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Beer City Festival • Asheville • June 1, 12-5 p.m.

Join fellow beer lovers for an afternoon full of live music, lawn games, and lots of craft brews. Purchase tickets here.

Roger McGuire Green 121 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801


White Zombie 5K • Asheville • June 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Celebrate Asheville Beer Week by running or walking a 5K starting at Catawba Brewing’s South Slope location. Dress up as a zombie — or your favorite Catawba beer — to add some fun to the festivities. Purchase tickets here.

Catawba Brewing Company – South Slope 32 Banks Avenue, Suite 105, Asheville, NC 28801


Fyreside Bar Crawl • Granite Falls • June 1, 2:30-7 p.m.

Board a bus at Fyreside Bottles and Brews and enjoy drinks from wineries and breweries in Caldwell County. After the tour, enjoy live music from Darren Bryant. Call (828) 217-9466 to make a reservation.

Fyreside Bottles and Brews 20 Main Street, Granite Falls, NC 28630


Acres and Ales • Morganton • June 1, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Indulge in a Brown Mountain brew while listening to live music by Love Like This and The Bottle Openers. This sixth annual event will raise awareness and funds for the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina. Attendees can enter a raffle drawing to win some Brown Mountain swag.

Brown Mountain Bottleworks 115 East Union Street, Morganton, NC 28655


Mashville Challenge – A Perfect Collision of Roller Derby & Local Brews • Asheville • June 8, 12-8 p.m.

Try five limited-release beers and then watch four roller derby games at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville. Fans can vote for their favorite on-site brew for the Beverage of the Year. Purchase tickets here.

U.S. Cellular Center 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801 


Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp • Mills River • June 8, 1-6 p.m.

Take part in some grown-up summer camp fun with a cold Sierra Nevada brew. Play human Foosball, human Hungry Hungry Hippos, and keg bowling, and dance in a silent disco. Make sure you wear clothes you can get dirty — the games could get a little crazy. Purchase tickets here.

Six Row Field at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, NC 28732


State of Origin Craft Brew Fest • Morganton • June 8, 5-9 p.m.

Sip beverages made with local ingredients from more than 30 breweries, distilleries, cideries, and kombucha makers. Fill up on Farmhouse BBQ and desserts from The Hop Ice Cream Café, and meet other vendors. End the evening with a glass of State of Origin Appalachian Ale, brewed by Fonta Flora Brewery with raspberries, kiwi, and chamomile flowers and created specifically for the festival. Purchase tickets here.

Courthouse Square 102 East Union Street, Morganton, NC 28655


Summer Crush Beer Festival • Raleigh • June 8, 2-6 p.m.

Try beer from more than 40 local, regional, and national breweries, eat tasty grilled food, and mingle with friends while listening to live music at Raleigh Beer Garden. Purchase tickets here.  

Raleigh Beer Garden 614 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 28732


Historic Hendersonville Pub Crawl • Hendersonville • June 9, 1-4 p.m.

Taste beer and tour five local breweries, starting at Dry Falls Brewing. This event will benefit Sweet Bear Rescue Farm, a nonprofit organization that is home to nearly 40 rescued animals ranging from dogs and cats to chickens and goats. Purchase tickets here.  

Dry Falls Brewing 425 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739


Boondocks Brewing Beer Pairing Dinner • West Jefferson • June 13, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

At this four-course dinner at Boondocks Brewing, each dish will be paired with a beer from The Unknown Brewing Company in Charlotte. Purchase tickets here.  

Boondocks Brewing at Brew Haus 302 South Jefferson Avenue, West Jefferson, NC 28694


Brews & Bears • Asheville • June 14, 5:30-8 p.m.

This after-hours event at the WNC Nature Center will feature beer, cider, and food trucks. Children are welcome to attend, and you’ll have a front row seat to the antics of Uno and Ursa — the Nature Center’s resident black bears. Purchase tickets here.

WNC Nature Center 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28805


BBQ & Brews • Bryson City • June 14, 7-9 p.m.

Take a train ride from Bryson City around Fontana Trestle and enjoy a beautiful sunset view. During your ride, try a variety of barbecue fare, such as pulled-pork sliders, pork ribs, and chicken drumsticks, plus baked beans, house-made coleslaw, and apple cobbler. Six local breweries will be featured with dinner. Purchase tickets here.

Bryson City Depot, Fontana Trestle Train 45 Mitchell Street, Bryson City, NC 28713 


Good Hops Brewing Beer Run • Carolina Beach • June 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Celebrate the dads in your life with a 5K run through Carolina Beach State Park. Participants will receive a T-shirt, a Good Hops tumbler, and one pint of Good Hops beer. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Friends of Pleasure Island State Park and Island Men. Purchase tickets here.

Good Hops Brewing 811 Harper Avenue, Carolina Beach, NC 28428


Bond Brothers Brewery Tour • Cary• June 15, 1-2 p.m.

Experience a behind-the-scenes look at how beer is crafted at Bond Brothers Beer Company. This tour will walk you through the brewing process and includes three samples of beer. All participants will receive a 10-ounce beer glass.

Bond Brothers Beer Company 202 East Cedar Street, Cary, NC 27915


Guys’ Day Off • Fuquay-Varina • June 16, 1-6 p.m.

Enjoy food, cigars, lagers, prizes, and funny competitions at The Mason Jar Lager Company in honor of Father’s Day. Take part in a Giant Jenga build-off, mini BMX race, and two-man wheelbarrow race, and then cool off at the Super Soaker shooting range. 

The Mason Jar Lager Company 341 Broad Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526


Sour to the People Festival • Durham • June 22, 6-10 p.m.

Browse some of the rarest sour and wild ales from 20 national and local breweries at Hi-Wire Brewing in Durham. Enjoy live music by the CJ Baker Band and offerings from food trucks. Registration includes two beer tokens and commemorative glassware. Purchase tickets here.

Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt 800 Taylor Street, Suite 9-150, Durham, NC 27701


BBQ and .5K Race — NC’s Laziest Race • Reidsville • June 29, 2-8 p.m.

If you’re a fan of barbecue, bands, and beer, this event is for you. Check in at Market Square at 2 p.m. for a group “lag” to Lucky City Brewery for beer and doughnuts. Later, enjoy barbecue, listen to live music, and enter raffles to win prizes. Purchase tickets here.

Market Square 303 South Scales Street, Reidsville, NC 27320


Cardinal Directions Beer Festival • Carrboro • June 29, 6-9 p.m.

Taste beer and cider from more than 30 North Carolina breweries, listen to live music, and try food truck offerings at this event in downtown Carrboro. Proceeds will benefit Farmer Foodshare, an organization that helps feed the community and keep local farmers in business. Purchase tickets here.

Carrboro Town Commons 301 West Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510

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Chloe Klingstedt is the editorial assistant at Our State magazine and a Texan who is proud to call the Tar Heel state her new home.

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