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Five NC breweries to pour at tasting event in U.S. House building

Five NC breweries to pour at tasting event in U.S. House building

Five out of the thirty craft breweries from around the United States that have been invited to pour samples for members of Congress and their staff at the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s “Flavors of Fall” are from North Carolina. On Wednesday, November 2, 2011, Foothills, FullsteamMother EarthNatty Greene’s, and Pisgah will represent North Carolina breweries in the Rayburn House Office Building Cafeteria, where legislators and other government officials will have the opportunity to “sample some of the 13,000 labels of beer sold across America.”

It’s a testament to the thriving North Carolina craft beer community that one-sixth of these labels available for sample will be from the Tar Heel state.

Representing North Carolina breweries:

Foothills Brewing Co.—Scott Smith, Sales Director

Fullsteam Brewery—Sean Lilly Wilson, Chief Executive Optimist and Founder

Mother Earth Brewing Co.—Stephen Hill, Chairman and Co-Founder; Trent Mooring, President and Co-Founder

Natty Greene’s Pub and Brewing Co.—Sebastian Wolfrum, Director of Brewing Operations

Pisgah Brewing Co.—Jason Caughman, Co-Owner and Co-Founder

Other breweries pouring:

American Brewing Co. (WA)
Boston Beer Co. (MA)
Brewers Alley (MD)
Brewery Ommegang (NY)
Deschutes Brewery (OR)
Diamond Bear Brewing Co. (AR)
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (DE)
Florida Beer Company (FL)
Flying Dog Brewery (MD)
Flying Fish Brewing Co. (NJ)
Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery & General Store (MD)
Full Sail Brewing Co. (OR)
F.X. Matt Brewing Co. (NY)
Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. (CA)
Harpoon Brewery (MA)
Mad Fox Brewing Co. (VA)
New Belgium Brewing Co. (CO)
Old Schoolhouse Brewery (WA)
Port City Brewing Co. (VA)
RJ Rockers (SC)
Rock Bottom–Arlington (VA)
Smoky Mountain Breweries (TN)
Stone Brewing Co. (CA)
The Saint Louis Brewery (MO)
Vintage 50 Restaurant & Brew Lounge (VA)

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I'm a co-founder and writer at ncbrewing.org, serve as Executive Director of the North Carolina Brewers Guild, and lead Social Media and Beer Education for All About Beer Magazine. I have also contributed to the Brewers Association, Southern Brew News, the News & Observer and WRAL. I'm Interim Secretary of the North American Guild of Beer Writers and a Cicerone Certified Beer Server. In addition to my writing here, find me tweeting @winbassett.

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7 comments


  1. Seabass
    Nov 01, 2011

    The sampling is important to relay the message but we really all make the trip to get the beer excise tax recalibrated to reflect the 1976 metric that where applied at the time. If the introduced bills make it we will see a good 4000 craft beer jobs created over the next five years. With every dollar that the government (=us people as a collective) does not get in tax revenue the craft beer industry will have an impact of about $10 of related economic activity. Since there are very few bills these days this is a long term project pursued by the BA and us members.


    • Win Bassett
      Nov 01, 2011

      Seabass,
      Thanks so much for the additional insight behind the trip, and we’re proud that you, along with the other North Carolina folks listed above, will be representing the best interests of NC breweries.


  2. Chris W
    Nov 02, 2011

    This is fantastic news not only for our awesome NC breweries but for American craft beer as a whole!

  3. Fantastic news indeed, especially for NC to boast 5! Hope the event went well.


  4. Lory
    Mar 10, 2014

    I have never been there so thanks for the heads up on the Amber. Seriously thoguh who doesn’t like Sculpin? Good review. We should get together and do a co-op review some time. Let me know

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