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Ball Presents “Music City CANarchy” Four Day Fest at 2018 Craft Brewers Conference

March 29, 2018

Ball Presents “Music City CANarchy” Four Day Fest at 2018 Craft Brewers Conference

March 29, 2018


NASHVILLE, Tenn.CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective, including Oskar Blues Brewery, Cigar City Brewing, Perrin Brewing Company, Squatters Craft Beer and Wasatch Brewery, announces a four-day “Music City CANarchy” festival to compliment the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) for industry attendees and Nashville locals in Walk of Fame Park. The event, April 30-May 3, will be located across the street from the convention center and FREE and open to the public.

Music City CANarchy will feature more than 20 varieties of canned craft beer daily, with specialty beer tappings each afternoon at 4pm. Features include rotating line-ups of 32 local food trucks, live music and field games; and an expansive craft beer CANarchy Lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi. Festival headliner Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, son of Willie Nelson, will anchor Wednesday night’s fifth-annual Oskar Blues Encore at 8 pm.

The CANarchy Lounge is hosted by All About Beer, ChemStation, All-American, and CanSource and will showcase All-American CROWLER Sealers. CanSource CROWLER cans full of salty snacks will be sold to attendees to raise money for the CAN’d Aid Foundation, while ChemStation hosts a mountain bike raffle giveaway.  

The CAN’d Aid Foundation is a CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective non-profit partner that spreads people powered do-goodery through TOWNS, TUNES, TREADS + TRAILS and LOVE YUR MAMA efforts nationwide. CAN’d Aid will host daily “Crush it Sessions” featuring live music from TUNES ambassadors and local Nashville talent on the main stage beginning each day at Noon.

Monday is hosted by CANarchy member Perrin Brewing Company. At 4 pm, Perrin will conduct a specialty tapping, allowing visitors to try some of their rarest beer. Then, following the tapping, Perrin will host a cornhole tournament and present a screening of The Big Lebowski on the main stage big screen in tribute to the film that inspired Perrin’s highly sought-after brew, No Rules Vietnamese Imperial porter.

Tuesday, Cigar City Brewing will offer 4pm tappings of their famous specialty beer line-up including Margarita Gose, Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout and Chocolate Coconut Brown Ale. Festival goers will have the opportunity to challenge Cigar City Brewing employees, including El Lector Neil Callaghan, to a public LIVE BAND karaoke contest and dance party.  

Wednesday night, Music City CANarchy will feature the fifth annual Oskar Blues Encore as CBC’s official Wednesday night shindig.  Each year the Encore celebrates and showcases some of Oskar Blues’ favorite musical acts and closest partners in the craft beer industry. In 2018, the Oskar Blues Encore will be opened up to the public and will feature a 4pm tapping of their limited release Check Yo’Self Golden Double IPA and Interstate SMaSH Express Simcoe IPA. Live music kicks off at 5pm with Eagle Eye Williamson from Austin, TX, Interstate Stash Express from Lyons, CO, and headliner Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, featuring the 28 year-old son of Willie Nelson.  The Oskar Blues Encore has traditionally been an exclusive, private event in a premier music venue in each city; however, this year the Encore will take place within Music City CANarchy as a FREE event open to the public. The CANarchy Lounge will be transformed into a giant VIP venue with access to backstage, food, and a complimentary beer via limited VIP tickets secured from sponsor booths as in years past.  

Thursday’s festivities are hosted by Squatters Craft Beer and Wasatch Brewery featuring Tennessee’s first taste of Wasatch Bourbon Barrel Aged Polygamy Porter and also a Yappy Hour event revolving around Squatters Chasing Tail Orange Golden Ale’s partnership with Best Friends Animal Society. Later on (7pm), Mike Grimes from Nashville’s legendary Grimey’s Records will showcase some of Nashville’s best local talent.

Find CANarchy Lounge tickets at our rad sponsor booths :  Ball Corporation, Lipman Brothers Distributing, Zeon Corporation, Malteurop North America Inc., lilypad, Hollingberry & Sons Hops, CANsource, All About Beer Magazine, Mumm Products, All American, CROWLER, Pro Refrigeration, Newlands Systems Inc, DOW.

This is a Rhizome Productions and The Artist Farm produced event.

Music City CANarchy


Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real


About CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective:

Founded in 2015, CANarchy is a disruptive collective of like-minded brewers dedicated to bringing quality and innovative flavors to beer drinkers in the name of independent craft beer. The portfolio of craft breweries, partially funded by Fireman Capital Partners, including Oskar Blues Brewery, Perrin Brewing Company, Cigar City Brewing, Squatters Craft Beer and Wasatch Brewery are challenging corporate convention to preserve independent craft beer culture.  CANarchy is the #1 provider of American craft beer in a can by bringing value to distributors, retailers and beer drinkers.  Cigar City Brewing Jai Alai IPA and Oskar Blues’ Dale’s Pale Ale are currently the #1 and #2 sold craft can six packs in US Grocery.   The CANarchy platform brewed nearly 350,000 bbls in 2017 and its reach extends through all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., parts of Canada, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Brazil, and South Korea.   https://www.canarchy.beer

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