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PRINTABLE SCHEDULE OF NC BEER MONTH 2014

April 2014

Beer Army Beer Week | April 15 - 19 2014 April 15 2014

Smack dab in the middle of Beer Month, is Beer Army Beer Week - and the brewery is hoping to see true beer lovers at any or all of the events planned throughout the week. Whether you've been a part of the Beer Army since the beginning, or this is your first experience with this local brewery, they'll be glad welcome you to the party. It's a whole week's worth of fun and outstanding brew that will make any craft-beer fan smile from ear to ear. So pick a day, or two, or all of them and celebrate with Beer Army.

  • It starts with a Pot Luck Dinner on the 16th to celebrate the Beer Army Outpost 2nd Anniversary.
  • There's a special restaurant food pairing on the 17th.
  • They'll be Dropping Cask Bombs on the 18th, where you'll get your hands on beers that you will never get again.
  • Finally, on the 19th from noon to 6 pm, they're going all out to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Beer Army Brewery with a full-day event for everyone to enjoy. Hang out at the bunker with delicious brews and toe-tapping entertainment from Bryan Mayer. There will be bouncy bounces for the little ones, and the Jones County Fire Department will be providing the food as a fund raiser.

That's a week's worth of fun and outstanding beer that will make any craft-beer fan smile from ear to ear.


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CASK BOMBS at Beer Army Outpost April 18 2014
We will be DROPPING CASK BOMBS at Beer Army Outpost. All day on Friday, April 18th we will feature 4 unique casks and unlimited sampling for a flat rate ticket price of just $15!!! The casks will come exclusively from the Beer Army Combat Brewery...these are beers you will NEVER GET AGAIN!!
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Brewer Olympics at Raleigh Brewing Company April 19 2014
Featuring Raleigh Brewing, Steel String, Gizmo, Fullsteam, Double Barley, and White Street. Brewers/sales/marketing/owners from each brewery compete in silly tasks that loosely involve production. Really, it's for the public to sit back and watch us make fools of ourselves while drinking lots of beer.

Raleigh Brewing Company
3709 Neil St, Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 400-9086

Beer Army Combat Brewery One Year Anniversary Celebration April 19 2014
Bring the whole family and celebrate with us for the one year anniversary of the Beer Army Combat Brewery being open!! We will have a full day planned for people to come and enjoy at the brewery in downtown Trenton, NC!! Hang out in the Bunker and enjoy some of our most delicious brews while listening to local Nashville Recording Artist Bryan Mayer!! We will also have bouncy bounces for the little ones and food will be provided by the Jones County Fire Departments to them raise money!

The event will begin at 12:00 p.m. and the fun won't stop until 6:00 p.m., which means there is plenty of daylight to come out and join us for a pint of beer!

Beer Army Combat Brewery
134 Industrial Park Drive
Trenton, NC 28585
Telephone - (252) 448-1000


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Mystery Brewing Dinner at Piedmont Restaurant April 22 2014
The Piedmont Restaurant is partnering with Mystery Brewing Company to celebrate the arrival of Spring in the form of good food and good beer.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mystery Brewing

Piedmont Restaurant
401 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
www.piedmontrestaurant.com


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Lantern & Fullsteam Celebrate Spring in the Beer Garden April 22 2014
On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Lantern and Fullsteam will celebrate North Carolina Beer Month with an evening inspired by Japanese izakayas in our outdoor beer garden. Andrea Reusing of Lantern and Sean Lilly Wilson will collaborate on a spring menu that pairs a different Fullsteam beer with each salty, spicy, and crunchy dish. Meal/beer pairing event is one seating. The evening will benefit Wholesome Wave's work to increase the accessibility and affordability locally grown fruits and vegetables in North Carolina.

April 22, 2014

Spring in the Beer Garden
423 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

The Junctions Spring Beer Dinner featuring Hi-Wire Brewing April 23 2014
The Junction in Asheville will host its Spring Beer Dinner featuring Hi-Wire Brewing on Wednesday, April 23rd! In addition to favorites from Hi-Wire’s year-round line-up of HI-Wire Lager, Prime Time Pale, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-Pitch IPA, The Junction will also feature never-before-seen, one-of-a-kind brews from Hi-Wire. Pairings will include multiple barrel-aged selections and unique special brews as well as a sneak peek at Hi-Wire’s upcoming first barrel-aged series release – a red Zinfandel barrel-aged Belgian IPA. More on Hi-Wire’s public barrel-aged series release to come in the near future. Of course, the team at Junction has some incredible food selections lined-up that are sure to impress. This is truly a unique event at which to taste the best of The Junction paired with some of Hi-Wire’s most unique brews yet. Featuring six specialized courses paired with six different Hi-Wire beers, this event is not to be missed for lovers of exceptional food and beer. Details: The dinner is $65 and takes place on Wednesday, April 23rd at The Junction (348 Depot) in Asheville’s River Arts District. Doors open at 6p; first course is served by 7p. Reservations are strongly recommended by calling The Junction at 828.225.3497.

NC Beer Month - ORO Restaurant Beer Dinner and Tap Take-over - Gizmo Brew Works April 24 2014
Four courses and Gizmo Brew Works is taking over all six taps.

ORO Restaurant & Lounge
18 E. Martin St
(at the corner of Martin & Wilmington Streets)
Raleigh, NC 27601
919.239.4010

Hickory Hops April 26 2014
This event will showcase over 45 of the best micro‑brewers in the Southeast, providing an opportunity to sample their products for the low price of $30 in advance or $35 on the day of the event. Designated Drivers pay $10. The event will be under tents to protect attendees from cold or rain as much as possible. Event happens rain or shine.

Hickory Depot in Downtown Hickory
Hickory, NC 28602

Downtown Walkabout - Blowing Rock April 26 2014
This event will acquaint you with area breweries and local business owners in a festive, community-driven atmosphere. All participating businesses are within a few blocks of each other, so you can enjoy Blowing Rock's great downtown area.

Featuring:
-Block Party Blow-out businesses at North Main! Several local breweries will join an assortment of businesses at the North end of Main Street. Located behind Footsloggers with live music! Beer tastings & food sampling by Blowing Rock Produce & Provisions & Knights on Main. Special offers at Footsloggers, Rustic, and Cabin Fever, plus lodging specials at Mountainaire Inn.

-Brews & bites at Blowing Rock Ale House & Inn

Plus more offers and fun at
-Blowing Rock Market
-Six Pence Pub
-Town Tavern

April 26, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Beer, Bubbles, and BBQ April 26 2014
This event features beer from local craft breweries, sparkling wines, and BBQ from the best Pit Masters around. There will also be live music from local band, Big Something. Be sure to grab some North Carolina Crafted Natty Greene’s beer to go with your North Carolina BBQ!

Pit Masters: Jeremy Cannon of Fat Fellas, Newport
Roland Humphrey of Rolands BBQ, Beaufort
Clarke Merrell of Dank Burrito, a Circa 81 project
Charles Park, CEC, of Beaufort Grocery Co., Beaufort
Keith Rhodes of Catch, Wilmington

Desserts by Alex and Brett’s Bakery
Featuring: 21st Amendment Brewery, Aviator, Barritt’s Ginger Beer, Boulevard, Bridgeport, Carolina Brewery, Carolina Brewing Co., Duck Rabbit, Foothills, Goose Island, Harpoon, Heavy Seas, Highland, Lagunitas, Left Hand Brewing, Lonerider, Moët & Chandon, Mother Earth Brewery, Natty Greene’s, New Belgium, Old Speckled Hen, Sam Adams, Shiner, Sierra Nevada, Stone, Sweetwater, Terrapin, Victory & many more!

April 26th – 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Address: NC Maritime Museum, Gallant’s Channel
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Brewgaloo April 26 2014
Brewgaloo features craft breweries from North Carolina and partners with local food trucks and local bands. You can purchase 5 beer tokens for $25 or Taster Cards with 5- 3 oz. pours for $5.

Local craft beer festival presented by Shop Local Raleigh featuring local craft beer including Aviator, Natty Greene’s, Big Boss, Carolina Brewing, Mash House, Carolina Brewery, Deep River Brewing, Foothills, Gizmo, Mother Earth, Mystery Brewing, Lonerider, Raleigh Brewing, Starpoint Brewing, Fortnight & more!

Food will be offered from local food trucks including Cafe’ Prost, Big Al’s & Chirba Chirba, Lumpy’s Ice Cream, Hibachi Xpress, Only Burger, American Meltdown, Sweet Stacey Cakes and more!

Live, local bands. Support your local economy, local beer + food vendors and come out for a great cause! Be sure to thank our sponsors!

Brewgaloo 2014
Raleigh’s City Plaza
April 26, 2014
2-10 pm

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Wicked Weed Beer Dinner - Brewers vs Chefs April 29 2014
Originally scheduled in January, but rescheduled due to snowy conditions, Wicked Weed will continue the beer dinner series with, Brewers Versus Chefs. This five course dinner scheduled for Tuesday April 29th will not only highlight the food and beer at Wicked Weed but it will get you, the diner, involved the tasting process. Each course will be paired with two beers, one chosen by the chefs and one chosen by the brewers. In this friendly competition, the diner will decide who has selected a better pairing with each course. At the end of the meal, the diners will vote, deciding who has won the challenge and the bragging rights until next year's competition. Tickets for this dinner are currently on sale on eventbrite or in person at the brewpub. https://brewersvschefsbeerdinner.eventbrite.com
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Blowing Rock Ale House Beer Dinner April 29 2014
Beer made in-house at Blowing Rock Brewing paired with tasty menu items at the Blowing Rock Ale House.

April 29, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blowing Rock Ale House Beer Dinner
152 Sunset Drive
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
828-414-9254

The Grand Finale April 30 2014
Join us at The Oxford for a dining experience where chef, Chris Hill, serves up some of the Triangles most unique dishes. Each dish is made with the freshest ingredients with an influence of the southern mainstay, Cheerwine. You can wash each course down with suds from Raleigh Brewing Company. Chef Chris and the Brewmaster from RBC thoughtfully paired each dish with a delicious, locally brewed, beer. Not to be outdone, we've also commissioned the brewery to create a brew just for The Oxford. The Tasting: Buy a Ticket, Keep the Glass! Join us for the Grand Finale of N.C.'s Beer Month and taste 10 of the finest local brews. After you taste all 10, you get to choose a pint of your favorite to finish the night. Featuring brews from Raleigh Brewing Company, Big Boss Brewing Company and Lonerider Brewing Company.

  • Times: Dinner 6:30-9pm; Tasting 9:30-midnight
  • Venue: The Oxford
  • Address: 319 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Admission: Dinner $47; Tasting $20
  • Phone:919.424.7759

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Wake Brewers Wrap Party April 30 2014
Wake County's breweries in conjunction with the Wake SPCA are coming together for a beer festival to cap off N.C. Beer Month. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the SPCA and the North Carolina Museum of Art. Breweries attending include: Big Boss Brewing Company, Bombshell Beer Company, Carolina Brewing Company, Fortnight Brewing Company, Gizmo Brew Works, Lonerider Brewing Company, Raleigh Brewing Company and White Street Brewing Company. Food trucks will also be on site. This is a dog friendly event!


May 2014

Gizmo's One Year Anniversary Celebration May 03 2014
Gizmo's one year anniversary.

We'll have live music from Birds & Arrows and Morning Brigade, among others. Lots of beer. Free admission.

Gizmo Brew Works 5907 Triangle Dr, Raleigh, NC 27617 (919) 782-2099

1st Annual Lake Norman Bags & Brews Fest May 03 2014
Date: May 3, 2014 10am - 6pm
Cornhole Tournament to start at 10am.  Registration begins at 8am.
Brews will start being poured at 12pm for those that purchase a VIP ticket (one hour earlier than regular admission)

Where:  Mooresville Town Square Shopping Center on the Central Green way (Mooresville Commons Way, Mooresville, NC 28115)

www.lakenormanbagsandbrewsfest.com (website to be live soon)
www.facebook.com/lakenormanbagsandbrewsfest
Twitter @LKNBagsBrews

The Captain Mark McDowell Memorial Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is hosting the 1st Annual Lake Norman Bags and Brews Fest to take place in Mooresville, NC on May 3, 2014.  This event is an outdoor craft beer festival and sanctioned cornhole tournament.  ALL proceeds generated from this event (ticket sales, donations, vendor fees) will be for charity.  In addition to our foundation, we will be supporting the "Welcome Home Vet's Living Military Museum" by Richard's Coffee Shop in Mooresville, NC and the "Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program" organized by Carolina's Healthcare to help youth and adults with physical disablities develop skills to promote active and productive lifestyles without barriers or limits.

The event will also feature live entertainment, food trucks, and vendors including Satellite Cigar.

This event is strictly 21 and up.  DD tickets are available for purchase.  Everyone to enter the festival must have a ticket.  Event tickets may be purchased separately for each event or together as a discounted combo ticket.  Tickets are on sale now via EventBrite and should be available for purchase on our website soon.  Get yours early before April 11, 2014 to secure yours at the lowest discounted price!

Our breweries to be in attendance this year are:
NoDa Brewing
Sierra Nevada
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
Olde Hickory Brewery
Appalachian Mountain Brewery
Lagunita's
Lone Rider Brewing
Natty Green's Brewing
Wedge Brewery
Fonta Flora Brewery
Catawba Brewing Company
Aviator Brewing
Oskar Blues
Mother Earth Brewing
Heinzelmannchen Brewery
Triple C Brewing
OMMI Brewing Company
Starr Hill
Iredell Brewer's United
Sweet Water Brewing
Unknown Brewing
Lake Norman Brewing Company
Big Boss Brewing

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Gastonia Grizzlies Ballpark 6th Annual Beer Fest May 03 2014
The Ballpark Beer Fest is aimed towards promoting craft brewers in the Southeast through beer tasting, music, food and socializing. Proceeds will benefit the Gaston County Jaycees. The Beer Fest is limited to 1,000 people.

VIP Tickets Go On Sale Friday, March 21st 2014
General Admission Tickets Go On Sale Saturday, March 22nd


Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 6:00 - 10:00 pm
at Sims Legion Park in Gastonia, NC
Rain or Shine

FEATURING:
- Over 125 Beers!
- Limited to 1,250 People!
- Unlimited Sampling!
- Cornhole Tournament!
- 6 oz. Sampling Glass!
- Live Music!

Beer List


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Beer Bourbon BBQ Festival -Charlotte May 10 2014
Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE –TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day.

Souvenir Glass For Tastings
Unlimited Beer and Bourbon Tastings as you stroll from table to table and tent to tent. There are 40 Bourbons and 60 Beers on Tap. Enjoy, but please drink responsibly.
BBQ Galore! Enjoy the great barbeque selection – pulled pork from whole hogs, ribs, brisket, chickens, sausages and any fixin’ you could imagine. We’ll keep the portions heavy and the prices low.
Enjoy Seminars in the Tasting Theater with Master Distillers, Brewmasters, and Pit Masters
Listen To Live Rock & Blues Music and great Bluegrass on The Main Stage.
Enjoy the Great Contests on the Main Stage: BBQ Bean Eating Contest and the BBQ Babe Contest.
Browse Cool Exhibits of Brewerania, hot sauces, bbq accessories, and even a cigar tent for all guests.
Lots of FREE Parking!!!!
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR *Advance ticket purchasers have priority entry.
SESSION TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND TICKETS ARE SOLD FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVE.


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North Carolina Brewers & Music Festival May 10 2014
A celebration of Music, North Carolina, and its craft brewing traditions, NCBMF will delight you with seven bands and as many NC brewers who can be here, serving free tastings of their finest brews for 3 full hours, all in the confines of one of the largest open areas in Mecklenburg County!

NCBMF will be on May 10th, from 12:00 - 10:00 (tentative) at Historic Rural Hill, a historic site and farm located 15 minutes from downtown Charlotte, NC in Huntersville.

This event is rain-or-shine and will not be rescheduled.

Ticket information COMING SOON!!
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High Point Craft Beer Festival May 10 2014
Keep your eyes open and calendar ready for the Great American Craft Beer Tour. We are bringing epic craft beer festivals to areas in the Southeast underserved by the craft beer revolution. We will typically have at least 150 different beers from at least 50 different breweries, and the events are designed to provide the optimum craft beer festival experience for all in attendance.

And it’s all about the local experience. We bring in local breweries and homebrewers first, then add regional and national craft beers as needed to allow a complete and broad spectrum tasting for all interested and willing to explore different beers and styles. Local food trucks and caterers will be on hand to provide a variety of food, with local crafters and businesses there as well.

Responsible tasting is important. The Blow Before You Go team is on hand at every event to allow revelers to take a breathalyzer test before leaving. Also, Designated Driver tickets are only $10, and that includes soft drinks and water.

The hours for the events will be 1-5:00 pm for General Admission and tickets are only $35. VIP tickets will be $50 and include a one hour early admission, a T-shirt, and special VIP only beers.

One tent. Over one hundred craft beers. Your town.

Oak Hollow Lake in Festival Park
3400 N. Centennial Street
High Point, NC 27265

November 16, 2013, from 1-5 pm for just $35.
VIP one hour early entry for $50.
GET TICKETS HERE
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The Best Firkin Beer Festival May 10 2014
The Best Firkin Beer Festival is a different type of beer festival with a focus on artisan, small batch, barrel aged brews from some of the country’s top rated microbreweries. For the past two years we’ve hosted hundreds of beer enthusiasts, brewers, and connoisseurs alike, in the fresh open air of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Sollazzo Festivals is excited to be announcing the third annual Best Firkin Beer Festival, and that the festival is moving to a larger venue at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain (just minutes outside of Asheville NC) to accommodate even more firkin goodness. A shuttle will be offered from downtown Asheville via the Hop & Go brewery shuttle, allowing festival goers the safest travel possible. Entertainment will be provided by ol’time musicians and buskers to create an atmosphere perfect for enjoying the old world flavor of firkin beer.

May 10, 2014 •  3:00PM (2PM entry for VIP)
@ Pisgah Brewing Co, 150 Eastside Dr, Black Mountain, NC

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET – $40 GET TICKETS
Includes commemorative tasting glass and 3pm entry into festival.

VIP TICKET – $65 GET TICKETS
Includes commemorative tasting glass, t-shirt, and early entry into the festival (enter at 2pm, one hour early).

*VVIP* TICKET – $75 GET TICKETS
Includes commemorative tasting glass, t-shirt, early entry into the festival (enter at 2pm, one hour early), and round trip shuttle ride (ride the Hop & Go shuttle from Vance Monument to the festival, then return safely to downtown).

DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET – $15 GET TICKETS
Enjoy the music and merriment! (includes entry only; no tasting glass or beer samples for designated drivers)

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Moore County Chamber of Commerce presents the 5th Annual Festival of Beers May 17 2014
This year's event is coordinated by the Moore County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Railhouse Brewery, Triangle Wine and Murphy Insurance. The Festival of Beers will be held on the property of the Southern Pines Elks Lodge from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 17. Tickets are $25 in advance (available at the Moore County Chamber of Commerce or online at www.moorecountychamber.com, Railhouse Brewery, and Triangle Wine) and $30 starting May 1st. Because of the popularity of the event, the Chamber urges advance ticket purchase as it has sold out 4 consecutive years. There are also $10 tickets available for designated drivers. All guests at the Festival of Beers receive a commemorative glass and have access to water and soda.

Confirmed participants include Aviator, Big Boss, Bombshell, Double Barley, Lonerider, Oskar Blues, Railhouse Brewery, Triangle Wine and White Sheet. The Festival of Beers anticipates up to 20 North Carolina Breweries pouring over 40 craft beers.

Location: Southern Pines Elks Lodge, 280 Country Club Cir, Southern Pines, NC 28387
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Asheville Beer Week May 23 2014
The 3rd Annual Asheville Beer Week is May 23 through May 31, 2014—when we celebrate all things beer in Asheville, North Carolina.

The week of events will include tastings, dinners, beer education, and other beer-related fun (and nonsense). Asheville Beer Week culminates with Asheville’s 5th Annual Beer City Festival on May 31, where dozens of breweries (and plenty of live music) are slated to appear on Roger McGuire Green.

- See more at: http://ashevillebeerweek.com/

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NC Hops and Roots Festival May 24 2014
A family friendly festival celebrating our local craft breweries, vineyards, food, farms, and music!!!

Breweries in the Beer Garden:
Carolina Brewery
Fullsteam
Foothills Brewing
Bear Creek Brewing
Top of the Hill Brewery
Four Saints Brewing

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2014
2 DAYS-May 24th and 25th

at Shakori Hills
1439 Henderson Tanyard Rd, Pittsboro

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"Smile, We Make Beer" World Premiere May 27 2014
Tuesday, May 27th at 7:00pm at the Studio Movie Grill Epicenter.

Smile, We Get to Make Beer! is about the freedom of expression that comes out when you follow your dreams. It's about connecting to a community in a way that makes a difference. It's about daring to fail and pushing forward through whatever it takes to succeed and knowing that success is not measured by the size of a bank account but by the contentment and satisfaction that comes from doing what you love. Oh, and it's about beer!

Studio Movie Grill Epicenter
210 E. Trade St. Ste: D-290
Charlotte, NC 28202
tel: 704-972-1062 

TICKET INFO COMING SOON!
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Wicked Weed Beer Dinner - V - Five Brewery, Five Courses, Five Beers May 27 2014
The Wicked Weed Brewing beer dinner series will culminate this spring with V, our five course, five brewery, five beer dinner. Now in it's second year, V beer dinner will usher four other breweries into Wicked Weed to showcase a variety of rare and hard to find ales. These rare beers will each be paired with a course designed to compliment the various flavors and aromas. The date tickets will go on sale, as well as the specific brewery partners, will be announced closer to the May 27th dinner. https://vbeerdinner.eventbrite.com
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Beer City Festival - Asheville May 31 2014
Beer City Festival is the brewers’ beer festival! The 5th Annual BCF will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 01:00-6:00 p.m. It’s the perfect way to wrap-up ABW 2014 with a big community party.

Every year, the Asheville Brewers Alliance teams up with the good people behind September’s popular Brewgrass Festival. This outdoor beer fest is held in Downtown Asheville on Roger McGuire Green with dozens of breweries and plenty of live music. Partial proceeds from the festival go to local charities.

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June 2014

State of Origin: Craft Brew Festival June 14 2014
State of Origin is a boutique craft brew festival focusing on local breweries embracing North Carolina flora and fauna in the creation of craft beer.  We have decided to cap the event at 20 breweries that are using localized raw materials in the production of their craft products.

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Historic Courthouse Lawn
102 E. Union St., Morganton, NC 28655

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CANS RECYCLED CANNED CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL June 28 2014
GUYS WITH TIES presents... CANS RECYCLED CANNED CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL Hosted by Guys With Ties Consumer Ticketing Terms, Saturday, 6/28/14 at 1:00 PM Event Type: Beer Tasting, Casual Party, Concert, Gathering, Live Music; Saturday, June 28 1pm - 5pm Brazwell's Premium Pub parking lot. Brazwell's Premium Pub 1627 Montford Drive Charlotte, NC 28209 WHO SAYS HAPPINESS DOESN'T COME IN A CAN?  "EARLY BIRD SPECIAL" tickets available starting Thu, 4/10/14 8:00 AM until Wed, 5/14/14 11:59 PM;  General Admission ticket sales time starts on Thu, 5/15/14 12:01 AM;  "VIP Ticket" tickets available starting Thu, 4/10/14.
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July 2014

2014 Brewing Short Course at Appalachian State - Session 1 July 07 2014

Session 1: July 7th - 11th

Appalachian State is offering a one-week brewing short course through the Fermentation Sciences program this summer (2 sessions). This course is for the advanced homebrewer, aspiring brewer, and industry cohort.

Appalachian State University 2014 Brewing Short Course (5-day) The Appalachian State University Fermentation Sciences program will offer a 5-day brewing short course in July 2014 intended for those working within the brewing industry and the advanced home brewer. The course will focus on proficiency and understanding of fundamental brewing principles and technologies, and include standard brewing operations, course material relevant to testing modules offered by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD), and hands-on brewing activities focused on recipe development and process control and monitoring.

For more  information:
http://wine.appstate.edu/workshops/brewing-short-course

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Highland Night Flight July 12 2014
Highland Brewing Company celebrates its 20th anniversary with the inaugural Highland Night Flight on Saturday, July 12, at 8:00 pm. This four-mile race will be centered at the brewery in East Asheville and includes a loop that has never been raced on before. Afterward, celebrate with friends at Highland with food, music and delicious fresh beer at the post-race party.

The event is being produced in partnership with the City of Asheville and the Asheville Parks & Greenways Foundation, with all proceeds going to the development of greenways in our community.

Register HERE
For More Details - CLICK HERE

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10th Annual Summertime Brews Festival July 12 2014
10th Annual Summertime Brews Festival at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 2:30pm – 8pm.

Serious beer connoisseur's can enjoy the first samples of the frosty brews during the VIP Brewmaster Tasting beginning at 2:30pm.

All those who, while you appreciate the wonderful craftsmanship of the beers, are less interested measured analytical sips and would rather jump right in to experience as many of the three hundred beers as responsibly possible, may crash the gates starting at 4pm.

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2014 Brewing Short Course at Appalachian State - Session 2 July 21 2014

Session 2: July 21st - 25th

Appalachian State is offering a one-week brewing short course through the Fermentation Sciences program this summer (2 sessions). This course is for the advanced homebrewer, aspiring brewer, and industry cohort.

Appalachian State University 2014 Brewing Short Course (5-day) The Appalachian State University Fermentation Sciences program will offer a 5-day brewing short course in July 2014 intended for those working within the brewing industry and the advanced home brewer. The course will focus on proficiency and understanding of fundamental brewing principles and technologies, and include standard brewing operations, course material relevant to testing modules offered by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD), and hands-on brewing activities focused on recipe development and process control and monitoring.

For more  information:
http://wine.appstate.edu/workshops/brewing-short-cours

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August 2014

Beer Bourbon BBQ Festival - Cary August 01 2014
Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE –TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day.

Souvenir Glass For Tastings
Unlimited Beer and Bourbon Tastings as you stroll from table to table and tent to tent. There are 40 Bourbons and 60 Beers on Tap. Enjoy, but please drink responsibly.
BBQ Galore! Enjoy the great barbeque selection – pulled pork from whole hogs, ribs, brisket, chickens, sausages and any fixin’ you could imagine. We’ll keep the portions heavy and the prices low.
Enjoy Seminars in the Tasting Theater with Master Distillers, Brewmasters, and Pit Masters
Listen To Live Rock & Blues Music and great Bluegrass on The Main Stage.
Enjoy the Great Contests on the Main Stage: BBQ Bean Eating Contest and the BBQ Babe Contest.
Browse Cool Exhibits of Brewerania, hot sauces, bbq accessories, and even a cigar tent for all guests.
Lots of FREE Parking!!!!
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR *Advance ticket purchasers have priority entry.
SESSION TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND TICKETS ARE SOLD FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVE.


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