French Broad River Fest Bike Race prizes

Oowee in May

 

French Broad River Fest

Oowee Products has a busy Spring. May kicks off with the Annual French Broad River Festival! We are super excited about the annual mountain bike race! Oowee will be providing the winners (and biggest loser) with some awesome leather koozies as prizes.French Broad River Fest Bike Race prizes

Then, Oowee hits the windy city! We’re not sure if the folks up near Chicago have ever seen our awesome leather koozies. We will be there all next week and get to finish off the week with the American Beer Classic Festival held at Soldier Field. Should be a great time with a lot or yummy craft beers. There are two sessions, 1pm-5pm and 7pm-11pm! Tons of great breweries will be represented there! We made some special leather pint glass koozies for the city! Hope they like ’em!

Coming Soon in May

french broad 2014 bike raceMay has a lot of awesome events to put on your calendar! To kick off the month is the 17th Annual Spring French Broad Fest. This festival is family friendly and is always a good time! It’s May 2nd-May 4th, 2014 in beautiful Hot Springs, North Carolina! There’s a mountain bike race and river race and these are friendly to all levels of outdoor enthusiasts. Even I would do the bike race because it’s fun and, unlike Gabriel (founder of Oowee) who is a great mnt. biker, I am a total novice! There’s family activities, arts and crafts, and good tunes so get your tickets and get out to Hot Springs!

The next week is LEAF in Black Mountain, NC. This is May 8th -11th. If you haven’t been to LEAF yet, you gotta check it out! It’s super family friendly and has tons of activities for all ages. There is camping for those who want to hunker down and check out of normal life to enjoy a celebration of Spring and the eccentricities of LEAF. The festival will be carrying Oowee Products will have our newest product available with the new LEAF logo branded on our leather koozies with stainless cups and s-biners.

Leaf festival

If you can’t make it to LEAF, no worries, there are plenty of other options. On May 10th, The Best Firkin Beer Fest will be going on at Pisgah Brewery in Black Mountain. This festival celebrates artisan, small batch, barrel aged brews from some of the country’s top rated microbreweries. This is a fantastic place to sample some delicious craft beers!  Beer enthusiasts welcome. Come and get your drink on next to brewers and other connoisseurs in the fresh open air of the Blue Ridge Mountains in our lovely state of North Carolina.

On the weekend of the 16th Asheville starts up “Downtown after 5”. This is a free event downtown and has good tunes, craft beers, yummy local food and excellent people watching. Budget and family friendly!

If your into the Spring flowers, the Biltmore has a “Biltmore Blooms” festival that happens May 20th-23rd. After you check out the beautiful gardens stop into the winery or Cedric’s Tavern for a tasty beverage.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

To close out the month of May is Asheville Beer Week! This is a week long event celebrating all things beer from  May 23rd-31st. The last day of the month is Beer City Festival at Packs Square Park in Asheville, NC  complete with craft beers and tunes. This is a super fun festival and a great time of year to visit Asheville!

World Beer Fest, Raleigh NC

April is NC Beer Month

Ha! As if this area really needs a beer “month”… I think we cheers the craft all year round in Asheville, NC! We’re always up for a reason to celebrate all things beer. Our mountain area is a culture that cares about sustainability and respects quality food and beverage. The craft beer here has raised the standards for  breweries. There are so many great options around Asheville to drink from. The quality craft beers aren’t limited to just the mountains of NC. There are fantastic breweries from mountains to the coast.Check out this site for special beer events in all areas of NC: http://www.ncbeermonth.com

World Beer Fest, Raleigh NC

 

Oowee Products was proud to be part of the rollicking good time kickin’ off the Beer Month at the World Beer Festival in Raleigh, NC this year. We sold a lot of our ready made leather koozies and got to meet a lot of great folks!

 

 

music lover leather koozie

Festival Season!

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This March, we’re making new rocks glass sleeves, pint glass sleeves, cans and bottle sleeves! We are working hard to get some exciting “Ready Made” leather sleeves prepared for the World Beer Festival in Raleigh,NC. It’s coming up in just two weeks.  If you’re in the Raleigh/Durham area it would be a fun beer festival to check out! It’s Saturday April 5th in beautiful Moore Square Park, downtown Raleigh. There are two sessions. One is during the day from noon to 4 and then there is an evening session too from 6-10pm. They plan on having tons of craft beers, food trucks and awesome merchandise like Oowee’s leather sleeves.

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music lover leather koozie

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Oowee and ASNC at Oskar Blues

Autism Society, Oskar Blues

We are so proud of our partnership with the Autism Society of North Carolina!  Last night, Feb. 17th, was a fun time at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard!  People ventured in after work to enjoy some delicious craft brew and listen to the Old Timey Mountain Music Jam!

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The Autism Society of NC had a table with a lot of great information to share and we had a table set up to show off all the awesome work that ASNC does with Oowee Products. We showcased a couple of our new products; the mason jar sleeve, the stainless steel CUP and leather sleeve with s-biner. We also had our leather pint sleeves, rocks glass sleeves, bottle and can sleeves. OB

For those of you that came out, we really appreciate your support and the proceeds went to the Autism Society of North Carolina! Keep your eyes peeled for the future events.

Highland Brewing Company

Highland this Friday, 1.10.14

Highland Brewing Company

Our awesome, local, Highland Brewery is launching it’s Devil Britches Red IPA this Friday. The brewery will also be debuting their new packaging! Like many of the seasonal brews that come out of Highland Brewing Company, Devil’s Britches is named for a feature of the Southern Appalachian landscape. They will have music and a food truck available for your enjoyment!  Hope to see you there (leather sleeves in hand)!

Brewers’ Jam

Brewers Jam 2013

Last weekend team Oowee ventured to the 17th annual Brewers’ Jam in Knoxville, Tennessee. We loaded up our tent and leather sleeves and set out to enjoy a beautiful Saturday in Tennessee. We rolled up on the World’s Fair site at about 10:30 a.m. for set up. After unloading and setting up our sleeves and t-shirts we were set to go. We got great response from the VIP folks. They got early entry to the festival and bought about half of our stock of leather sleeves! Once the rest of the festival goers came in the Oowee tent was hoppin’! We stayed busy all afternoon. What a great time! We got a chance to educate people about the Autism Society of North Carolina. Koozie at Brewers Jam

This festival was a trial run for Oowee Products to set up a “storefront” so we didn’t want to create more product than we needed. What a great learning experience! We are thrilled about the turn out at the Brewer’s Jam and the positive feedback we received about our leather sleeves. Brewers Jam, koozies

Our tent location was close to the Saint Tattoo tent. We have a great time with them! The owner of Saint Tattoo always gets the shop a booth for the event so his artist and employees can kick back and enjoy the day while bringing the tattoo parlor a presents at the event. They all bought leather sleeves from us! What a great group of peeps to have a booth near!

 

Brewers' Jam sceneWe got to enjoy samples from craft brewers pouring fresh beers of every taste, color, strength, and style on our breaks. After the festival was over we met up with some Highlands’ folk and celebrated the hard days work!

Special thanks to Travis Nevill for helping get some great documentation of the event!

French Broad Fall Fest

Fan-freakin’-tastic festival! We had wonderful weather to celebrate the French Broad Fall Festival in Hot Springs, NC this year. Lukas Nelson, Willie’s son, and his band P.O.T.R. (Promise of the Real) rocked it out. The Mountain Top Polka Band provided some seriously German musical entertainment.  These guys are hella entertaining and perfect for a fall beer fest!  Bayou Diesel, Black Robin Hero, The Fritz, and many more kept our eardrums tantalized during the beer drinking bonanza.

fall fest shotSet on the river between the sunshine, trees and mountain this is, by far, one of the best festivals. We had so many awesome choices of craft brews it was hard to know which one to pick next!

Our leather sleeves made to fit the stainless cups company cusp sold out!

 

French Broad Fall Fest sleeve

Brewgrass and French Broad Fall Fest 2013

Whoa Nelly did we get rained on last weekend!!

brewgrass Asheville NC

 

This past Saturday was the Annual Brewgrass Festival in Asheville, North Carolina. It was held at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. by the Great Smokies Craft Brewers Association. It benefits Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Western North Carolina. I gotta give it up to the perseverance of the brew fest goers… Rain ain’t going to stop us from beer festivals in this town!

 

Asheville brewgrass taster

There was no thunder or lightning so the festivities continued as planned. The vendors had Oowee’s custom Brewgrass leather sleeves again this year. I hope ya got one of these festival souvenirs!
Some really great beer was being served all day. Some good Oktoberfest and Pilsners. Highlands had a yummy porter. Mother Earth had a tasty wit. SweatWater Dank Tank packed a punch. Foothills Jade is always delectable.

This Coming weekend Oowee with be at the French Broad Fall Fest in Hot Springs, NC! The tent will be up with all the fun facts about the partnership with the Autism Society of North Carolina.

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This will be the 3rd Annual French Broad Brew Fest. It’s set  the incredible setting of Hot Springs, NC, just north of Asheville.  It will feature a few of the area’s best resources: craft brew, great music and beautiful scenery. Hot Springs is a destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking whitewater, fishing, hiking, biking and more. The festival grounds are located on the banks of the French Broad River and it’s intersection with the Appalachian Trail. That means that festival-goers can enjoy all beautiful surroundings while drinking some delicious beverages. French Broad Fall Fest is all about the music, craft beers, and food on one glorious afternoon. The tickets includes beer sampling all day and into the evening. This year they are releasing a day pass for only $55. We highly encourage a designated driver if you decide to go this route. Really, camping is the best deal!

French Broad Fall Fest sleeve

Also, this year’s French Broad Fall Festival will have a very special custom leather sleeve that will fit  the Cups Company’s stainless steel cups. This will be the 1st time that the festival will have this awesome souvenir with a stainless cup. As an added bonus, if you purchase this memento you will get served a full pour of the beer instead of just the taster size.

 

 

Autism Society 5K pic

Tent Store Front!

Oowee-Banner-2013-FINAL_OOowee has recently made a jump to having a store front. Not exactly a brick and mortar, but a portable tent. Due to popular requests we have been expanding our product line. You can see many new leather sleeves on our ready made section on this website:  https://www.ooweeproducts.com/ready-made/

Our customers have given us great feedback and we are excited to be creating more styles of leather sleeves.

5K Autism Society 2013

We had our 1st round with the portable store front for the 5K race for the Autism Society of North Carolina last weekend. The race had a fantastic turn out! 500 racers showed up to support the Autism Society. This is the biggest fundraising event for the Autism Society all year. There are several 5Ks in NC to support the cause. If you missed the one in Asheville you could sign up for the next one in Raleigh, NC on Oct.12th 2013. 

Oowee was happy with the amount of folks that came to the Oowee Products tent and inquired about our involvement with the Autism Society. We also got great response to our new t-shirts and our ready made leather sleeves. Our next event with the portable storefront is the Brewers Jam in Knoxville, TN. We are busy bees creating lots of awesome leather sleeves for that fall event. Oowee is looking forward to it!Autism Society 5K pic