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September 2014

Co-Hops Beer Festival September 06 2014

WHEN:September 6, 2 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Company Shops Market, 268 E. Front St., Burlington

Tickets are $30.00 each, include unlimited sampling, and a mixed 6-pack for you to take home. Company Shops Market, Burlington’s Food Co-Op in conveniently located at 268 E. Front Street and easily accessible via the Burlington Amtrak Station from Charlotte, the Triad, and the Triangle.

--Deep River
--Natty Greene's
--Red Oak
--Mother Earth
--Mystery Brewing
--Haw River Farmhouse
--Big Boss Brewing
--Beer Army
--French Broad

Swansboro-Emerald Isle FLAVOR 2014 September 13 2014
Swansboro-Emerald Isle FLAVOR 2014, Saturday, September 13, 2014, 12:00pm - 5:00pm;  Islander Inn & Suites, Emerald Isle, NC; Each guest will receive a complimentary Event Guide with detailed information on each Craft Beer and Wine presented, along with event and demonstration times. This guide will also feature information on participating restaurants and special offers for guests. Speak with representatives from local NC Craft Breweries and learn about the large variety of craft beers from IPA, Pale Ales, Pilsners, Stouts and many more. Interact with local home brewers actually brewing a batch of beer and compete in the White Oak River Home Brew competition. Listen to local chef speak about cooking seafood. Sample a wide variety of delectable seafood creations from the areas finest restaurants while tasting why North Carolina has become the Craft Beer Mecca! For those wine drinkers, get an opportunity to sample great wine from local vineyards right here in our backyard. Enjoy a scenic Hay-Ride style beach cruise down to Bogue Inlet Pier. Visit the our vendors carrying an eclectic assortment of goods. And, simply relax with great beverages and seafood along the majestic Atlantic Ocean.

General Admission
$45.00 ($47.57 w/service fee) Sat. Admission at 1:00pm
- Sample Glass
- Beer & Wine Guide
- Flavor Beer Koozie

VIP Admission
$65.00 ($68.27 w/service fee) includes Friday Night VIP Party (7-10pm)
- Beach Hay-Ride to Bogue Inlet Pier
- Sat. Admission at 12:00 pm
- Sample Glass
- Beer & Wine Guide
- Flavor Beer Koozie.

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GRAND OPENING of D9’s New Brewery! September 13 2014
11138-C Treynorth Drive Cornelius, NC 28031
Saturday, September 13, 2014 – Sunday, September 14, 2014
2PM till….

Working in conjunction with 'Tawba Walk Arts & Music Festival. D9 will be serving samples @ the 'Tawba Walk Arts & Music Festival. D9 Grand Opening just a short drive up the road! Grand Opening will feature the FANATICAL ALES of D9 but a big thanks goes out to Crafty Beer Guys, Carolina Beer Temple, and Davidson Beverage Company who will also be on hand with other great #NCBeers!


If you want #CraftBeer you want BEER TOKENS! Help us gauge demand but more importantly AVOID the long lines at the Grand Opening by buying your tokens in advance! BEER TOKENS are being sold at some of the best beer shops in the greater Charlotte area. Pick up a 4 Pack of Beer Tokens at D9’s new brewery or at… *The Beer Growler - Historic South End *Carolina Beer Temple - Matthews *Crafty Beer Guys - Huntersville *(Cash Only) Davidson Beverage Company - Davidson *(Cash Only) Brawley’s - Madison Park *Salud Beer Shop - NoDa *Cork & Cask - Cornelius


LIVE MUSIC Audio, Stage, and Talent provided by Creative EJ *Bryan Anderson - Jazz *Tony Monteith - Acoustic Classic Rock *Glass Hammers - Kids Classic Rock *Dukes & Smith - Popular Variety *Creative Ej Various - 1-3 songs from various student performances *And more TBD FOOD TRUCKS *Master Bacon *OooWee BBQ *Imperial Sandwich Company *Hot Box Next Level Street Food GAMES & PRIZES Bar Athletes will be hosting… *FREE Cornhole Tournament w/ prizes for the winners! *Cornhole *Beer Pong *Ladders *And more!
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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser at Draft Line Brewing September 14 2014
This event is FREE! Join us for an afternoon/evening of fundraising! We'll be at Draft Line Brewery with cold beer, food trucks, live music, and corn hole! It's sure to be a good time for a good cause!

A percentage of sales during the event will be donated to my fundraising for the "Light the Night" walk, which is being held in Raleigh on October 11, 2014. The funds will go straight to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I am walking in honor of my mother, who died in March of this year at the age of 53. You can read more of my fundraising story here:

Please feel free to invite friends and family, as well as share the invite. The goal is to get at least 200 people to attend.

Hope to see you there!!

September 14, 4pm - 8pm
Draftline Brewing
341 N Broad St. Ste 151
Fuquay-Varina, NC

10th Annual Shine to Wine Festival September 20 2014
Over the past 20 years, numerous local farmers have moved into the winemaking industry and the Shine to Wine: Wine, Beer, Spirit & Art Festival gives local brewers, distillers, and producers a chance to display and publicize their craft. The festival also traces the historical development of Wilkes County liquor from moonshine to wine. This year's event will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 12:00-6:00pm.

The annual Shine to Wine Festival is held in Historic Downtown North Wilkesboro and features live entertainment, art, merchandise, wine, and food. The Shine to Wine Festival has expanded to offer craft beer from local and regional breweries, in addition to spirits from regional distilleries!

General admission is FREE, and wine/beer/spirit tastings are only $20! ($15 in advance) Tasting tickets allow the purchasor to taste all wines, beers, and spirits.

And the variety of BEERS included:
Natty Greene's - Freedom IPA
Lonerider - Sweet Josie
Big Boss - Angry Angel
Triangle Brewing- White Ale
Shock Top - Pumpkin Ale
Olde Hickory - Ruby Lager
With Bud Light, Natty Greene's Buckshot Amber Ale, and Big Boss's Angry Angel on tap.

The Spirits Included:
Blue Ridge Distilling's Defiant American Single Malt Whisky
TOPO-Top of the Hill Vodka
TOPO-Top of the Hill Gin

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Brewgrass Festival 2014 September 20 2014

Each year in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, we gather over 40 American breweries to showcase more than 120 different beers. We add a great lineup of national and regional bluegrass musicians that, in the past, has included such notables as Cadillac Sky, Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Infamous String Dusters, Dry Branch Fire Squad, J.D. Crowe, The Osborne Brothers, Norman Blake, Tony Trischka, Jim Lauderdale, Valerie Smith, Tony Furtado, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Sons Of Ralph. We also feature a variety of area food vendors and plenty of water.

Put all these things together and you have the ingredients for the perfect beer day.

2014 Brewgrass will be held Sept 20 from 1pm - 7pm at Memorial Stadium. Tickets go on sale July 6 at 1 p.m. - 

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Raleigh Fall Brew Fest September 20 2014
The Raleigh Fall Brew Fest will celebrate craft beverages from North Carolina and beyond and features; live local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center.

VIP 6:00-7:00 PM
Get first taste of great brews with this exclusive, limited admittance VIP hour with special cheese sampling and beer pairing - Don't miss out! $40 Advance/$45 Day of Event Includes General Admission

General Admission 7:00-10:00 PM

Cool down with unlimited tastings of some of the best brews available - souvenir glass included!"

$30 Advance/$35 Day of Event

Day of tickets available online until 4:00pm . Cash only at door.
All ticket sales are final. No refunds, exchanges, or upgrades.

Charlotte Beerfest September 20 2014
The inaugural Charlotte Beerfest will be held 5–9pm on September 20th, with exclusive VIP sampling 4–9pm at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte! In our inaugural year, Charlotte Beerfest is committed to providing its patrons with the greatest festival experience in all of the country. By combining over 100 craft beers and live music from a nationally touring band, Charlotte Beerfest will prove to be a unique experience unlike any other. For one low price, the Charlotte Beerfest will be offering more than 100 craft beers to sample out of your commemorative sampling glass — courtesy of your friends at the Charlotte Beerfest. These delicious beers are guaranteed to be pouring during all hours of the festival without interruption.

Rain or shine the beers will be flowing underneath our beer tents!

 21 and Over Event

General Admission
- Unlimited tasting of 100 delicious craft beers from 5:00 - 9:00
- A Charlotte Beerfest sampling glass
- Rain or shine event under the concourse of beautiful BB&T Ballpark

Your ticket gets you everything that a General Admission ticket receives plus
- Early entry at 4:00 for an exclusive tasting
- A Charlotte Beerfest t-shirt
- Premium seating for the concert featuring BLUES TRAVELER
- Private VIP bathrooms.
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Double Barley Food Truck Rodeo and Craft Fair September 20 2014
Double Barley Food Truck Rodeo and Craft Fair benefiting NC Autism Society 6 Trucks, 20 Artists, Live Music!

Saturday, September 20th, 2-6 pm

Double Barley Brewing
3174 U.S. 70, Smithfield, NC 27577

919 Beer Presents Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival September 27 2014
NC Craft Beer? Great music? You’ve come to the right place.
Where: Sugg Farm Park in Holly Springs (map and directions)
When: September 27, 2014 from Noon-6pm

Beericana is a premiere N.C. craft beer festival featuring breweries from the Triangle, across the state, and beyond, blended with great Americana/Bluegrass music and local food trucks. Musical performances include The Honeycutters, Lynda Dawson and Pattie Hopkins of The Kickin Grass Band, Dark Water Rising and Skinny Bag of Sugar.

VIP admission begins at noon and will include special kegs from around the state, not available to general admission ticket holders.

General admission opens at 1:30pm.

Tickets will be available on 8/1.

General Admission: $45
VIP: $75
Designated Drivers: $15

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The 4th Annual French Broad Fall Festival September 27 2014
French Broad Fall Fest will be held September 27th, 2014 at the beautiful Hot Springs Resort and Spa in Hot Springs, NC. It will be a celebration of fine craft brews from nearly 20 local and regional breweries. Your $75 ticket price includes a 5oz. commemorative souvenir sampling glass, unlimited beer samplings throughout the day in our exclusive Brew Tent, camping, nearly 12 hours of music and a beautiful venue. We will have food vendors as well. Just north of Asheville, Hot Springs is a destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking whitewater, fishing, hiking, biking and more. With the festival grounds being located on the banks of the French Broad River and it's intersection with the Appalachian Trail, festival-goers can enjoy all the outdoors has to offer. French Broad Fall Fest is all about the music, craft beers, and food on one glorious afternoon. Beer sampling through out the day and evening is included in ticket price. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
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2014 Charlotte Oktoberfest September 27 2014
The 2014 Charlotte Oktoberfest will be held on September 27. Watch this space for updates and more details.

The 2014 Charlotte Oktoberfest will be held outdoors at The NC Music Factory on September 27. The NC Music Factory is located at 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.

All ticket holders will enjoy:
Live entertainment on the big stage.
The chance to put your skills to the test on games like table tennis, foosball, corn hole and many others. Food vendors serving some of the tastiest brats, hot dogs, pretzels, and more.

About Festival Proceeds
The Carolina BrewMasters have always been dedicated to helping our local community. The Charlotte Oktoberfest provides a great opportunity to make an impact.
During the 15 years of hosting our festival, the Carolina BrewMasters have donated close to $500,000 to local charities.

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