Blowing Rock has a full schedule of beer-related events and promotions during NC Beer Month in April, all part of the state-wide initiative to highlight the local craft brew industry. New events for 2015 include the Blowing Rock Brewing Bivouac and features at the Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival, plus the Blowing Rock Brew-a-bout Passport.
“Blowing Rock restaurants and businesses are always happy to partner with the state in promoting local products and activities,” says Tracy Brown, Blowing Rock Tourism Development Authority director. “And Blowing Rock was a beer-town long before it was highlighted as a promotional effort, way back to places like Antler’s Bar, Mother Fletcher’s, and P.B. Scotts. Good food and drink has always been part of the experience here, and NC Beer Month is a perfect time to celebrate that.”
As a result, folks visiting and staying in Blowing Rock throughout the month of April will have ample opportunities to experience and sample what’s new and best in local beers. All month, diners will find brew-inspired dishes at Storie Street Grille and Canyons, where recipes incorporating NC beers will be featured daily. Special pricing on NC beer pints and flights will be found at Town Tavern, Foggy Rock, Six Pence Pub, and Mellow Mushroom, while Bistro Roca features a “tap takeover” with all NC brews.
On Saturday, April 11, the Blowing Rock Brewery will celebrate Beer Month on its front lawn. The Brewery Bivouac will include live entertainment, complimentary brewery tours and educational seminars. Special beer flights & appetizer pairings will be available for purchase. Then during the Wine & Food Festival (April 16-19), Foggy Rock and Town Tavern will both host special NC Beer events. Blowing Rock’s newest restaurant, Rustique, is jumping on board with a pairing dinner featuring Blind Squirrel Brewery of Plumtree, NC. Festival goers will also find NC brews at the weekend’s tasting events.
The Brew-a-bout Passport, coordinated by Blowing Rock Brewing Company, is intended to provide extra reward for getting out and enjoying NC Beer Month in Blowing Rock. During April, spending at any of the 11 participating Passport restaurants will gain stamps that can be redeemed for a freebie at the Blowing Rock Brewing Bivouac and an entry into the Blowing Rock Ale House giveaway. For details on the Blowing Rock Brew-about Passport and all the other special NC Beer Month events and promotions, visit BlowingRock.com/NCBeerMonth
For information: Tracy Brown, Executive Director, Blowing Rock TDA