday, May 15th: 5pm

Brass Monkey (230 Cousin St, Sidell, LA, 70458)

Gubna Imperial IPA, Pinner Throwback and Mama’s Lil Yella Pils with swag giveaways!

Tuesday, May 16th: 7pm

Cooter Browns (509 S Carrolton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118)

Gubna Imperial IPA, Pinner Throwback and Mama’s Lil Yella Pils with swag giveaways! (Facebook event)



Ohio

Thursday, May 18th: 8:30pm

Cappy’s Wine and Spirits (309 W Loveland Ave, Loveland, OH 45140)

Cappy’s wine and spirits, your ultimate craft beer destination in Cincinnati, will be featuring 5 amazing draft options from Perrin Brewing out of Grand Rapids MI such as Black Ale, Grapefruit IPA, Kingdom of Tonga vanilla Porter, 98 problems IPA and No Rules Vietnamese Porter which was voted 2015 best beer in the world?!?! BE THERE!

Thursday, May 18th: 8:30pm

Barrio-Gateway (527 Prospect Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44115)
Oskar Blues tastings featuring Beerito, Dales and other delicious drafts.



New Jersey

Monday, May 15th: 5pm

Total Wine (1001 Main St, River Edge, NJ, 07661)

Oskar Blues in-store tasting

Tuesday, May 16th: 4pm

Gary Wine (601 US Hwy 206, Hillsborough, NJ, 08844)

Oskar Blues in-store tasting

Wednesday, May 17th: 6pm

Jack’s Cabin (61 Jackson St., Hoboken, NJ, 07030)

Oskar Blues in-store tasting

Thursday, May 18th: 6pm

Nassau Inn (10 Palmer Square West, Princeton, NY, 08542)

Oskar Blues tap takeover


North Carolina

Thursday, May 18th: 5pm

Black Mountain Ale House (117 Cherry St, Black Mountain, NC)

Cigar City Brewing Pint Night

Thursday, May 18th: 6pm

Mellow Mushroom (224 Causeway Dr, Wrightsville Beach, NC, 28480)

Oskar Blues and Cigar City Pint Night! Come on out and join us as we tap the best beers from both companies for one epic Thursday night!

Pennsylvania

Thursday, May 18th: 6:30pm

Knickerbocker Tavern (3957 6th Ave, Altoona, PA, 16602)

13 handles of OB madness featuring BA FIDY, Brandy Barrel BA FIDY, Cherry Chaka, Hotbox IPA and others. Multiple flights and Crowlers to go


Tennessee

Wednesday, May 17th: 6pm

Carolina Ale House (9045 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN)

Oskar Blues Pint Night!

Friday, May 19th: 4pm

McScrooges (307 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN)

Oskar Blues sampling


Texas

Tuesday, May 16th: 7pm

Dr. Jeckylls Beer Lab (2420 W Park Row Dr)

Buy the Oskar Blues beer, keep the branded glassware. Featuring Dales Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils, and Oskar Blues IPA.

Wednesday, May 17th: 6pm

What’s on Tap (201 Town Center Ln, Keller, TX, 76248)

Buy the Oskar Blues beer, keep the branded glassware. Featuring Dales Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils, and a rare tapping of Gubna Imperial IPA.



Virginia

Wednesday, May 17th: 7pm

Southern Railway Taphouse (100 S 14th, Richmond, VA 23219)

Nationals baseball and craft beer featuring Oskar Blues Brewery’s Dale’s Pale Ale and Beerito Mexican Lager and Cigar City Jai Alai

Thursday, May 18th: 4:30pm

Whole Foods Short Pump (11173 W Broad St. Glen Allen VA 23060)

Tap takeover featuring Oskar Blues Brewery and Cigar City Brewing

Friday, May 19th: 5pm

Burger Bach Canton (10 S Thompson St, Richmond, VA 23221)

Oskar Blues tap takeover featuring Dale’s G’Knight, Pinner and Ten FIDY with foodie pairing

Saturday, May 20th: 4pm

The Better Beer Store (3349 Valley Pike, Winchester, VA)

Oskar Blues sampling event featuring cans and growler fills of specialty beers.

Sunday, May 21st: 12pm

Taste of Arlington (Wilson Blvd, Ballston, VA)

Come stop by our tent and sample core and specialty OB brews

Jam-packed lineup announced for ColoRADo’s Burning Can (notjusta) Beer Fest at Lyons Outdoor Games

 


This Award-Winning Festival includes 3 national-touring bands, 200+ beers, and outdoor adventures for families,dogs, and 1000’s of ColoRADoans. 

 

The Burning Can Fest at the Lyons Outdoor Games, presented by Oskar Blues Brewery and the Town of Lyons, today released the full schedule of events and music for the 2017 festival taking place the first weekend in June.  A celebration of craft beer in a can and the adventurous lifestyle, the Burning Can Fest at the Lyons Outdoor Games combines outdoor adventure sports, beer, music, and camping at the foot of the Rockies.

Check out the full lineup at www.lyonsburningcan.com.

 

Kick things off with morning events including prAna and Hugger Mugger’s all-terrain yoga, and the LaSportiva Trail Run Relay. Runners can also enter the ‘Beer Relay’ division and pop open an ice-cold Oskar Blues beer before each lap of the majestic 5k lap.

 

Bike lovers can bring their bikes for a cruiser ride along one of Colorado’s most scenic roads, watchPSBMXOutlaws of Dirt featuring BMX and Mountain Bike riders from across the US.Skill-boosting mountain bike rides and clinics will be lead by a world champion rider, Jeff Lenosky.

 

New to the festival is “Dock Dogs”, the world’s premiere canine aquatics competition, where local and pro dogs will show off their big air and speed retrieval skills. Also new for 2017 is a kids and adult Play Ground with obstacle courses and interactive competitions.

 

Kayaking has a long history with the festival and this year’s event will feature a slalom race on the brand new, world-class course at LaVern JohnsonPark in Lyons. 

 

Other events include KEEN footwear sponsored hikes, a Corn Hole tournament, Slack Line demos, and a Disc Golf Tournament.

 

Over 200 different beers can be sampled at the beer fest, which features over 60 breweries from around the country. Each brewery will showcase their best ‘canned’ beers at the festival, honoring the canned craft beer movement, which Oskar Blues pioneered 15 years ago. 

 

As the beer fest ends,the music begins with a stellar line up of funk, rock & a heavy dose of horns. Phiily’s Mo Lowda and the Humble kick off the jams followed by Orgone’s 8-piece California soul and funk fusion. Headlining the show is Brooklyn’sRubble Bucket, which is sure to bring down the house with their indie pop danceable beat.

 

Wrapping up the festival is the ‘Burning of the Can’, where a larger-than-life custom-fabricated OskarBlues Can is torched, creating a mesmerizing spectacle of fire. Attendees cant hen retire to their tents and RVs at the gateway to the Rockies or take a shuttle back to the host hotel.

 

While the event is big on fun, it was designed with the mission to raise funds for the Town of Lyons,which is still recovering from the 2013 flood, and for CAN’d Aid, a national non-profit focused on 4 areas of do-goodery. CAN’d Aid will host a bike build for underprivileged children at the festival from noon – 2pm, and festival-goers are invited to join.

 

“We are super excited to bring together all of our favorite things in one huge event”, says Josh Kravetz, President of Adventure Fit, the event’s producer. “The Burning CanFest at the Lyons Outdoor Games creates the perfect day for adventure athletes,craft beer lovers, kiddos, dogs, campers, and music fans. Our goal is to make this the best weekend of the year.”

 

The event is expected to bring close to 4000 attendees into Lyons. Tickets are now on sale at http://lyonsburningcan.com

 

About Adventure Fit

Adventure Fit has produced some of the country’s most popular participatory active entertainment events, including the SHAPEDiva Dash, Urban Assault Ride and the Oskar Blues Old Man Winter Rally.  Highly experienced at creating custom events for brands, Adventure Fit specializes in using events to craft relationships between brands and customers. For more information, visit http://www.adventurefit.com 

About Oskar Blues Brewery

 

Founded 20 years ago in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewerylaunched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with their hand-canned, flagship
brew Dale’s Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing
breweries in the country and operates breweries in Colorado, North Carolina and
Texas. Oskar Blues produced more than
200,000 barrels in 2016 and Dale’s Pale Ale earned the nation’s
top-selling craft can six-pack at U.S supermarkets. The original craft beer
canners continue to push innovation with creations like The CROWLER, Hotbox
Coffee 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. 

In 2013, Oskar Blues founder Dale Katechis launched the
CAN’d Aid Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose “do-goodery” has raised $2.6
million in four focused areas:

* Towns – building strong communities

* Tunes – for your eyeholes and earholes

* Treads + Trails – get outside and get after it

* Love Yur Mama – save the blue marble

To keep up with all things Oskar Blues, visit:
www.oskarblues.com

About Lyons Outdoor Games

The Town of Lyons created the Lyons Outdoor Games in 2004 to celebrate the recreational opportunities, love of nature and outdoor enthusiasm that embodies the spirit of Lyons. Crafting community-oriented, outdoor events to showcase local parks and vistas, benefits residents, businesses and visitors alike. For more information, visit www.townoflyons.com

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