Cradle of Forestry is the next recipient of Oskar Blues’ fundraiser ‘Makin’ a Difference Monday’

Press Release

From Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association:

Brevard, N.C., November 12, 2013 – Since the new brewery’s doors opened to the public in December, 2012, Oskar Blues has been giving back to the community. In addition to sponsoring many local events, on the third Monday each month, Oskar Blues donates 10 percent of sales from their Tasty Weasel Taproom to a local non-profit.

The Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association (CFAIA) is excited to be the recipient of the next ‘Makin a Difference Monday’ fundraiser on November 18th. The Tasty Weasel Taproom will be open from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m. Beginning at 4:00 p.m., the event will feature an old-time music jam, a nature touch-table for kids, and traditional craft demonstrations. Food will be available for purchase and a raffle will be held for outdoor-oriented prizes. You will also have the opportunity to learn about camping and recreational opportunities in the area while interacting with CFAIA staff.

The CFAIA is a local non-profit organization with a long-standing mission to promote educational, recreational, and interpretive opportunities about forest and water resources, natural history, and the Cradle of Forestry in America. The money donated will help support some of its newer initiatives such as an affordable science-based day camp called Camp Muddy Sneakers, as well as an internship program for college students at the Cradle of Forestry Historic Site.

The Oskar Blues Brewery and Tasty Weasel Taproom are located at 342 Mountain Industrial Drive, Brevard, North Carolina 28712. For more information about the Brewery and event, visit
Questions can be directed to Aaron Baker at or 828-883-2337 ext. 311.

About the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association:
The Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association (CFAIA), based out of Pisgah Forest, NC, is a 501c3 non-profit organization that strives to help the public better understand local ecology and the benefits of conservation through education and recreation. The CFAIA works to support their mission of recreation and education through campground and recreation area management, environmental education opportunities, the sale of forest-related gifts and educational materials, and by providing support to the Cradle of Forestry Historic Site. For more information about the CFAIA, please visit

About Oskar Blues Brewery:
Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 as a brewpub and grill, Oskar Blues Brewery launched its craft-brewed beer canning operations in 2002 in Lyons, Colo. It was the first American craft brewery to brew and can its beer. Today there are more than 200 craft breweries canning beer. The original crew used a hand-canning line on a tabletop machine that sealed one can at a time. Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont packaged 59,000 barrels in 2011 and grew to 85,750 barrels in 2012 while opening an additional brewery in Brevard, NC, in late 2012.


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