North Carolina is for beer lovers and Governor Roy Cooper signed a proclamation recognizing April 2019 as North Carolina beer month! He made the trip to Highland Brewing Company in Asheville to make the official proclamation and get the celebration started. “NC Beer Month” celebrates the state’s craft breweries and their economic impact. Right now, there are more than 300 breweries in North Carolina with the city of Asheville leading the way. Craft beer is a business and industry that the governor is proud to recognize. “It does so much for our economy when you look at the more than 12,000 jobs, when you look at the more than $2 billion injected into the economy every year – you know it’s an important part of what we do,” said Cooper.
Visit North Carolina
The month will be sponsored by the NC Craft Brewers Guild and Visit North Carolina along with the NC Beer Guys. You can expect special events and travel deals that will “connect beer lovers with brews that draw on the state’s agriculture tradition, chefs and pitmasters who know how to pair their fare with beer, and lodging packages in destinations worth exploring.”
“North Carolina’s breweries speak to what today’s travelers are looking for,” said Wit Tuttell, executive director of Visit North Carolina. “They want experiences that are authentic, that are particular to the destination. Whether visiting a brewery in a tiny town or following an urban ale trail, travelers absorb elements of local color, character and heritage. From the very first sip, our beers create lasting impressions.”
Celebrate North Carolina beer month by visiting the Cities and Regions page. Here you will learn about beer destinations from Blowing Rock near the Blue Ridge Mountains to Kill Devil Hills on the Outer Banks and everywhere in between. Browse the Events page listings for the most up to date information about events in the area. Filter by date range or distance to build your itinerary. Make it a full blown beercation by taking cues from the trip idea page.
The breweries of North Caroling look forward to seeing you!