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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 340 breweries and brewpubs – the most in the American South – making independent craft beer an essential part of our state’s experience.
Join us for a pint in The State of Southern Beer ™!
On October 15th, Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed October 2020 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 $2.5B to the state’s economy, and has been instrumental in revitalizing many small towns and cities throughout the state.
While the Novel Coronavirus has severely limited the normal festivities surrounding NCBeer Month, the industry is committed to protecting public health and safety during the pandemic. North Carolina’s breweries have adopted the #NCBeer Pledge, which ensures each brewery is committed to following state guidelines and has taken the necessary precautions to prioritize the health and safety of their customers and employees.
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 are looking forward to welcoming you! To find out more, or to plan your next brewery visit, browse the #NCBeer Finder at: https://ncbeer.org/consumer/covid-19_ncbeer_finder.php.
** Unfortunately COVID-19 has forced our industry to put this year’s NCBeer Month events on hold. For the safety of our customers, employees and business owners, and in accordance with state guidelines, we are postponing the NCBeer Month events until it is clearly safe to resume our normal lives. **
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.
Cheers and Happy NC Beer Month!