Tapped into Craft: Libations and Victuals: Local Brewery, Winery, and Distillery June News
The State of Origin Beer Festival
Saturday, June 9 (5 – 9p) in downtown Morganton
Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the gates. Designated driver tickets are available at the festival for $20. For details and tickets, visit www.FontaFlora.com.
The State of Origin Beer Festival expands its reach while remaining true to its “drink local” philosophy this June.
The fifth annual event, which takes place Saturday, June 9 in downtown Morganton, will showcase craft breweries from across the nation that specialize in brewing with local ingredients. In past years, the focus was on North Carolina breweries that sourced ingredients locally.
“We started off inviting North Carolina breweries, then all the beers brought to the festival needed to be made with North Carolina ingredients,” says festival organizer Brit Josa, “but over the years the festival evolved to inviting breweries from other states. Now we are focused on breweries that brew with local ingredients on a daily basis.” This year’s festival sports a lineup of 31 breweries representing 14 states, Food Trucks and Live Music.
ANGRY TROLL BREWING
222 E Main St., Elkin, NC 336-258-2251
Great beers for your spring and summer sipping!
– Hefeweizen :
– German style wheat beer with Banana ester aroma & ﬂavor with attributes such as clove, nutmeg, smoke and vanilla.
– Hibiscus Wheat :
– A Belgian Style Wit Bier infused during fermentation with Hibiscus Tea for a refreshing anytime thirst quencher.
Fiddlin’ Fish Brewing Co
772 Trade St NW, WS, NC (336) 999-8945
We’ll have three NEW One off Wednesday special releases coming, keep an eye out for these new beers on tap:
Hoppy Kolsch – This is brewed with grumgeist hops, creating floral and citrusy flavors in an easy drinking summer beer.
Strawberry Lemon Gose – A twist on our Five Thousand Limes key lime gose released earlier in April, this has bold citrus and strawberry flavors.
Cucumber Kolsch – Another easy-drinking summer beer with cucumber flavors that make it a light and refreshing ale on a hot afternoon.
We don’t have any charity events scheduled for June however we will have Stepping Stones Canine Rescue coming in to our festival on June 9th with adoptable puppies!
638 W 4th St, WS, NC
May/June Craft Happiness IPA Project – Safe
Safe Ipe is brewed to help no-kill animal shelters in their mission to save all healthy and treatable animals. Acidulated malt and flaked oats create unique mouthfeel, with a double dry-hop of Chinook lending spicy, piney notes.
New Releases –
Thousand Smiles Golden Ale – A golden ale that’s light bodied and slightly malt forward, with a superior taste and a clean finish….Because nothing beats a great smile. ABV: 4.4%; IBUs: 16.
Tangled Vine Berry Rose Ale – Pucker up! Acidulated malt provides a platform for cranberries, sour cherries and strawberries to produce a tart fruit ale that’s dry, bubbly and eminently drinkable. ABV: 4.5
Malt Shaker Amber Ale – Malter Shaker uses premium malts and select hops to create a mellow, refreshing thirst quencher with plenty of caramel notes and just a little nuttiness. A smooth, sweet amber ale to shake up your taste buds!
Hoots Roller Bar
840 Mill Works St. WS, NC
This June HOOTS will debut PILZENDORF Lager Beer, the newest addition to our Zinzendorf series. It’s one we have
planned from the beginning and it will be our first pilsner style beer. The name is a reference to the town of Pilsen where the
style originates and nicely fits the theme of our Zinzendorf series.
We will also release TROPICAL WIT brewed with orange peel and coriander
Up Next will be our annual CUEBERRY release! So keep an eye out for that.
We have some fun events coming up in June:
Monday June 11th is TACOS and TURNTABLES w/ DJSK and DJ Eighty Four, Taqueria Luciano and a Pop-Up Vinyl Shop!
Friday June 29th is FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER – Last Friday Dance Party!
Hot Jamz / Cold Drinks with DJ Poochie La Fever
Lenny Boy Brewing Co
3000 S. Tryon St. Charlotte
Lenny Boy Brewing Co. is ramping up production of its organic kombucha with a roughly $300,000 investment. It replaces 12-ounce amber beer bottles with a 14-ounce clear version that can be resealed.
Lenny Boy is currently the second-largest kombucha producer in the Southeast. It expects to brew about 4,000 barrels this year.
Wise Man Brewing
826 Angelo Bros Ave, WS, NC
Join Wise Man Brewing for these special beer releases;
Merry World Breakfast Stout: Breakfast is the most
important meal of the day! Whole beans of Krankie’s House Roast and cacao nibs from Black Mountain
Chocolate are nestled in a host of delectable malts to
create an aromatic brew with a complex
dark chocolate profile, nutty roast, and a toasty finish.
Week’s Work English Mild: A beer for all seasons, each day of the week, any time of day! A pleasant nutty toasty and toffee aroma preludes a mild malty brew with a touch of chocolate.
Blackberry Raspberry Tropical Shirts:refreshing sour was flooded with a mix of blackberries and raspberries, which blast over the palate. The rich and intense fruit flavors are matched by an invigorating tartness.
Plus look for, Sour IPA & Belgian Tripel in June as well
RagApple Lassie Vineyards
3724 RagApple Lassie Lane Boonville, NC 336-367-6000
Check out the NEW Dance Stage with the western view of Pilot Mt. Come out for the next Outdoor Concert on June 23 5:30p – 8:30p featuring music from the The Entertainers.
July 14th Outdoor Concert will feature The Plaids
286 Cabernet Ln. Dobson, NC 336-366-4724
Salem Fork Sunset Sangria – Proprietary Blend of Cabernet Franc & Riesling With added Fruit Concentrates. Bottled:
Shelton’s Sunset Sangria is a refreshing take on this popular beverage. Incredibly versatile and excellent for mixing, this wine pairs
especially well with sunshine, beach trips and lazy afternoons by the pool. It is bursting with fresh berry and tangerine aromas and flavors. Our Sangria is wonderful as a standalone wine, but it is also a perfect mixer. Combining it with sparkling water, ginger ale, or any number of fruits will make this Sangria your own.