Events

2015

 

April (NC Beer Month)

Cask on Fools
Casks on Fools is the kick off party in Wake County for North Carolina Beer Month! 15 casks from 15 Wake County Breweries will be participating. All local beer, all in one place!
www.crankarmbrewing.com
Crank Arm Brewing
319 West Davie Street, Raleigh, NC
Wed, April 1, 2015

Ruckus Brew Fest – Asheville Comes East
The second event in an ongoing series of rotating brew fests every 6 weeks during the warm weather months. This one is celebrating NC Beer Month - specifically brews from western NC. We will be pouring liquid from a dozen Asheville based breweries and a half dozen or so from the Triangle.  The day will feature live music from some great local bands, cornhole, kids activities, a live brewing demonstration from Kyle Delpiano, plenty of food from Ruckus and other area restaurants and most importantly – beer.
www.ruckuspizza.com/ruckus-cary-calendar
Ruckus Pizza Pasta & Spirits
8111-208 Tryon Woods Dr, Cary, NC
Sat, April 11, 2015 | 2pm – 6pm

‘Cuegrass Festival
The Pit’s 7th Annual ‘Cuegrass Festival returns to the warehouse district of downtown Raleigh Saturday, April 18, with a jam-packed day full of great ‘cue, local brews and toe-tappin’ bluegrass music! We’re closing down the streets around The Pit and firing up the pig cookers to serve plenty of our famous Eastern North Carolina-style barbecue and a selection of locally made beers. And on the stage we’ll have some of our favorite bands.
www.cuegrass.com
Outside The Pit
328 W. Davie St., Raleigh, NC
Sat, April 18, 2015 | noon – 6pm

World Beer Festival Raleigh
A chance to sample from over 250 craft & specialty beers from around the world. Choose between General or VIP Admission.
www.allaboutbeer.com/gather-for-beer/world-beer-festival/raleigh-nc
Moore Square Park
Raleigh, NC
Sat, April 18, 2015 | 12-4pm & 6-10pm

Brewgaloo
Brewgaloo features craft breweries from North Carolina and partners with local food trucks and local bands. You can purchase 5 beer tokens for $25 or Taster Cards with 5- 3 oz. pours for $5.
www.shoplocalraleigh.org/brewgaloo
Raleigh City Plaza
400 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC
Sat, April 25, 2015 | 2pm – 10pm

Burger Smashdown at Fullsteam
Join burger chefs from Mattie B’s Public House, Tyler’s Taproom, Al’s Burger Shack, Buns and Only Burger as they create one of their favorite burger and side duos for you to eat and vote on. Sean Lilly Wilson of Fullsteam will personally pair his flavorful beers with each burger/side combo (two-ounce pours for each burger). Plus live music and darts, ping pong and games that you always love at Fullsteam. This is a family-friendly event.
www.tastetheevent.com/home/events/burger-smashdown-at-fullsteam
Fullsteam Brewery
726 Rigsbee Ave., Durham, NC
Sat, April 25, 2015 | 12:30pm – 2:30pm

 

May

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
A 1/2 mile of Food Trucks & Restaurants spread out over 11 city blocks.
www.downtownraleighfoodtruckrodeo.com
Fayetteville Street, Raleigh NC
Sun, May 3, 2015

American Craft Beer Week
Each year, beer weeks celebrate the culture and community of craft brewers across the U.S. The Brewers Association is happy to assemble American Craft Beer Week®, each May. This celebration, coordinated by the Brewers Association’s Craft Beer Program, is an exciting opportunity for craft brewers to commemorate their art and tradition with enthusiasts across the country.
www.brewersassociation.org/business-tools/marketing-advertising/american-craft-beer-week
May 11 – 17, 2015

1st Annual Durham Blues and Brews Festival
This isn’t a Beer Fest with music, or a Blues Fest with Beer, it’s a new type of an event designed to be a unique experience, by offering Great Blues music and only North Carolina Craft Beers. The Brewers will be on site to tell you about their Breweries and Beers while you sample from their selection. Not the “shots” you get at Beer Fests, but an 8 oz. pour for you to enjoy while learning about their beers, and listening to great blues bands. This eliminates spending excessive time standing in lines and allows you time to enjoy the music, beer, and your friends.
www.durhambluesandbrewsfestival.com
Durham Central Park
501 Foster Street, Durham, NC
Sat, May 30, 2015 | 4pm – 9pm

 

June

Neuse River Brewing Company Grand Opening
Stop by between 12pm-4pm for some yummy CockADoodleMoo or 4pm-8pm for delicious Chirba Chirba dumplings or between 8pm-12am for a late night snack from Belgian Waffology. Live music throughout the day, too!
www.facebook.com/neuseriverbrewingcompany
Neuse River Brewing Company
518 Pershing Road,Raleigh, North Carolina
Sat, June 6, 2015 | noon – midnight

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
A 1/2 mile of Food Trucks & Restaurants spread out over 11 city blocks.
www.downtownraleighfoodtruckrodeo.com
Fayetteville Street, Raleigh NC
Sun, June 14, 2015

 

August

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
A 1/2 mile of Food Trucks & Restaurants spread out over 11 city blocks.
www.downtownraleighfoodtruckrodeo.com
Fayetteville Street, Raleigh NC
Sun, August 9, 2015

 

September

919 Beer presents Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival
Beericana is a premiere N.C. craft beer festival featuring breweries from the Triangle, across the state, and beyond, blended with great Americana/Bluegrass music and local food trucks. VIP admission begins at noon and will include special kegs from around the state, not available to general admission ticket holders.
www.beericana.com
Sugg Farm Park
Grigsby Avenue, Holly Springs, NC
Sat, September 12, 2015 | noon – 6pm

 

October

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
A 1/2 mile of Food Trucks & Restaurants spread out over 11 city blocks.
www.downtownraleighfoodtruckrodeo.com
Fayetteville Street, Raleigh NC
Sun, October 11, 2015