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September 2014

Highland Brewing 20th Anniversary Tap Takeover September 18 2014
Join the Highland Brewing team to celebrate their 20th Anniversary with Highland favorites, 20th Anniversary specialty beers, and of course, Cold Mountain.

Thursday - September 18, 2014 @ 04:00PM

Thirsty Monk
92 Patton Ave
Asheville, North Carolina

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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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

VIP:
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
 

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
  • Rotation of hard-to-obtain craft beers from such renowned names as Trophy, Double Barley Brewery, Carolina Brewery, Fullsteam, Aviator, New Belgium, Foothills, Bombshell and Bell’s
  • 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 https://www.facebook.com/DeansSeafoodGrillAndBar. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.deansseafoodgrill.com or call 919-459-5875.


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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 gravy.br/>br/> Plus a kids area with Balloon Man Mike and a dinosaur bounce house, and it all supports Habitat for Humanity of Durham.br/>br/> Bull City Burger & Brewery
107 East Parrish Street, Suite 105, Durham, NC

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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
Camp CARE

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

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October 2014

4th Annual Kernersville Oktoberfest October 04 2014
Featuring fantastic local food and beverages inspired by Kernersville’s German tradition! Come enjoy seasonal beers and wines in our festive atmosphere, all contributing to a great community cause! Kernersville Oktoberfest will be held on Saturday, October 4th from 4-7 pm on the lawn at Körner’s Folly. Must be 21+ to attend. All proceeds benefit Historic Körner’s Folly.

Local restaurants will volunteer their time and energy to have delicious German-inspired goodies on hand for sampling. Last year, the event featured bratwurst on the grill, german potato salad, pumpkin spice cupcakes, pretzel sliders, and much more! Craft beer enthusiasts can especially get excited for this year’s celebration. Last year, in addition to great seasonal brews by R.H. Barringer & Anheuser-Busch, the event also featured the newly opened Hoots Roller Mill Brewing Co. of Winston-Salem.  Attendees can look forward to sampling German, Oktoberfest, and Pumpkin brews!

Early bird are tickets $25 (before September 15th); after September 15th, tickets are $30. Tickets are subject to sell out prior to the event, so we recommend purchasing your tickets as soon as possible. Plus you get an early bird discount if purchased before September 15, 2014! The purchase of a ticket provides each individual with a wristband, a commemorative tasting glass, and complimentary tour of Historic Körner’s Folly. Körner’s Folly will be open for tours from 10am – 4pm the day of the event; tours last approximately 1 hour. Food and beverage vendors will start serving promptly at 4pm. Tickets are non refundable.

To comply with North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement regulations, ALL ATTENDEES at this event MUST be 21 years of age and MUST have a wristband. Your valid Photo ID must be shown at the welcome table to obtain your individual wristband and commemorative tasting glass. Law enforcement agents are present to enforce those provisions. Sample tastings from individual restaurants, breweries, and wineries are subject to availability as some may run out prior to the end of the event.

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tickets - $30
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Carolina Brewing's Oktoberfest Bash for MS October 04 2014
Join us for our annual Oktobefest. This is our final fundraiser of the year for the MS Society. TeamCBC will be partnering with CBC to put on this family friendly event featuring live music from Gimme Shelter and Peak City Blues Project, food trucks (Big Mike's BBQ, CJ Street Food, more TBA), corn hole, and lots of CBC brews. A portion of all sales will go to the MS Society.

Saturday, October 4 at 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Carolina Brewing Company
140 Thomas Mill Rd, Holly Springs, North Carolina 27540
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7th Annual Pepper Festival October 05 2014
The 7th Annual Pepper Festival, hosted by Briar Chapel community in Chapel Hill on October 5, 3-7 p.m., celebrates local food and North Carolina culture in a spicy new way. Top chefs across North Carolina compete to create dishes--from beer to chocolate--using the locally bred and grown N.C. pepper.

This year's festival features experts from from The Fearrington Granary, Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen, Fiction Kitchen and 518 West as well as craft artisans from YesterYears Brewery, Steel String Brewery, Carolina Brewery and the all-new Top of the Hill Distillery.

And of course, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy acclaimed North Carolina bands, local artisans, DIY learning tents and family-friendly activities. Proceeds go to benefit The Abundance Foundation and the Piedmont BioFarm, both local organizations supporting sustainable lifestyles. The festival is hosted onsite at Briar Chapel in Chapel Hill at 185 Granite Mill Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Hint - you never know who might be judging the pepper beer entries!

 With your PepperFest ticket you get: An endless supply of pepper-themed dishes from some of the Piedmont’s best chefs and food artisans. To hear live music from two great local bands: Phil Cook & Tender Fruit! To visit interactive displays for kids and adults about local farms, renewable energy, and the abundance of great local food in and around the Triangle!

Pricing Cascade for Pepper Fest Tickets:
$20 until September 1st; 
$25 until September 26th;
$30 until October 4th;
$35 at the gate ;
Kids under 12 get in free!

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Oktoberfest Beer Dinner October 09 2014
Graze Restaurant is teaming up with Small Batch Beer Company for an Oktoberfest Beer Dinner. Chef Richard is preparing a 4-course dinner along with beer pairings from Small Batch. Don't miss out on this unique feast!

Graze Restaurant
425 N Cherry St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Call 336.721.2259 for Reservations
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Grand Opening of Sugar Creek Brewing Company October 10 2014
October 10th and Saturday, October 11th. Festivities during the Grand Opening Celebration will include fresh craft beer, live music, barbeque, outdoor games, and tours of the newly renovated facility.

Sugar Creek Brewing Company
215 Southside Dr
Charlotte, NC

2014 World Beer Festival-Durham October 11 2014
The 2014 World Beer Festival-Durham will be help Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at the Durham Athletic Park.
A chance to sample from over 200 craft and specialty beers from around the world.

Pre-sale begins Wednesday, July 9th at 12pm EST. Subscribe here by 12pm EST Monday & receive pre-sale code.

General public on-sale begins Thursday, July 17th at 12pm EST.

General Admission: $55

  • Tasting glass with unlimited 2oz tastings from over 200 of the finest beers!
  • Access into the Art of Beer Experience for beer ingredient samplings, pairings, educational seminars, a mini commercial brewery and more!

VIP Admission: $70
  • Tasting glass with unlimited 2oz tastings from over 200 of the finest beers!
  • A bonus selection of rare and unique beers
  • Access into the Art of Beer Experience for beer ingredient samplings, pairings, educational seminars, a mini commercial brewery and more!
  • The VIP lounge will be located in a private hospitality area with air conditioning and real bathrooms!
  • Festival commemorative gift
  • 3 issue subscription to All About Beer Magazine!


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Asheville Oktoberfest October 11 2014
The Asheville Downtown Association’s Oktoberfest returns on Saturday, October 11 from 1pm to 6pm on Coxe Avenue on downtown Asheville’s south slope. Advance tickets are $30 through August 31 and are available at ashevilledowntown.org. Tickets increase to $35 on September 1 and $40 on October 1. Tickets are on sale Friday, August 1 at noon at ashevilledowntown.org.

Oktoberfest is a 21 and over festival, we encourage you to leave the kids at home. If you must bring children, those eight and up must have a child ticket. Children under 7 will be admitted free. Designated driver tickets are available for $15.

Back for the 6th year is internationally renowned “oompah” band, The Stratton Mountain Boys. Their happy yodeling songs, shoe-slapping dances and lively spirited Polka music are sure to incite dancing in the street and rousing cheers of “Prost!”

Following a parade down Coxe Avenue, the ceremonial tapping of the keg will officially open the festivities. All 10 local breweries from last year’s event are returning including Asheville Brewing Company, Catawba Valley Brewing Company, French Broad Brewery, Green Man Brewery, Highland Brewing Company, Hi-Wire Brewing, Lexington Avenue Brewery (LAB), Oskar Blues Brewery, Pisgah Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.


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South End Hops Festival October 11 2014
Come experience Charlotte's most unique beer festival!

Food. Beer. Fun.

The Corner of Mint St & Carson Blvd
308 West Carson Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203

VIP Tickets $50---Entry: 1:00 PM-6:00 PM
For only $50 you can get the most out of your South End Hops Festival experience. With early entry starting at 1:00 PM, you can enjoy all the beer without having to withstand the crowds; a more intimate tasting experience! With private seating, restrooms, and included catered food, enjoying all of these great craft beers will come without any hassle. Also, we've saved a few choice brews that have been reserved just for VIP ticket holders and our VIP area is adjacent to the sound stage, so that you can enjoy the fabulous local music. Sounds pretty great, huh? And only $50? What's the catch? Well, the only catch is that there are only 100 tickets available, so act now!

General Admission $35/$40---Entry: 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
General admission tickets are a steal at $35 because we want you to enjoy a great beer festival without draining the bank. If you wait until the day of the event, however, tickets are $40, so make sure to reserve your tickets now! Not only is the South End Hops Festival fido-friendly, but you are encouraged to bring your chairs and blankets, as there will be plenty of grassy area to set up shop and enjoy the beer and music. Some chairs will be provided, but we recommend bringing your own. You can sample unlimited craft beer and listen to great local music, all while supporting a great cause! We can't wait to see you, and your four-legged best friends, on October 11th for the most unique beer festival that Charlotte has to offer.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
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Voracious Craft Beer Tasting October 17 2014
Join us for a Friday night VORACIOUS Craft Beer Tasting on the USS North Carolina Battleship Deck from 6pm-9pm.

We've invited some of our favorite breweries to pour their most delicious creations. Think of all those beers you can’t think of, because that’s what we’ll have. Those beers you’ve never heard of, never tasted of course–and they’re BIG. Have a clear picture in you mind? Probably not–so you shouldn’t miss this event. The beers being poured at this event are rare, some have never been in North Carolina before, and representatives from each brewery are there to answer any questions you may have about the fizzy deliciousness you're tasting.

Included in ticket price is a commemorative glass, hor d'oeuvres, live music, & all the beer you've wanted to try - but have been unable to do until now!

Friday - October 17, 2014 - 06:00PM
Beer Tasting / Release
USS NC Battleship, Wilmington, NC

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Lighthouse Beer & Wine Festival October 18 2014

Lighthouse Beer and Wine puts on this fantastic event once a year, always on the 3rd Saturday of October. Mark your calendars for October 18th for the 13th annual Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival! The festival runs from 1pm-5pm, with a limited number of VIP tickets reaping the benefit of a noon entry and loads of limited beers and this year wine!

Tickets go on sale early summer! And VIP tickets are selling faster each year—so be on top of your game! Click here for tickets, or stop by our fantastic specialty beer and wine store, Lighthouse Beer and Wine.

Over 100 craft breweries, and this year the new addition of wineries, will be all in one place! There’s no better way to try all the best beer and wine available. We want you to find new and exciting beverages that you love to sip. You will want nothing more that to hone your hop tasting, tickle your tongue, and have the best beer and wine tasting day of the year. We make a guide for you to have before you go, we’ve partnered withBrewGene so you  can track and find your favorite beers at the festival, and you can check out our flyer, (download last year’s here in pdf!) if you’d like it to not be interactive–for you lucky wine ticket holders, there will be a printed booklet with all the participating wineries at the wine tent.

Admission includes entrance to the Lighthouse Beer Festival grounds, a glass to sample with, and more beer and wine than you can ever taste in one day. So check out our guide and start planning your beer wanderings for the day. A free shuttle service to the greater Wilmington area will be available after the festival, so go ahead and enjoy yourself. Food vendors will be on site as well, so you can enjoy delicious foods while you explore the world of hops, grape and grain.

As always, a portion of the festival proceeds will benefit The Carousel Center, a non-profit organization committed to assisting victims of child abuse, providing critical care services to children from 15 counties throughout southeastern North Carolina.


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Mother Earth Brewing 5 Year Anniversary Party October 25 2014
SATURDAY, OCT. 25 – MOTHER EARTH BREWING 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Celebrate with us ALL DAY LONG on Saturday, October 25th, as Mother Earth Brewing turns FIVE YEARS OLD!

NEUSE RIVER PADDLE
Back in April, we sponsored our first ever Neuse River paddle, a senic canoe and kayak trip down the Neuse River through Kinston to raise money for the Kinston Riverwalk Fund. It was so much fun, we’re doing it again! On the morning of the anniversary party, brewery founders Stephen Hill and Trent Mooring will be guiding a senic, four mile paddle through the heart of Kinston, ending just a few blocks from the brewery. We’ll provide the boats, the equipment, and beers during the paddle; all you need to bring is yourself and a great attitude! You’ll be shuttled from Mother Earth Brewing down to the launch site, and shuttled back to the brewery at the conclusion. You’ll also get to take part in a guided beer tasting at the Mother Earth Tap Room at the conclusion of the tour! The cost to participate is only $25.00, with 100% of the funds raised going to support the Kinston Riverwalk Fund, building over two miles of nature trails along the Neuse River connecting the Kinston Nature Center with the Woodmen Community Center! The paddle will begin at 10am, and conclude around 1pm, just in time for the street festival at Mother Earth Brewing. Space is very limited and will sell out quickly, so contact the brewery today to reserve your spot by calling (252) 208-2437, or emailing info@motherearthbrewing.com

LIVE MUSIC
When we opened five years ago, we celebrated with a fantastic set from 90s alternative rockers The Connells, in a show that people have been talking about ever since. So to celebrate this anniversary, we’re bringing The Connells back to Kinston! Formed in Raleigh, NC in 1985, The Connells have released seven full length albums, featuring hits like “74-75,” “Stone Cold Yesterday,” and “Slackjawed.” They’ve toured extensively with acts like Def Leppard and won numerous awards for their 1993 Platinum album “Ring.” We’ll be featuring an afternoon of live music on North St. in front of the brewery headlined by The Connells, with local favorites The Craig Harrison Quartet and J.P. Soars And The Red Hots also playing feature sets. Music starts at 1pm; set times to be announced!

ANNIVERSARY BEERS
We've released some pretty spectacular beers both as wide releases and as special “Tap Room Only” batches in the last five years, so to celebrate, we’ll be bringing back some greatest hits, as well as introducing some new special brews!

THE OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY
We’ll be open late into the evening, but after the Tap Room closes, come hang out with us across the street at our sister bar, The Red Room, for the official after party! Local favorites The Deluge will take the stage at 10pm and The Red Room will be serving up plenty of delicious Mother Earth brews, as well as wine by the glass and local craft spirits.

STAY IN KINSTON
Interested in coming down for the party, but concerned about having to drive afterwards? Stay with us in Kinston! The Hampton Inn Kinston Hotel, located just one mile away, is offering a discounted rate for folks attending the anniversary party, and Mother Earth Brewing will be offering FREE shuttle service from the hotel to the brewery and back all day long! The rate will be available for all three nights, Thursday, October 23rd through Saturday, October 25th. Just call the Hampton Inn at (252) 523-1400 and ask for a reservation using the Mother Earth rate. Rooms at this special discounted rate are limited, and are only available until September 23rd, so make your reservation today!

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Homebrew Halloween October 31 2014
Homebrew Tasting Event on Halloween at Sky Lounge (5th floor) of Greenbridge Condominiums at 601 W Rosemary St Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
 6pm-12am Friday October 31st, 2014;

 Costumes: Encouraged; This event is a Halloween party, a charity event, and a homebrew tasting mixed in one awesome night.

Located in the Sky Lounge of Greenbridge Condominiums off of W Franklin St, we come together to drink great beer and raise money for The Pink Fund, a great charity that provides financial aid directly to cancer patients suffering catastrophic financial loss from treatment. Homebrew Halloween starts at 6pm (you can be fashionably late, there will be plenty to go around) until midnight. Costumes are not just recommended, they're required. We're right off of Franklin St and you will want to stroll down with the rest of the costume parade in the evening. We hope to make this an annual celebration so we'll be working extra hard this year to make this event a memorable one. First and foremost, this event is for charity so all proceeds will be donated to The Pink Fund. A ticket will get you entry into the event for all-you-care-to-drink beer, a souvenir tasting glass, and light snacks.

Early bird tickets are $20. Starting October 1st ( if there are tickets left, the price will be $25. At the door (on the off chance we have a few tickets remaining, the price will be $30).
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November 2014

3rd Annual Tryon Beer Fest November 08 2014
The Tryon Downtown Development Association presents the 3rd Annual Tryon Beer Fest! It will be held on November 8th, 2014 from noon til 6pm in the Tryon Depot Plaza. An array of craft beers and wine will be available along with authentic German food, large soft pretzels, and pizza. Non-alcoholic beverages and water will be available. Live Bavarian music will be played during the day then we'll rock out with a live band and an oyster roast in the evening!

Date: November 08, 2014
Time: Noon-6pm
Admission: Starting at $30
Location: Depot Plaza, Tryon, NC 28782 Website: http://tryonbeerfest.com
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River City Rhythm & Brews November 08 2014
A celebration of craft brew and local music featuring the Danial Jordan Band, Full Deck, Go Figure and Fuze.
Proceeds benefit Arts of the Albemarle.

Saturday Nov 8th, 6-10pm
Mariner's Wharf Park Downtown Elizabeth City


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Crystal Coast Hop Fest November 15 2014
3rd Annual Craft Beer Festival to benefit the SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House. November 15, 2014. Craft Beer Festival held by and benefiting Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport, NC - ALL VIP, RARE BREWS, FREE T-SHIRT.
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Attack of the Big Beers! November 15 2014
Attack of the Big Beer - Charlotte's High Gravity Beer Festival - kicks off the inaugural year on November 15th, 2014 in NODA. Belgiums, Charlotte Big Beers and Bodacioius Brews is what the festival is all about.

Sample over 100+ craft beers throughout the day from local favorites like Birdsong Brewing Co., Triple C Brewing Co., Unknown Brewing Co., Ass Clown Brewing Co., D9 Brewing Co., Sugar Creek Brewing Co., Lenny Boy Brewing Co. and more. The "attack" will continue with great Belgium Beers from the mother country, and of course other great North Carolina brewers.

If that's not enough, every 45 minutes, a mobile infuser will appear and partner with one of our amazing brewers to create a concoction that could compete with Frankenstein.

Professional Brewers will be vying for the Brewzilla Cup, which is presented to the brewer who has the biggest and baddest beer of the festival.

The indoor & outdoor festival includes amazing entertainment throughout the day with music by DJ Allen Rockhouse spinning the ones and twos. Aerial CLT will have aerial acrobatics and yoga throughout the festival. The Beer City Hoopers will be present to show you how hooping is really done. You can capture all of these amazing memories by jumping in the Photobooth.

Pick a time that is convenient for you, with two sessions in the day, choosing between either the 12:30 -3:30 pm session or the 5:00 to 8:00pm session. If you are in the mood for those amazing Trappist and Bodacious Belgium Brews, add some sampling tokens for the Monk's Lair.

For more information, visit us at www.attackofthebigbeers.com #attackbigbeers

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Release the Funk 2: Electric Funkaloo November 15 2014
Presented by Salud Beer Shop & New Belgium Brewing. November 15th, 2014 | 1 pm - 5 pm

Neighborhood Theatre in NoDa on Nov. 15 from 1-5 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $65 (includes all fees) and will be available at www.saludbeershop.com starting at noon on Monday, Sept. 1. This includes a tasting glass and unlimited beer samples; food from Three Amigos will be available to purchase separately.

In attendance this year will be Lauren Salazar, a wood cellar manager and sensory specialist at New Belgium. Lauren plays a key role in blending her brewery’s sour and wood-aged beers, such as La Folie, Le Terroir and Transatlantique Kriek. She visited Charlotte last year to oversee the blending of Funkaversary, a beer that New Belgium and NoDa Brewing collaboratively brewed in honor of Brawley’s Beverage’s tenth anniversary.

Breweries are still being finalized and there will be a few surprise beers, but the following breweries are on board to pour at the event:
Allagash Brewing
Anderson Valley Brewing Co.
Avery Brewing
Bell’s Brewing
Birdsong Brewing
Cascade Brewing
D9 Brewing
Evil Twin Brewing
Fonta Flora Brewery
Free Range Brewing
Fullsteam Brewery
Haw River Farmhouse Ales
Lenny Boy Brewing Co.
Natty Greene’s Brewing Co.
New Belgium Brewing
New Holland Brewing
NoDa Brewing
Steel String Brewing
Wicked Weed Brewing


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3rd Annual Tryon Beer Fest November 27 2014
The Tryon Downtown Development Association presents the 3rd Annual Tryon Beer Fest! It will be held on November 8th, 2014 from noon til 6pm in the Tryon Depot Plaza. An array of craft beers will be available along with an oyster roast, authentic German food, and other treats. Non-alcoholic beverages and water will be available. Live Bavarian music will be played during the day then we'll rock out with a live band and an oyster roast in the evening! We've done away with sampling tickets, so admission gets you unlimited beer and wine samples.

Rain or shine, come joins us in the sun or under the tent! You're guaranteed a uniquely fun time as you ‘Tap Into Tryon’.

PURCHASE TICKETS

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8th Annual Black Friday Cask Festival November 28 2014
The NC Black Friday Cask Festival is alway scheduled for the day after Thanksgiving from 3:00pm to 8:00pm! Tickets are available through Eventbrite or you can buy them at the door. This cask festival features only NC breweries. A Cask, is a special keg that they beer has been naturally carbonated in and the beer is served at cellar temperature (55F). Many of the casks have been specially dry hopped and/or have had specially ingredients added to the beer.

This event is 21 years or older. Food Truck’s are on premise throughout the event. DJ Ras J is typically here spinning the tunes.

Triangle Brewing Company
918 Pearl Street, Durham, NC 27701

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