Oskar Blues to produce three new custom cans of premium craft beer.
For the third consecutive year, The Mint 400 has named Oskar Blues Brewery the official craft beer of The Mint 400. Oskar Blues Brewery, the original craft beer in a can, offers eight unCANventional beers and will bring custom cans filled with Pinner Throwback IPA, Dale’s Pale Ale and Mama’s Little Yella Pils to the 2017 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by BFGoodrich Tires.
The Mama’s Little Yella Pils and Dale’s Pale Ale cans that were canned on 01/11/17 come custom stamped with special message “Godspeed Mr. Folks” on the bottom, as toast to the late Best in the Desert Race Director Casey Folks who passed away earlier this year. The cans will be flowing inside the Pit Crew Challenge VIP/Hospitality area, Las Vegas Weekly Contingency VIP Lounge and Race Day VIP Skybox, as well as the Baja Tacos and Beer Garden inside Pit Crew Challenge Lot on 9th & Fremont and the Primm Valley Resorts Mint 400 Start/Finish Line.
Additionally, Mint 400 Oskar Blues cans can be found at the following establishments:
The Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
Binions (Fremont Street bar)
4 Queens (Fremont Street bar)
Pizza Lotto (Inside El Cortez)
El Cortez (Fremont Street bar)
Hogs & Heifers
Oak and Ivy
Crazy Eli Western
The Market on Fremont Street
“Our goal is to partner with products that add value to The Mint 400 experience. We came of age during the craft beer revolution and are thrilled to be working with a true American beer company with such a wide selection of award winning brews. Oskar Blues and The Mint 400 are a fantastic match!” commented Mint 400 CEO, Matt Martelli.
Founded as a brewpub by Dale Katechis in 1997, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can movement in 2002 using a tabletop machine that sealed a single can at a time. Off-Road and beer go hand in hand. It’s the way we celebrate after a race.
Oskar Blues has a history in motorsports that includes a close relationship with Charlotte Motor Speedway and sponsorships of a three car Sprint Car team, a Nationwide NASCAR and Rocky Mountain Motorsports’ Late Model car. Oskar Blues has three breweries in Longmont, CO, Brevard, NC and Austin, TX, but the original Oskar Blues Grill and Brew remains in Lyons, CO. Oskar Blues Brewery is the largest craft brewer in the country that exclusively cans their beers.
“We are excited to be back at The Mint 400 as the official craft beer. Last year, we built on 2015’s successes by bringing two new commemorative cans to The Mint 400. It was awesome seeing fans take them home as collectors items for their bars at home. Dale’s Pale Ale, America’s first craft-canned mountain Pale Ale, our tasty Pinner Throwback IPA and the original Mama’s Little Yella Pils fit perfectly with The Mint 400 experience,” stated Director of Sponsorships, Diana Ralston.
About The Mint 400
Known as “The Great American Off-Road Race™,” The Mint 400 is the oldest, most prestigious, and most challenging off-road race on the planet. This annual four-hundred mile marathon between the top off-road racers in the world includes over three hundred and fifty race teams in twenty-four different classes of off-road vehicles. Established in 1967, The Mint 400 is steeped in American lore. Thousands of racers and celebrities from around the world have attempted to tame the brutal Nevada desert, but less than half of them have ever finished the Mint. An entire week of events lead up to the famed off-road contest in and around Las Vegas, including a vehicle parade down the Las Vegas Strip, a drivers meet and greet, a pit crew challenge contest, the Miss Mint 400 beauty pageant, massive parties, a qualifying race, and a huge ten-block “contingency” gathering on Fremont Street East. Over forty-thousand spectators gather to watch the worlds best off-road race teams do battle at The Mint 400!
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