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August 2019 Beer Event Guide

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National IPA Day • Charlotte • August 1, 4-9 p.m.

Take an IPA-focused brewery tour at NoDa Brewing Company to celebrate National IPA Day. Custom IPA flights will be served, and customers can purchase an IPA glass for $2 when they order any IPA on draft. Register here.

NoDa Brewing 2921 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28206

Brice’s National IPA Day • Raleigh • August 1, 3-9 p.m.

Learn about a variety of hoppy beers in honor of National IPA Day at Brice’s Brewing Company. Sample five different IPAs and then indulge in some Filipino cuisine from the Adobo Joe Food Truck.  

Brice’s Brewing Company 1822 Garner Station Boulevard, Raleigh, NC 27603

Mead Day • Durham • August 3, 12-8 p.m.

Prepare your taste buds for delicious fruity and floral flavors. At Honeygirl Meadery. Order a strawberry session mead, including Strawberry Yuzu, Strawberry Vanilla, and Strawberry Elderflower. Take home a bottle of Lavender Lemonade or the Ginger Peach session, and try a $5 tasting, featuring meads from four North Carolina meaderies.

Honeygirl Meadery 105 Hood Street, No.6, Durham, NC 27701

Cisco Pint Night Benefiting Hops for Hope • Durham • August 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Purchase a beer at The Glass Jug Beer Lab and help children in need. For every beer purchased, $1 will be donated to Cisco brewery’s Hops for Hope team. Hops for Hope is an organization that pairs corporate companies with local breweries to collaborate and create a new beer. Proceeds from the Hops for Hope fund-raisers and competition will benefit Children’s Flight of Hope, a nonprofit that provides air transportation to children who need specialized medical care.

The Glass Jug Beer Lab 5410 NC Highway 55, Suite V, Durham NC 27713

Brews & Bears • Asheville • August 9, 5:30-8 p.m.

This after-hours event at the WNC Nature Center will feature beer, cider, and food trucks. Check out the Nature Center’s newest addition, red pandas Leafa and Phoenix, at this family-friendly event. Purchase tickets here.

WNC Nature Center • 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28805 

Burning Can North Carolina • Hendersonville • August 9, 3 p.m.-August 11, 1 a.m. 

This beer-meets-music festival, coordinated by Oskar Blues Brewery, will boast more than 70 craft breweries, food trucks, a camp site, and music headliners like Moon Taxi and Here Come the Mummies.  Purchase tickets here.

Oskar Blues REEB Ranch 315 Shoals Fall Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739

Sour Beer Party • Raleigh • August 16, 5 p.m.-August 17, 2 a.m. 

Catch some of Hi-Wire Brewery’s sour and wild ales at this shindig. Relax with a beer and enjoy live music from Nick Driver.

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium – Raleigh 328 West Morgan Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 

Natural Selections 2019 • Raleigh • August 16, 7-10 p.m. 

Sample a variety of beers from more than 20 North Carolina craft breweries while surrounded by exhibits at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Play games, learn about the science of beer making, listen to live music from The Jason Adamo Band, and vote for your favorite beer. Purchase tickets here.

NC Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Hops & Blues Festival • Durham • August 17, 4-8 p.m. 

Grab a lawn chair for a relaxed evening outdoors listening to music and drinking beer in The Glass Jug Beer Lab’s beer garden. A handful of hop-focused breweries will serve samples of beer while North Carolina musicians entertain guests. Purchase tickets here.

The Glass Jug Beer Lab 5410 NC Highway 55, Suite V, Durham, NC 27713

Blues, Brews, and BBQ • Marion • August 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Listen to live blues music while enjoying a plate full of barbecue and a glass of craft beer at this event in downtown Marion. Attendees can see a car and motorcycle show, observe a barbecue cook-off, and watch little ones bounce in inflatables.

Main Street, Marion, NC 28752

Oktoberfest • Asheville • August 24, 12-5 p.m. 

Celebrate fall a few months early at Hi-Wire Brewing with beer, brats, and pretzels; a hot dog eating contest; and a variety of games, including an obstacle course, grain sack toss, and a tricycle race.

Hi-Wire Brewing 2 Huntsman Place, Asheville, NC 28801

Session Fest 2019 • Asheville • August 24, 12-8 p.m. 

Meet with multiple craft brewery vendors and taste beers that are created all over the country, including lagers and ales that aren’t usually available in the Asheville area. Attendees can also enjoy Buxton Hall BBQ and live music. Purchase tickets here.

Zillicoah Beer Company 870 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28804

High Country Beer Fest • Boone • August 24, 3-7 p.m. 

Sample craft beer and cider from more than 50 breweries at the High Country Fairgrounds during this 12th annual festival. Proceeds from this event will benefit the chemistry and fermentation sciences program at Appalachian State University. Purchase tickets here.

High Country Fairgrounds 748 Roby Greene Road, Boone, NC 28067

High Branch Honey Drip Party • Concord • August 24, 2-10 p.m. 

Taste a batch of High Branch Brewing’s annual IPA made with local honey from Bryan Fisher at this event. Pair your beer with a free, special honey doughnut from Downtown Donuts, and enjoy live music from the Little Blue Fish Band.

High Branch Brewing 325 McGill Avenue Northwest, No.148, Concord, NC 28027

Annual Providence Home Fund-raiser • Southport • August 24, 3-7 p.m. 

Jam out to a blend of live rock, blues, and Motown music from The Back Porch Rockers while sipping a beer from Check Six Brewing. This event is free, but donations will benefit the Providence Home, an organization that helps troubled teens in Brunswick County.

Check Six Brewing Company 5130 Southport-Supply Road Southeast, Southport, NC 28461

MVP Beer Fest • Winston-Salem • August 24, 2-6 p.m. 

Take your friends and family to the ballpark to try your pick of nearly 100 different beers from 34 local and regional vendors. Fill up on food truck fare, enter the silent auction, and take part in a variety of baseball-themed activities. Children are welcome and can play in the Kidzone area. Purchase tickets here.

BB&T Ballpark – Winston-Salem 951 Ballpark Way, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Blue Ridge BBQ & Brew Festival • West Jefferson • August 30, 3 p.m.-August 31, 5 p.m. 

Sample drinks from multiple North Carolina brewery and winery vendors at the Blue Ridge Theatre. Attendees can also watch or compete in a steak cook-off competition. Or, if barbecue is more your thing, watch or compete in a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned cook-off. Purchase tickets here.

Blue Ridge Theatre 9331 NC Highway 16 South, West Jefferson, NC 28694

Above the Clouds • Asheville • August 31, 1-8 p.m.

Try a variety of hoppy, hazy beers from multiple vendors at Bhramari Brewing Company. Watch and taste food cooked by chef Josh Dillard and dance to live music. Purchase tickets here.

Bhramari Brewing Company 101 South Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801


This story was published on Aug 02, 2019

Chloe Klingstedt

Chloe Klingstedt is an assistant editor at Our State magazine, a Texan by birth, and a North Carolinian at heart.