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March 2019 Beer Event Guide

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The Biére de Femme Festival • Asheville • March 2, 1-6 p.m.

Women beer professionals from across the state will create more than 35 one-off brews for this festival, which celebrates and exclusively features beers brewed by women. The event will be held at Highland Brewing Company’s event center, and proceeds go toward scholarships to support women in the brewing industry. Purchase tickets here.

Highland Brewing Company 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Suite 200, Asheville, NC 28803

Beer and Girl Scout Cookie Pairing • Cary • March 2, 1-5 p.m.

Select a flight of four-ounce beers and five Girl Scout cookies to satisfy your cravings and support the Girl Scouts. Purchase tickets in person.

Craft Beer Cellar 1103 Ballena Circle, Cary, NC 27513

Carolina Quarterly Brew Off • Raleigh • March 2, 6:30-9 p.m.

For the past year, dozens of beers have been entered into Atlantic Brew Supply and Raleigh Brewing Company’s brew battle, but only three beers have made it to the finals. Taste the beers and vote for your favorite at Atlantic Brew Supply. Raleigh Brewing Company will brew the winning beer. Purchase tickets here.

Atlantic Brew Supply 3709 Neil Street, Raleigh, NC 27607

Spring Oyster Roast • Wilmington • March 2, 12-6 p.m.

Sip beer and slurp oysters at this party in the Waterman Brewing Company parking lot. There will also be live music, including performances by Jared Michael Cline, Delia and Friends, and the Folkstone String Band. Purchase tickets here.

Waterman Brewing Company 1610 Pavilion Place, Wilmington, NC 28403

Mac & Cheese Cook-Off & Big Sip Beverage Fest • Winston-Salem • March 2, 1-6 p.m.

What’s better than loads of mac and cheese and beer? Try 15 mac and cheese selections from local restaurants and more than 100 samples of craft beer, wine, and spirits. Purchase tickets here.

The Millennium Center 101 West Fifth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 287101

NC Small Batch Festival • Asheville • March 9, 12-5 p.m.

Twenty North Carolina craft breweries will showcase exclusive, one-off batches at this festival at Hi-Wire Brewing. There will also be live music and food from Foothills Local Meats. Attendees will take home a commemorative tasting glass. Purchase tickets here.

Hi-Wire Brewing 2 Huntsman Place, Asheville, NC 28801

Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival • Charlotte • March 9, 12-6 p.m.

Try unlimited samples of beer and bourbon, enjoy live music, fill up on barbecue, and attend a seminar to learn from a master distiller, brewer, or pitmaster in Uptown Charlotte. Purchase tickets here.

AvidXchange Music Factory 1000 NC Music Factory Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28206

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration • Asheboro • March 16, 2-7 p.m.

Don your favorite shade of green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Bicentennial Park with live music, crafts, and a beer garden.

Four Saints Brewing Company 218 South Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC 27203

St. Paddy’s Day Beer Mile • Cary • March 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Run, jog, or walk a one-mile course and enjoy four 10-ounce beers from Fortnight Brewing Company. Purchase tickets here.

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

Stop! Sip! Savor! Corks & Kegs Hop • Morganton • March 17, 12-5 p.m.

Enjoy a beverage and food pairing at four stops in the Catawba Valley: Lake James Cellars Winery, Mica Town Brewing, Silver Fork Winery, and South Creek Winery. Participants who collect a stamp from all four businesses will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate. Purchase tickets here.

Silver Fork Winery 5000 Patton Road, Morganton NC 28655

Brew Your Own Boot Camp • Asheville • March 22, 10 a.m.- March 23, 5 p.m.

Calling all brewery entrepreneurs and home-brew hobbyists: Perfect your skills at a two-day, small-class brewing seminar led by industry experts, including Steve Parkes, John Palmer, Ashton Lewis, John Blichmann, and more. This seminar is limited to 35 people. Purchase tickets here.

Crowne Plaza Resort 1 Resort Drive, Asheville, NC 28806

Asheville Comes East Beer Festival • Durham • March 23, 12-5 p.m.

More than 20 western North Carolina breweries have limited to no distribution in the Triangle. Try specialty beers that are hard to find in the area and listen to live music from DJ Marley Carroll. Purchase tickets here.

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

Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ • Wilmington • March 23, 12-6 p.m.

Support Hurricane Florence disaster relief by chowing down on pulled pork, ribs, brisket, chicken, and sausage. Play games in the outdoor activities area, take part in the bacon eating contest, and enjoy a variety of beer and bourbon beverage options. Purchase tickets here.

The Shell 10 Harnett Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Bull City Food & Beer Experience • Durham • March 24, 4-8 p.m.

Wander through all three levels of the Durham Performing Arts Center to try beer from dozens of breweries. Live music and food samples from 30 Durham restaurants and local food trucks will also be available. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Ellerbe Watershed Association. Purchase tickets here.

Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC 27701

Dingo Dog Tap Takeover & BBQ Cook-Off • Asheboro • March 30, 2-5 p.m.

Vote on your favorite local pitmaster, fill up on barbecue, and try beers on tap from Dingo Dog Brewing Company. Proceeds from ticket and beer sales will benefit The Fort-Fortitudine Vincimus Rescue Center, a no-kill animal shelter. Purchase tickets in person.

Bottle and Can Craft Beers and Ciders 326 West Salisbury Street, Asheboro, NC 27203

Casks on Fools • Raleigh • March 31, 12-10 p.m.

This party is all about casks — an unfiltered and unpasteurized beer that is conditioned and served without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide. Try more than 20 casks from North Carolina breweries. A portion of proceeds will benefit the NC Brewer’s Guild and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of North Carolina. 

Crank Arm Brewing 319 West Davie Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

This story was published on Mar 05, 2019

Chloe Klingstedt

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