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September 2014

Dean's Seafood Oystoberfest to Feature Unique Craft Beers Cary, N.C. September 20 2014

Dean Ogan, owner of Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar, located at 1080 Darrington Drive in Cary, has announced that the restaurant will host its popular Oystoberfest event daily from Sept. 20 to Oct. 5. The second annual event will feature a variety of hard-to-find oysters and unique craft beers from around the country and Canada.

The 2014 Oystoberfest Festival will include these specials:
  • More than 20 varieties of oysters in the shell from North Carolina, the East Coast, the West Coast, Canada and more
  • Collaboration with local breweries to brew one-of-a-kind beers just for this event
  • Events include souvenir glass while supplies last (limited availability) and brewery representatives on hand to answer questions, educate staff and guests and just “talk beer.”
    -Foothills Sexual Chocolate (Sunday, September 21)
    -Carolina Brewery Super Saaz (Monday, September 22)
    -Trophy’s Octoberfest (Tuesday, September 23)
    -Fortnight Coffee Amber (Wednesday, September 24)
    -Bombshell Coconut Stout (Thursday, September 25)
    -Double Barley/Dean’s Son of a Biscuit (Friday, September 26)
    -New Belgium Hop the Pond Double IPA (Saturday, September 27)
    - New Belgium La Folie Sour Brown Ale (Saturday, September 27)
    -Mother Earth WhipaSnapa IPA (Monday, September 29)
    -Victory Wild Devil (Tuesday, September 30)
    -Bell’s Wedding Ale (Wednesday, October 1)
    -Fullsteam Sour Beer (Thursday, October 2)
    -White Street Brewing (Friday, October 3)
    -Southern Tier Pumking (Saturday, October 4)
    -Aviator’s Oatmeal Coffee Stout (Sunday, October 5)
    -Other Featured Beers Double Barley Gourd Rocker Imperial Pumpkin, Bombshell Dunkelweizen, Carolina Brewery Black IPA, Great Divide Oatmeal Yeti, New Belgium Odell FoCollaboration, 3 Floyds Collaboration Gratzer, New Belgium Gruit, Bell’s Java Stout, Aviator’s OktoberBeast, Blue Point Pumpkin Ale, Foothills IPA of the Month
  • Pint nights with collector glasses
  • Recurring features such as weekly fresh catch options, daily drink and food specials, and a popular Sunday brunch buffet “Fresh oysters and good beer make an excellent combination,” said Mike Harris, executive chef at Dean’s Seafood. “I’m excited that Oystoberfest is bigger and better this year and has become our signature event.”

Dean’s Seafood prides itself on providing the freshest seafood dining experience in the area.

To view the daily Oystoberfest selections of oysters and beers, visit Dean’s Facebook page at For more information or to make a reservation, visit or call 919-459-5875.

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Total Wine and More (Ballantyne location) - A Few Hours of Tasting, Fun and Education with Unknown Brewing Company September 25 2014

Sept 25  - 630-830 at the Ballantyne location - Unknown Brewing will be hosting a beer education class and will be pouring 4 beers plus a limited cask of over the edge ipa with grapefruit, lemongrass and calypso hops!
Cost 10$

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Wicked Weed Pickin’ & Pullin’ Fest September 26 2014
Date: Friday, September 26th
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Whats Happening?!: Pumpkin beer release and whole hog pig pickin’
How About Music?: Bluegrass until your heart’s content.
Collaboration?: You know it! Our friends at 12 Bones Smokehouse smoked the pig & are providing all the delicious sides.
Where is this happenin’?: Wicked Weed proper, in the downstairs Tasting Room.
And the $14? That covers the all you can eat pork; beer is sold per pint. Don’t want the pig? Come by for bluegrass and a multitude of pumpkin beers.

Sierra Nevada Tasting and Food Pairing Event at Total Wine - Ballantyne location September 26 2014
Sept 26 6-8 at the ballantyne location will we have Bill Manley from Sierra Nevada doing a food and beer pairing featuring 5 beers plus a limited release BBL aged beer. Cost 15$, swag giveaways Signup:
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Highland Brewing release 20th Anniversary IPA! September 26 2014
On Friday, September 26th, we release our 20th Anniversary IPA! A fantastic reggae group called "Mystic Vibrations" will be playing music and food will be provided by Mama Dukes and Vieux Carre. Limited gift boxes of the IPA will be available for sale as well.
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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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Bull City Burger and Brewery Oktoberfest September 27 2014
We are closing East Parrish Street, building a stage and will have live music from 4-11 PM along with loads of BCBB's house made foods including our pasture-raised beef burgers, our veggie burgers, house made bratwurst, house baked soft pretzels, and don't miss our signature Octoberfest dirty fries with mustard & mushroom>br/> Plus a kids area with Balloon Man Mike and a dinosaur bounce house, and it all supports Habitat for Humanity of>br/> Bull City Burger & Brewery
107 East Parrish Street, Suite 105, Durham, NC

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HIghland Brewing is having "Crafted Kegs"! September 27 2014
This 20th Anniversary event is honoring the art community by showcasing local arts & crafts organizations in a fun way and to say "thank you" to the arts community. Highland Brewing provides kegs (sorry, they are empty) to the participating organizations to decorate in their own way and two winners (judge's choice and people's choice) will receive $500 in prize money!  Laura Blackley will be providing music and we will have locally made gelato, the Easel Rider truck from L.E.A.F. to help us decorate a 'community keg' in the meadow.

Prizes and keg machining are kindly sponsored by Teague Campbell.

Join us on Saturday to help celebrate the arts & crafts community and kick-off the beginning of American Craft Week (Oct. 3rd-12th)

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2014 Charlotte Oktoberfest September 27 2014
The 2014 Charlotte Oktoberfest will be held on September 27.

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 Charlotte Oktoberfest provides a great opportunity to make an impact.
The Carolina BrewMasters is proud to announce to you that the Charlotte Oktoberfest Charity Selection Committee has selected these Charities to benefit from our festival:

Kids Rein
Classroom Central

During the 15 years of hosting our festival, the Carolina BrewMasters have donated close to $500,000 to local charities.

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