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December 2014

Red Nose Pin and Pint Night at Brixx Pizza December 23 2014
Natty Greene's Red Nose Pin and Pint Night at Brixx Pizza; 1424 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, NC; Come out to Brixx in Greensboro for $3 NC drafts and a pin of Red Nose! Our Silo Series Imperial Stout will be available on tap as well! 4 PM

Mother Earth Brewing Tap Takeover at BottleMixx December 23 2014
Come and celebrate the season with BottleMixx and Mother Earth Brewing Co. as we tap Mother Earth Beers including Silent Night - a Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Silent Night offers a coffee aroma and the taste of an exceptionally rich malty flavor. Robust yet smooth and black as coal, each sip is a delightful gift. Old man winter gave you just what you were hoping for. 5-8pm

Brennan Station, 8111 Creedmoor Road #153
Raleigh, NC 27613
(919) 615-1703

Thirsty Monk 2nd Annual New Years Keg Drop December 31 2014
Back by popular demand, after an immensely successful first year, Thirsty Monk is hosting it’s 2nd Annual New Years Keg Drop December 31st at Biltmore Park! This year’s celebration falls on Highland Pint Night, so look for a special tapping of Highland’s Cold Mountain as the 2-story keg drops at the stroke of midnight. Visit for directions, event details, live tap lists and more.

Bull City Burger and Brewery New Years Eve December 31 2014
Thank you all for another fantastic year at Bull City Burger and Brewery. As the year comes to a close, we would like to invite you to join us for a Family Friendly New Years Eve on Wednesday December 31st at 6 PM. Bull City Burger and Brewery's New Years Eve, Wednesday December 31, 2014. One Seating starts at 6:00 PM Reservations Only Please. Please call 919.680.2333. Adults $35 plus tip, plus tax, Children (under 12 years) $12 plus tip, plus tax, Beer paired with each course, add $12 per adult plus tax, plus tip, 8:30-ish PM Toast for Everyone Beer, Sparkling Wine or Non-Alcohol Juice, Adults welcome without children, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Proper Attire Required - No ties, jackets, tuxedos or formal gowns please. Please arrive between 5:45 and 6 PM. No substitutions please. 107 East Parrish St. Durham, NC 27701.

New Beer's Eve Beer Festival December 31 2014
60 Craft Beers for Sampling (approximately 20 breweries)
Music (DJ Ray)
Wearing a Hat strongly encouraged, but not required
Outside (Snuggle up!)

Wednesday December 31, 2014 at 4:00 PM - 9PM

$35 per Person
Limited to 200 people
No Person Under 21 Admitted

grapevine Wine Shop | Wine Bar
1012 Market Street
Suite 105
Fort Mill, SC 29708
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January 2015

Official Old Town Brown Release Party January 08 2015
Natty Greene's Official Old Town Brown Release Party; Old Town Draught House - 1205 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, NC 27403; 5 PM; Join us for the release of our first 2015 seasonal, Old Town Brown Ale. Brewed with seven different malts, one hop, and baker's chocolate, Old Town Brown is a Natty Greene's brew you will not want to miss. Stay tuned for updates about the giveaways!

Winterfest Craft Beer Festival at Beech Mountain January 10 2015
Enjoy local craft beer from local breweries at the highest point IN the mountains!!

"Brew and Chew" at Draft Line Brewing Co. January 10 2015
At Draft Line, we really enjoy brewing beer and we want to share some of our knowledge with the local home brewing community. 'Brew and Chew' is an opportunity for home brewers to learn from more experienced brewers about the craft.

On January 10th, in partnership with Homesteader's Brew Supply, we will hold our first 'Brew and Chew' event at Draft Line Brewing Company. We are inviting local home brewing enthusiasts to bring their rigs and brew alongside our head brewers. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in brewing to get tips and take in a mini class on "off flavors".

More details here:

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Natty Greene's Beer Dinner at Eddy Pub January 15 2015
6pm; Natty Greene's Beer Dinner at Eddy Pub; 1715 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd, Saxapahaw, NC 27340

Raleigh Brewing and 214 Martin Street Beer Dinner January 22 2015
214 Martin Street is not just an incredible event space, it’s also a Pop Up Restaurant for hire! The idea is to provide a beautiful blank canvas for you to take over and make your own. So whether you’re getting married, hosting a corporate business meeting, looking to test the waters as an up and coming restaurateur, or just need a place to throw a great party, 214 Martin Street is YOUR place! We’ll be hosting our first Beer Dinner at this amazing space and hope you can join us. Check out the awesome menu put together by the 214 Martin Street chefs:

  • Course 1 – Roasted Pear, Apple, Beet, Argula, Spiced Walnuts, Elodia Farms Goat Cheese
      Pairing – Moravian Rhapsody Czech Style Pilsener
  • Course 2 – NC Flounder, Lemon Ricotta Tortellini, Herb Salad, Parsnip Puree, Cipollini
      Pairing – Hell Yes Ma’am Belgian Style Golden
  • Course 3 – Heritage Farms Pork Tenderloin Porchetta, Bacon, Local Greens, Wild Mushrooms, Cornbread, Cider Au Jus
      Pairing – Blatherskite Scottish Export Ale
  • Course 4 – Spiced Chocolate Cake, Ganache, Ginger-Sweet Potato Puree, Salted Caramel Toffee, Orange Sorbet
      Pairing – The Miller’s Toll Imperial Oatmeal Stout

    Thursday, January 22nd
    214 Martin Street, Raleigh
    6pm - 830pm
    $49 a person, Click Here to purchase tickets.

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Raleigh Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting January 24 2015

The Raleigh Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting was created to provide the beer enthusiast with the ultimate beer experience! We are providing 40 Rare and/or Vintage beers poured by brewery representatives in an intimate environment, allowing attendants the opportunity to learn what makes these beers special and those that brewed them.

Appetizers, bottled water and sodas are included in the ticket price. Attendance is limited and tickets will sell fast. A link to purchase tickets will be available on November 1 on this site.

A list of beers being brought by participating breweries can be found on the Breweries & Beers page.

100% of the net proceeds from ticket sales will be going towards the awareness mission of Pint for Prostates, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity founded by beer writer and prostate cancer survivor Rick Lyke. Last year we raised almost $13K and hope to raise much more this year!

Saturday, January 24, 3pm-6pm

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8th Annual Winter Warmer Beer Festival January 24 2015
Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Asheville Winter Warmer Beer Festival on Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 3:00 - 7:00pm - provided to you by co-hosts: ThreeSheets:Design and Brews Cruise, Inc.

This year’s Winter Warmer event will be held at the U.S. Cellular Center Asheville (Asheville Civic Center) again, in Downtown Asheville. Thanks to all of you, each year’s festival is bigger and better than the year before - so hopefully, 2015’s Winter Warmer Festival will be the best yet!


We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance, as the last five years’ events have sold out. This year’s venue allows for a few more to attend, but we have already received many inquiries about this year’s festival, so don’t miss out on this wonderful Winter Warmer!

Non-Profit Partner for 2015
This year, we will be supporting the Western North Carolina Alliance (WNCA) non-profit organization (our partner since 2013...) For 30 years, the Western North Carolina Alliance has been a trusted community partner, marshaling grassroots support to keep our forests healthy, our air and water clean, and our communities vibrant. Utilizing a combination of policy advocacy, scientific research and community collaboration, the Alliance and its chapters throughout Western North Carolina unleash the power of citizens’ voices to protect the natural heritage of our region so that people and the environment can thrive.

For any additional information, or questions about this event,
please email us at

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5th Annual Jolly Skull Beer Festival January 24 2015
Greenville, NC will be hosting their fifth annual beer festival at the Greenville Convention Center on January 24, 2015. This 41,000 square foot venue is a first class, state of the art building located downtown in Greenville, North Carolina at 303 SW Greenville Blvd, Greenville, NC 27834. The festival will focus on 60+ American craft and regional micro breweries with over 150 beers being offered.

There will only be one tasting session with three tickets options. The VIP ticket is $40 if purchased BEFORE 3 Jan, $50 after that date/day of the event and will give you admission from 1 - 6 PM. The General Admission ticket is $25 if purchased BEFORE 3 Jan, $35 after that date/day of the event and will give you admission from 2:30 - 6 PM. The VIP and GA ticket includes unlimited sampling of all beers offered. The Designated Driver ticket (available online only) which is $10 and will give you admission from 1 - 6 PM. There will only be 500 VIP and 3000 total tickets sold. This event will sell out so ensure you get your tickets as soon as they go on sale. Ticket sales will start at 8 AM on Saturday, 6 December 2014.

All proceeds go to charity. We hope that you can join us for this exciting event!

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Deutsche Beverage Technologies Open House Industry Hob Knob January 30 2015
Deutsche Beverage Technologies Open House Industry Hob Knob, 3-8 PM; 3630 Tryclan Drive, Charlotte NC, 28217; tour the brand new showroom, meet equipment vendors, drink some cold beer, eat some BBQ!

Queen City Brewers Festival January 31 2015
Roughly 2,000 attendees will enjoy unlimited beer and food samples on Bojangles' Coliseum, the same floor that has seen performances by Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones, and was once home to the American Basketball Association’s (ABA’s) Carolina Cougars and the Charlotte Checkers.

Brewers are encouraged to bring one “super” flavor or style of beer especially for QCBF, as the Super Bowl takes place the following day. Works by local artists and live music will be on hand during each of the two tasting sessions:  1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.

QCBF’s mission is to spotlight Charlotte’s craft beer industry while raising awareness and funds for ACEing Autism, a non-profit that uses the sport of tennis to connect with children on the autism spectrum.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 6, 2014

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Bottoms Up Beverage Grand Opening Celebration January 31 2015
Grand Opening of Bottoms Up Beverage to be held on January 31, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Come out and enjoy the festivities, taste testing, and local radio personality Matt Pencola from 105.7 The Buzz Rock Alternative Radio station. We are your craft beer headquarters.

5715 D West Market St
Greensboro, NC

March 2015

2nd Annual All Ale to the Queen - Beer Carnival March 28 2015
The 2nd Annual All Ale to the Queen – Beer Carnival presented by Superfly Fablous Events, will be the 'Official Closer of the Charlotte Craft Beer Week' in 2015. All Ale to the Queen – Beer Carnival will be held on March 28, 2015 at Amos' Southend in Charlotte.

Once again All Ale to the Queen promises to be a "one of a kind" event and a "must do" for craft beer lovers in the region. All Ale to the Queen – Beer Carnival takes a different approach by focusing on the unique aspects of beer, with a little WOW factor mixed in.

For those who are lovers of craft beer, All Ale to the Queen brings the Queen's Twin Cloning Challenge, the Joker's Wild Strain Brew Off with honeysuckle, peach and blueberry wildstrains from SouthYeast Labs located in the Carolinas, and a 10 Station Mixology Bar and Mobile Infusers infusing everything from Apple Pie to French Broad Chocolate.

Attendees can expect outrageous fun at this event including music from DJ Allen Rockhouse, amazing aerial performers from Aerial Charlotte, Hula Hooping from the Beer City Hoopers, belly dancers, jugglers, contact ball performers, costumes and more. This is what makes the Beer Carnival a must see. And of course, a Beer Carnival wouldn't be a Beer Carnival without a King and Queen Competition.

The hoopla will surely be a source of laughs and good times, but rest assured, All Ale to the Queen is very serious about beer. In addition to the sampling of dozens of unique and original local and North Carolina brews, this festival will feature several fun ways to enjoy beer and invite the beer community to engage in a little friendly competition, all with the goal of creating awesome beer.

Participants have the opportunity to choose which Grand Tasting they would like to participate in, with either the 1st Session Grand Tasting from 1-4 or the 2nd Session Grand Tasting from 5:30 to 9:30. The festival is only a light rail ride away.

For more information, go to, #AllAle
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April 2015

Brewgaloo 2015 April 25 2015
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

September 2015

919 Beer Presents Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival September 12 2015
NC Craft Beer? Great music? You’ve come to the right place.
Where: Sugg Farm Park in Holly Springs (map and directions)
When: September 12, 2015 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.

VIP admission begins at noon and will include special kegs from around the state, not available to general admission ticket holders.

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