On April 2, Beers Made By Walking and All About Beer will present a handful of unique, place-based beers that reflect a strong connection to local landmarks and flora at All About Beer Magazine’s World Beer Festival Raleigh. Beers are presented in two sessions, from 12:00pm - 4pm and 6:00pm - 10:00pm at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.
The New Belgium + Hof ten Dormaal collaboration will be the NBB entry
The Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) portion of the festival will include beers from Fullsteam Brewery, Southern Pines Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company, Compass Rose Brewery and Bull City Ciderworks. These beers will include indigenous ingredients that include: ginger, spruce tips, wild flowers, pine needles, and more.
Southern Pines Brewing Co. brews Old Sapp, a piney, dry-hopped cream ale
Honoring Beers Made By Walking’s practice of raising funds for local environmental non-profits, All About Beer Magazine is sending a portion of the BMBW proceeds to the Conservation Trust for North Carolina and the Sandhills Area Land Trust. This organization has helped protect natural environments in the state for more than 20 years by working with local land trusts, landowners, communities, and government agencies.
The World Beer Festival Raleigh has four additional components in the event this year. The first is a Belgian Bier Garden with 20 different beers, the second is a North Carolina Beer Garden, featuring 30 different breweries from around the state, the third is a Cider Garden and the last is a beer and cheese pairing experience.
Full Beer List:
Bull City Ciderworks, Durham, North Carolina:
Spruce Springsteen: Cider made with five different varieties of apples and spruce tips
Compass Rose Brewery, Raleigh, North Carolina:
Agave Cream Ale with Ginger
Fullsteam Brewery, Durham, North Carolina:
1. 4 Seasons at the Eno: All four seasons are represented in this beer, Fullsteam's Fearrington Spring made with ingredients that represent flora found near the banks of the Eno River throughout all seasons (Virginia sweetgrass, sassafrass, fir tips and local ginger).
2. Saison brewed with Riverbend Appalachian Wheat as well as two diverse microbial cultures.
New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colorado:
A collaboration with Hof ten Dormaal; this Lips of Faith golden ale boasts malted sunflower seeds from Colorado Malting Company and wild carrot herbs.
Southern Pines Brewing, Southern Pines, North Carolina:
Old Sapp: A piney, dry-hopped cream ale brewed in collaboration with the Sandhills Area Land Trust, an organization that works with private landowners to negotiate voluntary conservation agreements on private property.
All About Beer Magazine's World Beer Fest Raleigh
April 2nd, 12-4pm; 6-10pm
N.C. State Fairgrounds