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. October is NC Beer Month!
NC Beer Month is a time for North Carolinians and tourists alike to explore the independent craft breweries of our state and savor a pint of finely crafted local beer. From big cities to small towns, North Carolina has more than 370 breweries and brewpubs – the most in the American South – making independent craft beer an essential part of our state’s experience.
In 2021, NC Beer Month will consist of the following components:
Join us for a pint in The State of Southern Beer ™!
This October, Governor Roy Cooper will proclaim October 2021 to be NC Beer Month. The proclamation reaffirms North Carolina’s vibrant and rich craft beer heritage. From locally malted grains to expertly crafted lagers and ales, North Carolina has gained international recognition for craft beer excellence. Beginning in 1985 with Weeping Radish, the independent craft beer industry has grown to 342 breweries today. Known as “The State of Southern Beer”, the industry contributes more than $2.7B to the state’s economy, and has been instrumental in revitalizing many small towns and cities throughout the state.
The independent North Carolina craft beer industry is proud to serve our citizens and is committed to helping build the communities we serve. We invite you to join the month-long celebration of North Carolina brewing craftsmanship by visiting your local brewery for a socially-distanced pint, or picking up curbside beer-to-go. Our breweries look forward to welcoming you!
Read the 2021 Proclamation here, as signed by Governor Cooper.
Want to explore the unique breweries of North Carolina, all while earning a chance to win one of two amazing NC Beer Month Passport Sweepstakes prizes? Throughout October, as you visit independent craft breweries across North Carolina, use Untappd, the popular “drink socially” smartphone app, to unlock limited edition NC Beer Month Passport badges and earn entries in the annual NC Beer Month Passport Sweepstakes!
Two lucky winners will be selected to win one of the following NC Beer Month sweepstakes prizes:
Charlotte Sweepstakes Prize - Take a tour of award-winning CLT breweries on this exciting trip to the Queen City, arranged for us by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA). Prize package includes the following:
Two-night hotel accommodations, compliments of Holiday Inn & Suites South End
Behind-the-scenes craft brewery tour for two, compliments of City Brew Tours
Two general admissions tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Two activity passes for the US National Whitewater Center
#CLTBeer swag bag of gift cards and apparel from:
Devil’s Logic Brewing
Divine Barrel Brewing
NoDa Brewing Co,panu
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
Petty Thieves Brewing Company
Pilot Brewing Company
Sugar Creek Brewing Company
Triple C Brewing Company
Outer Banks Sweepstakes Prize - Experience the charm, history, and natural beauty of the Outer Banks. Prize includes the following:
Two-night hotel accommodations
Two general admission tickets to the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke
An Outer Banks Adventure certificate for two from Kitty Hawk Kites
Brewery gift certificate
#NCBeer swag bag
To Participate: Use Untappd to tag the North Carolina brewery you visit and accumulate the following four limited edition NC Beer Month Passport Badges, and up to three chances to win!
Badge 1: Welcome to NC Beer Month 2021!
Badge 2: NC Beer Month Passport Badge, Level 1: Your 5th check-in earns you one sweepstakes entry
Badge 3: NC Beer Month Passport Badge, Level 2: Your 10th check-in earns you an additional sweepstakes entry
October 14th - October 24th
The NC Public House will showcase dozens of breweries, wineries, cideries, and craft soda makers from across North Carolina.
Patrons of the NC Public House will be able to purchase a Beer+Wine ticket which provides for your choice of two servings of wine, cider or beer. Wine servings are 3 ounces each, and beer or cider servings are 8 ounces each. Tickets may be purchased in advance, or during the fair at the entrance of the NC Public House. Beer+Wine tickets will be $10 each, and tickets for craft sodas may be purchased on-site for $5 each. There is a limit of one Beer+Wine ticket per person (= 2 servings), per visit to the NC Public House.
Click here for more details and to purchase advanced tickets.
Throughout NC Beer Month, special events from the mountains to the coast will connect beer lovers with local brews that highlight the talent and creativity of our acclaimed craft breweries. The NC Craft Brewers Guild has partnered with the NCBeerGuys to provide you with a calendar of special events happening across the state. Are you a NC brewery or craft beer retailer with an event to highlight?
Send all #NCBeer Month event notices to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included on the calendar.
Cheers and Happy NC Beer Month!