The First Inaugural Cape Fear Craft Beer Week, March 23 – April 1, begins a tradition of celebrating the Cape Fear’s thriving craft beer culture.
A ten-day celebration that attracts beer tourism, draws awareness to our region, and serves as a showcase for the area’s breweries, bottle shops, restaurants, and craft-centric businesses.
The week features events showcasing not only beer brewed in the Cape Fear Region, but invites participants to explore venues where craft beer marries comfortable environments, friendly conversation, and craft cuisine around Wilmington.
No self respecting lover of craft brews will want to be anywhere else than Wilmington, North Carolina during the week of March 23 – April 1st!
Here’s a run down of events going on as part of The First Inaugural Cape Fear Craft Beer Week:
Ultimate Brewing Championship
Cape Fear Craft Beer Week starts on Friday, March 23rd when Cape Fear area breweries will go head-to-head in the 2nd annual Ultimate Brewing Championship.
This will be the official Cape Fear Craft Beer Week kickoff party.
Brewers from the participating local breweries gathered to select their ingredients for a unique and special brew.
How would you feel about a beer made with blueberries and basil? Or sea salt and cucumbers?
What about Texas Pete? Each brewery drew for one of the NC ingredient combinations. The results will be kept secret until the event when there will be a blind tasting to crown The Ultimate Brewing Champion on March 23rd.
The Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance was formed in 2016 to promote awareness and increase visibility of craft beer in the Cape Fear Region through education and participation in community events.
When: March 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: The Fieldhouse at Tops Athletics 293 N Green Meadows Dr
UNCW POP – 2nd Annual Sustain With Sound Music & Art Festival @ The Brewer’s Kettle
UNCW Plastic Ocean Project and Brewer’s Kettle presents Sustain With Sound Music & Arts Festival. Join us on March 24th from 2-10PM at Brewer’s Kettle for an eco-conscious festival filled with music, vendors, art, food trucks, beer, and good vibes all around. Proceeds will directly support UNCW Plastic Ocean Project’s mission to change the way the community views single-use plastics.
MUSIC LINE UP
We are excited to share that we will be hosting Elephant Convoy & friends for the celebration of their NEW ALBUM, “Take Me Home”.
Blue Footed Boobies
The Coastal Collective
Josh & Willow
This event will be the most epic event of the year so come out and be in the middle of all of the fun while supporting healthier oceans and a happier planet.
Tickets will be sold by UNCW Plastic Ocean Project and Brewer’s Kettle.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of.
Under 21 surcharge $3 at the gate.
Gates open and events start at 2PM.
Message UNCW POP to buy tickets or buy a ticket from any UNCW POP Officer at anytime!
L-Shaped Lot Duo Live in the Beer Garden @ Wrightsville Beach Brewery
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Celebrate the beginning of Cape Fear Beer Week and our End of Oyster Season weekend by welcoming local favorites the L-Shaped Lot Duo to the Wrightsville Beach Brewery Beer Garden from 3-6pm on Saturday, March 24th.
There will be an End of Season Oyster Roast in the Beer Garden during the show. Come get some of the tastiest local oysters with a great band!
Pizza Putt 2018 @ The Children’s Museum of Wilmington
It’s the adult’s turn to play! Bring your friends, play putt-putt, drink free beer, and eat pizza ALL at the Children’s Museum of Wilmington! Pizza Putt is one of the Children’s Museum’s annual fundraisers and all proceeds benefit the Museum. We compile Wilmington’s best local craft beer and pizza for attendees to experience. Pizza Putt gives you an excuse to enjoy some of life’s greatest pleasures all at the same time – Pizza, beer, and putt-putt! Don’t miss out! Must be 21 years or older to participate.
BUY EARLY AND SAVE!
Now – Feb 10th >> Six-Pack (6 Tickets) for $100
Now – March 1st >> Couple (2 Tickets) for $40
Now – March 22nd >> Single (1 Ticket) for $25
March 23rd & 24th >> Single (1 ticket) $30
An Evening With Westbrook Brewing: Fermental @ Fermental
Join the folks at Fermental as they welcome our brewing friends from the other Carolina, Westbrook Brewing of Mt. Pleasant, SC for an evening of tastings, giveaways,multiple drafts, cans, bottles, live music, food trucks, and more: Saturday March 24th 6pm-10pm
Founded in 2010, by the husband and wife team of Morgan and Edward Westbrook, Westbrook Brewing has a simple mission: to make the most interesting, drinkable, and generally awesome beer possible. They love experimenting with different ingredients and brewing techniques, and are continually setting the stage for modern beer styles.
Well known for their Gose Ales and Barrel Aged beers, Westbrook can be a brewery characterized as innovative. While the brewery does bottle limited release beers, it cans the old stand-by year round offerings, White Thai and IPA. Marked by whimsical yellow and green cans, these beers aren’t your typical canned offerings. Of that much, you can be sure. In a word, Westbrook is unique and not in your eccentric Aunt Betty type of way. It is unique in its offerings, taste profile and their approach to craft beer.
Taste. Sample. Enjoy a pint or a fill a growler.
Take a few home to continue your own beer week celebrations.
Casual. Comfortable. Fermental.
Call 910-821-0362 for details.
An Evening With Westbrook Brewing is part of a continual series of brewery features at Fermental presenting an opportunity to meet brewery staff, ask questions, sample draft selections, enjoy brewery giveaways, food trucks, live music, and more.
For more information on these and other events visit www.fermental.net
Cape Fear Craft & Cuisine presented by Tote Glass @ Airlie Gardens
The Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance would like to invite you to Cape Fear Craft & Cuisine presented by Tote Glass with food provided by Cheney Brothers, Inc. This event will be held in Airlie Gardens along the banks of Bradley Creek in Wilmington, NC on March 31st, 2018. We will be featuring 25 local chefs with their best cuisine paired with 25 breweries and their best offering, showcasing the capabilities of food and beer together. Chef and brewer will be on site to talk about their pairing and provide insight into what made them put food and beer together.