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Beer & Cookie Pairing • Beech Mountain • February 2, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Pair ales with shortbreads and stouts with Thin Mints at Beech Mountain Brewing Company’s third annual beer and cookie tasting. Each $10 ticket includes five beer samples – from Booneshine Brewing Company, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, and Blind Squirrel Brewery – and complementary Girl Scout cookies.

Beech Mountain Ski Resort • 1007 Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain, NC 28604

Queen City Brewer’s Festival • Charlotte • February 3, 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The seventh annual Queen City Brewer’s Festival will celebrate Charlotte’s vibrant and thriving craft beverage ad food industries by featuring beer samples from 36 local breweries, and food samples from cat beer-fcused restaurants. The event supports ACEing Autism’s mission to serve Charlotte families affected by autism spectrum disorder. Tickets are available for purchase here.

The Fillmore Charlotte • 820 Hamilton Street, Charlotte, NC 28206

Bill’s Front Porch Valentine’s Dinner • Wilmington • February 14, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Still looking for Valentine’s Day dinner reservations? Treat your date to a five-course dinner – complete with popular aphrodisiacs like oysters, chocolate and asparagus – and craft beer pairing at Bill’s Front Porch. Reserve your table here.

Bill’s Front Porch Pub and Brewery • 4238 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28403

2018 AVL Beer Expo • Asheville • February 24, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Are you interested in learning more about the craft beer industry? The third annual AVL Beer Expo will showcase the entire process, from ingredients, to production, to distribution. The event includes four panels with experts, as well as food pairings and beer samples from more than thirty breweries. Tickets can be purchased here.

Asheville Masonic Temple • 80 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Brewconomy Screening • Asheboro • February 27, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild is hosting a screening of Brewconomy – an independent documentary tat examines the positive impact of the craft brewing industry on North Crolina’s agriculture, economy and community – at Four Saints Brewing Company. Register for the screening here. Can’t make this event? The guild will also screen the film at Ecusta Brewing Company in Pisgah Forest on February 6, at Clouds Brewing in Raleigh on February 20, and at Blue Braze Brewing in Charlotte on March 6.

Four Saints Brewing Company • 218 S Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC 27203

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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.