Austin is cool. Oskar Blues Brewery makes pretty damn good beer, and music-focused festivals are usually fun (especially with a 4/20 theme). So consider us interested in The Burning Can (notjusta) Beer Fest happening in Austin. The outdoor music-soaked celebration of craft beer in a can features beer sampling, spectator sports, the always-fun Beer Relay race and live music by the Drive-By Truckers (hell yes), among others. The best part: All proceeds benefit the CAN’d Aid Foundation. So basically, you’ll make the world a better place if you go to this.
Oskar Blues Brewery plans to open a third brewery in Austin, Texas, later this year, but before that, on April 20, the “anti-corporate genre-busting CAN-centric brewery” will take over the Scoot Inn for a 4/20 “Smoke Out” followed by the Oskar Blue’s Burning Can (notjusta) Beer Fest on April 23, at Walter E. Long Park headlined by the Drive-By Truckers.
The Scoot Inn Smoke Out — 4/20
In advance of its mid-May Texas launch, Oskar Blues will host The Scoot Inn Smoke Out on 4/20, featuring live music by J Roddy Walston and the Business, Nashville songstress Nikki Lane and a late night session with Austin’s own Eagle Eye Williamson. Serving up The Scoot’s famed smoked pork shoulder and authentic Texas BBQ, rare Oskar Blues brews and a stellar line-up of music, all proceeds from The Smoke Out will benefit the CAN’d Aid Foundation. For ticket packages and additional details click HERE.
Oskar Blues Brewery BURNING CAN (notjusta) Beer Fest and CAN’d Aid Fundraiser — 4/23
More than 30 craft breweries from around the country will be on hand to sample their canned brews and take part in the country’s first active beer festival with live music, sport competitions and a concert by Austin favorites Tameca Jones, Whiskey Shivers and the Drive-by Truckers. Registration is open and tickets are on sale HERE.
Burning Can also features participant and spectator sport competitions including The Beer Relay, a team trail running and beer drinking event. This four-hour competition is run in teams of two or four. Runners will complete as many 5k laps as possible within the four-hour time period. If they choose to drink Oskar Blues beer prior to their lap, they get two-minutes deducted from their lap time. The team with the most laps wins.
Those who’d rather spectate than participate can watch legendary mountain bike freeriding and trials rider Jeff Lenosky perform jaw-dropping, not-to-be-missed demos at 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Lenosky is a three-time National Champion and World Record Holder for the highest bunny hop on a mountain bike (45.5 inches).
Can’d Aid Foundation
This celebration of craft beer in a can raises money for the Can’d Aid Foundation. The CAN’d Aid Foundation is all about diggin’ in and makin’ a difference with its “do-goodery” program areas: Towns, Tunes, Treads + Trails and Love Yur Mama. The two-year-old public charity has raised nearly $2 million and has recently provided disaster relief assistance to South Carolina, North Texas and Flint, Mich., with fresh drinking water and rebuilding efforts through its “Towns” program. Look for additional events highlighting Can’d Aid Foundation’s community do-goodery to surround its April events, including bike builds and giveaways and free music workshops and instrument donations.