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Carolina Brewing Company Hosting Taproom Grand Opening on September 19th

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 to host Wine & Beer Socials

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.

The Unknown Launches 1.5ish Anniversary Bottles!

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.

1.5 Anniversary Beer for Unknown Brewing

D9 Brewing logo

D9 Brewing Company News

D9 Brewing Company is proud to announce the first ever bottling of one of their Fanatical AlesTM, Viking Fraoch Scottish Sour.  To D9 Tokencelebrate 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.

Viking Fraoch

ABV: 5.0%

SRM: 14

IBU: 0

GRAINS: 2-Row, Crystal 60, Honey Malt, Aromatic Malt, Torrefied Barley, Wheat Malt

HOPS: None



Holly Springs Salamanders to carry local beer

Stitch Buster beer can from Aviator Brewing in NC

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.

#drinklocal

Brewing Local Together

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

  • Raleigh Brewing with Oak City Coffee Roasters: Hidden Pipe Porter
  • Foothills Brewing People’s Porter – Videri Chocolate
The Unknown Brewing Company

The Unknown Launches Pre-Game Cans

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.

 

Social

Facebook: The Unknown Brewing Company

Twitter: @unknownbrewing

Instagram: unknownbrewing

Hashtags: #livewithoutboundaries #timetopregame #unknownbrewing

 

Media Contact

Andrea Glagow

Marketing/Social Media Master

The Unknown Brewing Co.

Charlotte, NC

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Bad Daddy’s & Fortnight Brewing partnering for Make-A-Wish

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:

FIRST COURSE

Bacon-Wrapped Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates

Paired with Fortnight ESB

SECOND COURSE

Spinach Salad with White Balsamic Dressing, Local Farmers Market Strawberries and Feta Cheese

Paired with Fortnight Blond Ale

THIRD COURSE

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

FOURTH COURSE

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.

 

PRESS CONTACT

Contact: Lindsay Priester
Email: lindsay@rickrountree.com
Phone: 9199714451

 

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

What Carolina Brewing is up to this month

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  • Carolina Brewing has again brewed a special beer to celebrate NC Beer Month: the West Coast Style IPA! This is a big, flavorful beer that is heavily hopped, slightly higher in alcohol and downright delicious! It has a big grapefruit hop wallop in the front followed by mellower tropical fruit notes (hops used include Columbus, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo & Citra) and weighs in at 7.2% abv.  It’s a single batch… for now.  There’s potential for a more permanent place for it in their line-up.
  • All permits for their new Taproom have been received and they expect construction to start before the end of the month!  It is going where their current tasting room and office are located and should be open by mid-summer.
  • CBC has expanded their sales territory into the Triad!  They’ve teamed up with Caffey Distributing and have begun selling all their beers in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas. If you’re in the area be sure to be on the lookout for their beers!
  • Beer Month beer dinner at 42nd St Oyster Bar on Sunday, April 26th at 6pm!  Six courses paired with six beers, including their West Coast Style IPA and their Groundhog Imperial Stout.  Complete menu is listed below. It’s just $65 and all-inclusive – includes tax & tip!  For tickets/reservations please CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETSor call 919-831-2811.  Tickets must be purchased by this Wednesday, April 22.  For more details, visit 42nd Street’s website HERE.  

 

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,

Red-eye Gravy

 

Course 5 – Groundhog Stout

Dark Chocolate-Sriracha Flourless Torte, Honey Whipped Cream

A sip of the state at a local cafe for NC Beer Month

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

 

Wake County Bottle Shops Collaborate to make brew for Brewgaloo

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.

CBC Brewery Tours

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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.

Fortnight Brewing – Now Canning

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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.

Brewgaloo Sponsors 2015

Day, time, location and website for Brewgaloo 2015. Brewgaloo logo pictured and is the shape of a bottle cap with the skyline of Raleigh in the background.

 

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

  • Logo on Unbreakable, Pint Cup. Limited edition of 15,000 will be printed
  • Logo on Banners at the Music Stage
  • Logo printed on promotional bar coasters
  • 5 Printed Limited Edition Brewgaloo Pint Glasses
  • Logo printed on directory handed out to all event participants
  • Logo with click through prominently displayed on sponsor section of website
  • Mention on Brewgaloo Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media outlets
  • Logo in e-newsletter promotions & all print ads
  • Mention in all press releases
  • Logo on all staff, brewer and participants shirts
  • Day of the event- Thank you announcement from the stands for your sponsorship
  • 100 Tokens to use at the event
  • 5 VIP Parking Passes

Local Supporter- $1500

  • Logo on Unbreakable, Pint Cup. Limited edition of 15,000 will be printed
  • Logo on Banners at the Music Stage
  • 5 Printed Limited Edition Brewgaloo Pint Glasses for you and your friends
  • Logo on website, social media messaging, e-newsletter promotions & print ads
  • Logo printed on directory handed out to all event participants
  • Logo with click through prominently displayed on sponsor section of website
  • Mention on Brewgaloo Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets
  • Logo in e-newsletter promotions
  • Mention in press release
  • Logo on T-shirt
  • Day of the event- Thank you announcement from stage for your sponsorship
  • 50 Tokens to use at the event
  • Five VIP Parking Passes

Water Tower Sponsor- $1100

  • Logo/Message on both sides of Water Monster
  • Logo on Banners at the Music Stage
  • 5 Printed Limited Edition Brewgaloo Pint Glasses for you and your friends
  • Logo on website, social media messaging, e-newsletter promotions & print ads
  • Logo printed on event map
  • Logo with click through prominently displayed on sponsor section of website
  • Mention on Brewgaloo Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets
  • Logo in e-newsletter promotions
  • Mention in press release
  • Logo on T-shirt
  • Day of the event- Thank you announcement from stage for your sponsorship
  • 25 Tokens to use at the event
  • Equivalent to 1000 water bottles

Local Friend- $750

  • Logo on website, social media messaging & e-newsletter promotions
  • Logo printed on directory handed out to all event participants
  • Logo with click through prominently displayed on sponsor section of website
  • Mention on Brewgaloo’s Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets
  • Company name in e-newsletter promotion
  • Mention in  press release
  • Logo on T-shirt
  • Day of the event- Thank you announcement from stage for your sponsorship
  • 10 Tokens to use at the event Tickets
  • Guaranteed 4 Printed Limited Edition Brewgaloo Pint Glasses for you and your friends
  • Name on banner

Local Patron- $500

  • Logo on website, social media messaging & e-newsletter promotions
  • Logo printed on directory handed out to all event participants
  • Logo with click through prominently displayed on sponsor section of website
  • Mention on Brewgaloo’s Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets
  • Company name in e-newsletter promotion
  • Mention in  press release
  • Name on T-shirt
  • Day of the event- Thank you announcement from stage for your sponsorship
  • 10 Tokens to use at the event Tickets
  • Guaranteed 4 Printed Limited Edition Brewgaloo Pint Glasses for you and your friends
  • Name on banner

Locavore- $250

  • Logo on website, social media messaging & e-newsletter promotions
  • Logo printed on directory handed out to all event participants
  • Logo with click through prominently displayed on sponsor section of website
  • Mention on Brewgaloo’s Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets
  • Company name in e-newsletter promotion
  • Mention in  press release
  • 5 Tokens to use at the event
  • Name on T-shirt
  • Day of the event- Thank you announcement from stage for your sponsorship
  • Name on banner

Beer Club- $100

  • Logo on website, social media messaging & e-newsletter promotions
  • Logo with click through prominently displayed on sponsor section of website
  • Mention on Brewgaloo’s Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets
  • Company name in e-newsletter promotion
  • 5 Tokens to use at the event
  • Name on SLR banner at event

 

Interested in sponsoring? Please Contact Volunteer Sponsorship Chair: Eric Bavisotto eric@exclusivebrandingsolutions.com 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!

#ShowSomeLocalLove #brewgaloo

Big News All Around for Carolina Brewing Company

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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: jobs.carolinabrewing@gmail.com

CBC still has some Winter Porter, Dark Crystal IPA, and Imperial Stout left at the brewery of you need one more fix!

Springtime at Taylor’s

Tayor's Wine Shop logo

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

 

Parking Lot Party

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.