Pittsboro, NC – Did you know that North Carolina is becoming a craft brewing powerhouse? It’s true. And April is NC Beer Month, with celebrations across the state including (of course) Chatham County.
NC Beer Month
Pale ale, lager, IPA, stout – whatever your preference, nothing beats a fresh brew on a warm Carolina afternoon.
During the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, big companies took over most of the local breweries in America. For a while, it seemed like the only thing you could get was a Miller or a Bud.
Then Sam Adams came along and craft-breweries started springing up everywhere.
In North Carolina, Asheville is often considered the epicenter of craft-brewing. But Carolina Brewery, with brew pubs in Chapel Hill and Pittsboro, has been brewing small-batch, tasty beers for 18 years.
Today, NC has more than 60 craft breweries according to NC Brewers Guild.
Chatham County NC Beer Month Venues
This is the first year for NC Beer Month, so things are a little ad hoc.
Fearrington Village in Pittsboro is featuring NC Beers all month long. Bear Creek Brews will have events in Siler City including Third Friday Artwalk (April 19).
Also in Siler City, Paperbacks Plus also has some celebrations. Pittsboro Roadhouse and City Tap will be featuring local NC brews.
Continuing the fun in Chatham, NC Hops and Roots Fest is coming to Pittsboro in May.