April is Wine & Food Festival month in Blowing Rock. It’s also Beer Month across the state. There’s plenty of thirst to go around for both beverage choices in North Carolina’s “Prettiest Small Town.”
April marks the second annual North Carolina Beer Month, featuring dozens of breweries across the state. In Blowing Rock, there will be plenty to experience throughout the month, including indulgence-worthy dining, lively bars, singular shops and eclectic galleries, beer pairings, tasting flights and more. The featured Beer Month event in Blowing Rock will be the Blowing Rock Walkabout on Saturday, April 26.
Travel + Leisure‘s “Daily Transporter” enewsletter recently highlighted North Carolina Beer Month, noting, “North Carolina has more craft breweries than any state east of Texas and south of Pennsylvania, according to 2012 figures from the Brewers Association. Raise your pint glass this April during North Carolina Beer Month and celebrate all things beer at festivals and special dinners across the state.”
The free Blowing Rock Walkabout will take place from 1:00-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. The event will feature regional breweries and local businesses in a festive, community-driven atmosphere. All participating businesses are within a few blocks of each other, so visitors can enjoy the ambiance of Blowing Rock’s picturesque downtown. The Walkabout list of those participating businesses and shops is extensive, and events include brewery tours, cookouts, North Carolina beer samples, and music. Discounts will be offered in many locations and detailed Walkabout maps will guide visitors.
Blowing Rock Tourism Development Authority
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