Friday, August 6, 2010

Ska anniversary party details

Here are some details from Ska Brewing Co. about the brewery's 15th anniversary party, set for Sat., Aug. 28 at the brew plant in Durango:

“This anniversary is a great chance to look back on how far we’ve come”, co-founder Bill Graham said in a news release. “In the beginning, all we really wanted to do was brew great beer, but we’ve been lucky to have awesome employees, loyal customers who know good beer when they taste it, and we’ve made a few good decisions along the way, too.”

Certainly one of those was the decision to become the second craft brewer in the nation to can its beers, after Oskar Blues Brewing Co. in Lyons. “Canning has been huge, and the whole industry is really looking at it now because it’s an excellent way to package craft beer, it’s better for the environment, and it allows people to take good beer with them on all kinds of trips,” said Graham.

So what does a Colorado craft brewer like Ska do to celebrate a major milestone? Throw the biggest party they can, of course. The “Ska 15th Anniversary Bash and Brewer’s Invitational” will feature special beers from 15 breweries, and three bands including local Durango favorites Farmington Hill, as well as The Supersuckers—a band that calls themselves “The Greatest Rock And Roll Band In The World” (and Ska concurs). The party will be held at Ska Brewing’s World Headquarters in Durango on Saturday, August 28 from 4-9 p.m. Advance tickets are required and can be purchased locally or online at The event is produced for adults. For more details call Ska Brewing at (970) 247-5792.

“We’re really throwing a party to say ‘thank you,'" said Ska President and co-founder Dave Thibodeau. “Not a day goes by that we don’t stop and think about how lucky we are to live in Durango and brew beer for a living. We’re grateful, and we want to say thanks. Our 15th anniversary gives us a great excuse to do that.”

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