Jam to live music, enter raffle and art auctions, taste test a variety of foods from local food trucks, and enjoy a cold craft beer at Big Boss Brewing. All proceeds for Hops for Hope will benefit Curamericas Global, a Raleigh-based nonprofit that provides healthcare and education for mothers and children in impoverished areas worldwide. Purchase tickets here.
Don your favorite 1920s garb and celebrate the end of the decade by learning a little bit about beer. This pop-up exhibit allows visitors to explore the history of alcohol in Statesville and enjoy a special “Bootlegger” beer from Fourth Creek Brewing.
This tour of Lake Norman breweries and distilleries features two behind-the-scenes tours from a professionally trained tour guide, complimentary lunch from Brooklyn South Pizza, door prizes, and three free tastings at each venue. Participants will receive two souvenir pint glasses from Primal and Eleven Lakes Breweries Purchase tickets here.
Embrace the cold for a cause this holiday season with Mill Chill’s annual race in support of multiple sclerosis at Rocky Mount Mills. At the after party, enjoy food trucks, live music, and craft beers from several local craft breweries. Purchase tickets here.
The holidays are a time to eat and be merry, so bring your favorite potluck dish to Fourth Creek Brewing. In between greetings, make sure to tell Santa all of your Christmas wishes. Reserve a spot here.
Experts will guide you through the art of pairing beer and cheese at Blue Ghost Brewing Company, which will pair brews with offerings from cheesemakers along the Western North Carolina Cheese Trail. Purchase tickets here.
With all of the events that reveal the beer making process, why not learn how the glasses that hold it are made? During this two-hour hot glass demonstration at STARworks, you can watch the masters at work. After the demonstration, enjoy food trucks and a drink from the bar.
During Railhouse Brewery’s annual Ugly Sweater Beer Mile, participants will drink a 10-ounce beer at the signal and then run a lap, four times. An award will be given for the fastest beer mile and for the ugliest sweater. All participants will receive a custom growler. Purchase tickets here.
Don your Santa hat or favorite ugly sweater for one of the most festive bar crawls in the state. Make your way to more than 10 Greensboro bars to enjoy locally brews in your complimentary Santa hat, enter the costume contest, and play a few games to ring in this holiday season. Purchase tickets here.
Lace up your sneakers, tug on your winter coats, and get ready to run this holiday race at Fortnight Brewing Company. Participants can choose from a one-, two-, and three-mile race, and all finishers will receive a Fortnight Brewery pint glass. Purchase tickets here.
Each brewery and winery included on this trail has its own food and beverage pairing for you to enjoy. Collect your stamp and it’s on to the next location! Participants that collect stamps from all four locations will receive a commemorative Joy to Chocolate glass. Purchase tickets here.
Ring in the new eear with a black and white outfit and beer from Foothills Brewing. Celebrate a fond farewell to the past year with food from Mojito Mobile Kitchen, live music, and dancing. Watch the clock, though! You won’t want to miss the midnight champagne toast!
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.