If you can only attend one outdoor festival this year, well, I fell bad for you and your rickets. But, if it actually only has to be one, make it Burning Can. Festival takes place on June 1st at Bohn Park in Lyons, Colorado. The gist: 30 or so craft breweries with one thing in common – their beer is in cans.
It should be no surprise that Oskar Blues, the pioneer of the canned craft beer industry, is the host of this wonderful event. Last year’s event gave way to a total cloudless day (so long as you don’t count the plumes of forest fire smoke that lurked on the horizons), good-willed folks, great food trucks, and the sampling of dozens of canned beers from all over the country.
This event is held in conjunction with the Lyons Outdoor Games. Burning Can will serve as the finishing line for the 5K footrace and will be adjacent to a BMX competition (you know, in case you’re feeling particularly brave after a few brews).
For those that don’t like braving mountain highways after having their fill at a beer festival, there are several lodging options in the town of Lyons, as well as a great big park to pitch a tent in (that is: go camping).
VIP tickets will get you an early hour of drinking and a commemorative glass for only $35.