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Beer here: NC Craft Brewers Guild offers State of Southern Beer Sampler

Aug. 7. The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild, a not-for-profit advocacy group supporting North Carolina’s independent craft brewers, is offering an opportunity for beer fans to taste the State of Southern Beer through curated virtual events. 

The inaugural State of Southern Beer Sampler tasting experience will take place Aug. 21. Attendees can choose from two award-winning tasting experiences, or  opt for both. Tickets will be available via the participating breweries’ websites at $60 per session.

 Each session will take place via Zoom and will feature a guided tasting experience hosted by an award-winning North Carolina brewery. Each registered participant will receive two 16 oz. cans per featured style (a total of four 16oz cans), shipped to them directly.

  “NC craft beer has always been at the center of building community,” North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild Executive Director Richard Greene said. “COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on how NC craft beer enthusiasts can access taprooms. 

“These events will give those same enthusiasts, a great way to sample hard to find beers, and help the industry at the same time.”

The first two featured breweries will be Brown Truck Brewery out of High Point and Archetype Brewing, based in Asheville.

Brown Truck Brewery is a nationally recognized brewery that made a big splash in 2016, its opening year, by taking home three Great American Beer Festival  medals in addition to recognition as Very Small Brewing Company of the Year and Very Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year.

Archetype Brewing has also seen its share of national recognition, winning the NC Brewers Cup Best in Show award in 2018 for its Belgian Strong Ale; Timely Surrender was named the top Saison of 2019 by Beer Connoisseur Magazine; and Cowboy Poet winning Best Beer Label in the annual USAToday 10 Best contest.

A portion of the event proceeds benefits the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild’s work to directly support and promote the independent breweries of North Carolina, and to position our state as a leader among the top craft beer states in the nation.