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April 2015

Beer Me Brewfest April 19 2015

We'd like to invite YOU to come experience local craft and regional craft beers on National Beer Day.
You'll have the opportunity to sample craft beers from local and regional brewers while experiencing local entertainment, participating in fun activities and celebrating the start of Spring. And all for a good cause! Join our Charlotte NC Beer Festival.

Net proceeds go to Habitat Charlotte and sponsored by Scarlett Properties, RockHouse Events, SportsLink, Yelp, Great Eats & Meats

General Admission - $20 Before March 31

Limited VIP Tickets - $35

WHAT YOU GET

GENERAL ADMISSION
Entry into the Brewfest (1:30-5:30)
4 Hours of sampling
A commemorative tasting glass
Live Music & Entertainment
Games & Activities
Chance to vote best beer of the Charlotte Beer Me Brewfest

VIP
General Admission +
Exclusive Early Entry into the Brewfest (12:30pm)
5 Hours of sampling
$5 Food Voucher
VIP/Bonus votes for best beer

Location: All American Pub Parking Lot (beside Amos' Southend)
1441 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC


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The Spring Refresh at The Unknown Brewing Company April 22 2015

Re:  It's Time to Feel Refreshed Again with The Spring Refresh!

The semi-annual "Refresh" series event is coming again to Charlotte:  The Spring Refresh is coming this Wednesday, April 22nd from 6pm until 9pm.  What started as an idea to bring local companies together under one roof grew into a market place where you can shop, sip, and eat. Queen City Social's idea is to bring to light the local businesses of Charlotte to let everyone realize how great our Crown Town is.

This spring, the marketplace will be held at The Unknown Brewing Company located in the Historic Southend at 1327 S Mint St. With plenty of parking, lots of open space, and a truly local business, The Unknown Brewing is a great spot for The Spring Refresh.

We are proud to welcome the following Vendors to The Spring Refresh:
The Boulevard at South End
Mirror Bomb Studios
Stetson K Patton – Mary Kay
Beadlush
Flywheel
Nourish
Feast Food Tours
The Unknown Brewing Company
RuRu's Tacos & Tequila
Draught Charlotte
Crave Dessert Bar
King of Pops
Fuel Pizzav Charlotte's Got A Lot
WCCB
Yelp

Additional details at: QueenCitySocialCLT.com Hashtag: #TheSpringRefresh

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Strange Cargo! An Evening of Barrel Aged Beers April 22 2015

Big Boss Brewing is offering a unique showcase of beers for North Carolina Beer month! A one night opportunity to sample several of our Strange Cargo series, barrel aged beers in one place.  Bourbon, wine, tequila and brandy barrel aged brews from the wall of oak barrels and the first offering from our foudres. A low ticket price of $15 will give you access to this event with many of these beers being final offerings at the brewery.

Since releasing our first sour ale in 2009 the popularity of the style has soared.  We slowly built up our barrel inventory and secured two Italian made oak foudres.  Strange Cargo represents the brand family of Big Boss wood aged beers!  One of the featured beers will be Saints & Sinners:  Aged in oak foeders for six months, S&S is a Flanders inspired ale that captures a refreshing fruit and oak qualities of the vessel. Brewed with corn from Yates Mill, one of the oldest working stone mills in the country (established around 1756) is right here in Raleigh.

Event will be held at:
Big Boss Brewing
1249 Wicker Drive
Raleigh NC, 27604

supply. Limited tickets. 4 ounce samples will be served.

Tickets available at:
http://bigbossbrewing.bigcartel.com/product/an-evening-of-strange-cargo
http://bigbossbrewing.com


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Grand Taste Experience at Durham Armory April 23 2015

Expect to be “Thanksgiving full,” as one patron described it last year, at the Grand Taste Experience! You’ll spend the evening savoring dishes created by 20 of the best chefs in the region! Meet local beverage makers producing your favorite beer, soda, coffee, and spirits. You are sure to try something new. And, we’ve rounded up our chef’s favorite distributors to bring you wine from around the world and educate your palate! If that wasn’t enough, you’ll see live music and have the opportunity to mingle with culinary enthusiasts.

A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Durham Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. The Durham branch serves over 96,000 individuals who are at risk for hunger; about one-third of those are children.

In 2014, Taste the Event fed over 17,000 hungry people in our community. In 2015, we want to do more!

April 23, 2015 6:30pm-until...

The Armory
220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701


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Hickory Hops April 25 2015
Featuring the hand-crafted beers of more than 50 local microbreweries in the Southeast. We offer plenty for everyone, from inexperienced beer novices to hardened beer fest veterans anxious for something unusual. Come see who claims the title of Carolinas Championship of Beers.

Olde Hickory Station in Downtown Hickory - Hickory, NC 28602
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Taste the Event: Burger Smashdown at Fullsteam April 25 2015

Join burger chefs from Mattie B’s Public House, Tyler’s Taproom, Al’s Burger Shack, Buns and Only Burger as they create one of their favorite burger and side duos for you to eat and vote on. Sean Lilly Wilson of Fullsteam will personally pair his flavorful beers with each burger/side combo (two-ounce pours for each burger). Plus live music and darts, ping pong and games that you always love at Fullsteam.

This is a family-friendly event. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Durham Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. The Durham branch serves over 96,000 individuals who are at risk for hunger; about one-third of those are children.

In 2014, Taste the Event fed over 17,000 hungry people in our community. In 2015, we want to do more! Saturday April 25, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Fullsteam Brewery
726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC


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Brewgaloo 2015 April 25 2015

Brewgaloo, presented by Shop Local Raleigh, is the largest North Carolina craft beer festival featuring NC Beer, food trucks, live music and the best of local. Held the last weekend of April in Downtown Raleigh. Beer is sampled by the pint or the pour. Features something for everyone and purchases every keg tapped in an effort to support all NC brewers.

You can purchase 5 beer tokens for $25 or Taster Cards with 5- 3 oz. pours for $5.

Beer is sold by the pint or as a tasting size, 3 oz. pour
Pint of beer= 1 token
3 oz. pour= taster card that allows up to 5 tastes- 1 token
Unbreakable pint glass= Free with Valid ID
NO Cover charge!!!!

Support your local economy, local beer + food vendors and come out for a great cause!

And, please thank our great sponsors!

April 25, 2015 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
City Plaza

400 Fayetteville St,Raleigh NC


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Brew 'n' Choo April 25 2015

On Saturday, Apr. 25, NHVR brings back its popular Brew 'n' Choo event. Brüeprint Brewing Company will be pouring its most popular beers and Cloer Family Vineyards will serve its wines for tastings and by the glass. Local bluegrass musicians Drybread Road and Alice Zincone & the Stationeers will play throughout the evening. Food trucks will offer special menus and a bonfire will add to the evening’s ambiance. Bladder-friendly, 40-minute train excursions will depart every hour from 4-7pm. All visitors must purchase a train ticket to be admitted onto the grounds. Beer and food will be sold separately and are not included in the train excursion fee. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards the construction of a new climate-controlled restroom facility for the rail yard.

Times:
2-10pm
Venue: North Carolina Railroad Museum & New Hope Valley Railway
Location: New Hope Valley Railway
Address: 3900 Bonsal Rd., New Hill, NC 27562

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Admission: Adults $12; Seniors (ages 60+) $11; Children (ages 12 & under) $10
Phone:919.362.5416


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Pig Fest 2015 at Natty Greene's Brewing Co. April 25 2015

Teaming up with Neese's Sausage, Natty Greene's brings you Pig Fest 2015 with proceeds benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC.

Pig Fest 2015 will be three hours of all-you-can-eat homegrown pork products featured through four unique Pig Stations.The four different stations (Savory, East vs. West BBQ, Traditional NC, and Ribtastic) will allow guests to try every part of the pig, from snout to tail.

Natty Greene's brewers will also offer food & beer pairings, exclusive samplings from their Silo Series, and of course $4 pints in swanky Pig Fest commemorative cups!

Boot stomping live music will be playing throughout the event. The day will finish off with a Sooie Contest, where the winner will go home with a Natty Greene's Pig Fest 2015 commemorative package.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Bunker at Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
1918 W Lee St
Greensboro, NC 27403


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Stinky Genes - Does your DNA impact your taste in beer at Flytrap Brewing April 26 2015

Ever wonder why some people love IPAs and other people hate them? Our genes or DNA influence what we can smell and taste. Join local scientists and find out if you can taste bitter compounds, smell aromas found in beer, how many taste buds you have and isolate DNA from strawberries. Take a flavor trip where lemons taste like lemonade and cream cheese tastes like cheese cake. Meet Flytrap's brewer and learn all about how they create novel flavors in their small batch brews. The format is like speed dating where you move from table to table and engage in activities and conversation with scientists and other patrons all while drinking beer. This event is more about science and is not a beer festival. Each ticket includes 5 tastings of Flytrap's great brews.

There are two entry times and admission for each is limited to minimize lines for activities. The first entry time is at 1:00 pm and the second is at 3:00 pm. You do not need to arrive exactly at the entry time because you will be moving from table to table at your own pace. You can come anytime and have a beer at the bar and stay as late as you like.

PURCHASE TICKETS

Flytrap Brewing
319 Walnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401


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Stinky Genes - Does your DNA impact your taste in beer at Pig Pounder Brewery April 26 2015

Ever wonder why some people love IPAs and other people hate them? Our genes or DNA influence what we can smell and taste. Join local scientists and find out if you can taste bitter compounds, smell aromas found in beer, how many taste buds you have and isolate DNA from strawberries. Take a flavor trip where lemons taste like lemonade and cream cheese tastes like cheese cake. Meet Pig Pounder's brewers and learn all about how they create novel flavors in their small batch brews. The event format is like speed dating, you will move from table to table and engage in activities and conversations with scientists and other patrons, all while drinking some beer and having fun. The tickets include 5 tastes of Pig Pounder's great brews but this event is more about science and not a beer festival.

There are two entry times and admission for each is limited to minimize lines for activities. The first session is from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm and the second is from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. No need to arrive exactly at 6:00 pm as you move from table to table at your own pace. You can come anytime and have a beer at the bar and stay as late as you like.

PURCHASE TICKETS

The Pig Pounder Brewery
1107 Grecade Street
Greensboro, NC 27408


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Midtown Grill Beer Tasting Dinner featuring Nickelpoint Brewing April 30 2015

April is NC Beer Month and what better way to enjoy beer than with food! Join us as we close the month with a tasting dinner paired with beer from our friends at Nickelpoint Brewing!

Five course dinner paired with a selection of six Nickelpoint Brewing beers.

$50 per person (excluding tax and gratuity)

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Midtown Grille
4421-115 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC


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