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Video: Thirst in Flight

In this four-part video series, we explore the evolving beer cultures in Asheville’s South Slope, the Triad, Charlotte, and Raleigh.


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A Guide to Homebrewing

Making your own beer might seem complicated, but with the help of our guide to homebrewing, you might’ve just stumbled upon your new favorite hobby.


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Why We Celebrate North Carolina Beer Month

Sean Lilly Wilson of Fullsteam Brewery believes there are (at least) six reasons to support North Carolina Beer Month. Grab a local beer and see if you agree.


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Asheville’s South Slope Sees Beervolution

North Carolina’s beer capital has a new brewing district.


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Instagram Contest

Raise your glass to the delightfully smooth beverage crafted right here in North Carolina. How it works:

  1. Download Instagram and follow @ourstatemag.
  2. Take a photo of your favorite NC craft beer. Tell us its name, why you love it, and tag it with #cheerstoNCbeer.
  3. One random winner will receive a Pint Hound membership from the NC Craft Brewers Guild and a pair of handmade mugs from Kirkwood Clay Pottery.

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Geeks-N-Taps Mixes Science with Beer

A traveling event series concocts fun, new ways to teach the science behind the drafts we drink, giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “beer goggles.”


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‘Pop the Cap’ Initiative Celebrates 10 Years

Ten years after North Carolina’s alcohol by volume limit on beer was lifted, “Pop the Cap” organizer Sean Lilly Wilson reflects on the state’s growing beer economy.



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