Raleigh beer festival voted best in the U.S.

USA Today, 10Best names Brewgaloo®, presented by Shop Local Raleigh (SLR) as the best beer festival 2019! The 8th annual festival will be held the evening of Friday, April 26th and throughout the day on Saturday, April 27h in downtown Raleigh. This event supports Shop Local Raleigh and its mission to sustain programs that strengthen our local businesses.

10Best USA Today released the top 10 winners in the Beer Festivals category on April 5, 2019 naming Raleigh’s own, Brewgaloo® as number one.  A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

North Carolina’s largest craft beer festival kicks off with a sampler event on Friday evening from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm in City Plaza. Limited tickets are available for Friday night’s event. Saturday’s festivities run from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm and span the length of Fayetteville St. as well as the intersecting side streets. This lively street festival features over 100 NC breweries, 50 local food trucks, dozens of local vendors and bands.

Tickets can be purchased in advance and the day of for both events. General admission for Saturday’s street festival is free. Guests can purchase drink tickets to be redeemed for NC craft beer by the pint or by the taste. Drink ticket pre-sales are available at: You can purchase a bundle of 25 tickets for $30 and receive a FREE acrylic souvenir pint glass.

Brewgaloo 2019, rain or shine

Friday, April 26, 2019 | Ticketed Sampler Event: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019 | Free General Admission: 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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