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Learn all about Brewgaloo in this interview with Shop Local Raleigh Executive Director, Jennifer Martin.
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Thank you ResortsandLodges.com for the writeup!
Learn all about Brewgaloo in this interview with Shop Local Raleigh Executive Director, Jennifer Martin.
Four Saints Brewing Company will pour a unique beer at this month’s Brewgaloo Craft Beer Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Asheboro, North Carolina-based brewery teamed up with a Greensboro-based business that specializes in creating sustainability portfolios that allow businesses to offset their carbon emissions through investments in local urban forestry projects.
The company, called Urban Offsets, helped Four Saints Brewing calculate the carbon emissions associated with brewing the Founding Fathers Hemp Ale, from the purchase and transportation of ingredients all the way to the tapping of the kegs on festival day. Urban Offsets then matched the brewery with a local tree-planting project and other carbon offset projects in North Carolina that will remove an equal amount of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
“One of the beautiful things about being a craft brewery is we can experiment—not only with brewing, but also with how we operate as a company,” said Andrew Deming, one of Four Saints’ founders and head brewer. “With the Founding Fathers Hemp Ale we’re seeing if we can maximize our positive impact in the community.”
The local tree-planting project that will receive support is at the Cone Health Cancer Center Healing Gardens project in Greensboro. In addition to trees that will provide certified carbon sequestration, wildlife habitat, noise and air pollution control, the Cone garden also provides cancer patients with wheelchair accessible paths and designated areas for children, meditation and gardening.
Four Saints also is sourcing all of the ingredients for Founding Fathers Hemp Ale from North Carolina growers within 52 miles of the Fours Saint’s brew house. This includes hops grown in Pittsboro and locally grown and spent hemp flowers. The hemp seeds will replace some of the grains traditionally used to create wort, the sugary liquid that feeds the fermentation process.
Four Saints Brewing Company is brewing one pilot batch, 31 gallons, of Founding Fathers Hemp Ale for attendees of the Brewgaloo Festival to experience what carbon-neutral brewing taste likes.
“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first certified, carbon-neutral brewing in North Carolina, and perhaps even the U.S.,” said Shawn Gagné, CEO of Urban Offsets. “It’s a relatively small pilot batch, but now that the legwork is done we can easily scale the carbon neutral process developed with Four Saints to match a growing demand for locally-crafted products that also invest in their communities.
Urban Offsets has provided locally sourced carbon credits to Duke University, Delta Air Lines and Etsy, among other large institutions and corporations, but Four Saints Brewing is the first brewery. The Brewgaloo festival will take place April 27-28, 2018 on the streets of downtown Raleigh.
About Four Saints Brewing Company
Located at 218 South Fayetteville Street in Asheboro, North Carolina, Four Saints Brewing pays homage to the patron saints of beer, Saint Wenceslaus, Saint Nicholas, Saint Luke and Saint Augustine of Hippo. The Four Saints founders, Joel McClosky and Andrew Deming, carry on the brewing tradition in the hopes of future sainthood, or at least to make some really good beer. www.foursaintsbrewing.com/home.html
About Urban Offsets
Greensboro, N.C.-based Urban Offsets helps corporations and higher education institutions invest carbon offsets in the places and relationships that matter to them. This transforms carbon offsets into assets that help fight climate change, strengthen strategic partnerships, and create climate resilient cities. Using a Sustainability Portfolio approach, Urban Offsets evaluates and grades carbon offsets and bundles them with community development programs that sustainably engage nonprofit partners in each city. Urban Offsets currently operates in 12 U.S. markets and supports more than 10,000 new trees planted in 2017. www.urbanoffsets.co
Less than 5 years old, Asheville, North Carolina’s Hi-Wire Brewing plans to spend over $500,000 in a brewery expansion at their Big Top Production Facility beginning in January 2018 to meet an overall goal of increasing distribution sales by 56% in the upcoming calendar year.
“the equipment addition which will make the biggest impact is adding eight new 90 bbl tanks to increase fermentation capacity to 26,460 bbl per year from our current capacity of 18,900 bbl per year. We will also be adding a new canning line, stainless hard piping throughout the brewery, upgrading water infrastructure into the brewery, and adding numerous pieces of quality control equipment.”
Investments in new equipment has allowed Hi-Wire Brewing to revamp their year round beer lineup to include 12-pack cans of both Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA (6.7% ABV) and Lo-Pitch Juicy IPA (4.9% ABV). Chris Lutkowski, Director of Sales for Hi-Wire Brewing notes, “Cans are becoming more and more an accepted package by the consumer for their craft beer. With the active lifestyles our customers are engaged in, a lighter, more convenient container is definitely an item that our distributors and consumers have been asking for over the past few months. We believe there is a significant amount of business to be had in all channels by putting two of our most popular styles in a 12-pack can configuration and look forward to a very positive response from existing and new consumers alike.” Both sets of 12-packs will be available the second week of January and will see distribution in Hi-Wire Brewing’s entire footprint.
Along with adding 12-pack cans, Hi-Wire Brewing has streamlined their seasonal program and added a High Gravity 4-pack Series to their 2018 release calendar. The seasonal series has been re-envisioned to contain Hi-Wire’s best selling seasonals such as Aerialist Spring Lager and Zirkusfest Oktoberfest, while the High gravity series features some throwbacks, including Raspberry Wheat Wine and Tropical Golden Strong Ale.
2018 is going to be a wild ride for Hi-Wire Brewing and they look forward to sharing it with new and old fans alike. For regular updates on the expansion upgrades and progress, beer releases, and other upcoming news follow them on Facebook or Instagram @hiwirebrewing or please visit www.hiwirebrewing.com.
Located in Asheville, NC, Hi-Wire Brewing is known for producing approachable and balanced lagers and ales, most notably Hi-Wire Lager, Bed of
Nails Brown, and Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA. They have two locations in Asheville: the 27,000 square foot Big Top Production Facility & Taproom located half a mile from the Biltmore Estate and the South Slope Specialty Brewery & Taproom located in the South Slope area of downtown, which has a focus on wild and sour ales. Hi-Wire was awarded the most medals at the 2014 NC Brewer’s Cup and was named Best New North Carolina Brewery of 2013 by RateBeer. Most recently, the Zirkusfest Oktoberfest Lager won gold at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival® in the German-Style Maerzen category. Their award-winning beers can be found on draft and in bottles across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Ohio. To learn more about the company, visit hiwirebrewing.com.
Carolina Brewing Company is having an all day celebration to open the taproom by tapping specialty beers every hour starting at 1pm, September 19th. They will have the world famous CBC tour with Joe and there will be food trucks too. Say hello to their new taproom manager Katie Moran when you come in to see the new taproom.
Here is the line up of beers they have been cellaring in anticipation of their taproom opening. The tapping schedule will be:
1pm – Pollinator Honey Doppelbock
2pm – 2014 Old 392 Barleywine
3pm – 2015 Groundhog Imperial Stout
4pm – 2014 Wiggo!
5pm – 2014 Nitro Winter Porter
6pm – 2015 Bourbon Barrel Aged Groundhog Imperial Stout
7pm – 2014 Bourbon Barrel Aged Pollinator Honey Doppelbock
8pm – 2013 Old 392 Barleywine
CBC will also be open Thursday the 17th and Friday the 18th from 4-9pm with a ribbon cutting at 5pm on Thursday with the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce. On Friday they will have a Food Truck on site.
140 Thomas Mill Rd, Holly Springs, NC 27540
Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar is hosting Wine & Beer Socials, each featuring three wines or NC craft beers paired with delicious passed hors d’oeuvres. These socials are just that – a casual, after work cocktail hour, perfect for co-workers or friends to gather and unwind. Wine and beer reps will be on hand to answer questions.
September 22nd — Double Barley Beer Social
September 24th – Bombshell Beer Social
October 8th – Southern African Wine Social
October 22nd – Fullsteam Beer Social
November 5th – Chilean Wine Social
November 19th – Raleigh Brewing Beer Social
December 3rd – Italian Wine Social
6:30-7:30pm • $25 per person (plus tax, service charge and fees)
Visit www.deanssocials.eventbrite.com for event details, menus and to purchase tickets.
With their Anniversary only a few months long gone, The Unknown Brewing Company announced today the release of their stubborn 1.5ish Anniversary Belgian Style Red Rye Ale. This beer is a beautiful 9.0% by vol, which includes a powerful sour punch to the face. This beer is a Belgian Style Red Rye that has been aged and soured in French Oak Cabernet Barrels with strawberries and vanilla bean.
Owner/Head Brewer Brad Shell says, “We wanted to make a beer that really stood out to be known as our special edition Anniversary brew, but of course like anything amazing it took it’s time and the beer decided it didn’t want to finish until it was ready. Hey, you never want to rush a good thing”, which the bottle makes sure you know how long we waited for.
1 pint, 6fl oz of their glass bottle is hitting shelves in North and South Carolina now.
D9 Brewing Company is proud to announce the first ever bottling of one of their Fanatical AlesTM, Viking Fraoch Scottish Sour. To celebrate this milestone, their first batch is going to be a taproom only Special Edition bottle release. On June 20th, starting at noon, they will be releasing 120 cases of 500ml, bottle conditioned Viking Fraoch Scottish Sours. Each bottle will be capped with the same crowns that were used as tokens during their production brewery Grand Opening.
This will be the only batch that will feature these gold crowns to differentiate them as their first bottles ever produced. Additionally to mark the significance of these bottles in their history, each bottle will be numbered and signed by a member of the D9 Brewing team for collectors and enthusiasts alike. There will be a limit of 4 bottles per person and each bottle will be priced at $11.99 each.
Viking Fraoch Scottish Sour is the first Fanatical Ale in their Ancient Sour Series. Viking Fraoch (Fraoch is Scandinavian for Heather, a flower native to that area) is a 4,000 year old Viking Heather Flower Ale combined with an 18th Century Scottish Ale that is spontaneously soured with a rich brown hue, balanced tartness and hint of heather flowers. Flavors of caramel, bold tartness and ripe stone fruit give way to lingering flowers and clean, crisp mouthfeel.
GRAINS: 2-Row, Crystal 60, Honey Malt, Aromatic Malt, Torrefied Barley, Wheat Malt
Hello Beer Lovers,
Carolina Brewing Company’s 20th Anniversary is One Month Away!
They have so much to celebrate and they want to share it with you! They have rebranded their logo for the first time EVER. They love the original lion, but it was designed in 1995 and they felt its time was up. Their updated lion design will appear on all of their 6 packs and should start showing up in the market over the next month or two. Here is a sneak peak!
The first package to see with the new logo is their brand new CANS! Another brewery first for them. They did a run of about 300 cases of CPA in 16oz cans in 6-packs. Just say no to 12oz! Great for the beach, the pool, the golf course, and all those other places you can’t take a bottle.
Construction on the TAPROOM is under way! The old bar that had been in their tasting room for 20 years is gone and things are a little torn up now, but they are excited to see the change happening. Sadly it will not be done in time for the Anniversary but it should be finished not long after it.
They have introduced their first new addition to their year round lineup in the last 9 years: Hop Roar, a West Coast Style IPA. This is the beer they made for NC Beer Month this year and it was so well received it has made the starting lineup. It is full of hops that give it a citrus and fruity aroma and flavor and nice bitterness. It will be draft only until the 6-packs come out this fall.
They have brewed two special beers to celebrate their 20th Anniversary. They are the annual fan favorite Imperial IPA and a Belgian IPA. Both will be available at the end of June and will be at their anniversary party.
The Summer Seasonal Summer Ale is available now.
Plan to join them for their Anniversary Party. As always, it will be at their very first account, 42nd St Oyster Bar in Raleigh on Friday July 3. They will also be having a special 20th Anniversary Tour on Friday July 3rd at 1pm. They will be closed Saturday July 4th.
With the recent arrival of the Holly Springs Salamanders baseball program, a few local breweries have been given the opportunity to sell their beer. Aviator Brewery, in Fuquay-Varina, has brewed a beer – StitchBuster, a pale ale – exclusively for the complex. Carolina Brewing is a sponsor, and fans will also find beer from Bombshell Beer Company of Holly Springs and Draft Line Brewing of Fuquay-Varina.
The Holly Springs Salamanders are members of the Coastal Plain League, which consists of 15 teams throughout the Carolinas and Virginia. The CPL is a collegiate summer league. Players compete for their respective universities during the school year and then join their CPL teams from May to August. The CPL offers scouting exposure for players who are looking to be drafted by Major League teams.
We love all things local! Below is a list of local collaborations from local breweries that have partnered with local businesses to make great NC Beer!
List of Local Collaborations
With Summer just around the corner, The Unknown Brewing Company announced today the release of their second year round can, “Pre-game”. This beer is a 4.7 % session ale (meaning it is light and drinkable). This beer is golden with little bite and a clean dry finish.
Owner/Head Brewer Brad Shell says, ” Sometimes you just need to make a good drinking beer. Clean, smooth, and refreshing. Don’t over think it”. This is carried through in messaging on the packaging with slogans such as… Tailgate Tested, Pool Proven and Pontoon Preferred.
12oz cans should be hitting shelves in North and South Carolina as early as this weekend and in most stores next week. Keep an eye out for The Unknown’s signature question mark and bright color schemes near you soon.
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Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar is partnering with Fortnight Brewing for an evening of burgers and beer to benefit Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina, the local chapter of the non-profit which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, April 21 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will be held at Bad Daddy’s Morrisville location in Park West Village.
Bad Daddy’s chefs will prepare a four-course meal specially designed to pair with four local beers from Fortnight Brewing. The dinner will cost $40 and will include the following menu items:
Bacon-Wrapped Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates
Paired with Fortnight ESB
Spinach Salad with White Balsamic Dressing, Local Farmers Market Strawberries and Feta Cheese
Paired with Fortnight Blond Ale
Bad Daddy Burger with IPA Braised Onion and Bacon Compote, Raclette and Comte Cheese and a Mustard Aioli. Served with Truffle Ships and a Truffle French Onion Dip.
Paired with Fortnight IPA
Housemade Bacon Maple Donut
Paired with Fortnight Coffee Amber
“We’re really excited to host our first Burgers and Brews dinner at this location,” said Dave Richards, general manager of the Morrisville Bad Daddy’s. “It’s very important to us to keep things local and support the Triangle community. Fortnight Brewing and Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina are our neighbors just down the road so partnering with them for this dinner made perfect sense. ”
A portion of proceeds from the night will go directly to Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina, the local chapter of Make-A-Wish headquartered in Morrisville which covers 49 counties in Eastern North Carolina from the Alamance/Orange County line to the coast. Since its founding in 1986, Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina has granted more than 2,900 wishes to terminally ill children ages 2.5 to 18 years old.
Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be made by calling the restaurant at 919-297-0953. For more information on Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, visit www.baddaddysburgerbar.com.
Contact: Lindsay Priester
Original article: http://www.ncheadlines.com/releases/-bad-daddys-burger-bar-partners-with-fortnight-brewing-and-make-a-wish-eastern-north-carolina-for-burgers-and-brews
BEER DINNER MENU
Amuse Bouche – Pale Ale
Baked Black & Bleu Oyster with Julienne Goodnight Brothers Country Ham
Course 1 – Nut Brown Ale
Cheerwine Marinated Baby Back Ribs, Housemade Potato Chips
Course 2 – Spring Bock
Jumbo Lump Crabcake, Remoulade, Kohlrabi Slaw
Course 3 – India Pale Ale
Blackened Duck Breast, Pickled Haricots Verts, Black-eyed Pea Relish
Course 4 – West Coast IPA
Cornmeal Crusted NC Rainbow Trout, Red Onion Marmalade, Creamy Guilford Mills Grits,
Course 5 – Groundhog Stout
Dark Chocolate-Sriracha Flourless Torte, Honey Whipped Cream
With NC Beer Month under way, locals are itching to show their support of local beer in every way they can. Fortunately and excitingly, numerous breweries, bottle shops, and restaurants are hosting special events to celebrate NC Beer Month!
Always enthusiastic to promote and support the local community, the Irregardless Café has come up with a great way to honor local breweries throughout the month of April. Each week a different NC craft beer will be on tap at the restaurant! Check out the lineup below and get to the Café to show your love of NC Beer.
Week 1: Silent Night – bourbon barrel aged imperial stout brewed by Mother Earth Brewing
Week 2: Hoppy Bunny – a hopped brown ale brewed by Duck Rabbit Brewing
Week 3: Devil’s Britches – red IPA brewed by Highland
Week 4: Hopsitalitea – ale brewed with orange honey blossoms and black tea leaves brewed by Unknown Brewing
For the first time, Brewgaloo is working with locally owned and independent bottle shops in Wake County on brewing a special collaboration beer! Eight bottle shops accepted the challenge to participate in this collaboration. Those coming together to brew include Crafty Beer Shop, State of Beer, North Street Beer Station, Tasty Beverage, High Craft, Bottle Revolution, BottleMixx, & Drink Drank Drunk.
Here’s how it worked out: each bottle shop submitted their choice of hops, malt and one wild card ingredient. All submissions were voted on and the winning combination decided the type of beer, a Rye Blonde. This bottle shop beer will be brewed at Raleigh Brewing and will be available for the first time on tap at Brewgaloo. All bottle shops that participated in the beer collaboration will have first rights to buy the beer and have it on tap at their establishment after Brewgaloo.
The new brew, “Rye Blonde” contains the following ingredients: Rye Malt, Wheat Malt Golden Promise. Mosaic, Citra, Tangerine, Orange Peel, Cedar Staves, Black Tea and a House English Ale Yeast.
This concept is sure to be duplicated over the years. It provides a unique way to support and promote independent shops while encouraging unity in the local community.
Come join us at Brewgaloo on April 25, 2015 in Downtown Raleigh for North Carolina’s largest NC Beer festival. Beer can be purchased by the pint or the taste and purchased in advance here. Brewgaloo will also feature food trucks, local vendors and live bands. We will see you on the 4th Saturday of April – a perfect ending to your NC Beer Month!
Brewgaloo is organized and presented by Shop Local Raleigh, a non-profit organization.
SATURDAY BREWERY TOUR
We invite you to stop by and meet the people who make the beer and sample some of our tasty liquids! One tour is given every Saturday at 1:00pm. Every tour is led by one of CBC’s owners. You’ll learn about our history, our ingredients and a get a full walk through of the brewing process. The tour takes about half an hour.
The tour and the samples are completely FREE! No appointment is necessary. Adults only — at least 21 yrs. old to attend the tour.
Although the term “canned beer” may initially have you thinking “cheap beer”, don’t be fooled. A growing number of craft brewers are beginning to can their beer as opposed to bottling. There are huge pros to canning beer. The quality of beer is maintained much better in cans as opposed to bottles. Not to mention, putting high-quality product in cans is key for convenience and portability. So rid your mind of all the negatives when it comes to canned beer – you get a better product, with better convenience. I think it’s safe to say, canning is here to stay.
Fortnight Brewing is now canning! Brews include Blonde Ale, X-Pat IPA & ESB. Check out the descriptions below and be sure to grab your can today.
Fortnight Canned Brews
Blonde Ale: While this beer is light in color, it’s not lacking in flavor. This easy drinking beer has fruity and floral notes with a clean finish. A healthy dose of wheat malt adds to the complexity you would expect from a blonde. 4.8% ABV.
X-Pat IPA: X-Pat is a fusion of our English heritage and American passions. Using UK malts and American hops this IPA pours copper in color with a big hop bouquet of grapefruit, pine, floral sweetness. A well rounded malt back bone evens out the bitterness for a truly unique drinking experience. 5.5% ABV.
ESB: English Ale’s big brother. With a copper color this English specialty is the real deal. With notes of figs and sweet raisins, its countered by a healthy dose of East Kent Golding hops to give it a balance. A quintessential English beer, this Extra Special Bitter has found a new home in the states. 3.3% ABV.
Shop Local Raleigh Presents Brewgaloo 2015!
April 25, 2015
2-10 pm, Raleigh City Plaza
Brewgaloo, organized by Shop Local Raleigh, is a one day North Carolina craft beer festival highlighting the importance of supporting local businesses and our North Carolina craft beer industry. Held annually, the 4th weekend every April, in downtown Raleigh, Brewgaloo brings together 20,000 fans to celebrate the the love of craft beer, live music, and localism.
Members- you have the opportunity to be a Brewgaloo Sponsor! Below you will find all the info on sponsorship and different packages available- take a look and see if any of these opportunities are a good fit for your business!
Local Champion- $3000
Local Supporter- $1500
Water Tower Sponsor- $1100
Local Friend- $750
Local Patron- $500
Beer Club- $100
Interested in sponsoring? Please Contact Volunteer Sponsorship Chair: Eric Bavisotto firstname.lastname@example.org Eric can help you get plugged in and see what sponsorship level is a good fit for you.
Thank you for your continued support of the buy local movement!
Carolina Brewing Company has just released it’s Spring Bock – a pale golden lager weighing in at 6.5%. Clean and crisp, it pairs beautifully with warm weather. This is CBC’s 17th year making Spring Bock and it is available in kegs and bottles at your favorite bar, grocery store and bottle shop.
CBC has many tasting events coming up including: Tastings at Sam Quik Shop and Bottle Shop in Durham, a tap takeover lasting all weekend at Archibalds Tavern in Holly Springs, a pint night at Lou Reda’s in Rocky Mount featuring their Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, and a beer dinner at 42nd St Oyster Bar in Raleigh. Check out their News and Events page for more info.
HUGE NEWS – CBC is getting a taproom! Approved by the town, construction is expected to begin in April 2015. It will be located where the current tasting bar is, so there will be a lot going on, but they don’t anticipate it interrupting business or tours. Expected opening is in June – stay tuned for more details!
CBC will debut their West Coast Style IPA next month – perfect time for NC Beer Month, are we right!? It will be a small batch so don’t miss you chance to try it!
Expanding into the Greensboro and Winston-Salem markets this April, CBC is currently interviewing for a full time sales rep in the Triad area! Interested applicants, send your resume to: email@example.com
CBC still has some Winter Porter, Dark Crystal IPA, and Imperial Stout left at the brewery of you need one more fix!
With springtime right around the corner, it’s time to get out there and enjoy some NC Craft Beer! Wake Forest’s White Street Brewing is now bottling and Taylor’s Wine Shop has three of their beers in stock. Perfect timing, right?
First up is the Kolsch – Pours an old-gold with a fine, white head. A subtle fruitiness aroma extends to the palate with hints of pear and melon. Crisp and refreshing. Gold medal winner at 2014 World Beer Cup.
Second is the Scottish Ale – Pouring a deep mahogany, it produces a tight tan head that gives way to a complex maltiness. Herbal and spicy notes play nicely in a caramel essence to produce a beautifully sessionable brew.
Saving the best for last is the Hoptimist IPA – This glass-half-full IPA has notes of pungent citrus and earthy resins with an uplifting malt balance. 7.5% ABV, 65 IBUs
Be sure to make your calendar for the first Parking Lot Party of 2015 at Taylor’s Wine Shop! Bring your lawn chairs and the whole gang to enjoy an afternoon of drinking and entertainment. There will be beer and wine tastings as well as live music by Velvet Goldfish. The food truck on deck will be King’s Philly Cheesesteak! Best part of all? The event is free! Be sure to check it out on April 18th from 3pm-6pm.