A Year-Round Guide to Franklin and Nantahala

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March 2018 Beer Event Guide

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Biere de Femme • Raleigh • March 3, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

This year’s Biere de Femme — North Carolina’s first beer festival to celebrate and exclusively feature beers brewed by women — will bring together more than 30 well-known local craft breweries at the Raleigh Beer Garden. Event proceeds go toward scholarships to support women in the brewing industry. Purchase tickets here.

Raleigh Beer Garden • 614 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27603

 Handcrafted Night Out • Cary • March 5, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Show your love for the Triangle and create string-art crafts in a workshop led by Handcrafted Night Out at Bond Brothers Beer Company. Select a design — either the Raleigh skyline, the Durham skyline, or the Town of Cary logo — and de-stress with a pint glass in hand after work. Purchase tickets here.

Bond Brothers Beer Company • 202 East Cedar Street, Cary, NC 27511

Vegan Dinner and Beer Pairing • Hendersonville • March 7, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Hendersonville’s Sanctuary Brewing Company and The Henderson restaurant are partnering to create a four-course vegan dinner and beer pairing that even meat eaters will swoon over. Dinner proceeds go toward Sweet Bear Animal Rescue Farm, a nonprofit organization created by Sanctuary Brewing Company. Reserve your seat by calling (828) 696-2001.

The Henderson • 201 Third Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28739

NC Small Batch Festival • Asheville • March 10, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Twenty North Carolina breweries will showcase exclusive, one-off batches at Hi-Wire Brewing’s second annual NC Small Batch Festival. In addition to beer, the event will include live music by The Chris Cooper Project and food offerings from Foothills Local Meats.

Hi-Wire Brewing • 197 Hilliard Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

All About Beer Class • Canton • March 13, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Delve into the intricacies of the brewing process and ingredients in this month’s “All About Beer” event. The class, held at BearWaters Brewing Company, is taught by an advanced cicerone and includes beer samples.

BearWaters Brewing Company • 101 Park Street, Canton, NC 28716

Shamrock Shuck • Knightdale • March 17, 12 p.m.-7 p.m.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with bagpipes, more than two dozen beer taps, and an oyster roast at Oak City Brewing Company. All oyster roast participants must purchase their tickets here or at the brewery by March 13.

Oak City Brewing Company • 616 North First Avenue, Knightdale, NC 27545

Birds, Brews and BBQ • Scotland Neck • March 17, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Enjoy all-you-can-eat whole-hog barbecue at Sylvan Heights Bird Park’s Birds, Brews and BBQ fund-raiser. In between sampling beers, be sure to visit some of the more than 200 species of birds that call Sylvan Heights home. Park admission is included in each festival ticket, which can be purchased here.

 Sylvan Heights Bird Park • 500 Sylvan Heights Park Way, Scotland Neck, NC 27874

Pop-Up Restaurant Beer and Wine Dinner • Kill Devil Hills • March 23, 6 p.m-9 p.m.

Enjoy a five-course oceanfront dinner with beer and wine pairings from The Weeping Radish Farm Brewery, North Carolina’s oldest microbrewery, and Sanctuary Vineyards. Each course, such as beef filet with blue cheese and pan-roasted duck breast, is prepared by Weeping Radish and served alongside one beer and one wine. Purchase tickets here.

Grand Paradise • 1903 South Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Ultimate Brewing Championship • Wilmington • March 23, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

Kick off Cape Fear Craft Beer Week at the Ultimate Brewing Championship, where local brewers will compete to create the best beer using wacky ingredient combinations, such as blueberry and peppercorn or chocolate and Carolina reapers. Ticket holders will participate in a blind tasting to help crown the ultimate brewing champion. Purchase tickets here.

Hannah Block Historic USO Community Arts Center • 120 South Second Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Blue, Brew and ’Que Festival • Kenansville • March 24, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

This outdoor bluegrass festival will feature several North Carolina musicians, a barbecue cookoff, North Carolina craft beers, and Duplin County wines. VIP passes include two tickets for admission, beer, and a meal. Purchase tickets here.

Duplin County Events Center • 195 Fairgrounds Drive, Kenansville, NC 28349

Bar-Ba-Brew • Harrisburg • March 31, 12 p.m.-7 p.m.

Fill your mason jar with unlimited beer samples, and help judge a barbecue cookoff at Harrisburg’s inaugural Bar-Ba-Brew. The family-friendly festival will offer live music, all-you-can-eat ribs and pork, and beers from several Charlotte-area breweries. Purchase tickets here.

6340 Professional Boulevard, Harrisburg, NC 28075

This story was published on Feb 28, 2018

K McKay

K McKay was the digital content writer at Our State. She is a graduate of Elon University, and was the spring 2017 digital intern at Our State.