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Tasty Weasel Supports Local United Way

Regulars and visiting musicians circle up to jam on some Old Time Music at Oskar Blues Brewery on Monday evenings. (courtesy photo by Ken Voltz.)

The Tasty Weasel Taproom at Oskar Blues Brewery will make a donation to United Way of Transylvania County based on the community support demonstrated at the facility on Monday, August 20th.

“We encourage folks who are curious about United Way of Transylvania County, and our current supporters, to stop by the Tasty Weasel Taproom on Monday the 20th for a brewery tour and to learn more about United Way community programs,” said United Way Board Member Rick Houck.

United Way supporters are encouraged to visit the Tasty Weasel Taproom between the hours of noon and 9 p.m. The brewery tour starts at 4:00, and the Old Time Music Jam runs from 6 until 8 p.m.

“We’re so appreciative of Oskar Blues Brewery’s support of United Way of Transylvania County’s work in early childhood education, homelessness prevention, financial literacy, and more. We look forward to meeting other community-minded people at Making a Difference Monday on August 20th,” added United Way Board Member Nicola Karesh.

About Oskar Blues Brewery

Founded 20 years ago in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with their hand-canned flagship brew, Dale's Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country and operates breweries in Colorado, North Carolina and Texas.

Oskar Blues is known to produce 200,000 barrels per year and Dale’s Pale Ale has earned the nation's top-selling craft can six-pack at U.S supermarkets. The makers of the Original Craft Beer in a Can continue to push innovation with creations like The CROWLER, Hotbox Coffee Roasters, B. Stiff & Sons Old Fashioned Sodas, The Oak Room, Oskar Blues Fooderies, REEB Cycles and the cycling inspired accommodations and event space at REEB Ranch in North Carolina.

Oskar Blues is available in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., parts of Canada, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Brazil, and South Korea.

Along with Cigar City Brewing, Perrin Brewing, Squatters Craft Beers and Wasatch Brewery, Oskar Blues Brewery belongs to a disruptive collective of like-minded craft brewers known as CANarchy, which represents the largest canned craft beer supplier in the country. To keep up with all things Oskar Blues, visit

About United Way of Transylvania County

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) empowers people to improve their lives.  Goals are for all residents to achieve their full academic potential, maintain a financially stable household, and live a healthy lifestyle.

UWTC has a particular focus on early childhood education, and has established the Early Childhood Education Mobile Unit Fund to drive programs to families with young children in remote and underserved areas of the county.

Contributions support local health and human service initiatives including community-wide volunteer opportunity listings, the NC 2-1-1 information and referral service, TRAIN (Transylvania Resource Access and Information Network) non-profit support, Familywize and Coast2Coast prescription discount cards, the Tiny House Initiative for Brevard, and free state and local tax preparation and filing assistance.

United Way of Transylvania County also awards approximately $300,000 annually to local health and human service non-profit programs and collaborative actions. 

UWTC funds programs preventing homelessness, abuse and neglect, and programs providing housing, after-school and summer youth education, health services, financial education and counseling, conflict resolution training, and parenting education and support.

To volunteer or financially support the United Way of Transylvania County, call 828-883-8822, visit the office at 101 W. Jordan Street, #4 (below PNC Bank in downtown Brevard), send US Mail to PO Box 53, Brevard, NC, 28712, or visit  or

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