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September 2019 Beer Events Guide

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Welcome Bark Puppy Party • Winston-Salem • September 1, 12-8 p.m.

In July, the North Carolina legislature voted to allow dogs and cats into brewery taprooms starting on September 1. Take your four-legged friend to Foothills Brewing to meet several pet supply vendors. Grab a treat for your dog or cat and sip a cold beer to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Foothills Brewing 3800 Kimwell Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Labor Day Celebration • Charlotte • September 2, 2-7 p.m.

Celebrate Labor Day with free hot dogs, a pitcher of beer, and live music at Blue Blaze Brewing. You can also have a water balloon fight and light sparklers.

Blue Blaze Brewing 528 South Turner Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208

Fall Fest Backyard Party • Cary • September 7, 12-11:30 p.m.

Listen to live music from country artists Gabriel Kelley and the Hogslop String Band in Cotton House Brewery’s newly renovated backyard, where you can also try your hand at axe throwing and enjoy fare from food trucks.

Cotton House Brewery • 307 South Academy Street, Cary, NC 27511

Boxers, Brews, & BBQ • Holly Springs • September 7, 1-5 p.m.

Spend a casual afternoon at Carolina Brewing Company eating food from Big Mike’s BBQ, drinking beer, and interacting with several pet-friendly vendors. Ten percent of Carolina Brewing Company’s pint sales will be donated to Carolina Boxer Rescue.

Carolina Brewing Company • 140 Thomas Mill Road, Holly Springs, NC 27540

Skull Camp Out • Mount Airy • September 7

Bring your family, friends, and pets to Round Peak Vineyards for an elevated campout. Enjoy catered meals, wine from the vineyard, and beers from Skull Camp Brewery — plus s’mores and live music under the stars. No reservations are required for tent camping, but RV and camper space is limited. Purchase tickets here.

Round Peak Vineyards • 765 Round Peak Church Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030

Inaugural Beer Dinner  Carrboro • September 9, 7-10 p.m.

Indulge in a four-course meal prepared by Chef Scott Phillips at Vecino Brewing Company Four five-ounce pours of house beers will be served with the meal, and attendees can enjoy one 16-ounce beer of their choice. Purchase tickets here.

Vecino Brewing Company • 300 East Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510

Follow the Barrel Asheville • September 13, 1-3 p.m.

Learn about the process of using wooden barrels to infuse flavors into liquors, wine, coffee, and beer at Antidote’s cocktail lounge. Meet experienced beverage makers as you enjoy drinks and appetizers. Purchase tickets here. This event is part of Chow Chow: An Asheville Culinary Event.

Antidote • 151 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Oktoberfest Celebration Raleigh • September 13, 5-11 p.m.

OK, so it isn’t October yet, but you can still get into the spirit at Raleigh Brewing. Dance to live music by the Little German Band & Dance Inc., eat Bavarian pretzels from Annelore’s German Bakery, and enter the costume competition for a chance to win prizes.

Raleigh Brewing • 3709 Neil Street, Raleigh, NC 27607

Beer, Wine, Vermouth, and Spirits: The Collaborative Nature Asheville • September 14, 12-1 p.m.

Attend this seminar at the Aloft Hotel to learn how craft beverage makers are working together to make new creative spirits. Purchase tickets here. This event is part of Chow Chow: An Asheville Culinary Event.

Aloft Hotel • 51 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

NC’s Big Pour 2019 Clemmons • September 14, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Enjoy a variety of craft beverages at Tanglewood Park, from coffee and tea to cider and beer. Listen to live music and take a class to learn how to make a craft beverage at home. Purchase tickets here.

Tanglewood Park • 4061 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC 27012

Hops for Hope Raleigh • September 14, 2-6 p.m.

Head to Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park to taste a variety of original beers created by teams of local breweries and corporate businesses during this competition. Then, vote on your favorite. Proceeds will benefit Children’s Flight of Hope, a nonprofit that provides air transportation to children who need specialized care. Purchase tickets here.

Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park • 4011 Cardinal at North Hills Street, Raleigh, NC 27609

How Beer and Food Inspire One Another Asheville • September 15, 4-5 p.m.

This seminar at Hotel Arras will dive into the creative processes of five local brewers and chefs. Learn about how these food and beverage creators use fresh ingredients to make what you enjoy on the plate or in the glass. Purchase tickets here. This event is part of Chow Chow: An Asheville Culinary Event.

Hotel Arras • 7 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806

Mecktoberfest Charlotte • September 20, 11 a.m. – September 22, 11 p.m.

Fill up on pork schnitzel, currywurst, Bavarian pretzels, and many other authentic German treats at The Old Mecklenberg Brewery as part of this Oktoberfest celebration. Attendees can drink beer, dance to live music, and participate in the costume contest among many other activities.

The Olde Mecklenberg Brewery • 4150 Yancey Road, Charlotte, NC 28217

Ashetoberfest Celebration Asheboro • September 21, 12-7 p.m.

The fourth annual Ashetoberfest, held at Four Saints Brewing Company, will feature German-style beer, live music, food truck fare, and a variety of vendors.

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

2019 Tour de Fat Asheville • September 21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Watch main-stage performances and a bike parade and enjoy plenty of beer at New Belgium Brewery during this event, now in its 20th year. Admission is free, but drink proceeds will benefit local bike nonprofit.

New Belgium Brewery • 21 Craven Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Woofstock 2019 Charlotte • September 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bring your furry friend to Woofstock to enjoy a beer and chat with local animal rescues. Plenty of adoptable dogs will be looking for their “furever” homes.

NoDa Brewing Company • 2921 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28206

Halfway There Craft Beer Walk Wilmington • September 21, 12-9 p.m.

Cape Fear Craft Beer Week may be in March, but the Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance is celebrating its half-birthday! Visit with local breweries downtown and taste seasonal brews and beers being released for the first time. Purchase tickets here.

Downtown Wilmington • Wilmington, NC 28401

Pittsboro Pepper Festival Pittsboro • September 22, 3-6 p.m.

Fill up on delectable pepper-themed dishes and beers and meet with Piedmont brewers and artisans at this downtown event, which aims to celebrate sustainable agriculture. Purchase tickets here.

Main Street • Pittsboro, NC 27312

Lions, Tigers, and Beer! Burlington • September 27, 6-8 p.m.

Embark on a delicious safari at the Conservators Center. You’ll be treated to six food and beer pairings created by local chefs and breweries, plus a guided walking tour of the animal habitats in the center. Proceeds will benefit the animals at the Conservators Center. Purchase tickets here.

Conservators Center • 676 East Hughes Mill Road, Burlington, NC 27217

No Place Like Homeplace Beer Fest Burnsville • September 28, 5-9 p.m.

Eighteen regional breweries and cideries will showcase their beverages, made with local ingredients, in the courtyard of the historic Nu Wray Inn. General admission includes six tokens for beer sampling. Purchase tickets here.

Nu Wray Inn • 102 Town Square, Burnsville, NC 28714

Cicada Craft Beer & Whiskey Festival Concord • September 28, 6-11 p.m.

Indulge in craft beer and whiskey tastings at Southern Strain Brewing while raising money for beautification projects in Concord. Proceeds from this festival will go toward painting a tribute mural to The Avett Brothers on the northwest wall of the building located at 25 Union Street. Purchase tickets here.

Southern Strain Brewing • 165 Brumley Avenue Northeast, Concord, NC 28025

Oktoberfest Raleigh • September 28, 12-5 p.m.

Spend the afternoon in Lafayette Village tasting beers and food from more than 20 vendors. Listen to live music, browse shops in the village, and enter your dachsund in the seventh annual wiener dog race. Yes, really.

Lafayette Village • 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

Oktoberfest at Fearrington Pittsboro • September 29, 3-6 p.m.

Pay tribute to the classic Munich festival by tasting German-style beer made in North Carolina. Plus, taste a variety of German dishes with an NC twist at the Fearrington Barn. Purchase tickets here.

Fearrington Barn • 500 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312 

This story was published on Aug 30, 2019

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