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WEB EXCLUSIVE October is NC Beer Month and we’re celebrating by visiting our fave local breweries and trying out new ones across the state.
Three cheers for local beer! October is NC Beer Month—the perfect excuse to reach for a local brew or visit the 370+ breweries and brewpubs across the state (road trip, anyone?!). Since craft beer is essential to the NC experience, put down the Bud and Natty Light and take this opp to partake in the bevvy of brews our great state has to offer. Below, we round up some of the many ways to celebrate NC Beer Month in Raleigh—and beyond.
Visit Your Fave Local Breweries
NC Beer Month is the ideal time to head out to a locally owned brewery—and many have regular events throughout the month that are sure to strike your frothy fancy. Whether you like to sip on a brew while listening to local music at Bond Brothers Eastside or partake in some trivia at Raleigh Brewing Company, there’s a local brewery spot with a seat and sudsy select for you.
As you visit breweries around the state, use Untappd to unlock limited edition NC Beer Month Passport badges and earn entries in the annual NC Beer Month Passport Sweepstakes!
Also be sure to check out some of the brews that took home prizes at this year’s NC Brewers Cup competition. This year had over 800 entries from 110 breweries—marking this year as the largest to date and the largest single state commercial competition in the Southeast. And to extend your beercation beyond October, stay tuned for Bull City Ciderworks’ Cary opening, slated for November/December.
Raleigh Beer Trail
Up for a challenge? Take on Raleigh’s Beer Trail and try brews from 42 Triangle breweries, including faves like Crank Arm Brewing, Trophy Brewing Co. and Wye Hill Brewing. And while you’re taste-touring the state for the best NC brew, seek out sips that save by tapping into NC breweries participating in Brewing Funds the Cure, benefiting critical pediatric cancer research.
NC Public House
You can also fete local froths at the NC State Fair (Oct. 14–24) through the NC Public House, at its new location in the South Dorton Arena Lobby. Sample sips from dozens of breweries, wineries, cideries and craft soda makers from across the state. You can snag your drink ticket in advance or purchase on-site at the Public House. Inside tip: We’re eyeing the Kegs and Corks Pass, which includes admission and a drink ticket.
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