Carolina Brewery, the 4th oldest brewery in the state, is now offering a new line of Small Batch beers at their Chapel Hill location. To celebrate the expansion from six to thirteen offerings Carolina Brewery has teamed up with All About Beer Magazine for The Small Batch Brew Bash to be held February 9th from 4-6 pm. Ticket holders will be able to experience the new brews paired with locally sourced food, style specific beer flights, and the release of Old Familiar Barleywine. All About Beer Magazine brings their 34 year beer expertise to enhance all components of the event.
Carolina Brewery opened their doors on Franklin Street 18 years ago. Owner/operator Robert Poitras had a vision of bringing the west coast craft beer explosion back home to the Tar Heel state. “We are excited to offer a variety of fresh, local handcrafted beers for our customers” says Robert Poitras. Fresh and local indeed, but also award winning. Carolina Brewery’s Flagship IPA and Sky Blue Golden Ale have taken home the coveted gold and bronze medals at Great American Beer Fest. In addition, their Copperline Amber Ale has won gold at the World Beer Championships. “We aren’t stopping there. The expansion allows our brewers more artistic freedom to try new recipes and bring new flavors to our beer line-up”, adds Poitras.
Those new beers, along with old favorites, will be the centerpieces of a unique event hosted at the Chapel Hill brewpub and produced in conjunction with All About Beer Magazine. Attendees will enjoy local beer paired with locally sourced food from Carolina Brewery’s favorite partners, Lilly Den and Farmhand Foods. Farmers will be on hand to talk about their products and the benefits of sourcing locally. New England Culinary School graduate, Chef Alex Stewart, has extensive experience combining local food and craft beer. Dishes will be prepared to highlight components of contrast and similarities among the food and beer.
All About Beer Magazine will also be on hand to lend their expertise in education and enrichment. Flights of various beer styles will be poured for comparison with Carolina Brewery’s small batch beers. Attendees will be guided through how to taste beer, flavor components, ingredients, proper serving techniques, etc. Tasting books will be provided to dissect all components of each beer served.
The $25 ticket price will include a commemorative Small Batch Brew Bash tasting glass used to sample all new styles of Carolina Brewery beer paired with dishes prepared by Chef Alex Stewart. Three tasting flights of commercially available craft beer will be available for education and comparison. Educational materials, provided by All About Beer Magazine, include a tasting notebook, Beer Styles Guide, and hop chart. All ticket holders will be entered into a raffle for various beer related prizes. The Small Batch Brew Bash tickets will also allow admission to Carolina Brewery’s 18th Anniversary party to take place that evening at West End Public. 22 oz. bottles of Old Familiar Barleywine will be available for purchase to ticket holders before going on sale to the public. A very limited number of these bottles will be available.
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS RESTRICTED TO PERSONS 21 AND OVER. PLEASE BRING A VALID ID TO THE EVENT AS THEY WILL BE CHECKED AT THE DOOR.