What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Fall in Raleigh calls for a seasonal beer fest

Posted October 21, 2014 9:14 a.m. EDT

Take an inside look at Bombshell Beer Company, a new brewery in Holly Springs.

— The Raleigh Fall Brew Fest, held Saturday, Nov. 1, at Cardinal Hall on Lead Mine Road, combines Halloween fun with craft beer.

There will be a costume contest, so wear your Halloween best. The winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card.

The event benefits the NC Therapeutic Riding Center, one of the oldest therapeutic riding programs in North Carolina. Children, teens and adults with a variety of special challenges have benefited from NCTRC for more than 30 years.

General admission is $35 in advance and $40 the day of the event. Admission includes live music from Jack The Radio and a souvenir glass.

VIP admission, $45 in advance and $50 the day of, starts an hour before general admission and includes a special Cabot Cheese and Fortnight beer pairing.

Designated driver tickets are $15 and available at the door the day of event.

This beer festival aims to have a more intimate feel, giving guests the opportunity to talk with brewers and avoid long lines.

Participating breweries and cideries, listed below, represent some local favorites and popular out-of-state breweries.

  • Abita Beer
  • Aviator Brewing Company
  • Bold Rock Hard Cider
  • Bombshell Beer Company
  • Boulevard Brewing Company
  • Brüeprint Brewing Company
  • Bull City Ciderworks
  • Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
  • Fortnight Brewing Company
  • Great Lakes Brewing Company
  • Harpoon Brewery
  • Lonerider
  • The Mash House Brewery & Chophouse
  • Naked Apple Hard Cider
  • Nickelpoint Brewing Co.
  • Oskar Blues Brewery North Carolina
  • Pig Pounder Brewery
  • Mystery Brewing Company
  • Woodchuck Cider