About NC Beer Month

North Carolina is for beer lovers. Craft breweries flourish famously in the mountains, with urban flair in the Piedmont and with character along the coast. The number of breweries stands at more than 260 statewide — it’s hard to keep an up-to-date count with new breweries constantly rising on the beerscape, but we know that North Carolina has the highest total between Pennsylvania and Texas.

Asheville, Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, Hickory — all celebrate regional beer culture with festivals, beer weeks and other events. In April, Visit North Carolina and the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild joined forces to host NC Beer Month for its seventh year.

Why celebrate North Carolina beer? Because the state is one of the best for craft brewing with unique and exceptional flavors. Medals from the Great American Beer Festival and The World Beer Cup. Raves for Ninja Porter, Death by Hops, Black Radish and Papa Jade IPA. Beer to be tasted by the flight and savored by the session. Beer that abides by the Reinheitsgebot purity law and beer that innovates on a rich agricultural heritage.

Visit the Cities and Regions pages to learn about beer destinations from Blowing Rock near the Blue Ridge Mountains to Kill Devil Hills on the Outer Banks and everywhere in between. Browse the Events page listings to see what’s happening where. Filter by date range or distance to build your itinerary. Take cues from our trip ideas, then make your own discoveries. And on every page, link to host cities, breweries and other attractions of interest to beer travelers.

We look forward to seeing you in North Carolina, where there’s always something special on tap.

For partner and media inquiries regarding NC Beer Month, please contact beermonth@visitnc.com.