Representatives from breweries across the state met at NoDa Brewing this morning to brew a collaboration beer for the North Carolina Brewers Celebration, to be held at BB&T Ballpark on Saturday, June 27. The festival is presented by All About Beer magazine in conjunction with the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild.
The collaborative beer is a red IPA brewed with Pacific Jade, Equinox, Azacca, Chinook and Bravo hops, and it will be served at the festival as well as in the taprooms of participating breweries. The following breweries were in attendance to help brew the red IPA: Boondocks Brewing, Check Six Brewing, The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, Four Saints Brewing Co., Mystery Brewing, Natty Greene’s Brewing Co., Triple C Brewing, White Street Brewing Co. and Wise Man Brewing.
The festival will feature around 50 North Carolina breweries as well as several local farmers, retailers and beer stores. At a small “cask ale festival,” six NC breweries will pour a variety of cask-conditioned beers.
General admission tickets for the festival are $45 and include a 4-ounce commemorative glass and unlimited samples of more than 150 beers from 1-5 p.m. VIP tickets are $70 and provide the aforementioned samples, early entry at noon, a festival gift, and access to 20-30 limited beers not available to general admission ticket holders, plus access to private bathrooms and an air-conditioned lounge in the club level.
Tickets for the North Carolina Brewers Celebration are available at NCBrewersCelebration.com.