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May 2015

Asheville Beer Week May 22 2015
The 4th Annual Asheville Beer Week will culminate with the Beer City Festival on Saturday, May 30. Organized by a beer-loving group of regional beer industry folks, Asheville Beer Week will offer a variety of events in and around the Asheville and western North Carolina area.

This year’s eight-day celebration will include keynote speakers, education, tastings, dinners, and other beer-centric events. More than 40 breweries are slated to appear at Beer City Festival, with many other national brands at events throughout the week.

Many events are free and some are ticketed with limited seating. So plan ahead!

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BLT Steak Charlotte Craft Dinner Series featuring Mother Earth Brewing May 29 2015
The May installment is quickly approaching on Friday, May 29 and Chef Ben Miles has created a four-course prix fixe menu of BLT Steak flavors, paired perfectly with beers from Mother Earth Brewing. The night is an interactive experience where guests will be able to engage with Chef Miles and the expert beverage craftsmen, who will be on hand to share insider knowledge. It starts at 7PM and the menu is attached for you and your readers take a look at. The dinners aim to highlight the best of Charlotte’s thriving and ever growing craft beer scene! Guests interested in attending can purchase tickets at

BLT Steak
110 North College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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1st annual Durham Blues and Brews Festival May 30 2015

This isn’t a Beer Fest with music, or a Blues Fest with Beer, it’s a new type of an event designed to be a unique experience, by offering Great Blues music and only North Carolina Craft Beers.

The Brewers will be on site to tell you about their Breweries and Beers while you sample from their selection. Not the “shots” you get at Beer Fests, but an 8 oz. pour for you to enjoy while learning about their beers, and listening to great blues bands. This eliminates spending excessive time standing in lines and allows you time to enjoy the music, beer, and your friends.

All of this is included in your ticket purchase!

** There will be food trucks onsite, so you may purchase any food separately **

This Event is to support local Durham charities, including The Exchange Family Center, and their programs to fight child abuse.

Saturday May 30th, 2015
4:00PM - 9:00PM

Durham Central Park
501 Foster Street
Durham, NC 27701

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Beer City Festival - Asheville May 30 2015

Asheville's Beer City Festival returns for its sixth annual event on Saturday, May 30th, 2015. The full-day event features beer tastings from members of Western North Carolina’s prestigious Asheville Brewers Alliance plus music from regional bands including Empire Strikes Brass, Lyric, Debrissa & the Bear King, and Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, April 15th at 10 AM ET.

Beer City Festival is the celebratory conclusion to the annual Asheville Beer Week event highlighting Western North Carolina’s craft brewery sector. Hosted by the Asheville Brewers Alliance, Asheville Beer Week kicks off on May 22nd, 2015 and features daily events dedicated to regional beer tastings, food pairings, education, and more. With over 100 breweries and brewpubs calling North Carolina home, and over 25 of those based in Western North Carolina, Beer City Festival prides itself on showcasing local craft beer. Beer City Festival is an excellent opportunity to experience all of Asheville’s legendary craft breweries in one setting.

Beer City Festival takes place at the Roger McGuire Green in downtown Asheville and features music from some of Asheville’s favorite local musicians. Funk rock masters Empire Strikes Brass, soul artist Lyric, neo-Funk n’ Blues outfit Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats, and songstress Debrissa & the Bear King will provide feel good tunes throughout the day.

Tickets on sale NOW. Tickets are $45 and includes admission and all beer tastings.


Beer City Festival is proud to donate a portion of all proceeds to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina, a United Way agency. The organization serves young people in Western North Carolina in over nine counties, matching children (ages 6-14) from single-parent families with caring, adult mentors.

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Pig Fest 2015 at Natty Greene's Brewing Co. May 30 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,May 30, 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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Beer Me Brewfest May 31 2015

Charlotte's Beer Festival


Can you think of a better combination of goodness?!?!

We'd like to invite YOU, the Charlotte beer enthusiasts, 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

$25 April 1-May 29
$30 at the Door

Limited VIP Tickets
$40 April 1-May 30
$50 at the Door


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

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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OBX Brewfest May 31 2015
OBX Brewfest seeks to inspire and showcase the area's culinary, performing, and visual arts through a craft beer culture event boasting over 80 tasty libations from around the United States.

Expect an experience like no other featuring everything from homebrew demonstrations and beer-centric workshops hosted by industry professionals, to live music. We'll also be presenting our unique “Games for Grown Folks” field day-style game zone which will be chock full of activities including life-sized Jenga, keg bowling, human foosball, life-size Connect Four and more.

Non-drinkers can also enjoy samples throughout the day in the festival’s Soda Garden, which will house over twenty handcrafted sodas. Several local restaurants will have food available for purchase throughout the event; some of whose culinary teams will also be presenting segments such as “Cooking with Beer,” “Homebrew 101,” “Beer & Cheese,” “Repurposed Beer Art,” “Design Your Own Beer Garden,” “Plant to Pint: Where Your Beer Comes From,” and more.

A full schedule of events as well as panelist and brewery lineups will be available in February.

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