Oskar Blues Brewery hosted its 2015 Burning Can ExtravaCANza Friday and Saturday, July 17-18, at its REEB Ranch just outside of Hendersonville. This year’s festival followed up last summer’s inaugural event with a Beer Relay, an Outlaws of Dirt BMX jam and live music from Travers Brothership, Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics, Jarekus Singleton, the Rebirth Brass Band and Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue. In addition, local food vendors and over 50 craft breweries from across the U.S. came out to show off their bites and brews.
Despite some complications with the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Department (which threatened several out-of-state brewers with citations Friday night), a few thunderstorms and a blistering-hot afternoon sun, brewers, performers and attendees stuck it out and had a ball.
Check out the photo gallery below for a look at Burning Can 2015:
Saturday morning started off slow as the sun beat down over the Oskar Blues REEB Ranch.
Overnight campers piled in around what shade they could find.
Beer Relay teams wait in the shade for the race to begin.
Rod Stewart’s long lost cousin?
Team America brought along a fan.
A plucky rooster decided to come out and see what all the fuss was about.
On your marks….
Local dog dispensers Avery’s Hotdogs came dressed to impress.
Dark clouds rolled in around 1 p.m., threatening to turn Burning Can into Woodstock.
Even the Big Aluminum Giant seemed worried….
But not the Outlaws of Dirt!
Asheville Brewing Co. was among several local brewers repping WNC.
This man knows his necklaces!
Urban Orchard holds it down for cider makers.
The guys from Pisgah Brewing came prepared.
Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics take to the stage.
Ms. Ruby can sure belt it out!
The B.A.G. gets some company.
Blue Mountain Pizza crew was there with some new brews.
Local favorites Catawba Brewing serving it up.
Fun for the whole family!
Jarekus Singleton got the crowd on its feet with an awesome set.
He stuck around after to hang out with fans.
The Rebirth Brass Band brought a little of the Big Easy to Burning Can 2015 at Oskar Blues Brewery’s REEB Ranch.
And had Saints fans coming out of the woodwork.
Trombone Shorty hit the stage and the crowd went nuts!
It was hard enough to get close to the stage, let alone take a photo.
It wouldn’t be Burning Can without a burning can, would it?
About Max Hunt
Max Hunt grew up in South (New) Jersey and graduated from Warren Wilson College in 2011. History nerd; art geek; connoisseur of swimming holes, hot peppers, and plaid clothing. Follow me @J_MaxHunt
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