Oskar Blues Brewery will host first annual Burning Can event

Oskar Blues expects 15 or so other breweries that also can their beer to participate in the first annual Burning Can festival in Lyons, Colorado on June 26. 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.