Dentonites, time to stop feeling jealous of our neighbors in Dallas and Ft. Worth and all their fancy beer and music parties they’ve been having as of late.

The folks behind the popular national music and beer festival, Untapped, are bringing their craftiness to Denton in the form of Canned. Canned is a spinoff of Untapped, and the first edition will be held on the square in Denton, TX on Saturday, October 5th. There will still be plenty of beer to swill around and fine music to enjoy, however, this time around the beer will be in canned format, so get those tab-popping fingers ready.

Canning is a recent trend in the world of high quality craft beers. Heck, the Boston Globe just did a story on it yesterday. Not only does it allow for easier transport for the booze (aluminum is lighter than glass, y’all), but it keeps your suds in tip-top shape by protecting them from the likes of light. You can expect to see a little over 25 breweries featuring over 50 unique canned beers for all to enjoy.

Oh yeah, there’s music, too. Dynamic weirdo rockers from Portland, Menomena, will make their first stop in Denton, in support of their 2012 album, Moms. In addition, Helio Sequence will bring their indie rockin’ bleeps and bloops and singer-songwriter Joe Pug will be there with his rootsy brand of Dylan-like folk rock. Local bands Chambers, Pageantry, Hares on the Mountain and AM Ramblers round out the line-up. Appropriate beer drinking music, all.

Early bird tickets go on sale today and are available to the public on August 1st. We recommend grabbing a VIP ticket to enjoy benefits such as a tasting card, priority seating for shows and the free lunch (there is such a thing). Ticketing info and more can be found at