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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

Summer is about to get real FUGLI

 

Let the jorts-wearin’, backyard-grillin’, yard-loungin’, frisbee-tossin’ beer-drinkin’ season commence with Oskar Blues Brewery’s new summer seasonal, Fugli Yuzu & Ugli Fruit IPA, a Mosaic hopped India Pale Ale brewed with a trifecta of fruits.

“FUGLI was inspired by a collaboration with Japan’s Yo-Ho Brewing Company that everyone here loved,” said Head of Brewing Operations Tim Matthews. “We felt we could take it to another level so we added more fruits, paired them with zesty mosaic hops, and started messing around with a light malt bill that gives a full mouthfeel.”

This juicy, fresh and aromatic Fugli IPA clocks in at 5.8% ABV and 60 IBUs, making it immensely crushable for wherever summer takes ya.

Fugli consists of an uncommon cross-continental combination. Yuzu is an exotic, tangy dumpy looking lemon from Japan. Living up to its name, Jamaican ugli fruit is an aesthetic nightmare with a surprisingly tasty tangerine-and-grapefruit flavor. Rangpur, grown in Bangladesh, is a lemon and orange hybrid.

Matthews said of the amalgam of citrus flavors, “Together, it’s like an orange, that’s like a lemon, that’s like an orange; but with subtle exotic flavors that blend in a unique way. The high salt profile of the water really brings out the tanginess.”

“Leave it to Oskar Blues to use some obscure ingredients,” laughed Juice Drapeau, Head Brewer at the original Lyons brewpub. “Like rangpur – I had never heard of rangpur before, and it sounds like something from a dirty joke, but it’s actually a fruit with an intense lime flavor.”

“It’s crisp and clean, not too bitter, and not too fruity,” said Drapeau. “The fruits play nice with the hops, and the malt bill lets the citrus flavors pop. It’s very drinkable – top of the list for outdoor day-drinking.”

Oskar Blues’ three taprooms will each host release parties to launch the FUGLI YUZU & UGLI FRUIT IPA

This seasonal release will be available nationwide May through August in 12oz. canned (duh… what else?) six-packs and draft.

Check out oskarblues.com/beerfinder to locate the nearest watering hole or store carrying FUGLI IPA.

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