Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh Beer Week - eight days of beer-centered tastings, dinners and parties - starts Sunday.
How it works is pretty simple. Just customize your own schedule by picking the tastings you'd enjoy most (all listed below) and pay only for the events you attend.
The week's 52 events are sprinkled throughout afternoons and evenings on September 18-25 in a selection of hip breweries, restaurants and bottle shops all around the Oak City. Some of the highlights are beer pairings featuring donuts, hamburgers and Bojangles, a new Oyster Stout brewed with oysters from 42nd Street Oyster Bar, a birthday party for Five Points featuring 20 breweries and food trucks and much, much more.
Most of the events feature free admission or no cover, so the amount you'll spend is based on the beer and food you purchase. Other events, like the beer dinners, require attendees to purchase tickets in advance. You can contact each venue for more details.
12 p.m. Hoptoberfest at Lynnwood Brewing Concern - The week kicks off with a party.
1 p.m. Sour tasting at Sub Noir Brewing Company - Try a Flanders Red sour ale aged with raspberries along with an assortment of other sour and barrel-aged brews.
2 p.m. Strange Cargo III + Dock Release at Big Boss Brewing - The brewery will feature its largest-ever line up of barrel aged beers and sours. Plus, try the new Bourbon Barrel Aged Harvest Time Pumpkin Ale.
3 p.m. Bocktoberfest at Neuse River Brewing - Four taps will be dedicated to the "festival beer," including the Peach Vanilla Cinnamon Bock, the Pumpkin Spice Bock, the Berry Bock and a strong Dopplebock.
4 p.m. Multi-cask tapping at Flying Saucer - Try multiple NC beers at this event.
5 p.m. Try a new beer at Stag's Head - Enjoy a Burial Scythe Rye IPA keg, a Trophy Cloud Surfer IPA keg and Wicked Weed Infidel Porter on tap.
6 p.m. Flights and Apps at Raleigh Beer Garden - There will be a menu of four appetizer selections paired with four local brewery offerings for $20 each.
7 p.m. Live music at North Street Beer Station - There will be local beer on tap, music from the band PARTYgirl and $4 drafts.
8 p.m. Oyster Stout at Clouds Brewing - The brewery will be pouring an Oyster Stout brewed with fresh oysters from 42nd Street Oyster Bar. Not enough oysters for you? Fried and baked oyster dishes will be served all night.
4 p.m. Rare beer tapping at State of Beer - Enjoy this Shelton Brothers tasting.
5 p.m. Barrel-aged pistols at Hibernian - Enjoy Lonerider's Barrel Aged Pistols on the rooftop of the downtown pub.
6 p.m. Cheese & beer pairing at House of Hops - This $20 pairing pairs four cheeses with their perfect brews.
7 p.m. TBD at Whiskey Kitchen - Details haven't yet been released about this event.
8 p.m. New tastings at Player's Retreat - Try a mango habanero beer and more.
8 p.m. Imperial Stout at Foundation - Featuring the 2015 Olde Hickory Event Horizon Imperial Stout.
5 p.m. Beer & comfort food at Tupelo Honey Cafe - Highland Brewing on four taps for $4 drafts and a special Oktoberfest/southern-themed bar menu.
5 p.m. Hochzeitsbier maerzen-style beer at Capital Club 16 - Try a hammer tap cask of Austria’s Hofstetten 1810 original Hochzeitsbier maerzen style beer.
6 p.m. $3 Craft Beer Night at The Anchor Bar - Get a free Anchor koozie with each beer.
7 p.m. Evil Twin vs. Mikkeller Tap Takeover at the Raleigh Times
7 p.m. Super Friends 3.0 Beer Dinner at Busy Bee Cafe - Purchase tickets in advance to enjoy the five-course dinner.
8 p.m. Live music at Pour House - Get free admission for the Austero w/ The Grahams show.
5 p.m. Bottomless mac & cheese at Tupelo Honey - Gizmo will be serving $4 beers, too.
6 p.m. Fall Seasonal Release Party at Compass Rose - Join Compass Rose for a selection of Autumn beers including Munich Masquerade Oktoberfest, Star-Rye Braggot (a collaboration with Starrlight Mead), Scottish ale and Autumn Belgian ale.
6 p.m. Wake n' Bake at Busy Bee - Enjoy breakfast-inspired beers like Grapefruit Hi-5, Cinnamon Roll’d Wake N’ Bake, French Toasted Wake N’ Bake and more.
7 p.m. Air Hockey Tournament at Boxcar - Get competitive while enjoying beers from Bell's Brewery.
8 p.m. Allagash Brewing Tap Takeover at Circa 1888 - Enjoy beer and a raffle of two magnums of Interlude.
5 p.m. Birthday party at Bottle Revolution - Bottle Revolution on Lake Boone Trail is turning five. To celebrate, guests can enjoy an array of kegs including a 5th Anniversary Single Hop Mosaic IPA brewed by Southern Pines Brewing Company.
6 p.m. Exclusive beer at Milk Bar - Milk Bar will be tapping the exclusive Milk Bar Beer.
7 p.m. Trophy Beer Dinner at Buku - Tickets are $60 in advance.
7 p.m. Waffles & beer at Clouds Brewing - Enjoy Belgium style waffles and beer along with a traditional mussels dish.
8 p.m. Cocktails at Foundation - Look for five beer cocktails utilizing NC beer.
3 p.m. Delectable treats at Ridgewood Wine & Beer - Founders Blushing Monk 2015, Stone Xocoveza NITRO 2016, Wicked Weed Dark Age and more.
4 p.m. Donuts & Beer Pairing at Bottle Mixx - A donut-inspired beer pairing featuring Duck Donuts.
5 p.m. Battle of the Pins at Flying Saucer - It's Lonerider vs. DuClaw at this event.
6 p.m. Wooden robot kegs at North Street Beer Station
6 p.m. Kick the Kegs at Anchor Bar - Featuring four kegs to kick.
6 p.m. Wet Road Release at Crank Arm - Try a Wet Hop Pale Ale with hops from Farm Boy Farms in Pittsboro.
12 p.m. Sourfest at State of Beer - The finest sours the world has to offer, including 2015 Cascade The Vine, Wicked Weed Black Angel and much more.
1 p.m. Brew it Forward at Lonerider - Lonerider will introduce the new Magnificent 77, an American IPA with 77 different hop varieties.
2 p.m. Five Points 3rd Anniversary Party at Crafty Beer Shop - Enjoy food trucks, 20+ breweries, wine tastings, live music, rare kegs and prizes until midnight.
3 p.m. Pumpkinfest at House of Hops - 14 taps featuring 14 unique pumpkin beers and a pumpkin eating contest.
4 p.m. Coaster Tossing Championships at Big Boss - Need we say more?
5 p.m. Carolina Crusher at Lynnwood - Try Lynnwood Brewing Concern's RBW Beer, the Carolina Crusher.
6 p.m. Milk Stout at Stag's Head - Featuring the Burial Tin Cup Camp Stout - a 5.5% milk stout with Counter Culture Coffee keg - and a Durty Bull Oak Aged Blonde keg
7 p.m. Hop Tart Beer Pairing at Bottle Revolution - Featuring homemade pop tarts from Ginger Bakery
8 p.m. TBD at Landmark Tavern
12 p.m. Sour Tap Takeover at Trophy downtown - Featuring the Golden Sour with Apricot Tea from Tin Roof Teas and more.
2 p.m. Double Lutz & Qspresso at Trophy on Maywood - Try Trophy's new imperial ipa featuring Citra & Callista (8% abv) and the Qspresso food truck.
3 p.m. Hops n Hamburgers at Milk Bar - Selection of local hoppy beers, local food trucks serving hamburgers & brats, football showing with sound all day, games and giveaways.
5 p.m. Limited Keg Tapping at Boxcar - It will be a surprise when you get there.
6 p.m. Brett Saison Variant Bottle Release at Crank Arm - It's a saison aged in Pinot Noir barrels with three strains of Brettanomyces and raspberries.
7 p.m. Bojangles Beer Dinner at Tasty Beverage Co. - Featuring your favorite chicken and beer from Oskar Blues and New Belgium.