NC Beer Month - October


.           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 400 breweries and brewpubs – the most in the American South – making independent craft beer an essential part of our state’s experience. 

In 2022, NC Beer Month will consist of the following components:

  • Governor Cooper's Proclamation of NC Beer Month 
    • Read the proclamation HERE, once issued and signed by the Governor!
  • Untappd #NCBeer Digital Passport & NC Beer Month Sweepstakes - Details coming soon!
    • Throughout October, as you visit the independent breweries across North Carolina, use Untappd, the popular “drink socially” smartphone app, to unlock limited edition NC Beer Month badges and earn entries in the annual NC Beer Month "Beercation". Sweepstakes!
  • 2022 NC Brewers Cup Competition
    • As you visit NC breweries, don't miss your chance to sample some of this year's award winning beers!  Check out the winning beers and breweries HERE! (Results will be released on Sept. 26th!)
  • NC Public House at the NC State Fair
    • Now in it's 5th year, State Fair attendees can visit the NC Public House to sample a wide array of NC produced craft beer, wine, and soda.  We'll see you there!  Purchase your advanced tickets here!
  • Brewing Funds the Cure
    • The NCCBG has partnered with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation to make a difference for children battling cancer.  Support pediatric cancer research by selecting "Brewing Funds the Cure" designated draft selections at participating breweries. Click here for information.
    • NC Beer Month Special Events
      • Throughout NC Beer Month towns, cities, breweries, taprooms, restaurants, retailers, and more will be hosting special events in celebration of North Carolina’s beer craftsmanship and those destinations where it thrives!    If you have a special event planned for NC Beer Month, send your NC Beer Month event details to for inclusion on our official event calendar.


    #NCBeer Month Marketing Tool-Kit

    Are you an independent craft beer industry member interested in participating in NC Beer Month? 
    Contact Lisa Parker to receive your 2022 #NCBeer Month Marketing Tool-Kit!

    Tool-Kit Includes the following Digital Assets:

    • NC Beer Month 2021 logos (various file formats)
    • Social media sample scripts
    • NC Public House logo (round)
    • NC Public House Info Banner graphic
    • Untappd Limited Edition NCBeer Month Badge Graphics
    • "Brewing Funds the Cure" Logo
    • NC Craft Brewers Guild Logos (various versions & file formats)

    Do you have a special event planned for NC Beer Month?  Send your NC Beer Month event details to for inclusion on our official event calendar.


    Official hashtag: #NCBeerMonth
    See also #NCGuildSupported #NCBeerMember


    The Proclamation

    Stay tuned for details on when & where this will take place.

    This October, Governor Roy Cooper will proclaim October 2022 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 400+ breweries today.  Known as “The State of Southern Beer”, the industry contributes more than $2.26B 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!  


    Untappd #NCBeer Digital Passport & Beercation Sweepstakes

    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!  A lucky winner will be selected to win the Charlotte "Beercation" Sweepstakes Prize - sponsored by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA).  


    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 2022!

    • 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

    • Badge 4:  NC Beer Month Passport Badge, Level 3: Your 15th check-in earns you a third sweepstakes entry

    Click here for the official sweepstakes rules.


    NC Public House at the NC State Fair

    October 13th - October 23rd

    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 at the entrance of the NC Public House.  Beer+Wine tickets are $10 each, and craft sodas may be purchased on-site for $5 each. 

    Click here for more details and to purchase advanced tickets.

    NC Beer Month Events

    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 to be included on the calendar.

    Check-Out the NCBeer Month Events Calender HERE!


    2022 NC Brewers Cup Competition

    As you explore the state's breweries, don't miss the opportunity to sample some of this year's award-winning beers!  The NC Brewers' Cup is the largest craft beer competition in North Carolina.  All independent craft commercial brewers in NC are invited to participate in this BJCP sanctioned beer competition, sponsored by Pro Refrigeration, Inc., White Labs, Gizmo Brew Works, Social Burro, and Tryon Distributing.

    Click here to check-out this year's award-winning breweries and beers! (Results scheduled for release on Sept. 26th, 2022)


    Brewing Funds the Cure

    The NC Craft Brewers Guild has teamed up with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation to make a difference for children battling cancer.  Join us in supporting critical pediatric cancer research by visiting participating breweries and having a pint of their "Brewing Funds the Cure" draft selection!  A dollar per each pint sold will directly benefit the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s mission to find less toxic, more therapeutic treatments for children battling cancer!  Click here for more information and to participate.


    Join us for a pint in The State of Southern Beer !

    Cheers and Happy NC Beer Month!