September 11-15, 2017

Oskar Blues Prepares for Burning Can Fest

The Oskar Blues Burning Can Beer Fest returns June 1 for the second year as part of the Lyons Outdoor Games (5/31 to 6/2) to bring consumers everything craft beer in a can offers: "fresh, earth-friendly beer in a portable container that takes you to your next soul-saving outdoor adventure," the brewery says.

Oskar Blues Brewery invites all beer lovers to celebrate what it calls the revolution of big-flavored craft beers served up in cans in the brewery's hometown of Lyons, Colo.

Last year Burning Can Beer Fest joined Lyons Outdoor Games and raised $18,000 for beneficiaries while exposing more than 2,300 people to canned craft beer, some of which is not for sale in Colorado. Burning Can offers samples (4 p.m. to 7 p.m., VIP 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.) of canned craft beer from more than 35 canning craft breweries from across the country in the middle of live music by Chain Station, food trucks, Lyons Outdoor Games 5K, Rugby, and the BMX/Mountain Bike dirt-jump & best trick bike competition (followed by DJ Chronz) as world class kayakers are running the river.

“The Lyons Outdoor Games attract world-class athletes but also offer many opportunities for beginner and intermediate athletes to learn and develop skills under the downhome, grassroots feel of Lyons, CO.” says Dave Cosgrove, Lyons Park and Recreation Director.

Ball Corporation, Novelis Inc. and Alcoa Inc. have stepped up to focus on recycling initiatives. All money raised from Lyons Outdoor Games recycled cans will be donated to American Whitewater, a national non-profit organization with a mission “to conserve and restore America's whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.” 

All proceeds from the 2013 Burning Can event go to the Lyons Department of Parks and Recreation and the Colorado Brewers Guild. The Colorado Brewers Guild, Oskar Blues says, is a key player in the continued growth and celebration of Colorado’s craft beer industry. Lyons Outdoor Games, it says, is a tribute to the outdoor sports that helped inspire Oskar Blues to can Dale’s Pale Ale over ten years ago.

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