July 10, 2015 · 11:50 am
Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10am for Beericana, a craft beer & music festival in Holly Springs on September 12, 2015. Beericana is in its second year and all signs point to it being even better than last year. The festival will feature over 60 breweries from across the state and beyond, more food trucks than last year with at least 20 trucks and entertainment from 3 live bands playing throughout the day. The event is put on by the people at 919 Beer and they have put their vast beer knowledge and festival experience to work to put together a great event.
Tickets are $45 for general admission, $75 for VIP (with early entry and VIP bathroom access), and $15 for designated drivers. Tickets can be purchased online at Beericana.com starting at 10am on Saturday July 11th. Visit the event website to see the full list of breweries and list of food trucks. Parking is Free.
Beericana Craft Beer & Music Festival
September 12th, 2015
Sugg Farm Park – Holly Springs, NC (map)
For updates & inside notes follow @beericana and @919beer.
All attendees are urged to taste responsibly. Please know your limits. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted into the show. Valid photo identification must be presented. Check out the FAQ on the the event website for additional details.
August 22, 2014 · 8:32 am
If you like craft beer, live music, and food trucks this event is for you! Mark your calendars for September 27th and make plans to be at Sugg Farm Park in Holly Springs, NC to attend the first annual Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival.
Hundreds of American craft beers will be available to sample from more than 50 breweries from the Triangle to California. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Raleigh and 30 minutes from Durham, this event is the perfect opportunity for beer aficionados, beer lovers, and the casual beer drinker to meet brewers and brewery representatives and learn about their beers.
- Breweries Participating Include (but are not limited to): AleSmith, Aviator, Bear Republic, Big Boss, Bombshell, Brice’s Brewing, Brueprint, Bull City Ciderworks, Carolina Brewery, Carolina Brewing Co, Compass Rose, Crank Arm, Deep River, Double Barley, Draft Line, Flat Top, Florida Brewing, Foothills, Fortnight, Front Street, Fullsteam, Gizmo, Haw River, Lagunitas, Lonerider, Mystery, Natty Greene’s, New Belgium, Nickelpoint, Olde Hickory, Oskar Blues, Railhouse, Regulator, Sierra Nevada, Starpoint, Steel String, Sub Noir, The Olde Mecklenburg, The Unknown, Triangle, Triple C, White Rabbit, White Street
- VIP Breweries Participating Include (but are not limited to): Bear Waters, Birdsong, Burial, Catawba, Fonta Flora, NoDa, One World, Raleigh, Twin Leaf, Wicked Weed
Photo Courtesy Darkwater Rising
Beericana is proud to bring in musical talent from around the state. Headlined by Asheville’s The Honeycutters, the stage will feature local bluegrass duo Lynda and Pattie as well as Darkwater Rising and Skinny Bag of Sugar. The inaugural festival will have the perfect soundtrack to enjoy some great brews on an early autumn afternoon.
- Featured Musical Artists The Honeycutters (thehoneycutters.com); Lynda and Pattie (lyndaandpattie.com); Darkwater Rising (darkwaterrising.net); Skinny Bag of Sugar (skinnybag.com)
In addition to the tunes, the 2014 Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival will feature over a dozen local food trucks! From Korean BBQ to pretzels to gourmet cupcakes, this year’s festival will provide food options sure to appeal to everyone!
- Food Trucks Participating Include: All-American, Baguettaboutit, CJ’s Street Food, Dump Pho King, Hobby Hill Farm Fresh Pretzels, JAM Ice Cream, Ko Kyu BBQ, Not Just Icing, Olio and Aceto, Stuft, Tailgater Toby, Valentino’s
Tickets for the 2014 Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival are on sale now. General Admission tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door (if available). VIP Tickets are $75 online and will feature a 90 minute VIP-only time, as well as special beers from breweries not available to general admission. Tickets can be purchased online at www.beericana.com.
The festival offers a “Designated Driver” ticket price of $15, available online or at the door, to encourage attendee responsibility. There will also be plenty of cabs available from both Taxi Taxi and Safe Ride Home. For those driving, on-site parking will be plentiful and free!
We are proud of the festival’s Holly Springs, NC roots.In an effort to do our part and give back to the Holly Springs and NC Beer communities, the Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival is donating a portion of its proceeds to Meg’s Smile Foundation (megsmile.org) and The NC Brewers Guild (ncbeer.org).
Beericana Craft Beer & Music Festival
September 27th, 2014 12pm-6pm
Sugg Farn Park – Holly Springs, NC (map)
For updates & inside notes follow them on twitter @beericana and @919beer.
All attendees are urged to taste responsibly. Please know your limits. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted into the show. Valid photo identification must be presented.
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August 12, 2014 · 2:02 pm
This week’s photo captures my three favorite things about hanging out at Big Boss Brewery in Raleigh. Great beer, good people, and food trucks! I like to run with the Big Boss Run Club each Tuesday at 7pm. After my three mile run it’s great to hangout with fellow runners at the brewery and enjoy a pint. My current favorite Big Boss selection is the High Roller IPA. On Tuesdays the Deli-icious Food truck is usually on hand with healthy sandwiches and sides including several vegetarian options. Whether you are training for an upcoming race or just looking to get some exercise and meet new people, Tuesday nights at Big Boss are a great way to get started.
July 31, 2014 · 10:53 am
Deep River Brewing Company ~ Clayton, NC
Deep River Brewing Company opened in Clayton back in April 2013 and is touted as Clayton’s first “legal brewery”. The brewery and taproom is the creative passion of husband and wife team Paul and Lynn Auclair. Together they have created what is quickly becoming one of my favorite local breweries. The brewery, located just off Main Street in downtown Clayton has a great tap room that is open Thursday through Sunday. It is a great place to relax, enjoy a pint, and grab some food from a gourmet food truck.
Deep River Brewing Co. Taproom
I took the scenic 30 minute drive from my home in North Raleigh down to Clayton earlier this summer to visit the brewery for the first time. Inside is a great open space with high ceilings and a cool rustic bar to perch at and enjoy your beer. There are also a few large picnic tables and old whisky barrels used as tables providing providing additional indoor seating.
Deep River keeps a variety of their beers on tap ranging between $4-$5 a pint and they even offer other local beers on a guest tap (which I always think is great). On my last visit they had Fullsteam Brewery’s Summer Basil on featured on the guest tap. You can purchase a pint, try a sample flight, fill a growler, or buy one of their several canned beers to take home with you.
Pint of Deep River’s Riverbank Rye-it Pale Ale
I’ve been to the brewery twice now and have sampled their Twisted River Wit, Riverbank Rye-it Pale Ale, and the Double D’s Watermelon Lager. I enjoyed them all, but I think my favorite so far is the Rye-it Pale Ale. They also have several others beer offering ranging from a Black IPA to the 4042 Chocolate Stout. You can see a full list of their beers here.
Outdoor Seating & Visit by Sol Tacos Food Truck
Another thing I lover about the setup at Deep River is the additional picnic table seating outside. The picture of the outdoor seating area above is from earlier this summer. A few weeks after I took it they installed a beautiful wood bar top along the rock wall the encloses the outdoor seating section. On the weekends you will typically find people playing corn hole, enjoying live music or grabbing lunch or dinner from one of the scheduled local food trucks. You can see the monthly food truck schedule here.
Deep River’s Watermelon Lager
I highly recommend paying a visit to Deep River, but if you don’t have a chance to go out to Clayton you can still find their beer for sale in several Triangle bars. Deep River has also started a canning line for several of their beers and they can now be found on the shelves of many of the local bottle shops, Whole Foods, Harris Teeter, and Weaver Street Market stores. The Deep River taproom is open Thursdays 5-9pm, Fridays 4-9pm, Saturdays 1-9pm, Sundays 1-6pm. Tours by request Thurs-Sat.
Deep River Brewing Company
700 W. Main Street – Suite 102, Clayton, NC (map)
June 4, 2014 · 4:09 pm
The Wander Box
The Wander Box is a new roaming beer garden made out of a refurbished shipping container. It debuts Thursday evening at CAM Raleigh on W. Martin Street in Raleigh’s warehouse district. The container will have as many as 12 local beers on tap and there are several community style tables in the courtyard where you can relax and enjoy your beer. Look for food trucks to join the fun as part of First Friday. The Wander Box will be stationed at CAM Raleigh through June 15th. Follow them on facebook and twitter for updates on where they will be next.
The Wander Box
“Grab a beer, find a seat, and make room for new friends”