NC Beer Month special events

Apr 02, 2014

NC Beer Month special events


April 1 — WNC Collaboration release

No foolin' the seven westernmost breweries will be releasing their collaboration beer on April Fool's. Enjoy this International Pale Ale style at any of these breweries: Andrews, BearWaters, Frog Level, Heinzelmannchen, Innovation, Nantahala and Tipping Point.


April 2 — West Asheville Pint Night

Come join the Hi-Wire guys at Westville Pub as they feature, on tap and in bottles, our Hi-Pitch IPA, Hi-Wire Lager, Prime Time Pale, and their newest to-be-named seasonal! Glasses are $3.50, lager bottles are $3 and pitchers at $12. Buy a pint and keep the Hi-Wire pint glass while they last.


April 3-6 — Hook, Line and Beer – Mountain Trout Fishing tournament in Cherokee County. Fish for trout in the morning and then kick back next to the fire with a pint of craft beer at Andrews Brewing Company. The tournament takes place on Cherokee County waters Friday and Saturday, with an awards celebration on Sunday. Door prizes will be awarded. The Jeff Sipe Trio will provide music. Food (trout, of course) will be available for purchase. Registration is from noon to 5 p.m. April 3 and 4. Fishing begins at 7 a.m. April 5 and the awards ceremony will be from 1 to 5 p.m. April 6.


April 3 — Community Night at Highland Brewing Company

Highland Brewing Company in Asheville is proud to support the volunteers of Loving Food Resources. From 4 to 8 p.m., $1 of every pint sold will go directly to this organization.


April 3 — Books, Bites and Brews

Enjoy books about beer from City Lights Bookstore, Delicious Bites from City Lights Cafe and Brews from Innovation Brewing and Heinzelmannchen Brewery from 7 to 9 p.m. April 3. Meet Daniel Hartis author of newly published book "Beer Lover's the Carolinas" at City Lights Bookstore.


April 4 — BearWaters Brewing in Waynesville will hold a WNC Collaboration party beginning at 6 p.m. featuring music by the Seven Summits and Caribbean Cowboys.


April 4-5 — Biltmore Village: Beer, Bites and Bands

An evening of great food, great brews and great entertainment will be had from 5 to 10 p.m. April 4 and 5 at both the Catawba Brewing Company and the French Broad Brewery. Tickets cost $25 and are available online at Tickets will also be available at the breweries. Ticket sales limited to 100 tickets per night.


April 10 — Local Beer! Local Cheese

City Lights Cafe is the host for Looking Glass Creamery Innovation Brewing and Heinzelmännchen Brewery from 5 to 9 p.m. April 10 when they team up to bring you an evening of cheese and beer, all locally made.


April 10 — Local breweries will be participating in the annual Melange of the Mountains for the first ever beer competition during the local food event.


April 11 — Handcrafted Beer, Handcrafted Vessels

It's By Nature Gallery will be featuring a collection of handcrafted mugs and steins created by regional artists along with samples of handcrafted beer from 5 to 7 p.m. April 11 by Heinzelmännchen and Innovation Brewing. Prize drawing for a gift basket, including items from all three businesses, will be held at the end of evening. Must be present to win.


April 12 — BearWaters Brewing will have The Old Guard performing  to celebrate the release of The Minorcan Porter — a collaboration beer done with Asheville Brewing Company and it has been bottled under both labels.  “This is a very exciting beer that has never been done before,” said Kevin Sandefur of BearWaters. “This beer has real chocolate from French Broad Chocolate and Datil peppers from St. Augustine, Florida.”


April 15 — Beer Dinner

City Lights Cafe will provide a six-course tapas menu created specifically to pair with beers from Heinzelmannchen Brewery and Innovation Brewing from 6:30 to 9 p.m. April 15.


April 15 — The second annual "give a pint - get a pint" blood drive put on by Haywood Home Builders and sponsored by all three breweries in Waynesville.  Basically, give a pint of blood and get a coupon valid at your favorite Haywood County brewery.


April 18 — Sharpen the Blade Saison Fest

This event is a tribute to the farmer, the brewer and the beer drinker. It will feature saisons from all across North Carolina, showcasing the creativity of craft beer. The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. April 18 at 40 Collier Ave. in Asheville.


April 19 — Home Brew and Chili Cook off

Frog Level Brewing in Waynesville will hold a home brewer’s competition and chili cook off at 1 p.m. April 19. For more details on how to participate in the competition at


April 19 — The Plaid Party at Highland Brewing

Join Highland Brewing Company as they celebrate their 20th anniversary at The Plaid Party, featuring four of their "20 Beers for 20 Years." They're serving up specialties like the "20th Anniversary Scotch Ale," "Only NC Lager," "Kelly's Kolsch," and "Vienna-versary Lager." Doors open at 2 p.m. and Scotch Ale bottle beer sales starting at 3 p.m. Live music in the evening.


April 22 — German Beer Dinner

A German Beer Dinner will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Lulu's on Main in Downtown Sylva. Enjoy a five-course German meal paired with Heinzelmännchen Beers. Dinner tickets cost $40 and only 32 tickets will be sold. Call 828-586-8989.


April 24 — Celebrate 10 years of Heinzelmännchen beers

Celebrate 10 years of Heinzelmännchen Beers in Sylva. Beer, soda, food, door prizes and lots of celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. Location to be announced.


April 26 — 12th annual Hickory Hops

Featuring the handcrafted beers of 50 to 60 Southeastern microbreweries, the festival from 1 to 7 p.m. offers plenty for everyone, from inexperienced beer novices to hardened beer fest veterans eager for something unusual. Come see who claims the title of Carolinas Championship of Beers and enjoy the live music. No one under 21 will be allowed to enter, including non-drinkers/designated drivers. No coolers, no children and no pets.


April 26 — Frog Level Brewing will hold a beer tasting at Sunburst Trout Market on Main Street in Waynesville.

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