Freedom, fireworks, and craft beer: ‘Merica! We have some great ideas to celebrate on this 4th of July weekend. But, before we dive in, here are some random facts about the month of July:
-The very first All-Star baseball game was held in Chicago in 1933.
-Hawaii was annexed in 1898.
-The Beatles “A Hard Day’s Night” was released in 1964.
-And 919 Beer took its first breaths in 2012, which we celebrate this coming week (check out our event page and join our birthday celebration)!
Since most of you hard-working Americans have Friday off, Thursday is the new Friday (for this week, at least). So without further ado, here’s What’s Tappening…
Summer and Sours go together like Chinese food and chocolate pudding. So to kick off this 4th of July weekend, head over to Bottle Revolution for their ‘Sourpusses Unite’ event. Event begins at 6pm, and they will have a variety of Sours on tap. So pucker up and get over there!
Happy 4th of July, craft beer lovers! There are multiple options for fireworks and festivities.
If you are in Durham, head out to the DBAP to watch the Collegiate National Team against Chinese Taipei. The first pitch is at 6:05 p.m. followed by the City of Durham’s official Fireworks celebration.
If you are in Raleigh then the ‘Works is what you need. Downtown Raleigh, Fayetteville St. and Red Hat Amphitheater July 4th on Fayetteville Street kicks off at Noon. There will be food trucks, activities for the family, and huge wine and craft beer garden – Foothills, Carolina Brewing Co., and Carolina Brewery are a few of the options.
The 35th Annual “Festival for the Eno” heads into day 2 today. The festival is put on every year as a benefit for the Eno River Association, in order fund their mission to protect the natural resources of the Eno River and its watershed for future generations. The good times kick off at 10am. There will be live music on four stages, hosting over 60 acts. There is sure to be a jam for everyone! This year is the first time they will have a beer garden, sponsored by Sweetwater Brewing Co. Let’s get out there and show our support for the Eno!
BBQ and Craft Beer? I’m in! Aviator is throwing an ole’ fashion pig pickin event at the taphouse on Saturday from 3 pm to close to celebrate Independence Day. Come hang out with the taphouse staff for music, pig pickin and of course delicious craft beer!
Did you know that Raleigh is Haunted? If you aren’t scared now, you will be after the Raleigh Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure Tour, put on by Tobacco Road Tours. Tour starts at 7:30pm leaving from Mecca Bar & Restaurant and you will visit four ghost and paranormal sites between stops at four bars on this 2.5 hour haunted pub crawl!
Also, Fortnight recently tapped 2 different IPAs: one is made with Amarillo Hops, and the other with Jade. Mr.Taco will be there serving up some tasty treats. With tacos and craft beer you can’t go wrong!
No matter what you choose, as long as it includes great friends and NC Beer, you can’t go wrong!
Check back with us next week as we continue to let you know “What’s tappening…”