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October 2021 is NC Beer Month

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Gov. Roy Cooper has signed a proclamation officially designating October 2021 as NC Beer Month.

Beginning with the state’s first brewery in 1986 (Weeping Radish, now located in Grandy), NC’s independent craft beer industry has grown to over 300 breweries. Known as “The State of Southern Beer,” NC ranks among the nation’s top 10 craft beer states and NC’s craft beer industry contributes more than $2.7 billion to the state’s economy — supporting 18,000+ jobs.

Ready to celebrate? As beer lovers explore local breweries + honor this hoppy month, they also have the opportunity to participate in the NC Beer Month Passport Sweepstakes — and 2 lucky winners will be selected to win a rad prize.

To participate, download the Untappd smartphone app + tag every NC brewery you visit. Each visit will earn you a limited edition NC Beer Month Passport Badge (there are 4 total) and up to 3 chances to win. Click here for the official sweepstakes rules.

🏅Badge 1: Welcome to NC Beer Month 2021
🏅Badge 2: Your 5th check-in earns you 1 sweepstakes entry
🏅Badge 3: Your 10th check-in earns you an additional sweepstakes entry
🏅Badge 4: Your 15th check-in earns you a 3rd sweepstakes entry

If you’re heading to the the NC State Fair (Thurs., Oct. 14-Sun., Oct. 24) this week, The NC Public House will also showcase multiple breweries, wineries, and cideries from the state. Fair goers are able to purchase beer + wine tickets for $10 each.


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