Can you feel the excitement building? Our inaugural, two-day craft beer festival, Beaufort’s Brewin’, is less than three months away! With beer seminars, luncheons and dinners, and more, there’s so much to look forward to. Beaufort Wine and Food is thrilled to announce our headlining breweries participating in our festival September 23rd and 24th, 2016:
Carolina Brewing Co. – These Holly Springs-natives first opened their doors in 1995, making CBC the oldest active brewery in Wake County. The first kegs of the flagship brand, Carolina Pale Ale, were delivered to the 42nd Street Oyster Bar in Raleigh that same year in July. Since then, the brewery has continued to wow North Carolinians with selections like the Carolina Nut Brown Ale and Old 392 Barleywine.
Duck Rabbit – Out of Farmville, North Carolina, Duck Rabbit was born from a hobby that quickly became a career. You’ll probably recognize this unique brewery by the eye-catching logo, but did you know that it stemmed from the book Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein? The logo changes depending on your perspective, and the same can be said of their selection. At the founder’s 20-barrel brewhouse, each beer is an expression of Paul’s vision.
Highland Brewing – Born in Asheville, Highland Brewing has steadily become a highly recognizable name in beer in the Southeast. Their philosophy was built off one idea; to be a wee bit different. Each beer carries its own personality, and at the 2016 Beaufort’s Brewin’ Craft Beer Festival, you can look forward to experiencing everything from Gaelic Ale to Oatmeal Porter, Black Mocha Stout to Early’s Hoppy Wheat.
Mill Whistle Brewing – Perhaps the closest to our hearts, Mill Whistle was founded on Carteret County traditions, inspired by the old Safrit Lumber Mill. This one-barrel brewery only produces about 300 cases of beer annually, each hand-crafted and inspired by the locale. Out-of-towners, you can look forward to finally getting your hands on Hoi Toide, Vacation Beer, and more at the two seminars Mill Whistle is hosting at our upcoming festival.
Mother Earth – With garden-grown products and a respect for great craft beer, Mother Earth Brewing has been delivering truly special brews to the Kinston area and beyond since 2008. Today, they’ve branched out into a delicious brand of liquors, all infused with the same garden-grown products that inspired the brewery in the first place.
Natty Greene’s Brewing – With brewhouses in Greensboro and Raleigh, Natty Greene’s is well loved in the North Carolina Community. At our inaugural craft beer festival this September, we look forward to getting our hands on bottles of their more popular brews, like Buckshot Amber Ale and Wildflower Witbier, as well as their seasonal blends like Freedom America IPA.
The Unknown Brewing Co. – This mysterious brewery is proof that a name doesn’t mean you make good beer, and good beer doesn’t need a name. Each one of their unique brews was created to fit every moment of your life, whether you’re looking for a Pre-Game or Hospitali-Tea.
White Street Brewing – Wake Forest’s first brewery calls a former 1930’s Chevrolet dealership home, but this September, we’ll turn them into Beaufort locals. Here’s what you need to know: their White Street Kölsch-style Ale won the 2014 World Beer Cup Gold Medal for German-Style Kölsch, beating the Germans and big name breweries at their own game. Enough said.