Barley’s hosts Oskar Blues founder

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This Wednesday, Aug. 28, Greenville’s Barley’s will hold a special event with Dale Katechis, the founder of the Oskar Blues Brewery and the namesake behind their staple Dale’s Pale Ale.

Oskar Blues, which recently opened a satellite brewery in Brevard, NC, has become synonymous with the canned-beer boom that’s struck the craft beer scene lately. When Katechis – “The Man Behind the Can” – first opened the brewery in 2002, he filled cans by hand. Since then, the brewery has grown cover 32 states and become the 27th-largest craft brewery in the country according to the latest Brewers Association data.

Of course, a range of OB brews will be on tap for Katechis’ visit, Dale’s Pale Ale, Deviant Dale’s IPA, G’Knight and Mama’s Little Yella Pils. But the winner of the night will surely be the keg of 2011 Ten Fidy they’ll be busting out. (Side note: The Brevard facility will begin producing Ten Fidy for the first time this year.)

The fun runs from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

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