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December 2018 Beer Event Guide

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Holiday Open House • Connelly Springs • December 1, 12-6 p.m.

Take advantage of a free tour and tasting while browsing South Mountain Distilling Company for unique holiday gifts. The distillery is celebrating two years of business with this festive event.

South Mountain Distilling Company 1027 Malcolm Boulevard, Connelly Springs, NC 28612

Beltline Brew Tour • Raleigh • December 1, 12:45-3:45 p.m.

Join the folks at the Oak & Dagger Public House for an afternoon of beer tastings. A tour guide will take guests to other breweries in the Raleigh area before returning to Oak & Dagger for one final tasting. Purchase tickets here.

Oak & Dagger Public House 18 Seaboard Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27604

Prohibition Repeal Party • Aberdeen • December 1, 6 p.m.- December 2, 2 a.m.

Help Railhouse Brewery celebrate its birthday by dressing up in your 1930s finest. Enter a costume contest to win prizes, and dance to music by Carolina DanceWorks and the Moonlighters Orchestra while sipping on craft spirits.

Railhouse Brewery 105 East South Street, Aberdeen, NC 28315

Off-Flavor Training Course  • Charlotte • December 3, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Learn about the six flavors that the Certified Cicerone Tasting Exam — a certification for beer professionals — tests for during this seminar. This tasting is geared toward uncommon flavors on the exam, and is open to anyone of legal drinking age. Purchase tickets here.

Sugar Creek Brewery 215 Southside Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217 

Hopsail Island Takeover • Surf City • December 7, 4:30-8 p.m.

Drink a beer from Unknown Brewing Co. and support the Raising Raiders nonprofit organization — 20 percent of every beer sale will be donated to the group’s charitable work, which supports the Marines, sailors, and families of Marine Special Operations Command. Jasmine Tasty Thai will also serve food at the event.

Hopsail Island Tap Room & Beer Market 2660 NC Highway 210 East, Suite 105, Surf City, NC 28443

HQ Christmas Party • Raleigh • December 7, 6-9 p.m.

If you’re a fan of HQ’s happy hour, mark your calendar for their Christmas party. Come dressed in your tackiest Christmas sweater, sip on Lonerider beer, and snack on Christmas cookies.

HQ Raleigh 310 South Harrington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Beer Dinner • Durham • December 7, 7-9 p.m.

Indulge in a smorgasbord of chicken wings, bacon queso fries, and shrimp burgers with pairings of Durty Bull’s craft beer. Dinner participants will also gain admission to the weekly open mic stand-up comedy show in the barrel house. Purchase tickets here.

Durty Bull Brewing Company 206 Broadway Street, Suite 104, Durham, NC 27701

Speakeasy Celebration • Southern Pines • December 8, 8-11:59 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of bottomless drinks in your most glamorous 1920s attire at Southern Pines Brewing Company. The evening includes live entertainment by Mint Julep, dance lessons, light hors d’oeuvres, and desserts. Purchase tickets here.

Southern Pines Brewing Company 565 Air Tool Drive, Suite E, Southern Pines, NC 28387

Fortnight Before Christmas • Cary • December 9, 12-3 p.m.

Sign up to run a one-, two-, or three-mile race. Runners will receive a Fortnight Brewing Company pint glass upon completion of the race, and the first 100 people to register will receive a free pint of beer. Purchase tickets here.

Fortnight Brewing Company 1006 South West Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27511

Mill Chill • Rocky Mount • December 9, 1-5:30 p.m.

This 5K and fun run raises money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Greater Carolinas Chapter, and features beer from 18 craft breweries for runners to enjoy afterward. All marathon spots are sold out, but race volunteers are still needed, and attendees can still enjoy live music, a brew, and food trucks. More information here.

Rocky Mount Mills 1151 Falls Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Holiday Beer Dinner • Asheville • December 12, 6-9 p.m.

Delight your taste buds in a four-course dinner featuring a twist on traditional holiday dishes, with beer pairings from Pisgah Brewing Company. Country ham deviled eggs, deep-fried turkey with cranberry sauce, and sweet potato crisps with marshmallows are just some of the tasty foods that will be offered. Purchase tickets here.

Tupelo Honey 1829 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803

Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl • Asheville • December 15, 7-10 p.m.

Don your tackiest holiday clothing, grab a few friends, and explore the Asheville beer scene. Participants will enjoy festive music at multiple stops, themed drink specials, a complimentary drink, and photos by a professional photographer. Purchase tickets here.

Wild Wing Café 161 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Yule Ball • Gastonia • December 15, 7-10 p.m.

Calling all lovers of Harry Potter and beer — this event is just up your alley. This evening is packed with events, including The Blibbering Humdingers wizard band, a release of alcoholic and nonalcoholic butterbeer, a holiday market, and a costume contest. A portion of proceeds from this event will support the Harry Potter Alliance, a nonprofit that fights for equality, human rights, and literacy. Purchase tickets here.

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


This story was published on Dec 02, 2018

Chloe Klingstedt

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