Prepare to raise a glass September 26th – 28th to mark Beaufort Wine and Food’s fourth annual craft beer festival, Beaufort’s Brewin’. Tickets ON SALE NOW.
The three day festival will feature a variety of events held in Beaufort and will range in size from beer dinners, seminars to the headline event; Beer, Bubbles and BBQ held in downtown Beaufort.
Over the course of three days, guests are immersed in a number of beer focused events.
Thursday is the kickoff Beer Dinner at Beaufort’s own Fishtowne Brew House. Friday, 9/27 there will be a beer seminar at the Backstreet Pub, and later a beer dinner at Beaufort Grocery Co. From 5:30 – 7:30 pm the crowd favorite Pub Crawl will take place, featuring 10 bars and restaurants throughout downtown Beaufort. Participating brewers and full line up of Pub Crawl stops will be published closer to the event date.
Saturday, 9/28 leads up to the headline event for the festival – Beer, Bubbles and BBQ, which will be held in the West Parking lot (400 block of Front Street) in downtown Beaufort from 3 – 7 p.m. and feature over 25 craft breweries and brew pubs, with a sampling from across the state and beyond. Guests will have the chance to vote for their favorite brewery during the event and the winner will be announced at the event.
Festival History – “The Beer, Bubbles and BBQ event was moved last minute to downtown in 2018 due to the hurricane, which took place about 10 days before the festival. With the support of our event sponsor, 34° North Restaurant and the Beaufort Hotel, we were able to push ahead and hold the festival which ended up being our most successful Beer Fest to date. Our brewers came together, even though many had suffered damage of their own, and helped us put on and great event that allowed us to donate $15,000 back to hurricane relief which the area so desperately needed. The response we received from guests and vendors alike prompted us to continue to host this amazing event in the heart of downtown Beaufort,” explains Lindsay Parker, executive Director.
In addition to tasting dozens of beers at Beer Bubbles and BBQ, guests will be treated to a variety of BBQ and sides, as a number of regional pitmasters put their best dish forward in a People’s Choice BBQ competition. Live music will round out the entertainment for the afternoon event.
Proceeds from ticket sales go towards BWF’s mission to support local charities and non-profits that strive to improve life in Carteret County. Since its first festival in 2004, BWF has donated over $790,000 to area nonprofits.
“Our efforts to give back to organizations that support our community are at the forefront of what we do … it’s why we hold events throughout the year and it’s something our members, volunteers, sponsors, and guests can be proud of,” explains Ms. Parker.
Tickets to Beer Bubbles and BBQ are $65 and will be available at the door the day of the event. Tickets to all other events vary and must be purchased in advanced as some events are expected to sell out.