On Tuesday, February 14, 2012, Spanky’s Restaurant and Bar will host a special Valentine’s Day cask event with Haw River Farmhouse Ales at 5:00 p.m. in downtown Chapel Hill, NC, to raise money for the American Heart Association.
I had the opportunity to sit down with Ben Woodward, founder and CEO and President of Haw River, and Dawnya Bohager, Vice-President and General Manager, to chat about the special Valentine’s Day event. Continue Reading »
(NC)—Feb. 13, 2012—Win Bassett, an attorney, writer and North Carolina beer advocate, has been named the new Executive Director of the North Carolina Brewers Guild. He will assume duties of the position today, February 13, 2012.
Bassett is contributing writer and education coordinator for All About Beer magazine and its World Beer Festivals, and he is co-founder and writer at http://ncbrewing.org. He is also interim secretary of the North American Guild of Beer Writers. Continue Reading »
Foothills Brewing Co. in Winston-Salem, NC, released its seasonal Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout on draft on Friday, January 27, and in bottles on Saturday, January 28. Foothills released 1,800 bottles this year at $15 each, with a limit of 4 bottles per person. For more details about the release, see this post by Wort & Yeast. Continue Reading »
Slouch Sixpack, who is a writer and “resident IT and social networking expert” for Aleheads, interviews ncbrewing.org‘s Win Bassett about Sierra Nevada‘s expansion into North Carolina on the website’s weekly podcast today. Continue Reading »
On November 29, 2011, Spanky’s Restaurant & Bar in Chapel Hill, NC, hosted a Burger & Beer Night that paired burgers with beers from Raleigh’s Big Boss Brewing Co. Gavin Toth, manager of Spanky’s, created the combinations of beef and beer to highlight the brewery’s offerings, which included the recently released Aces & Ates. Dave Rogers, head of marketing for Big Boss, also provided input and recommendations for the pairings. Continue Reading »
On Thursday, November 24, 2011, ncbrewing.org held its Thanksgiving #ncbeer giveaway, sponsored by TJ’s Beverage in Carrboro, North Carolina. Between Twitter and Facebook, we received fifteen entries and enjoyed watching the submissions trickle in throughout Thanksgiving. It was exciting to see so much #ncbeer being enjoyed on the holiday, and we hope that your friends and family similarly enjoyed the #ncbeer experience.
Thank you to everyone who submitted photographs and to TJ’s Beverage for donating the two bottles of 2011 Olde Hickory Event Horizon that will be awarded. Check back tomorrow before the seasonal beer’s release at TJ’s at 6:00 p.m. to find out if you won!
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