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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
To commemorate our 90th anniversary, we’ve compiled a time line that highlights the stories, contributors, and themes that have shaped this magazine — and your view of the Old North State — using nine decades of our own words.