Brevard’s Oskar Blues Brewery Brings 2nd Annual Food Truck Competition and Music Festival to WNC

Inaugural Food Truck Competition and Music Festival

BREVARD, NC – Oskar Blues Brewery the canned craft beer originator just pulled off the 2nd annual “loaded up and truckin” food truck competition and music festival Loaded Up and Truckin’ Food Truck-Off and Aural Pleasure Fest, is a local food truck throwdown and music festival hosted on the 140-acre REEB Ranch Oskar Blues REEB Ranch located on the Henderson/Transylvania county line. This years festival on April 15th featured the best food trucks the region has to offer, an ace lineup of kick-ass bands, and more fresh, craft beer than even makes sense.

   Music Festival at Reeb Ranch 

Oskar Blues, now known primarily for its boundary-destroying craft beers in cans, has deep foodie roots. The original funky little brewpub, Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, which started the craft beer in a can movement still operates in Lyons, Colorado serving up down home food with fresh ingredients, live music and a family atmosphere. Oskar Blues Fooderies, under head chef Jason Rogers, now includes Homemade Liquids and Solids (American food with southern roots), CHUBurger (craft casual burgers), and CYCLHOPS (bike cantina). OB brought their food culture to their second home in North Carolina and operates the CHUBwagon food truck, an extension of the CHUBurger concept, serving up great eats at the Brevard brewery.  

f6fd3b3e-916c-43e6-a55d-cf0337d9b816About Oskar Blues Brewery

Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with hand-canned, flagship brew Dale’s Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country and operates breweries in Longmont, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina, while producing 192,000 barrels in 2015. The original canned craft brewery continues push innovation with the announcement of an Austin, TX brewery in April of 2016 and creations like The Crowler while it distributes to 46 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Canada, Sweden, and the U.K.  

In 2013, Oskar Blues founded the CAN’d Aid Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity that offers grassroots grants to those making a difference in the areas of community, the environment, music, and more. In 2015 alone, CAN’d Aid partnered with 52 organizations and provided nearly $400,000 in charitable contributions, bringing its doin’ good efforts to $1.3 Million since its inception. To keep up with all things Oskar Blues, visit