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Whistle Hop Brewing’s First Anniversary Party • Fairview • December 9, 4 p.m.-10 p.m.
Whistle Hop is celebrating their first anniversary with a party featuring music from Pretty Little Goat, raffle prizes, and hand-crafted beer.

Whistle Hop Brewing Company • 1288 Charlotte Highway, Fairview, NC 28730

Tour De Toys • Wilmington • December 9, 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Join Waterman’s Brewing Company for a bike ride and toy drive! Decorate your bike and bring an unwrapped toy valued at $15 or more.

Waterman’s Brewing Company • 1610 Pavilion Place, Wilmington, NC 28403

Brew Wars: The Thirst Awakens • Gastonia • December 9, 12 p.m.-11 p.m.
Cavendish Brewing Company is throwing a Star Wars-themed party in celebration of The Last Jedi. Activities include an intergalactic vendor market, costume contest, and light saber craft session.

Cavendish Brewing Company • 207 North Chester Street, Gastonia, NC 28052

Birdsong Brewing Company’s Anniversary Party • Charlotte • December 9, 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
Birdsong is celebrating its sixth anniversary with live music, food trucks, a special release IPA, and a commemorative glass for the first 100 customers!

Birdsong Brewing Company • 1016 N Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28206

Brew Festivus • Wilmington • December 9, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Come to Capt’n Bills Backyard Grill for a beer festival with 19 breweries — including every Wilmington brewery — and an oyster roast and pig picking. Tickets can be purchased here.

Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill • 4240 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28405

Plow To Pint Brew Off • Asheville • December 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fourteen local breweries will compete in the Plow to Pint Brew Off to see who can make the best beer. All beers must include one special ingredient from Rayburn Farm — this year, it’s pineapple sage.

Archetype Brewing Company • 265 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806

Other Half + Burial Beer Co. Christmas Party • Asheville • December 16, 5 p.m.-11 p.m.

Burial is throwing their second annual Christmas party with Brooklyn’s Other Half Brewing Company. The festivities will include collaboration releases, snow machines, and a costume competition.

Burial Beer Co. • 40 Collier Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

York Chester Ugly Sweater Christmas Party • Belmont • December 23, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

York Chester Brewing Company is throwing an ugly sweater party, complete with prizes, a food truck, and live music by Stateline Crossing.

York Chester Brewing Company • 1500 River Drive, Suite 250, Belmont, NC 28012

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Ethan Butler is a freelance web developer based in Durham and a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism. Butler helped create Our State’s BEER NC and continues to update the app with new information regularly.