North Carolina Beer Month
Just as soon as Charlotte Craft Beer Week ended, it’s time to start up once again. It’s a good time to be a local craft beer drinker (provided you got a little bit of rest), as April marks the first-ever North Carolina Beer Month.
Created by the North Carolina Brewers Guild and North Carolina Division of Tourism, the idea is to get out and enjoy N.C. craft beer—both locally and statewide.
According to N.C. Beer Month’s Web site, there are around 75 breweries in the state, and this is a chance to venture out and try new beers while also celebrating the craft selections from your city/region.
You’ll see N.C. breweries come together, such as the collaboration between NoDa Brewing Company and Front Street Brewing in Wilmington. The two are combining on an Oyster Stout that will be available at NoDa Brewing Company all month)
There are also local beer dinners, including one at the recently opened Peculiar Rabbit in Plaza Midwood featuring Birdsong Brewing Company on April 8. And because craft beer is not just about the guys, one of the more intriguing local events takes place at Heist Brewery April 17. Social Dress Shop, an online retailer, will have a pop-up shop at the brewery where ladies can try (and buy) dresses while enjoying craft beer.
For those who like to travel and are looking to expand their beer horizons, N.C. Beer Month features specially priced tours and packages to other beer-centric areas around the state. Highland Brewing Company is hosting a “Beer City Experience” April 12-14 with a package that includes one or two nights at the new Aloft hotel in downtown Asheville, brewery tours, beer dinners and a comedy show.
All of the events can be found at ncbeermonth.com, where you can search by city, venue and/or date.