Mystery Brewing Co. held its official launch party at The Wooden Nickel Public House in downtown Hillsborough, NC, on Thursday, February 9, 2012. Beginning at 4:00 p.m. and lasting until the Mystery kegs and cask stopped pouring, the party drew craft beer enthusiasts from across the Triangle to celebrate the opening of the area’s newest brewery.
Erik Lars Myers, Founder, CEO and Head Brewer of Mystery, announced via Facebook on February 7 that Mystery had received its last required permit and was now “OPEN FOR BUSINESS.” Two days later, Myers, along with Assistant Brewer Chris Shields and General Manager Derrick Smith of The Wooden Nickel, happily served Hillsborough’s first locally-brewed beer to a full house. So many supporters attended the release that The Wooden Nickel had to temporarily remove a center railing to fit everyone comfortably inside the landmark tavern. Continue Reading »
On Friday, January 20, 2012, Spanky’s Restaurant & Bar in Chapel Hill, NC, in collaboration with ncbrewing.org, held a cellar-clearing event that featured rare, one-off and limited-release beers from North Carolina breweries. Continue Reading »
On Thursday, January 12, 2012, U.S. Representative Brad Miller (D-NC13) toured Big Boss Brewing Co. and Natty Greene’s Pub & Brewing Co. in Raleigh, NC, before meeting with Triangle-area brewers and brewery owners to discuss the Small BREW Act and its effect on the state’s craft beer industry. Continue Reading »
Nine drafts, two casks, and one bottle, all from within the state, brought beer enthusiasts to Rockfish Seafood Grill last Tuesday night for the North Carolina Brewers Guild Inaugural Holiday Party.
Founders, brewers, homebrewers, retailers, and enthusiasts showed up at the restaurant, located at The Streets of Southpoint in Durham, NC, for the opportunity to toast the North Carolina independent craft beer industry and its achievements in 2011. Continue Reading »
(APEX, North Carolina)—One block from the quaint downtown street lined with camping chairs for the upcoming Apex Christmas parade last Saturday, The Beer Dispensary held its one-year anniversary celebration for members of the local craft beer community. No one could have been happier than Tim Overcash, the bottle shop’s owner and manager, as he mingled among the crowd of enthusiasts, poured samples of beer, and helped customers with their purchases. Continue Reading »
Beer enthusiasts from around North Carolina prevented the tap room at Mother Earth Brewing Co. in Kinston, NC, from having a quiet evening last Thursday. The only Silent Night to be found quickly left the brewery in small tasting glasses and in groups of three 750-ml bottles to be enjoyed at home, cellared for next year, or traded for other limited seasonal releases. Those who attended the 2011 Silent Night bottle release, however, were given more than just the opportunity to purchase bottles. Mother Earth co-founders Stephen Hill and Trent Mooring, along with head brewer Josh Brewer, provided patrons with vertical tastings, special tap room offerings, and tours of one of the cleanest and most environmental friendly brewing facilities in the Southeast. Continue Reading »