Shacksbury Cider Tasting!
Jun
29
5:30 pm17:30

Shacksbury Cider Tasting!

As the weather warms up and we get into summer, more and more we search for lighter options for drinking. Shacksbury Cider fits perfectly into that category. From a small city in Western Vermont, Shacksbury is making truly artisan cider. In the same way that wine shouldn't taste like grape juice, these ciders are made from traditional cider apples from Vermont and England. Fermented over 6 months, they finish extremely dry and crisp with just enough complexity to make it interesting. Beer and wine drinkers will find common ground with these fantastic ciders!

Join Tyler from Artisan Distributors from 5:30-7:30 for free samples of Shacksbury Dry, Semi-Dry, and Spritz ciders!

Mikkeller Hazy IPA Day!
Jul
8
10:00 am10:00

Mikkeller Hazy IPA Day!

Since opening their new production facility in San Diego Mikkeller has fully embraced the NE Style Hazy IPA hype. We look forward to tapping 5 of these fantastic IPAs side by side for one day only! Tap Lineup is subject to change but should include:

Mikkeller Waves IPA
Mikkeller Centennial Eyes
Mikkeller Windy Hill NE Style IPA
Mikkeller Simcoe Eyes
Mikkeller No Haze Off

Kegs will be on all day and we will be filling growlers!

NC Brewery Spotlight: Ponysaurus
Jul
12
5:00 pm17:00

NC Brewery Spotlight: Ponysaurus

A lot of breweries get their start in a garage. But we’re pretty sure Ponysaurus is the only one that started in an attic. And besides that tiny space above the entrance to The Cookery in Durham, NC (and the scissor lift we used to access it), the only other thing we started with was gumption. To think that maybe we could make great beers for people who take beer seriously, and not much else. 

From that passionate little beginning, a forward-thinking brewery and taproom has hatched, brewing beers meant to be savored, appreciated, studied, nuzzled, and mindfully guzzled.

In just three short years, we’ve gone from bonking our heads on rafters to being named a “Next Level Brewery” by Food & Wine, and brewing what thrillist.com calls “the best pint in Durham, and one of the 50 most underrated breweries in America.” So while we’re not brewing out of an attic anymore—and are certainly making a heckton more beer—our passion and irreverence has stayed the same. 

We are Ponysaurus Brewing Co. The beer beer would drink if beer could drink beer.

On Draft:
Summer IPA
Tripel
Scottish Ale


KBS ON DRAFT!
Jun
24
2:00 pm14:00

KBS ON DRAFT!

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It is time for the always highly anticipated tapping of our Founder's KBS keg. Rumor is that this year's is one of the best ever and we are incredibly excited to try it for ourselves! In celebration of this momentous occasion we will be filling our taps with killer Founder's brews. Kat from the brewery will also be here with an assortment of swag. We will not being pre-selling draft tickets for KBS it will be first come first served starting at 3 pm!

Draft Lineup:
All Day IPA
Centennial IPA
Sumatra Mountain Brown
Doom Bourbon Barrel Aged IPA
KBS @ 3pm

WINE TASTING - BONNY DOON VINEYARDS - FREE
Jun
23
5:30 pm17:30

WINE TASTING - BONNY DOON VINEYARDS - FREE

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Bonny Doon Vineyard (Santa Cruz, CA) 

"On a spirited adventure to make naturally soulful, distinctive, and original wine." 

Join us as we bring a little of the "Dooniverse" to you to taste and enjoy!

"While Bonny Doon Vineyard began with the (in retrospect) foolish attempt to replicate Burgundy in California, Randall Grahm realized early on that he would have far more success creating more distinctive and original wines working with Rhône varieties in the Central Coast of California. The key learning here (achieved somewhat accidentally but fortuitously) was that in a warm, Mediterranean climate, it is usually blended wines that are most successful. In 1986 Bonny Doon Vineyard released the inaugural vintage (1984) of Le Cigare Volant, an homage to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and this continues as the winery’s flagship/starship brand."

Deschutes in North Carolina!
Jun
21
11:00 am11:00

Deschutes in North Carolina!

As a family and employee-owned brewery, Deschutes believes every pint of beer worth brewing is worth sharing—with friends, family, and even the stranger you just met on the barstool next to you.

And every Deschutes Brewery pint shared has a healthy dose of community, experimentation, and ingenuity.  It’s crafted with plenty of balance and drinkability and invested with quality and consistency.

This is not us waxing poetic. This has been the blueprint of Deschutes’ DNA since our modest beginnings in 1988 as a small public house in downtown Bend, all the way through to the present.

Come and try some fantastic west coast beers in one of the first places it will be available!

Draft Lineup:
American Wheat
Black Butte Porter
Hop Slice Summer Ale
Mirror Pond Pale Ale
Fresh Squeezed IPA

Kegs will be on draft all day and we will be filling growlers so make sure to bring your empty growlers to come get filled up! 

 

WINE TASTING - FREE!
Jun
16
5:30 pm17:30

WINE TASTING - FREE!

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Father's Day is Sunday, June 18th. Come out and taste some big time wines that are just perfect for the big time guy in your life!! We have wines at every price point for your gift giving needs. Join us for this free tasting.

Bombshell Beer Tasting
Jun
15
5:30 pm17:30

Bombshell Beer Tasting

History tells us that brewing beer was traditionally a woman's job. In fact, the creation of beer is credited to women! The goddess, Ninkasi is recognized for creating the oldest beer recipe in existence, dating back some 3900 years. Until Medieval times, it was the woman's job to brew beer for the household and laws of that time stated that the tools of brewing were solely the woman's property. The role of men in brewing began to grow with the rise of monasteries during the Middle Ages. Until the age of "Enlightenment" and "Industrialization," women represented seventy-eight percent of licensed brewers. 

Bombshell Beer Company in Holly Springs is continuing that tradition with their completely women-owned brewery. Join Jack for free beer samples along with great industry knowledge. We will also have their special release Grapefruit Azacca IPA on draft!

New Brews with IBU's
Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

New Brews with IBU's

IBUs were invented because it was hard to measure how "bitter" a beer was, just like it's hard to measure how "comfortable" your favorite sweater is...it was all about the perception. Since the early 20th century, the IBU scale was introduced (and has evolved) as a way to put a number to, or quantify, this perception and assess just how bitter a beer turned out to be when it was ready to drink.

While sometimes misleading, the higher the IBU of a beer, the more bitter it will taste.

Join us for a day of showcasing hops. We will have 4 different beers for 4 different breweries that are truly doing unique things with hops. These aren't your regular IPA's, these beer stretch style boundaries and feature unique ingredients and flavors! Get a flight of all 4, or try a couple of your favorites!

Draft Lineup:

Burial/Zebulon - Fierce Invalids Hoppy Pilsner
Stone - Ghost Hammer IPA
Deep River / Trophy - Carpetbagger Double IPA
Almanac - Sour IPA

 

NC Brewery Spotlight: Little City
Jun
7
5:00 pm17:00

NC Brewery Spotlight: Little City

Located just off Glenwood in Downtown Raleigh. Little City Brewing may be brand new, but their beers have complexity and depth of a seasoned brewery. 

This will be the first time we will have Little City Brewing on draft and we couldn't be more excited! Join Burt, the head brewer of Little City, from 5 - 7:30 for great beers and a huge depth of industry knowledge.

Lineup:
Jalapeno/ Serrano Pale Ale
Amber
Imperial IPA

 

Mexican Cake Bottle Raffle
Jun
6
7:15 pm19:15

Mexican Cake Bottle Raffle

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Likely Westbrook Brewing Co.'s most sought after beer, Mexican Cake is a big imperial stout brewed with vanilla beans, coco nibs, cinnamon sticks, and habanero peppers.

For the first time we have been lucky enough to get 12 bottles to raffle off. The raffle will be on Tuesday June 6th at 7:15 pm. Tickets are one per person over the age of 21. If your ticket is pulled you will be able to purchase one bottle of Mexican Cake. Tickets for the drawing will be available starting at 6:00pm. 

Starr Hill Beer Tasting
Jun
1
5:30 pm17:30

Starr Hill Beer Tasting

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Brewed in Virginia, Starr Hill seeks to brew world-class beer that is hand crafted for experiences that bring people together. Among the most award-winning breweries on the East Coast, Starr Hill has won 22 GABF, World Beer Cup, and Great British Beer Festival medals! 

Join Kimmie from the brewery for free samples of Starr Hill's award winning beers! We will also have their summer seasonal The Hook Grapefruit Session IPA on draft!

BEER CAMP ON TOUR - AN EVENING WITH SIERRA NEVADA BREWING CO.
May
25
5:00 pm17:00

BEER CAMP ON TOUR - AN EVENING WITH SIERRA NEVADA BREWING CO.

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We invite you to join us Thursday, May 25th beginning at 5:00 for a very special evening as we celebrate Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and the 2017 Beer Camp Across The World. 

In case you haven’t heard, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s Beer Camp On Tour is making a stop here in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, June 17th, 2017.  Only 8 cities across the United States were selected to host a Sierra Nevada Beer Camp On Tour Festival – billed as “The Largest Craft Beer Celebration”. 

We are very excited to host an event with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and as part of our celebration, we are GIVING AWAY TICKETS to the Beer Camp On Tour festival here in Raleigh!

By random drawing, WE'RE GIVING AWAY TICKETS!

1 Pair of tickets for the Early Access Admission (a $160 value)
2 Pairs of tickets for General Admission (a $110 value)
(See details below for this ticket drawing)

Of course we’ll have some fantastic beers from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company on tap for the celebration including:

Audition Double IPA – Specialty Tap
Ovila Belgian Wit Beer – Specialty Tap
Tropical Torpedo IPA – Recent Release
Otra Vez Gose Style Ale – Year Round Beer
Summerfest Crisp Lager Beer -  Summer Seasonal Release

And there’s more!

Beer Camp Across The World Mixed 12 Packs Available – Quantities may be limited!
Otra Vez Gose Style Ale – Super special 6-Pack pricing!

And brewery representatives will be here for the evening to talk beer and breweries and of course, some Sierra Nevada Brewing gear to give away. 

We hope you can make it – it’s an event not to be missed!

More about Beer Camp On Tour Tickets:
No purchase is necessary, however you must be at least 21 years of age to enter, win, receive or attend the event.
Entries forms may be filled out at BottleMixx between May 12th until 7:15 p.m. on May 25th, 2017.  Limit of 1 entry per qualified person per week.

The Drawing will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25th, 2017.

Winners are responsible for their own transportation to and from this event.  We suggest arranging for safe travel ahead of the event. 

Please drink responsibly.

Cascade Bottle Pour Flights!
May
20
1:00 pm13:00

Cascade Bottle Pour Flights!

Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer in the sour beer renaissance since 2006 and is the proud innovator of the Northwest Sour Ale. We are, by nature, the definition of artisanal brewing: we’re not bound by stylistic guidelines, just our own imagination and the ingredients we can access. Our distinctive sour beer blends feature fruit forward, barrel-aged ales that offer a complex array of flavors derived from Northwest grown ingredients, with each release capturing the unique subtleties of that year’s growing season. 

For the first time we will be opening bottles of these world renown sours for you to enjoy! The flight will feature four 4oz pours of different sours; Kriek, Strawberry, Cranberry, and Blackcap Raspberry! We will have a limited number of flights available and it will be first come first serve starting at 1:00pm. The flights will be $12 not including tax. 

May
19
5:30 pm17:30

FREE! GRILL & COOKOUT WINE TASTING

Join us and get a head start on the weekend!!

Enjoy 5 delicious wines suitable for summertime outdoor food & fun!!

Enjoy 5 delicious wines suitable for summertime outdoor food & fun!!

Enjoy 5 delicious wines suitable for summertime outdoor food & fun!!

Beer Tasting w/ D9 Brewing
May
18
5:00 pm17:00

Beer Tasting w/ D9 Brewing

D9 Brewing Company, in Lake Norman, N.C., was started by two engineers and a doctor, with a mission to inspire and support community through the creation of exciting and original crafted ales. Since our inception in late 2014, we have invested in the scientific exploration of the natural world to produce the highest quality, and unquestionably original, crafted ales. With the launch of Taming Wild Beasts® in 2017, D9 Brewing is striving to become the leading producer of wild fermented beer in the southeastern United States. D9 Brewing was awarded a gold medal for its Systema Naturae 2nd Edition – Scuppernong & Lily wild sour ale at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival.

Join Ricky from the brewery and get to try some of their great beers. We will be sampling, Pearadox, Brown Sugar Brown Cow, Swell Rider, Hakuna Matata. We will also have the Swell Tangerine Session IPA on draft!

Rosé Wine Tasting & GerDan Chocolates
May
13
3:00 pm15:00

Rosé Wine Tasting & GerDan Chocolates

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We are smack dab in the middle of spring.  The time feels right.

Rosé Wine Tasting.  Pink.  Delicious.  Delightful.  You want some.

Gentlemen, fear not.  Join the tasting – you will not regret it.

Fresh strawberries and blueberries, compliments of The Produce Box, will tickle your tongue.

To take you over the edge, GerDan Chocolates will be here sampling and selling their delicious chocolates and caramels – a perfect Mother’s Day treat.

Indulge!

 

Beer Tasting w/ Mystery Brewing
May
11
5:00 pm17:00

Beer Tasting w/ Mystery Brewing

Since early 2012, Mystery Brewing Company’s mission has been producing seasonally appropriate, hand-made, artisanal ales and lagers. This approach means there is always something fresh and exciting coming out of the brewery! Join Jon from Mystery Brewing as he samples out 3 of their great canned beer options perfect for Spring. He will be sampling The Golden Hind Pale Ale, Beatrix Spring Saison, and Jack Thorne Porter. We will also have Jack Thorne on draft! 

RACING FOR RESCUES (At NC State Centennial Campus)
May
7
9:00 am09:00

RACING FOR RESCUES (At NC State Centennial Campus)

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RACING FOR RESCUES

A 5K TO BENEFIT SECOND CHANCE PET ADOPTIONS

Sunday, May 7, 2017 starting at 9:00am
Centennial Campus (North Carolina State University) 

To join go to WWW.RACINGFORRESCUES.COM

RACE WITH THE BOTTLEMIXX TEAM OR ON YOUR OWN!
To run with us - select "team member" then "BottleMixx Craft Beer & Wine Store"

The 1st race start at 10:30am and there are racing prizes, fundraising prizes and a great raffle (don't need to be present to win)!

The 2017 Racing for Rescues event features:
Separate, timed 5K races for runners with dogs and runners without dogs  
A 2K walk for people with or without dogs
A special 30th anniversary "family reunion" for Second Chance adoptees
Fantastic raffle prizes (need not be present to win) 
A vendor area with items of interest to pet owners and athletes alike

Come join us!

Free Can Beer Tasting
May
6
3:00 pm15:00

Free Can Beer Tasting

With the onset of warmer weather comes the migration to our neighborhood pools and local beaches! With these venues, comes the need to find quality, delicious craft beer in cans! Every year the selection gets better and better as more breweries begin to package in cans. While this tasting won't be able to cover all the great options, we've picked out 6 of our favorite from all over the world to showcase some great session options to meet your day drinking needs!

Lineup:
Summer Love - Blonde Ale - Victory Brewing Co
Wittekerke - Wit - Brouwerij Brabandere
Humidity - Pale Ale - Fullsteam Brewery
Goin' Coastal - IPA w/ Pineapple - SweetWater Brewing Co
Nu Skool - IPA - Southern Tier Brewing Co
Sea Quench - Sour w/ Black Lime and Sea Salt - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

FIRST FRIDAY WINE TASTING - FREE!
May
5
5:30 pm17:30

FIRST FRIDAY WINE TASTING - FREE!

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It's the first Friday of the month and that means Jack, BottleMixx Wine Manager, has 5 new wines to feature for May! 

Stop in At The Mixx from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. for a free tasting of these delightful selections - Jack will passionately guide you through the tasting.   Join us, you'll be glad you did!

Left Hand Pour Hard Bottle Night
May
4
5:00 pm17:00

Left Hand Pour Hard Bottle Night

Let’s be honest, beer is nearly perfect already. So why go Nitro?

Nitrogen in beer has a big impact on mouthfeel and as a result, it shapes our overall flavor perception. Nitrogen has minimal solubility, forming LOTS of tiny bubbles in your glass, with only one place to go – up! When the beer is dispensed, a cascade of these tiny Nitrogen bubbles unleashes, gliding upwards to reveal the body and build a tight thick head. The outcome is a Nitro beer that is lightly carbonated with a creamy texture and smoother flavor profile, in contrast to a CO2 beer that has a more prickly carbonation and overt flavor.

Join Heath from Left Hand Brewing and get a bottle pour of one of their unique Nitro beers. 

NC Brewery Spotlight: Fullsteam
May
3
5:00 pm17:00

NC Brewery Spotlight: Fullsteam

Join us Wednesday May 3rd for a great event with 3 special guests from Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, NC!

Starting at 5:00 we will have Mark DeBrosse , the Sales Rep for the brewery here to talk with you and answer all your questions about Fullsteam's new and upcoming beers!

Joining him at 5:30 will be the head chef of the brand new Fullsteam Kitchen Kyle McKnight. Kyle will be putting together four different pairings specialty for us to feature along side of their beer on draft!

Also at 5:30 we will have Owner/CEO of Fullsteam Brewery Sean Wilson here! We are extremely fortunate to have Sean come to this event!

On Draft:
Low Volt Berlinerweiss
Moccasin Creek Saison
Humidity Pale Ale
Double Take Double IPA
 

You definitely do not want to miss this fantastic event!

SEXUAL CHOCOLATE PART 2
Apr
29
3:00 pm15:00

SEXUAL CHOCOLATE PART 2

As NC Beer month comes to an end we will give it one last hooray and tap a keg of 2017 Sexual Chocolate. We will NOT be pre-selling tickets for this one, it will be first come first serve with the keg tapping at 3:00.

RUN TO "TAPOUT" ANIMAL HOMELESSNESS
Apr
29
2:00 pm14:00

RUN TO "TAPOUT" ANIMAL HOMELESSNESS

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Our friends at Tapout Fitness want to help Second Chance Pet Adoptions  "Tapout" Animal Homelessness while helping you stay in shape with a 5K fun run / walk on Saturday, April 29th.

A $10 minimum donation for entry is appreciated with all entry fees going directly to Second Chance Pet Adoptions.  PLEASE NOTE - CASH ONLY FOR ENTRY FEE PLEASE!  

Registration can be done at BottleMixx anytime prior to or the day of the run.  The course ventures through the neighborhood behind BottleMixx.  

For more information, contact TAPOUT FITNESS at:  raleigh1@tapoutfitness.com or
984-269-5538

Afterwards, stop back at BottleMixx and enjoy some great beers from our 10 rotating taps or sip on a glass of wine from our selections of 16 wines by the glass.  BottleMixx will match any tips dollar for dollar (up to $200 for the day) and donate them to Second Chance Pet Adoptions too!

About Tapout Fitness
Located at The Manor Six Forks at 900 E. Six Forks Road, Raleigh 27604
"At Tapout Fitness in Raleigh we deliver total body transformations via martial arts, classes, personal training, weights, machines, and practice gyms—all in one location."

About Second Chance Pet Adoptions
Second Chance Pet Adoptions is the oldest no-kill rescue organization in Wake County. At Second Chance, our mission is to champion homeless cats and dogs who are healthy or treatable in the quest to find their forever homes and engage with our community to promote responsible pet ownership–ultimately reducing future generations of homeless animals.

Beer Tasting w/ Catawba Brewing
Apr
27
5:30 pm17:30

Beer Tasting w/ Catawba Brewing

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With 3 locations in North Carolina Catawba Brewing Co. really is a staple in North Carolina. With their new location in Charlotte comes a new beer, CLT IPA. Come try this and other Catawba beers and while you're here, chat with Tyler, our brewery rep, about all the great new things going on with Catawba.  
Catawba beers on tap for this event:

Red Rhum Barrel Aged IPA
This 2016 vintage REDiculous Red IPA (7.5% ABV) was aged for eight months in Flor de Caña Nicaraguan rum barrels. It was then dry-hopped, producing bright citrus notes to complement its rich molasses, vanilla, and oak. The beer is a collaboration with a popular rhum bar on the South Slope.

CLT IPA
Despite George Washington calling it a “trifling place”, Charlotte evolved from a simple dirt crossroads into a leader of the new South. True to that spirit, Catawba has been evolving Carolinas’ craft brewing since 1999. This new creation, CLT India Pale Ale, offers up a modern, double dry-hopped, in-your-face explosion of tropical fruit and pine. And at 7.2% ABV, like today’s Queen City, don’t trifle with it!

 

WINE TASTING WITH JACK - FREE!
Apr
22
3:00 pm15:00

WINE TASTING WITH JACK - FREE!

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What's a weekend without wine...or a wine tasting?  Boring that's what.  

Let Jack help you keep your weekend full of wine and excitement with a Wine Tasting
from 3-6 pm.  Stop in and sip, shop and relax!

Art of Troegs
Apr
21
5:00 pm17:00

Art of Troegs

Troegs Brewery rep Corey will be here for some Art of Troegs fun!  He'll supply custom Troegs coloring books and colored pencils - you decide to color in or outside of the lines! 

The books will also have a guide to create a paper bottle opener!

Beer Tasting w/ Birdsong Brewery
Apr
20
5:30 pm17:30

Beer Tasting w/ Birdsong Brewery

A staple in Charlotte, Birdsong Brewery leads the way in pepper beers with their fantastic Jalapeno Pale Ale! We are lucky enough to have one of the brand ambassadors from the brewery, Ryan, come and conduct this tasting. We will also be featuring their brand new Session IPA, Paradise City on draft as well as cans to go!

WINE TASTING - FREE!
Apr
15
3:00 pm15:00

WINE TASTING - FREE!

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We've brought in a few new selections that Robert from 17th Street Distributing wants you to try!  He'll be here from 3pm to 6pm pouring samples and talking about what makes these wines worth having in your home!  Join us!

BEER TASTING & TAPPING WITH BIG BOSS BREWING CO.
Apr
13
5:00 pm17:00

BEER TASTING & TAPPING WITH BIG BOSS BREWING CO.

More NC Beer Month Action!

One of the first breweries in the Raleigh area, Big Boss has been one of the leading NC breweries since 2006. With their 10 year anniversary came a re-branding of some of their iconic beers. Join us and try their new and improved beers!

From the "Strange Cargo Series" we'll have Prometheus Unbound on tap.  Big Boss took it's "base stout added to American Bourbon Barrels with Fresh Cherries. The final beverage balances all of these elements in a bold dark and sip worthy presentation."

NC BREWERY SPOTLIGHT - FOUR SAINTS BREWING CO. (Rescheduled from last Wed.)
Apr
12
5:00 pm17:00

NC BREWERY SPOTLIGHT - FOUR SAINTS BREWING CO. (Rescheduled from last Wed.)

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NC Brewery Spotlight
On the first Wednesday of each month, we “put the spotlight” on a North Carolina brewery.  We’ll have 3 special beers on tap and a representative from the featured brewery will be here to talk shop.  It’s a great opportunity for a fun, informal and educational evening.  Grab your friends and come out and join us!

This month we feature Four Saints Brewing Co. of Asheboro, NC. 

"Four Saints Brewing pays homage to the patron saints of beer, Saint Wenceslaus, Saint Nicholas, Saint Luke and Saint Augustine of Hippo. They’ve become the most recognized patron saints for brewing and beer because of their contributions to and associations with the world’s favorite sudsy beverage. Four Saints Founders Joel McClosky and Andrew Deming are carrying on the brewing tradition in the hopes of future sainthood, or at least to make some really good beer."

The Tap Lineup:

Omie Blonde Ale
Bandwagon New England Style IPA
Impending Grace Imperial Stout

This event was rescheduled from Wed. 4/5...thanks for coming back!