With the help of the North Carolina Division of Tourism, April is now officially known as NC Beer Month. And why not? In my 7-ish years of living here I’ver personally witnessed the explosion of growth in the selection of local craft beers throughout our state, particularly here in the greater Raleigh/Durham region. It’s responsible for about 5 lbs around my middle..thanks….
What is Agribusiness? Breweries for one.
For a state like ours struggling with how to rebound from the economic crisis, as many have been, I’m thrilled to see the number of agribusinesses popping up. What is an agribusiness? Loosely defined it’s created and sustained through food and crop production. NC breweries use wheat, hops, and barley to produce magic in a bottle. I like watching it made but I’ll stick with the testing – thanks!
Bigger Triangle Celebration?
Yes indeed, everyone loves the opportunity to celebrate (and yes consume) their favorite beers – our bigger victory lies in how much our beloved craft brewers are drawing visitors – visitors with lots ‘o tourism dollars. Not only do Raleigh/Durham area breweries win – ALL of the Triangle’s local independent businesses win, especially eateries and retail!
Small, Local Breweries + Triangle = Awesomeness
In honor of the state’s first every NC Beer Month and to thank Triangle area brewery owners for following your passions to all our benefit, our local start-up Finder411 has a special offer for Triangle area Breweries.
Finder411 is the “people’s platform”. Part social community, part online directory, users will find only locally owned and operated businesses and those of us who love and want to enrich our lives with them. Best part? Finder411, unlike many forms of online marketing, is NOT going to put you in the poor house.
We’ve started here in our back yard, the Triangle, but will expand to the entire state and eventually who knows where? We’re confident our Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill community will drive the growing “think & act local” concept to great heights.
Here’s a list of ongoing brewery tours and Beer Month Events for every taste out there.
For those on the Twitter. I’ve listed all Triangle-area breweries that I’m aware of (If I’ve missed any, please alert & I’ll add!):
@FootHillsBeer (in Triad but makes my favorite beer Hoppium so I must)
For you craft beer loving Instagramer’s have at this one:
@VisitNC Instagram contest for #NCBeerMonth
And lastly, this downtown Raleigh event on April 27th is a MUST-go! Will I see you there?
Our special offer is also open to any locally owned Triangle Area pub or restaurant who proudly serves NC craft beer. Email Beer@Finder411.com for full details. Offer open through April 30th so don’t delay! Contact me, Co-Founder and self-professed IPA Fanatic Tonia Zampieri at the email above or via twitter @Finder411