Oskar Blues to host ‘Burning Can’ festival

Oskar Blues Brewery will host Burning Can: The Canned Beer Ragbag in Lyons, Colorado, June 26.

The brewery expects 15 or so others breweries that also can their beer to participate in the festival. Nashville band Bonepony will provide the music. Beyond beer and music, the event will feature beer can art and beer-infused dishes (including beer can chicken). Keeping with the environmental spirit of packaging in cans Eco-Cycle will also be on hand.

Proceeds will benefit the Colorado Brewers Guild.

The first craft brewery to can its own beer on premise back in 2002, Oskar Blues has been joined by about 75 other small breweries (so far) in canning their own beer. The company continues to operate its original brewpub in Lyons, where it first canned beer, but has since expanded into a production brewer in nearby Longmont.