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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Beer Events in North Carolina

North Carolina's beer culture is quite active this month. Here are three things to check out:

Creative Loafing's 2nd annual Charlotte Beer Week

April 17th - April 25th

This celebration includes 20 events across 8 days. Events include the chance to taste new beers, sample different styles, visit breweries, a how-to demonstration on building a kegerator, beer and food matching and a brew cruise on Lake Norman.

Visit http://charlotte.creativeloafing.com/beerweek/.

The Charlotte Beer Club

April 22 for a tasting event at Total Wine in Matthews and followed by a beer and gourmet meal pairing at the nearby Bonefish Grill.

May 13 for a tasting event at Flying Saucer in the University area.

A relatively new creation from founder Darrin Pikarsky, the Charlotte Beer Club has already had several events and is closing in on 100 members.

Find out more about the group at http://beer.meetup.com/196/. Membership is free.

World Beer Festival -- Raleigh

April 26 in Moore Square in downtown Raleigh.
1st Session: Noon to 4 p.m.
2nd Session: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

All About Beer magazine brings together 150 breweries from around the globe, along with great music, local food and educational tastings.

A portion of the proceeds benefit the Downtown Raleigh Alliance.

Check out http://www.allaboutbeer.com/wbfraleigh/


David said...

Will I see you at the WBF in Raleigh?

Rick Lyke said...


Boy I wish, but I'm recovering from some surgery so I will not be able to make the trip. (http://lyke2drink.blogspot.com/2008/04/back-from-where-ive-been.html)
I'll be back at the WBF in Durham come the Fall.

Have a good time, it is a great festival!


David said...

Oh, that's right. :-/ Hope the recovery continues to go well.

And thanks for the health wake up call.