North Carolina Brewers Celebration

North Carolina Brewers Celebration on Saturday, June 27

All About Beer Magazine, in conjunction with the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild, will present the North Carolina Brewers Celebration, held at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte on Saturday, June 27. The festival will feature around 50 North Carolina breweries, plus a small “cask ale festival,” samples from local farmers, retailers and beer stores. General admission tickets […]

The Cellar at Duckworth's Uptown

Founders Brewing Beer Dinner in The Cellar at Duckworth’s Uptown

Sorry, but this beer dinner is sold out.  The top two floors of Duckworth’s Uptown have now been open almost three months. Now, the new bar and restaurant is ready to open The Cellar for a five-course beer dinner with Founders Brewing Co. at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26. In attendance will be Jeremy […]

Triple C Brewing Kind of a Big Deal

Next Triple C Brewing Release is “Kind Of A Big Deal”

At noon this Saturday, May 23, Triple C Brewing will release the latest bottle to come from its growing barrel-aging program. Dubbed “Kind Of A Big Deal,” the beer is an imperial honey wheat ale that aged for six months in bourbon barrels and rested on tart cherries in the brite tank. The beer will […]

Fonta Flora Brewery State of Origin Festival

Shuttle to the State of Origin Festival in Morganton on June 13

Last year, Fonta Flora Brewery in Morganton held their first State of Origin Festival. Every brewery in attendance brought at least one beer that incorporated ingredients grown in North Carolina. This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, June 13, once again returning to Morganton’s courthouse square. The festival grew out of Fonta Flora’s commitment […]

Sugar Creek Brewing Fundraiser

Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser at Sugar Creek Brewing – Thurs., May 7

When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal last month, it hit home for one of Sugar Creek Brewing’s employees. Tsering Sherpa is from Kathmandu, and her home village — where many of her family members still live — was leveled. Sugar Creek initially wanted to raise funds to send Sherpa home, however the infrastructure of the […]

Unknown Brewing Pre-Game Session Ale

The Unknown Brewing Co. to release cans of Pre-Game Session Ale

The Unknown Brewing Co. announced today plans to release Pre-Game Session Ale in cans. It will be the second of the brewery’s year-round beers in cans, following in the footsteps of the brewery’s Over the Edge IPA. You could see six-packs of the beer out in stores as early as this weekend, with more coming […]

JJs Red Hots Brew Dog Repack Your Pipe

Try “Repack Your Pipe” at JJ’s Red Hots May 4-10

A couple years ago, JJ’s Red Hots graciously invited me to build my very own “Dog of the Week.” My creation, appropriately dubbed “Put That In Your Pipe,” featured  smoked bacon, smoked cheddar, smoked jalapeno ketchup and red onions. It was one of the best-selling dogs of the week at the time, and it made an […]

NoDa Brewing NoDajito Cans

NoDa Brewing to release NoDajito in cans this month

Tomorrow is Derby Day, and would-be mixologists everywhere are buying handfuls of mint with which to craft their own mint juleps. NoDa Brewing has mint on the mind as well, but for a different reason. Today, they released the can design for NoDajito, which should hit shelves the week of May 18th. This is the […]

Fud at Salud Salud Beer Shop Grand Opening

Grand Opening for Salud Beer Shop’s “FūD at Salud”

Tonight, Salud Beer Shop will hold a grand opening celebration for its new deli space called FūD at Salud. If you missed it, check out my Charlotte Observer article on Jason Glunt’s new venture for a little more on what you can expect. Or, better yet, head out tonight for an “old school playlist and […]


North Carolina Breweries and Distributors Battle Over Bills

The e-mail was meant for employee eyes only. It was sent by Chris Caffey, president and CEO of Greensboro-based Caffey Distributing (as well as Carolina Premium Beverage and Craft Central, their new craft-focused division). Caffey began his e-mail by explaining to his employees that two bills — House Bill 278 and House Bill 625 — […]