April is North Carolina Beer Month, and there are plenty of festivals, beer dinners and special events to celebrate. If you live in an apartment in Raleigh, NC you can join in the fun.
More than 60 breweries in the state are participating. If you live in the Triangle, don't worry – there will be plenty of beer events to keep you occupied! Take a look at some highlights of NC Beer Month below:
Midtown Grille and Raleigh Brewing Company (April 1) – RBC is taking over the taps for a five-course beer dinner.
Swine & Dine (April 2 at Zinda) – Five courses, each featuring a different part of the hog, paired with Crank Arm beer. Plus you can try some special Bloody Mary mix and take home some jerky.
Irregardless Cafe and White Street Brewing Company (April 2) – A four-course dinner benefiting the Community Music School. There is a vegetarian menu available.
Flights and Big Boss Brewing Company (April 3) – This dinner focuses on wild game paired with some favorite and seasonal Big Boss brews, like Hell's Belle and Centaur.
ORO (April 3, 10, 17, 24) - In honor of NC Beer month, this downtown Raleigh restaurant is holding special four-course dinners every Thursday featuring a different local brewery. It all kicks off April 3 with Raleigh Brewing Company. Other dinners will feature Lonerider, Crank Arm and Gizmo.
Sitti and Triangle Brewing Company (April 7) – The first of four beer dinners at Sitti this April. The menu includes tuna tartare, lamb shank and creme brulee paired with TBC beers.
Busy Bee Cafe and Deep River Brewing Company (April 9) – A five-course dinner paired with exclusive beers, including a fresh batch of Carpetbagger.
Lucky 32 and Gizmo Brew Works (April 10) – Six courses paired with six beers, including their limited-release Enigma Weizenbock.
Cameron Bar & Grill and Big Boss Brewing Company (April 15) – This special "Kegs & Eggs: Breakfast for Dinner" event will be a memorable meal.
Raleigh Times and Deep River Brewing Company (April 16) – There will be a staggering seven courses for this beer dinner.
The Oxford and Raleigh Brewing Company (April 30) – The Grand Finale dinner features unique dishes highlighting North Carolina deliciousness. A tasting of 10 local beers is after the dinner.
Casks on Fools Wake County Cask Fest (April 1 at Crank Arm Brewing, Raleigh) – Fifteen unique casks from 15 Wake County breweries will be on hand to start off NC Beer Month.
World Beer Festival (April 5 in Moore Square, downtown Raleigh) – More than 250 of the world's finest brews will be on tap to sample. It's sure to be a great party!
NC Cuegrass Festival (April 26 at The Pit in downtown Raleigh) – The Pit is shutting down the street for an afternoon of live bluegrass music, barbecue and beer.
Brewgaloo (April 26 on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh) – This fun street party features local craft beer, food trucks and live music. You can trade in tokens for a pint or a tasting card to try different beers.
Busy Bee Barrel Aged Blowout (April 3 at Busy Bee Cafe, downtown Raleigh) – Busy Bee is celebrating 5 years with an awesome list of aged beers of various vintages and origins.
One Year Anniversary at Deep River Brewing in Clayton (April 4-5) – Celebrate Deep River's birthday with live music, special beer releases and more in a weekend of fun.
Brewery Olympics (April 19 at Raleigh Brewing Company) – The inaugural Brewery Olympics will feature six Triangle area breweries competing in events like keg stacking and speed bottle capping. There will also be trivia and a public cask tasting.
Wake Brewers Wrap Party (April 30 at the NC Museum of Art) – Finish off NC Beer Month with a fundraiser for the SPCA. Local brewers and food trucks will be on hand for this dog-friendly event.