NC Beer Month is over; what do I do?
Happy Friday! It’s officially May, and that means, sadly, that NC Beer month is officially over. April was jam packed full of things to do from beer dinners, tap takeovers, release parties, and of course, all the amazing festivals. You are probably thinking to yourself, “what am I going to do now?” Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! Just because it’s May doesn’t mean the party is over. This weekend is full of great beer-centric events.
To kick off the weekend, if you are planning to head downtown to see some great art from local artists for First Friday and you find yourself in the Warehouse district, you have two great options: Crank Arm Brewing, where fantastic beer and great people are always available; or you can drop by Tasty Beverage Co for their First Friday Fun Fest, where they always have some great things on tap and an awesome selection of goodies to take home! If you’re in the Morrisville area, stop on by Triangle Wine Co. where Natty Greene’s is taking over from 4-7pm.
The party continues! Its Kentucky Derby day, and Bottle Revolution is hosting a Derby party starting at 4:30. You can also pay a visit to the birthday brewery Gizmo Brew Works, as they turn 1…did someone say smash cake? They will have tons of things to eat, drink and enjoy as they celebrate from 12-8pm. Downtown Apex is hosting its annual Peak Fest which is always fun for the whole family. While you’re down there stop into The Beer Dispensary where Foothills Brewing is taking over the taps and they will be featuring a Cask of dry-hopped Hoppyum IPA.
Then the featured event of the weekend, which you surely do not want to miss (because we will be there), is the Aviator Pig Pickin & Pale Ale release party at Aviator Brewing Company, which starts at 3pm on Saturday! There will be live music, smoked pork, and tons of high-fives as we celebrate the official release of the locally grown 919 Pale Ale!
This day is for rest and relaxation…and the perfect way to accomplish this is head over to Raleigh Brewing Company for Pints and Poses. It’s a 1.5 hour yoga class held in the taproom, which you can follow up with a refreshing pint to quench your thirst. If posing for beer doesn’t suit your fancy, then grab your lasso and head to Downtown Raleigh for the Food Truck Rodeo from 1-6pm.
No matter what you choose, as long as it includes great friends and NC Craft Beer you can’t go wrong!
Check back with us next week as we continue to let you know “What’s tappening…”