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I9PA Beer Release and Bike Party • Asheville • September 7, 6-11 p.m.

Join Asheville Brewing Company at the Salvage Station for the 4th annual release of i9PA, a double IPA brewed in collaboration with Industry Nine, an Asheville-based company producing bicycle wheels. Proceeds from the event will benefit Asheville on Bikes and Connect Buncombe.

Salvage Station • 468 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801

National Beer Lover’s Day • Gastonia • September 7, 4-10 p.m.

Cavendish Brewing is celebrating National Beer Lover’s Day with the release of three new experimental beers, as well as beer-themed trivia starting at 7 p.m. Free admission.

Cavendish Brewing Company • 207 N Chester St, Gastonia, NC 28052

Beericana Craft Beer & Music Festival • Holly Springs • September 9, 12-6 p.m.

Beericana is a craft beer and music festival featuring unlimited tastings from over 70 breweries, the majority of which are North Carolina-based. There will also be food trucks and live music. Tickets can be purchased here.

Sugg Farm Park • 2401 Grigsby Ave, Holly Springs, NC 27540

Salisbury Sip Craft Beer Festival • Salisbury • September 9, 3-7 p.m.

Salisbury Sip is an annual craft beer festival taking place throughout downtown Salisbury. There will be over 25 variety of local and regional craft beer. Tickets can be purchased here.

Downtown Salisbury • 204 E Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28144

Monk Beer Academy: Beer & Food Pairings • Asheville • September 12, 7-8 p.m.

Join Thirsty Monk for their monthly Monk Beer Academy, a guided tasting held by Draft Quality Manager Jeremiah Tracy. September’s topic is beer and food pairings. Although the class is complimentary – just pay for your flight! – space is limited. Register here.

Thirsty Monk South • 2 Town Square Blvd #170, Asheville, NC 28803

Beer & Chocolate Pairing • Asheville • September 13, 7-9 p.m.

Join Catawba Brewing for an interactive journey through taste, featuring four Catawba beers each paired with a truffle and a chocolate bar. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

Catawba Brewing Company • 32 Banks Ave, Suite 105, Asheville, NC 28801

AfterHours: Science of Beer ’17 • Durham • September 14, 6:30-10 p.m.

Visit the Museum of Life and Science in Durham for Science of Beer. More than 25 breweries will be on hand serving samples as scientists teach you the science behind brewing. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the 65,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits. Tickets can be purchased here.

Museum of Life and Science • 433 Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704

White Street Beer Dinner • Raleigh • September 15, 7-9 p.m.

Come to the downtown Raleigh Carolina Ale House for a collaborative dinner with White Street Brewing Company, based in Wake Forest. The dinner will have four courses, each paired with one of White Street’s offerings. Tickets can be purchased here.

Carolina Ale House • 500 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601

Boxers, Brews & BBQ • Holly Springs • September 16, 2-6 p.m.

Join Carolina Brewing Company for Boxers, Brews & BBQ, an event benefitting Carolina Boxer Rescue, an organization benefitting abandoned and abused boxers through North and South Carolina. Big Mike’s BBQ food truck will be on hand serving up delicious pork, brisket, and chicken.

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

Drunken Pumpkin Fall Beer Bash • Charlotte • September 16, 3-6 p.m.

Visit Lucky Dog Bark & Brew for Drunken Pumpkin, an event highlighting seasonal autumn brews from 12 Charlotte-area breweries. Tickets can be purchased here.

Lucky Dog Bark & Brew • 220 Thrift Road, Charlotte, NC 28208

The Business of Beer • Star • September 21, 6-8 p.m.

Asheboro’s Four Saints Brewing Company will be presenting an informative workshop on factors to know for anyone considering opening a brewery or taphouse, including current trends, regulations, and best practices for establishing business plans. The event is free but registration is strongly encouraged.

STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise • 100 Russell Dr, Star, NC 27356

6th Annual Co-Hops Beer Festival • Burlington • September 23, 4-7 p.m.

The 6th Annual Co-Hops Beer Festival will take place Saturday, September 23 at Company Shops Market in Burlington. Tickets can be purchased here – they include unlimited tastings of over 40 local craft beers, a commemorative tasting glass, and six beers to take home.

Company Shops Market • 268 E Front St, Burlington, NC 27214

Big Elkin BrewFest • Elkin • September 23, 2-7 p.m.

The 2nd Annual Big Elkin BrewFest will be held Saturday, September 23 in Elkin. The event will feature live music, food trucks, and beer from over 14 North Carolina Breweries. Tickets can be purchased here.

399 West Spring St, Elkin, NC 28621

Pink Pint Night • Charlotte • September 28, 4-8:30 p.m.

NoDa is kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness month Thursday, September 28 with a collaborative event with Charlotte Radiology. The event (featuring a special pink beer brewed for the occasion) is open to the public and will benefit Carolinas Breast Cancer Fund.

NoDa Brewing Company • 22921 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28206

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest • Mills River • September 30, 5-10 p.m.

Put on your favorite lederhosen or dirndl say “prost!” with thousands of other beer lovers at Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest celebration. This year, the brewery teamed up with Germany’s Brauhaus Miltenberger to brew an authentic festival beer. Tickets – including a commemorative beer stein, entertainment, and a contemporary German meal – can be purchased here.

Six Row Field at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. • 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, NC 28732


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Ethan Butler is a freelance web developer based in Durham and a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Media and Journalism. Butler helped create Our State's BEER NC and continues to update the app with new information regularly.

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