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COOP looks to can contest win

by Nick Trougakos Published: November 11, 2011
The fellows from COOP Ale Works will be in Reno, Nev., this weekend to take part in the third annual CANFEST, a beer competition strictly for canned beer. COOP will of course be entering Horny Toad Cerveza and Native Amber (which, by the way, is in the Final Four of the Beer Championship Series) in the contest.

Here’s a little write-up from the CANFEST website that describes what the event is all about:

CANFEST is Reno’s International Canned Beer Festival and home of the largest gathering of strictly canned beer in the world! CANFEST will take place at the Reno Ballroom (401 N Center St.) at the Silver Legacy Resort & Casino on November 12, 2011.

It all started in 2009 when the owners of Buckbean Brewing Company came to the realization that the perks of canning beer are beyond what the public understands, and the most effective way to spread the gospel of canned beer would be to conduct a competition and tasting festival.

Thus CANFEST was born, and the brainchild of Douglas Booth and Daniel Kahn brought more than 30 breweries from around the world to Reno, Nev., to take part in the biggest celebration of the canned beer revolution.

CANFEST is back for its third run of bringing delicious and well-crafted canned beer to Reno. This year CANFEST is more than just one night of beer. It plans to be a weekend celebration with new perks, prizes, competitions, and of course, lots of hoppy goodness.

Breweries from around the world who can their beers, including 21st Amendment, Anderson Valley Brewing Co., and Caldera Brewing Co., will come together in one room to drench the mouths of beer lovers.

Good luck to COOP this weekend!

by Nick Trougakos
Local Editor
Local Editor Nick Trougakos has been with The Oklahoman since 2002. Trougakos covered the military, federal agencies and courts before becoming an editor in 2005. Prior to joining The Oklahoman, Trougakos was a reporter for the Oklahoma City...
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