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My Picks for NC Beer Month – April 2015


Trophy Brewing ~ Raleigh, NC

April ushers in a month long celebration of North Carolina Beer at breweries from all corners of the State. Scheduled events include numerous beer festivals, tastings, and dinners. Below are just a few of the Triangle beer related events in April that caught my interest. For a full list of NC Beer Month activites visit http://www.ncbeermonth.com.

April 1st – Casks On Fools at Crank Arm Brewery
At least 23 breweries are joining with Crank Arm to celebrate the kick off of NC Beer Month by bringing a signature cask. Portion of proceeds going to NC Brewers Guild and the NC Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

April 3rd – Trophy Brewing Cask Event at Glass Jug
Every Friday in April at 5pm Glass Jug will be tapping a cask of beer from a different North Carolina brewery. They kick things off this Friday April 3rd with a special cask from Raleigh’s own Trophy Brewing Co.

April 4th – 2nd Annual Brewery Olympics at Raleigh Brewing
Six local breweries compete in events including feats of knowledge and strength. Food trucks onsite as well.

April 3-5th – Deep River Brewing Company 2nd Anniversary
Weekend long celebration at Clayton’s only brewery featuring live music, food trucks, and lots of Deep River Beer.

April 22nd – Strange Cargo at Big Boss Brewery
Enjoy sampling several of Big Boss’s Strange Cargo barrel aged beers including bourbon, wine, tequila and brandy barrel aged brews.

April 25th – Brewgaloo 
Local craft beer festival presented by Shop Local Raleigh featuring 70+ NC breweries, 30+ food trucks and live music.

April 26th – LoneRider Beer Dinner at Academy Street Bistro
Four course dinner with each course paired with a different LoneRider Beer, including Hops You Rode on IPA, Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen, Eve Amber Ale, Sweet Josie Brown Ale and Tombstone Reserve-Oak Aged Rye Stout.



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April is NC Beer Month – Drink Local!

Lone Rider Brewing Co.

LoneRider ~ Raleigh, NC

Did you know the Triangle has almost 30 local breweries & brewpubs? Well April is North Carolina Beer Month and that gives you the perfect excuse to go out and explore some of them. There are also TONS of NC beer month events planned throughout the Triangle over the next few weeks. Everything from special cask tastings to featured beer pairings and dinners. To see the full calendar of events visit http://www.ncbeermonth.com.

Big Boss Beer

Big Boss ~ Raleigh, NC

In addition to official NC Beer Month activities there are several upcoming beer events that have caught my eye. Listed below are some of my top beer event picks for the end of March and April:

Raleigh Beer Guide Launch Party – March 27th
Beer Guide party at Tyler’s Taproom in Raleigh featuring drafts from ALL 16 Wake County breweries. Fun starts at 5pm. (info)

White Street “Koschei the Deathless” Bottle Release – March 28th
Their first bottle release as part of their new “Back Alley Series”. This Russian imperial stout is aged in bourbon barrels and bottled in 750ML cork & caged bottles at 13% ABV. Bottle sales begin at 2pm in the taproom ($13.99 each). Samples available for $2. (info)

LoneRider Showdown – March 29th
LoneRider is taking over Blount Street for another evening of great music, food and of course a ton of great beer. Ticketed Event (info)

Cask on Fools – April 1st
Casks on Fools is the kick off party in Wake County for North Carolina Beer Month! 15 casks from 15 Wake County Breweries will be participating. All local beer, all in one place! Starts at 3pm. (info)

World Beer Festival in Raleigh – April 5th
A chance to sample over 250 craft and specialty beers from around the world. Held in downtown Raleigh’s Moore Square. Ticketed Event (info)

Brewgaloo – April 26th
Local craft beer festival in downtown Raleigh’ City Plaza presented by Shop Local Raleigh featuring local craft beer, food trucks, and live music. Beer sold by the pint or 3 oz. tastings. (info)

Fullsteam Brewery Durham

Fullsteam Brewery ~ Durham, NC

List of Triangle Breweries
As I mentioned above there are currently just under 30 breweries & brewpubs in the Triangle and a few more are currently in the works. Below is a list of Triangle breweries currently operating in Wake, Durham, Orange, and Johnston County. Many breweries offer tours and hold special events each month. Check their websites for more details.

Wake County
Big Boss
Boylan Bridge
Bombshell Beer
Carolina Brewing Co.
Crank Arm
Gizmo BrewWorks
Lynwood Brewing
Natty Greene’s
Raleigh Brewing
Sub Noir
White Street

Durham County
Bull City Burger & Brewery
Triangle Brewing Co.

Orange County
Bear Creek Brews
Carolina Brewery
Mystery Brewing
Star Point
Steel String
Top of the Hill

Johnston County
Deep River Brewing
Double Barely
White Rabbit

Coming Soon!
Brueprint – Apex
Draft Line Brewing – Fuquay
Nicklepoint Brewery – Raleigh
Neuse River Brewing – Raleigh
Storm Clouds Brewing – Raleigh


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