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Raleigh Beer Week kicks-off on Sunday!

AUG 26, 2011

Like Beer?  Good beer?  Then you probably already know that Raleigh (and North Carolina) are fast growing and fantastic places for craft beer lovers.  Last year, Raleigh began celebrating that passion by initiating a Raleigh Beer Week; this year, organizers are bringing bigger, and better, and gunning a city title.

"This year will be bigger with more rare beer, more brewers and more events. The Busy Bee starts the week with a gathering of 20 breweries offering a "cellar clearing" event and a "ceremonial cask tapping by Mayor Charles Meeker,"  possibly one of the last casks that they Mayor will tap while still in office.   The week will bring together brewers from 20 breweries, 8 states and Belgium and Germany.   The whole thing is a big attempt at gaining Raleigh the modest title: "America's Smartest Beer Drinking City.""

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