We’re looking forward to the inaugural NC Beer Month this April, an endeavor created by the North Carolina Division of Tourism and the North Carolina Brewers Guild. The state is home to more than 70 active breweries that range in size, distribution and popularity. Throughout NC Beer Month, we will share itineraries including visits to craft breweries, tours, unique culinary experiences, and more, all tied to the state’s craft beer.
Our participants thus far include:
Bean & Barrel
Bear Creek Brews
Carolina Brewery & Grill
Circle City Books & Music
City Tap Bar
Fearrington House Restaurant, Fearrington Granary, Belted Goat
Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store
Chatham County is home to Carolina Brewery & Grill, which offers weekly tastings and tours. Carolina Brewery is the Triangle’s oldest brewpub and has won numerous prestigious awards for its handcrafted, fresh, local brews. The large, modern Pittsboro brewery produces their five core brands (Sky Blue Golden Ale, Flagship IPA, Copperline Amber Ale, Oatmeal Porter and Firecracker Pale Ale) and allows for distribution throughout the Carolinas and into Tennessee and Virginia. The original brewery, in its 18th year and a Chapel Hill institution, brews small batch beers onsite and offers customers 12 handcrafted beers from which to choose.
“Carolina Brewery is very excited to participate in NC Beer Month. In honor of the occasion we are makingpreparations for a new beer to be unveiled in April and have plans in the works for a family-friendly ‘Spring Fling’ special event,” Carolina Brewery’s owner Robert Poitras told us.
Craft beer will be available at various events throughout April, including First Sunday, The Festival of Legends, and more. The party continues into May when we share our appreciation for good music, craft beer, farms, food, and wine at NC Hops and Roots Fest.
Stay tuned for details on all NC Beer Month festivities in our area.