Calendar of Events

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08/15/19 - 08/18/19
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2019 NC Brewers Cup Competition
08/15/19 - 08/18/19
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BrewSmart CLT: Sales & Marketing
08/26/19 - 08/27/19
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Annual Safety Course for Beverage Manufacturers
09/23/19 - 09/23/19

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2019 NC Craft Brewers Conference
11/05/19 - 11/07/19
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2019 NC Craft Brewers Conference - TRADE EXPO REGISTRATION
11/05/19 - 11/07/19
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Events in the month of August 2019
8/26/2019 - 8/27/2019
You showed us last year that this is a topic you want to see more of, so here it is: the final BrewSmart of the year, focusing on sales and marketing. Join us in the Queen City for a whole lot of networking, learning, and planning. We've got you covered on the latest trends in craft beverage marketing and marketing in the 21st century to the metrics you should be using to set your sales team up for success and how to work with your distributor and/or sales team to increase your brand reach.

We'll have an open Member Social on Monday August 26th 5-7pm at Free Range Brewing and a full day of programming on Tuesday August 27th at Triple C's Barrel Room. (Thanks y'all for hosting!) Feel free to invite your brewery staff and industry friends to join us for the Social - let's show them what the Guild is all about.

** Please note that this event is open to all breweries and brewery staff, regardless of Guild membership. Allied trade vendors must be a member of the NC Craft Brewers Guild in order to participate. If you have any questions, please contact **

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8/15/2019 - 8/18/2019
The NC Brewers Cup is the official beer competition of the North Carolina State Fair and the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild! Commercial brewers are invited to participate in this BJCP sanctioned beer competition, sponsored by Pro Refrigeration, Inc. Only federally and North Carolina ABC permitted breweries may enter the commercial beer competition. A minimum of one Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) judge and one professional beer judge will evaluate all entries. The NC Brewer's Cup is a BJCP sanctioned competition.

Registration for this contest is exclusively online and will be open through August 9, 2019.
All entries must be received at Pro Refrigeration, Inc. during the drop-off period: August 15th & 16th, 2019.
Online registration is required prior to shipping/dropping off your entries.
1. Entrant must be the producer of the beer.
2. All entries (bottles/cans/crowlers/growlers) must include a Entry Identification Label and a No-Charge Donation invoice (these will be auto-generated from your online registration)
3. Online registration is required prior to dropping off/shipping your entry.
4. Entries will be judged according to the 2015 version of the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) style guidelines at
5. Entries will be accepted for the 34 BJCP categories listed in the judging section. Meads and ciders will not be accepted/judged in the competition.
6. Entries will also be accepted for a new 2019 category: "NC Home-Grown Beer" - 75% of the beer's ingredients are sourced from North Carolina.
6. Beers are judged according to style guidelines for the subcategory as listed by the entrant.
7. Winners may be displayed at the NC State Fair Public House.

1. Only federally and NC ABC permitted North Carolina breweries may enter the commercial beer competition.
2. Entries must be registered in North Carolina, and have a NC-approved label.
3. Entrants must submit two (2) containers (cans/bottles/crowlers/growlers) of each entry for the commercial competition. 
4. Entry fees are $25 per beer entry. Credit card payment is collected during the online registration process. 

All entries will be judged blind based on the subcategory. Medals will be awarded to commercial winners. The NC Brewers Cup trophy will be awarded to the Best in Show commercial winner.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Lisa M. Parker | Associate Director
North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild
c. 919.951.8588

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