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Greater Raleigh Taps in North Carolina Beer Month

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For Immediate Release Contact: Ryan Smith
March 10, 2014 rsmith@visitraleigh.com
(919) 645-2676
GREATER RALEIGH TAPS INTO NORTH CAROLINA BEER MONTH
April's Calendar Packed with Beer-Themed Events
Raleigh, NC - The taps are flowing this April during the second annual North Carolina Beer Month, and Greater Raleigh is buzzing with a calendar full of beer-related festivals, brewery tours, beer-pairing dinners and even a stationary bike challenge. The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) has partnered with the North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development to celebrate and promote craft brewing, a growing North Carolina industry.
The GRCVB is providing residents and visitors a centralized webpage that lists all craft beer events throughout the month of April in an easy-to-read calendar format, information on each of the area's craft breweries and brewpubs, a downloadable Greater Raleigh Beer Trail map and special offers and discounts at select Wake County hotels. www.visitRaleigh.com/beermonth
Craft beer is big business in North Carolina with the state claiming more than 100 craft breweries, providing jobs to 10,000 North Carolinians and pouring nearly $800 million into the state economy. Greater Raleigh is taking a leading role in this growing industry with 15% of the state's craft breweries in operation and at least four more planning to open in the next few months.
Breweries in Greater Raleigh include: Aviator Brewing Company, Big Boss Brewing Company, Bombshell Brewing Company, Boylan Bridge Brewpub, Carolina Brewing Company, Crank Arm Brewing, Fortnight Brewing Company, Gizmo Brew Works, Lonerider Brewing Company, Lynwood Brewing Company, Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing, Raleigh Brewing Company, Sub Noir Brewing, Trophy Brewing Company and White Street Brewing.
Some of the events, tours, VIP tastings, brewery tours, special beer dinners and hotel offers available through April 30 include:
• Festivals: Wake County Cask Fest (Apr. 1), World Beer Festival (Apr. 5), Brewgaloo (Apr. 26), North Carolina ‘Cuegrass Festival (Apr. 26), Wake County Beer Festival (Apr. 30)
• Beer Dinners: Midtown Grill / Raleigh Brewing Company Beer Dinner (Apr. 1), Zinda's Swine & Dine (Apr. 2), Irregardless Café / White Street Brewing Beer Dinner (Apr. 3), Big Boss Brewery Game Dinner (Apr. 3)
• Special Events: Pints & Poses Yoga (Apr. 6), Big Boss Film Fest (Apr. 8, 22, 29), Crank for a Cause: Stationary Cycling Challenge (Apr. 11), Crafty Beer Shop Tap Takeover (Apr. 16)
• Hotel Offers: Courtyard by Marriott Raleigh / Cary and Courtyard by Marriott Midtown - special rates plus souvenir pint glass plus one local craft brew and Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham Raleigh - special rate plus growler of local craft beer, beer mugs, nuts and cheese
For more information, events and special offers taking place during Greater Raleigh's beer month visit www.visitRaleigh.com/beermonth

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