Feeling the Monday blues? Not when you hop on over to the Oskar Blues Brewery taproom, at 342 Mountain Industrial Dr., in Brevard, on October 20, 2014, for Makin’ A Difference Monday, where 10% of your purchase benefits Blue Ridge Food Ventures.
Dubbed Blues3 (that is, “Blues Cubed"), the event will feature an evening of bluegrass and Oskar Blues brews to benefit Blue Ridge Food Ventures.
Blues3 will include a sampling session from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring products made at Blue Ridge Food Ventures’ shared-use commercial kitchens. Among the tasty offerings: Chili made with ingredients that include Old Chub Scotch Ale, Smiling Hara Tempeh (a Blue Ridge Food Ventures client), and local produce from Winter Sun Farms, the community supported agriculture program operated by Blue Ridge Food Ventures.
In addition, patrons can enjoy samples of 5th Sun Salsa, made at Blue Ridge Food Ventures, along with homemade ice cream topped with Blue Blaze Syrup, also made at Blue Ridge Food Ventures. Musicians are urged to bring their instruments for the old-time and bluegrass jam.
A free shuttle to the event is available on the Oskar Blues trolley, with pickups at 4:30 p.m. from the Aloft hotel in downtown Asheville, and at 5 p.m. from Biltmore Park, returning when the taproom closes at 8 p.m. Reservations for the trolley can be made by emailing Kathi Petersen at email@example.com by Oct. 15.