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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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