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Set your calendars for World Beer Festivals in Raleigh, Durham

Posted February 15, 2012

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All About Beer magazine has announced the dates for two upcoming World Beer Festival events. 

The Raleigh festival will be held April 14 in Moore Square. This year's event will explore the use of certain ingredients and brewing methods, in addition to the history of beer styles and how to select beers to enhance meals. Whole Foods Market on Six Forks Road is donating some food for pairing demonstrations. 

Tickets for the festival go on sale Feb. 27 for All About Beer subscribers and to the general public on March 5. 

Buy tickets for the Raleigh festival here

The festival has two four-hour sessions (noon- 4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m.) Admission to a single session is $40 in advance and $50 on the day of the event, if available. 

VIP tickets are $75 per session and include a World Beer Festival commemorative glass, an upscale food buffet (hot catered meal), a private hospitality area, a separate entrance, private restrooms, a gift bag, and extra special beers not available at the brewers’ tables.

The festival will be donating some money from the event to local charity Artsplosure. 

Durham's World Beer Festival is Oct. 6 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. No other details have been released yet. 


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  • Gerbil Herder Feb 17, 2012

    Parking is not a hassle in downtown Raleigh on a weekend; have you ever been downtown? No, you probably won't be able to park right next to it, but you can walk. Geez.

  • twc Feb 16, 2012

    "I drink beer, but I do not drive drunk. Its called behaving like an adult. Try it, you'll like it."

    I read about some kids imitating adults too often. They tried it; I guess they liked it.

  • joeBob Feb 16, 2012

    We've attended several "beer fests" in several cities over the years. Always a good time but you either need a designated driver, take a cab or a place to stay. The events have gotten so spendy that we do not attend anymore. $80 to $150 a couple will buy a nice dinner and a bottle of wine anywhere. Not to mention how many pints you could buy with the same money at the Saucer or Tap Room at Cameron Village. They both have about 100 on tap. One of the guys behind the scene at Big Boss says the Asheville and Hickory beer fests are the ones to attend. Parking in downtown Raleigh is such a hassle that we don't even go downtown anymore.

  • Viewer Feb 16, 2012

    I drink beer, but I do not drive drunk. Its called behaving like an adult. Try it, you'll like it.

  • twc Feb 15, 2012

    Yeah, we need some more drunks on the road.