BREVARD, NC—To celebrate a year of production at their one-year-old North Carolina brewery, Oskar Blues will throw a second wild and wonderful New Year’s Eve Hootenanny.
Americana country rock band The Hackensaw Boys, known for their rowdy, highly energetic live shows, will headline the night. Opener, bluegrassy Packway Handle Band, will serve up their dark and passionate folk aesthetic.
The party will again be held at Oskar Blues Brewery at 342 Mountain Industrial Dr., starting at 7 p.m. and going until the last beer drops and it’s 2014! Tickets are $25 per person and are for sale here: Eventbrite.
Because of the expansion of the brewery into the warehouse (adding five new 200 bbl fermentation tanks in November for a total of 27 tanks), this year’s Hootenanny will take place on the patio (walled in for the event). Thus, fewer tickets will be sold this year than were for the sold out 2012 Grand Opening, so get your tickets SOON.
Food trucks, special brews, and other goodies will be on hand.
Tickets must be purchased, printed out and brought to the event that night with ID. Kids 16 to 21 years old are OK with a ticket AND a responsible adult.
Proceeds from the night will benefit Oskar Blues CAN’d AID Foundation, a non-profit started in September to help victims of the ColoRADo floods. CAN’d AID is expanding its support to a variety of organizations and folks in need in our home communities and beyond.
Oskar Blues Brewery experienced 40 percent growth in 2013, thanks in part to the East Coast expansion. In October, the brewery hit the 100,000 barrel mark for the year, with 40,000 of those barrels brewed in North Carolina and distributed to 16 East Coast states. More than 9.2 million CANs have gone out the door of the NC brewery in 10 months of distribution.
Oskar Blues also will celebrate on the day of 12/12/13 (one year since the first NC mash-in) at the Tasty Weasel Tap Room with live music from This Mountain and Soldier’s Heart, a book signing with beer writer John Holl of The American Craft Beer Cookbook, and a bouncy house for the kids. Free and open to the public.
Come get your party on!
About Oskar Blues Brewery
Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 as a brewpub and grill, Oskar Blues Brewery launched its beer canning operations in 2002 in Lyons, ColoRADo. It was the first American craft brewery to brew and hand-can its beer. Today there are more than 250 craft breweries canning beer. The original crew used a hand-canning line on a tabletop machine that sealed one can at a time. The brewery opened a facility in Brevard, North Carolina, in December 2012.
About CAN’d AID
At Oskar Blues, we dig beer, bikes, music, food and family—and we’re rallying around what we love to raise money for the things that matter. Whether it’s helping prevent child abuse, providing meals for those in need, working with local bike groups to improve trail access, or rolling up our sleeves and digging out our neighbors from the recent flood, Oskar Blues has always been about community. The Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid Foundation—makin’ a difference.
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