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Craft Beer and Artisan Cheese Tasting • Charlotte • November 1, 7-9 p.m.
Beer and cheese? Yes, please. At this event at Bold Missy Brewery, hosted by a highly trained expert in international artisan cheese, you’ll enjoy pairings as you learn about Italian cheese and tasty brews. Purchase tickets here.
Bold Missy Brewery 610 Anderson Street, Charlotte, NC 28205


National Stout Day • Smithfield • November 2, 3-11 p.m.

Get in the spirit on National Stout Day by drinking tasty dark beers and enjoying live music at Double Barley Brewing. The brewery also will be celebrating the release of a seasonal beer, Sparkky’s Coffee Milk Chocolate Stout.

Double Barley Brewing • 3174 US-70, Smithfield, NC 27577


Beer Basics • Marion • November 3, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Learn the basics of beer making in this class hosted by Mica Town Brewing. Take a look at ingredients and try a few different styles of brews. The class includes a flight of beer and a pint glass to take home. Purchase tickets here.

Mica Town Brewing • 25 Brown Drive, Marion, NC 28752


Beer Fest • Tryon • November 3, 12-6 p.m.

Enjoy local and regional craft beer, oysters, authentic Bavarian food, and live music on Depot Street during this seventh annual festival. 

Depot Street, Tryon, NC 28782 


Hops and Heat Beer and Chili Festival • Concord • November 3, 1-5 p.m.

Fill your bowl with chili and fill your glass with craft beer at this downtown festival and cook-off. Then, vote for your favorite chili in four categories: red, non-red, vegetarian, and hot. There also will be live music. Purchase tickets here.

Union Street, Concord, NC 28026


Burnpile Harvest Festival • Asheville • November 3, 2-8 p.m.

This fifth annual festival at Burial Beer Co. is a celebration of community, of the season, of change, and of harvest. Try offerings from brewers, winemakers, and chefs, and enjoy live music. Purchase tickets here.

Burial Beer Co. • 40 Collier Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801


Meet the Makers: Fall Beer and Artisanal Cheese • Charlotte • November 5, 6-7:30 p.m.

Lenny Boy Brewing Co. and Cackleberry Farms are pairing up for a unique beer and cheese tasting. Each beer is paired with a cheese made especially for the occasion, and the cheesemaker will be on hand to answer questions. Purchase tickets here.

Lenny Boy Brewing Co. • 3000 Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28217


Meet & Greet with Master Brewers Association • Winston-Salem • November 7, 5:30-7 p.m.

Meet members of North Carolina’s Master Brewers Association at Wise Man Brewing, snack on goodies from food trucks, and enjoy a cold beer on tap.

Wise Man Brewing • 826 Angelo Bros. Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27101


Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover & Pretzel Pairing • Durham • November 4, 5-8 p.m.

Munch on a pretzel and try a limited release beer on draft at the Glass Jug Beer Lab. The pretzels, made at Guglhupf bakery, pair well with Sierra Nevada’s beer mustard.

Glass Jug Beer Lab • 5410 Highway 15, Suite V, Durham, NC 27713


Beer for Breakfast • Charlotte • November 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

What better way to wash down a donut than with a beer? Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop will open early to serve Skillet Donut by Burial Beer Co. with free donuts from Your Mom’s Donuts. The shop will also serve flights.

Pop The Top Craft Beer Shop • 1750 Camden Road, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28203


Waterman’s Brewing Oyster Roast • Wilmington • November 10, 1-6 p.m.

Eat fresh steamed oysters, listen to live music, and try a drink special at Waterman’s Brewing Comapny. Participants can purchase general admission for oysters and beer or VIP tickets for access to all-you-can-eat oysters. Purchase tickets here.

Waterman’s Brewing Company • 1610 Pavillion Place, Wilmington, NC 28403


Strange Brew Beer Festival • Charlotte • November 10, 6:30-10 p.m.

Watch local breweries compete to brew, filter or infuse the strangest beer ever created. Enjoy some great food and music too at the Unknown Brewing Company. Purchase tickets here.

The Unknown Brewing Company • 1327 South Mint Street, Charlotte, NC 28203


Tarboro Brewgrass Celebration • Tarboro • November 11, 12-5 p.m.

Bring the whole family for this afternoon celebration at the Tarboro Riverfront. This event will include food trucks, music from The Still Shakers, nine local breweries, a cidery, and a winery.

Tarboro Riverfront • River Road, Tarboro, NC 27886


Goat Cheese & Beer Pairing  • Southern Pines • November 11, 1-3 p.m.

Southern Pines Brewing Company and local Paradox Farms are pairing up to show beer and cheese lovers how to make their favorite snack. This private class includes an abbreviated Beer 101 class and a tour of Southern Pines Brewery. All participants will receive a commemorative glass. Purchase tickets here.

Southern Pines Brewing Company • 565 Air Took Drive, Suite E, Southern Pines, NC 27886


The Big Sip • Winston-Salem • November 11, 6-11 p.m.

Enjoy spirits, beer, wine, and coffee while listening to live music and participating in a silent auction at Millennium Center downtown. There also will be a chili and stew cook-off, and restaurants and bars will compete for the title of Best Craft Cocktail Purveyor.

Millennium Center • 101 West Fifth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101


BottleDog Beer Dinner • Cary • November 12, 7-10 p.m.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a four-course dinner paired with four 10-ounce beers at BottleDog Bites and Brews. This event is hosted in partnership with Double Barley Brewing. Purchase tickets here.

BottleDog Bites and Brews • 8306 Chapel Hill Road, Cary, NC 27513


An Evening with Crystal Coast Brewing • Sneads Ferry • November 15, 6-8 p.m.

Sample Crystal Coast Brewing Company’s beer and meet members of their team while taking part in giveaways and prizes at The Crooked Lotus craft beer and wine shop. Tickets will be available the day of the event.

The Crooked Lotus • 1283 North Carolina Highway, 210 Unit G, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460


PopUp with NC Oyster 365 & Bull Durham Beer • Durham • November 16, 6-9 p.m.

Sip delicious beer at the Bullpen while enjoying some freshly shucked oysters. Bull Durham Beer Co. will also release a new winter ale. Purchase tickets here.

The Bullpen • 359 Blackwell Street, Suite 135, Durham, NC 27701


Drinksgiving • Fuquay-Varina • November 21, 4-11 p.m.

Celebrate a season of thankfulness with live music and beer at Mason Jar Lager Co. Customers can enjoy $4 lagers during this event.

Mason Jar Lager Co. • 341 Broad Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

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Katie Schanze is the assistant editor and digital editor of Our State.

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