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North Carolina Beer Events

October 2015

TerraVita Food & Drink Festival Oct 08 2015
This fall, TerraVita will bring together top chefs, food artisans, sommeliers, baristas, brewers, educators, distillers, cookbook authors and industry luminaries from across the Southeast to celebrate culinary excellence and sustainability in food and drink. Our line-up this fall is fantastic and we are publishing new details daily! Look for class descriptions and updates to participants coming on board, and follow us at TerraVita Food & Drink page on Facebook or @TerraVitaEvent and @TerraVitaFoodie on Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates.
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Octobrüefest at Brüeprint Brewing Oct 09 2015

Come on down to Brüeprint Brewing Oct 9-11th for Octobrüefest!

There will be pumpkin painting, stein hoisting,  small batch brües and tons of fun!

Friday 10/9 - Small batch releases, stein hoisting, corn hole, and live music with Cole Rose 6pm-9pm.

Saturday 10/10 - Small batch releases, Lederhosen and Dirndl Contest, pumpkin patch & food trucks.

Sunday 10/11 - Pumpkin painting, Live Music with Peak City Blues Project 2pm-6pm, outdoor games & More!

Brüeprint Brewing
1229 Perry Rd #101, Apex, NC

Inaugural Hoptoberfest in Rockingham Oct 10 2015

Richmond County Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the Inaugural Hoptoberfest.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at the Richmond Plaza Shopping Center in Rockingham. From the talk around town it is already expected to sell out with over 100 tickets already pre-sold. Proceeds from Hoptoberfest support the Richmond County Chamber's initiatives.

Hoptoberfest will feature:
• North Carolina craft beers and a few local wineries from around the region to an audience of locals and regional visitors alike in an atmosphere of excitement and fun.
• Great music will be provided at the event by the Tim Clark Band.
• Wing contest sponsored by Perdue

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The 20th Annual World Beer Festival - Durham Oct 10 2015

The World Beer Festival returns to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park for its 20th year on Saturday, October 10, 2015. Much like the beer industry itself, the World Beer Festival has grown by leaps and bounds in the last two decades — and this year’s event is shaping up to be the best yet.

General Admission: $55
- Tasting glass with unlimited 2oz tastings from over 250 of the finest beers
- Access into the Art of Beer Experience for beer ingredient samplings, pairings, educational seminars, a mini commercial brewery and more!

VIP Admission: $70 - Tasting glass with unlimited 2oz tastings from over 250 of the finest beers
- A bonus selection of rare and unique beers
-Access into the Art of Beer Experience for beer ingredient samplings, pairings, educational seminars, a mini commercial brewery and more!
- The VIP lounge will be located in a private hospitality area with air conditioning and real bathrooms
- Festival commemorative gift
- 3 issue subscription to All About Beer Magazine

Several festivals, one ticket!
With your World Beer Festival ticket, you can sample beers from breweries around the world. Additionally, you can also attend:
North Carolina Beer Festival – North Carolina is home to more than 130 breweries. From the mountains to the coast, sample the state’s best at the World Beer Festival Durham.
Cask Ale Festival – Sample traditional and infused cask-conditioned beers from local brewers that have preserved the taste and aroma associated with real ale.
Cider Garden – Like their brewing brothers, today’s cider makers are experimenting with a broad array of ingredients and techniques. Try a range of exciting ciders in our new Cider Garden.

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7th Annual Asheville Oktoberfest Oct 10 2015

7th Annual Asheville Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 10; 1-6pm Woodfin Street, Downtown Asheville

Local Asheville breweries, cider makers and select German-inspired wines for sample. Plus, polka music from Lagerhosen, costume contest, games, activities and more. Visit ashevilledowntown.orgfor more info and to purchase tickets.

Many brewers will feature seasonal ales for Oktoberfest and will be on hand to discuss their beers.
Asheville Brewing Company
Catawba Brewing Company
French Broad Brewery
Hi-Wire Brewing
Highland Brewing Company
Lexington Avenue Brewery
Noble Cider
One World Brewing
Oskar Blues Brewery
Pisgah Brewing
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Spatan (traditional German lager)
Select German-inspired wines
***More may be added.

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Mush, Music & Mutts Festival - NC Brew Fest and Chili Cook-Off Oct 16 2015

This year’s Mush, Music & Mutts Festival will take on a two day format beginning with a NC Brew Fest and Chili Cook-Off on Friday Night, October 16th.

General Admission Sampling Pass for the Brew Fest and Rotary Chili Cook-Off includes a commemorative cup and unlimited sampling of beer and chili for only $35.00 per person. Tickets, if available on October 16, will be $45 at the event. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold.

NC Brew Fest Admission Pass is $25.00, includes a commemorative cup and unlimited 4 ounce pours of beer.

Asheville Brewing
Catawba Brewing
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Green Man Brewing
Highland Brewing
Howard Brewing
Natty Greene's Brewing
Newgrass Brewing
Preyer Brewing
Bull City Ciderworks

Rotary  Chili-Cook Off Admission Pass is $10.00, includes unlimited chili tastings. (7 & under are admitted free)

IMPORTANT INFO:  Everyone MUST BE 21+ years of age to purchase tickets for the Brew Fest and valid ID is required for admission. Event staff reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime. No outside food or beverage permitted. We are well stocked, but beer selections are subject to availability and may change without notice.The event held is on Washington Street in Uptown Shelby.

The event begins at 6:30 pm and lasts until 10:00 pm.  Join us for beer, chili and live music by Southern Experience!

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Brewer's Ball Oct 17 2015

Join the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for the 5th Annual Brewer’s Ball—Charlotte’s most unique beer and food tasting event. In contrast to a traditional beer festival, Brewer’s Ball has been designed to attract a sophisticated audience of both young and established professionals within the emerging culture of beer connoisseurs. Guests will enjoy the opportunity to sample a variety of handcrafted ales and lagers from top local microbrewers and food samplings from some of the Charlotte area’s best restaurants. The evening will also feature one of the region’s most unique auctions, live entertainment and the chance to mix and mingle with fellow beer and food enthusiasts.

VIP Tickets $125
$58 Tax Deductible
includes full pint tasting glass, early event admission & unlimited sampling!

General Admission $75
$29 Tax Deductible
Includes unlimited sampling!

Serving up hope for a cure... one pint at a time.

Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Discovery Place
301 North Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Tour de Brew Oct 17 2015

Tour de Brew events are a way for the beer and cycling communities to come together to help solve a serious world crisis—the lack of clean water. Millions of people around the world spend hours each day walking to fetch unsanitary water.

All participants are encouraged to join a fun ride, touring Durham area breweries, and enjoying a beer at each location.

Starting at:
Fullsteam Brewery

726 Rigsbee Ave
Durham, NC 27701

Peak Route - 55 Miles - 10:30am Departure (registration at 9:30am)
Fullsteam > Bull Durham Beer Co > Brueprint > Bullcity Cider Works / Ponysaurus > Fullsteam

Bull Route - 18 Miles - 11:30am and 12:30pm Departures (Registration at 10:30am and 11:30am)
Fullsteam > Bull Durham Beer Co > Growler Grlz Featuring New Belgium > Bullcity Cider Works / Ponysaurus > Fullsteam

Run the Bull - 3 Miles - 1:00pm Departure (Registration at 12:30pm)
Fullsteam > Triangle Brewing > Bullcity Cider Works / Ponysaurus > Fullsteam

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Knightdale's Drafts & Carafe's Festival Oct 17 2015
Mark your calendar for October 17th, 2015 for Knightdale's Drafts & Carafe's Festival at Knightdale Station Park Amphitheater. The event will feature local wineries, breweries, vendors selling beer/wine related crafts/artwork, entertainment, music and food trucks.

Southern Pines Brewing Company 1st Anniversary Celebration Oct 17 2015

Come visit Southern Pines Brewing Company on Saturday, October 17th to help us celebrate our 1st Anniversary! The celebration runs from 12:00 - 10:00 PM, and is packed with activities throughout the day. We will have a large outdoor stage where some of our favorite bands from across North Carolina will be playing. Multiple food trucks will be on site, providing a diverse array of food. A bouncy house for kids? Definitely! To top it all off, we will be releasing a special 1st Anniversary beer at the event, both on draft and in 16 oz. cans! There is no charge to attend the event, so don't miss this day of fun for the whole family.

In addition to the great events that will be enjoyed by all, we have a special experience put together for individuals who purchase our VIP tickets. You will receive the following perks by being a VIP ticket holder:
1) Bottomless glasses of Duck Hook and Man of Law.
2) Access to a VIP tent, providing tables, chairs, a respite from the elements, and private bathrooms.
3) Light hors d'oeuvres throughout the day.
4) Five special kegs of SPBC beer will be tapped every other hour that are only available in the VIP Tent!
5) A special 1st Anniversary Teku glass designed specifically around our 1st Anniversary beer release is included!
6) Multiple drawings will be held from a list of VIP ticket holders for special gifts, including a "Full Barrel" flag from the Heritage Flag Company specially engraved with the Southern Pines Brewing Company logo and the Heritage Flag logo: http://www.theheritageflag.com/the-full-barrel/, as well as gift certificates from other local businesses.

Tickets are $100 each, and you must be 21 years of age. Don't delay in getting your VIP tickets online here! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2252419

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Aviator Brewing Pumpkin Festival Oct 17 2015

Aviator Brewing Company would like to invite you to the Pumpkin Festival!! Try several Pumpkin beers- Flights or Pints!!

Saturday October 17th- 3-9:00PM.

Brewery Tours 4-6:30PM.

Olio & Aceto Food Truck 4-8:00pm.

Aviator Brewing Company
209 Technology Park Ln, Fuquay Varina, NC

Oktoberfest Fall Bash at Carolina Brewing Company Oct 17 2015
OKTOBER 17TH 3-10pm AT CBC!!

CBC and TeamCBC join forces again for the annual fall fundraiser for the MS Society. We will have great authentic German food, live music, lots of CBC Oktoberfest lager, corn hole tournament, best Oktoberfest costume contest, big tent, big fun!!!!

Help us fight MS one pint at a time by coming out!

Carolina Brewing Company
140 Thomas Mill Rd.,  Holly Springs, NC

Knightdale's Drafts & Carafe's Festival Oct 17 2015

Mark your calendar for October 17th, 2015 (4-8p) for Knightdale's Drafts & Carafe's Festival at Knightdale Station Park Amphitheater. The event will feature local wineries, breweries, vendors, a live band and food trucks.

There is no entry fee for Drafts & Carafes. Staff will check IDs and provide wristbands to participants that are sampling and purchasing. Be sure to bring spending money to purchase beer, wine, food and products from vendors. The first 250 participants will get an event Koozie.

The Radio Narks will perform from 4-8pm. Don't forget your blanket and chairs.

Food Vendors
Two Roosters Ice Cream
Cousins Maine Lobster
Bam Pow Chow
The Humble Pig
Brachi - Le petit roll

Gizmo BrewWorks
Double Barley Brewing
NickelPoint Brewing Company
Lonerider Brewing Company
Compass Rose Brewery

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Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar with Fullsteam Brewery Oct 22 2015

Beer Socials, featuring three NC craft beers paired with delicious passed hors d'oeuvres. These socials are just that - a casual, after work cocktail hour, perfect for co-workers or friends to gather and unwind. Beer reps will be on hand to answer questions.

6:30-7:30pm • $25 per person (plus tax, service charge and fees)

Visit www.deanssocials.eventbrite.com for event details, menus and to purchase tickets.

Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar
1080 Darrington Drive, Cary

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Voracious Rare Beer Festival Presented by Lighthouse Beer and Wine Oct 23 2015

Date: Friday October 23rd
Location: USS North Carolina Battleship
Ticketing info: tickets are available online ( http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/organizationSearch.jsp?organization_id=1332) and in the store (our address is 220 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach NC 28480)

Are you a beer geek looking for a good time? Look no further! You are cordially invited to the 3rd annual Lighthouse Beer and Wine Voracious Rare Beer Festival! Mark your calendar for October 23rd. This event is not one to miss. Imagine an opportunity to try 50+ beers you’ve never had (and some you’ve never heard of). If this sounds appealing – keep reading! This event is designed for the true beer aficionado. If you’re constantly searching for the latest and greatest beer, this event was made for you! From 6-9 PM join us aboard the deck of the USS North Carolina Battleship (Yep, this festival is on a BATTLESHIP)! We’ll provide light appetizers, live music, a glass to sample with, and 50+ breweries pouring their most unique creations. Brewery owners, brewers and representatives will be on site to answer any and all of your questions.

Tickets for the Voracious Rare Beer Festival are extremely limited. Get them in advance at Lighthouse Beer and Wine (located at 220 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach NC 28480) or online at Etix.com (Simply type in “Lighthouse Festival” in the search box). For more information visit our website http://www.lighthousebeerandwine.com or give us a call 910-256-8622

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Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival Oct 24 2015

When: October 24th 1pm-5pm
Where: N Waterfront Park, Wilmington, NC 28405

Mark Your calendars for October 24th for the 14th annual Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival! Lighthouse Beer and Wine, a bottle shop located in Wrightsville Beach NC, puts on this fantastic event every year in October. The festival runs from 1pm-5pm, with a limited number of VIP tickets reaping the benefit of a noon entry and loads of limited beers and wines!

Tickets will be available for purchase July 1st at Lighthouse Beer and Wine (located at 220 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach NC 28480) and online at etix.com.

Over 150 craft breweries and wineries will all be in one place! We want you to discover new and exciting beverages that will leave you wanting more craft beer and boutique wine, and there’s no better way to try all the best beer and wine available. Admission includes entrance to the Lighthouse Beer Festival grounds, a glass to sample with, and more beer and wine than you can ever taste in one day. There is always a killer band, too! Over the last 13 years, we’ve hosted the Avett Brothers, Langhorn Slim, and many more! So check out our guide and start planning your beer wanderings for the day. A FREE shuttle service to the greater Wilmington area will be available after the festival, so go ahead and enjoy yourself! Food vendors will be on site as well, so you can enjoy delicious foods while you explore the world of hops, grape and grain.

A portion of the festival proceeds will benefit The Carousel Center, a non-profit organization committed to assisting victims of child abuse, providing critical care services to throughout southeastern North Carolina. Over the last 13 years we’ve raised over $150,000 for this wonderful organization and we can’t wait to give them even more this year! Stay up to date on the event on our Facebook page (Lighthouse Beer and Wine), Twitter (LighthouseBW), Instagram (LighthouseBeerandWine) and website www.lighthousebeerandwine.com

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The OBX Brewtäg Oct 24 2015
RESCHEDULED FROM OCTOBER 3RD- The Outer Banks Brewtäg is a celebration of flight and beer held October 3rd in Nags Head at The Soundside Event Site at 6906 S. Croatan Hwy. Teams will strap a 32 lb beer keg to a homemade flying contraption and launch it off a 20-foot flight deck. A celebration of flight and beer, OBX Brewtäg is modeled after the whimsical and entertaining Red Bull Flutag, translated to “flying day” in German. With OBX Brewtäg, the general premise is the same, although rather than human-powered flying machines, Brewtäg contestants will be competing to see who can launch and fly an empty 1/6 keg barrel the furthest. The cost to compete at OBX Brewtäg is only $25 and the sky is the limit as to how creative your homemade flying contraption can be! Individuals and teams are welcome. Admission to the event is FREE to the general public. A rather crafty selection of local and regional beer and food will be available for purchase that day. This family-friendly event will also feature plenty of activities for the kiddos!
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Sierra Nevada's Oktoberfest in Mills River Oct 24 2015

Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest draws thousands of lederhosen-clad beer lovers each year.  Now, we are bringing this tradition to Western North Carolina!  Join us for an evening of delicious beer, a German feast musical performance by March Fourth Marching Band, and more.  Dress your best; set the standard for Oktoberfests to come!

WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2015; 5:00pm-10:00pm

WHAT: Celebrating with Sierra Nevada beer including the first Oktoberfest collaboration, German-inspired food, live musical performances, Chicken Dance contest, Flash Your ‘Stache competition, and more!

WHERE: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Mills River, NC; parking at WNC Ag Center

TICKETS: Tickets available starting Tuesday, September 1, at 1:00pm EST online only.  Buy your tickets here:http://oktoberfestnc.eventbrite.com.

$40.00 General Admission – includes admission, a contemporary German meal provided by the Sierra Nevada Taproom, a commemorative beer stein, shuttle, and one drink or pretzel ticket.

$30 Designated Driver - includes ticketing fees; taxes; admission; a contemporary German meal provided by the Sierra Nevada Taproom; and a commemorative stein that you can use for water, lemonade or iced tea (your wristband will indicate that no beer is to be served to you); and a pretzel ticket.

Beer Tickets - Additional beer tickets are $5 each and will be available for purchase online (recommended) or at the event.

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Second Annual Burn Pile Harvest Festival Oct 24 2015

Saturday October 24, 2015 marks the second annual burn pile harvest festival at burial beer co.’s taproom starting at 2pm. seasonally inspired craft beer from over 30 breweries across north Carolina will be pouring - many beers brewed just for the event. Come celebrate a season with creative and delicious NC brews.

To date we have the following Asheville Area breweries committed: Asheville Brewing Co., Catawba Brewing Co., Greenman Brewing Co., Hi-Wire Brewing, One World Brewing, Pisgah Brewing, Twin Leaf Brewery and Wicked Weed Brewing.

As well as Appalachian Mountain Brewery (Boone, NC), Bird Song Brewing (Charlotte, NC), Boojum Brewing (Waynesville, NC), Crank Arm Brewing (Raleigh, NC), Free Range Brewing (Charlotte, NC), Fonta Flora Brewery (Morganton, NC), Foothills Brewing (Winston- Salem, NC), Innovation Brewing (Slyva, NC), Lonerider Brewery (Raleigh, NC), Mystery Brewing (Hillsborough, NC), Nantahala Brewing (Bryson City, NC), Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (Charlotte, NC), Star Point Brewing (Carrboro, NC), Steel String Brewing (Carrboro, NC) Trophy Brewing (Raleigh, NC), Haw River Farmhouse Ales (Saxapahaw, NC) + Unknown Brewing (Charlotte, NC), Wooden Robot Brewery (Charlotte, NC).

Burial Beer Co. will be turning out some special brews for the event like our once a year Slasher Sweet Potato Porter and some other seasonal surprises with farm fresh ingredients.

This is not a ticketed event. We will be selling a commemorative event glass upon entry for $4 plus a la carte beer tickets for $2 which gets you a full pour in your glass. extra beer tickets will be available to purchase as well. Cash and Credit card will be accepted. Please remember to tip your bartenders!

We will have live music from 6:00-9:00PM and Salt & Smoke will be there cooking up food. Food is free but tips are appreciated. Cash and Credit cards accepted for tips.

Sycamore Brewing One Year Anniversary Beer & Music Festival Oct 24 2015


Saturday, October 24 at 12:00pm - 10:00pm

- Amazing bands all day, non-stop live music music and good times
- First Time Releases and Special Kegs
- Outdoor Pouring Stations
- Indoor & Outdoor bar
- 2 Stages

Admission is free!

Sycamore Brewing
2161 Hawkins St, Charlotte, NC

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