North Carolina Brewers Celebration

Thank you for attending the inaugural North Carolina Brewers Celebration in Charlotte. We look forward to seeing you in 2016.

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The North Carolina Brewers Celebration 

A showcase of North Carolina’s finest breweries, specialty beer bars, hop and grain farmers and more! We’ll have it all for you to discover and enjoy. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

BB&T Ballpark (Home of the Charlotte Knights) – 324 South Mint Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

What is the North Carolina Brewers Celebration?

An event celebrating the growth of craft beer in North Carolina—where it’s been, where it is today, and where the future is headed. The North Carolina Brewers Celebration will give attendees a comprehensive look inside the North Carolina beer scene.

– Brewers from each brewery will be pouring the beer.

– The event will showcase the state’s oldest breweries, newest breweries, the largest and smallest and everywhere in between.

– Breweries creating specific styles will be represented. Examples include Haw River Farmhouse Ales brewing farmhouse style beer; Highland Brewing Co. focusing on Scottish Ales; and Weeping Radish Restaurant & Brewery brewing German style beer

– Specialty beer bars will sample beer from breweries that are not already pouring!

– Local hop & grain farmers will be on hand to educate attendees on the ingredients that go into beer.

– Learn about the industry surrounding the craft. The North Carolina Brewers Celebration will feature farmers, growers, equipment manufacturers and homebrew supply stores

Plus, breweries who have not opened their doors yet will team up with homebrew shops for a live demonstration.

Cask Ale Festival

Sample cask-conditioned beers from local brewers that have preserved the taste and aroma associated with real ale.

– Big Boss Brewing: Bad Penny, a dry-hopped English-style brown ale

– Fortnight Brewing: E.S.B., an English-style extra special bitter

– Lonerider: Orange Chocolate Sweet Josie, an American brown ale with oranges and chocolate

– Lost Province Brewing Co.: Hibiscus Orange Witbier, a Belgian-style white beer with hibiscus and oranges

– Mystery Brewing: Lockwood’s Retreat, a robust, hoppy, American-style IPA

– Olde Hickory Brewery: Table Rock Pale Ale, an American pale ale

To learn more about the NC craft beer scene, click here.

Beer Seminars

North Carolina Beer History

1:30 p.m.

Daniel Hartis (author of Charlotte Beer: A History of Brewing in the Queen City) and Sarah Ficke (who contributed historical research for her husband’s book, North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries) will discuss the history of brewing in North Carolina.

Asheville Beer

2:30 p.m.

Anne-Fitten Glenn, author of Asheville Beer: An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing, will discuss the culture and history of drinking local in Western North Carolina.

Women in N.C. Beer

3:30 p.m.

Margo Knight Metzger, executive director of the NC Craft Brewers Guild, will lead a panel discussing the rise of women drinking and brewing craft beer. The panel will include Mary Eliza McRae of Harris Beverage and Anna Sauls of Highland Brewing Co.

VIP Admission: 12-5 p.m. – $70 (Sold Out)

VIPs will enjoy all the benefits of general admission, plus – an hour early admission into the event, a private air conditioned lounge in the club level, and a private collection of 20-30 hand selected beers not available to the general admission. Private bathrooms and festival gift also included.

General Admission: 1-5 p.m. – $45

Includes tasting glass and unlimited 4-ounce samples of the best beers North Carolina breweries have to offer. Spend your Saturday afternoon at the ballpark visiting 45-50 local brewers and sample from a couple dozen different beer styles.

Sample from a collection of exclusively local NC beers. Take a tour of our home state’s finest brewery offerings. Revisit old favorites and discover new ones. The North Carolina Brewers Celebration will showcase the best beers, as well as the local farmers, retailers and wholesalers who make it possible to enjoy beer in the Old North State!

Questions about the event? Send us an email!