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AboutAlexis Dickie, Author at PorchDrinking.com

Alexis Dickie

Alexis Dickie

Exploring the world one beer at time--documenting it via my website and Instagram Adventures & Ales

Posts By Alexis Dickie

Event Preview | HOMES Nucleate Fest

May 17, 2024 |

HOMES Brewery hosts their annual Nucleate festival on Saturday June 8 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The event features breweries from around the world and will benefit charity.

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Event Recap | Feast Wilmington

March 29, 2024 |

The inaugural Feast Wilmington took place this weekend at Live Oak Bank Pavilion in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Weekend spanned four events Including a VIP Kickoff, Brunch Elevated, Pier Party and Craft + Cuisine.

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Event Preview | Feast Wilmington

March 15, 2024 |

Wilmington, North Carolina is launching a new food and drink festival this month to showcase and celebrate the region’s emergence as a top culinary destination. Feast Wilmington takes place March 22-24 at Live Oak Bank Pavilion.

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Event Preview | Free The Whales Beer Fest

May 1, 2023 |

Free The Whales Beer Fest will be held at Resident Culture Brewing Co. and HopFly Brewing Co. on Saturday, July 1. This festival is designed to highlight the industry’s most sought after and hard-to-find beers, also known as the whales! For its eighth year, Free The Whales is hitting the road and taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Event Recap | Altered States Libations & Art Festival Volume II

March 14, 2023 |

The Eighth State Brewing Co. hosted Altered States Volume II on Saturday, March 11, in Greenville, South Carolina. The libations and art festival featured breweries, wineries and distilleries from around the world alongside live music, skateboarding performances and artists.

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Eighth State Announces Altered State Week of Events

February 6, 2023 |

The Eighth State Brewing Company in Greenville, South Carolina, is hosting Altered States on March 11, 2023. They announced the fun times and good beers will not be limited to just the festival on Saturday; there is a week full of tap takeovers, beer events and beer releases Sunday March 5 through Sunday March 12. Check out the schedule below and learn more about the festival itself here.

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Event Preview | Altered States Libations & Art Festival Vol. II

December 5, 2022 |

The Eighth State Brewing Company in Greenville, South Carolina, is hosting Altered States on March 11, 2023. This is the second edition of their libations and arts festival. It will feature more than 100 breweries, wineries and distilleries from around the world along with live performances, an artist market and delicious eats. Snag your tickets here!

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Event Recap | Heist Brewery Night & Day 3

November 15, 2022 |

Heist Brewery hosted their third annual Night & Day Festival on Saturday Nov. 12. They hosted 52 breweries and meaderies from around the country with over 125 beers available. There were also special surprise pours available throughout the day.

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Event Preview | Heist Brewery Night & Day Fest

October 19, 2022 |

Charlotte, North Carolina based Heist Brewery is hosting their 3rd annual Night & Day Festival on Saturday, November 12th. Get your tickets here!

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The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery | Mecktoberfest

September 29, 2022 |

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, locally known as Olde Meck or OMB, releases Mecktoberfest every fall to celebrate the Oktoberfest season in Charlotte.

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Burial Beer Co. House of Relics Opens in Charlotte

June 15, 2022 |

The ever-popular Burial Beer Co. opened their Charlotte taproom Saturday, June 11, in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood. In true Burial fashion, the space was deemed The House of Relics and they launched with special beer collaborations.

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Court Shoes Only Returns for Year Two

April 5, 2022 |

Court Shoes Only, a collective beer release, returns for its second year with a smash. This Charlotte-wide beer initiative launched in 2021 to raise funds for ACEing Autism. This year they are brewing a new style of beer and have expanded into more cities throughout North Carolina.

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Firestone Walker Brewing | Hopnosis IPA

February 17, 2022 |

Firestone Walker Brewing Co. released Hopnosis IPA today. This West Coast IPA is made primarily with Mosaic Cryo hops and is a product of years of work to perfect this style of beer.

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The Ultimate Guide to The Best Beer Festivals in 2022

February 7, 2022 |

Beer fests are back (knock on wood)! After two years of cancellations, postponements, limited capacity events, and worse… the dreaded virtual fest, we are entering 2022 cautiously optimistic about the year ahead. With hopes of herd immunity coming sooner rather than later, we’ve got our fingers crossed that beer festivals are all returning to normal soon.

While most beer festivals are still taking extra precautions for this year’s events, several of them have already begun announcing dates. To help you keep track of the best and brightest beer festivals to mark on your calendars, we’ll be continuously updating our list of the best can’t miss beer festivals for 2022. Be sure to bookmark this page as we’ll be adding and updating this list throughout the year.

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Schlafly Beer | Salted Caramel Stout

December 20, 2021 |

Winter is here, so it is time of the year for beers that warm you up – and Schlafly Beer Salted Caramel Stout is the perfect fit. This soft and delicious Stout is part of Schlafly’s Stout Bout Hall of Fame winter sampler pack.

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Event Recap | Barrel Culture Invitational

October 19, 2021 |

Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending hosted their annual Invitational this weekend on Saturday, October 16, at their Durham, NC taproom. The fest included 35 breweries and more than 80 beers including special bottle and magnum pours.

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Barrel Culture Invitational 2021 Preview

October 8, 2021 |

Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending is hosting their Barrel Culture Invitational October 16 in Durham, North Carolina. After a forced hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19 they are excited for the return of their annual festival. They will also be hosting a Preparty and a Hangover Party to make the weekend even more exciting! Read More

Carolina Brewery | Sky Blue Kölsch

September 23, 2021 |

Sky Blue Kölsch is a crisp, clean traditional German Kölsch from Carolina Brewery in North Carolina. Their new slogan, “Who’s In?” is the perfect enticement to crack open a cold one.

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Ultimate 6er | Six Beers for Hot Backyard Hangs

June 23, 2021 |

Summer is here with all of its heat and humidity, so we’ve crafted the perfect Ultimate 6er of light, refreshing and delicious beers for your hot backyard hangs. From Lagers to Saisons to Goses, this list doesn’t skimp on flavor. Warm weather shouldn’t just mean a flavorless watery beer. Relax and refresh with these six brews:

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Charlotte’s Newest Brewery ‘Vaulted Oak’ Opening Tuesday

June 4, 2021 |

Charlotte’s newest brewery Vaulted Oak Brewing is set to open Tuesday, June 8. Housed in an old BB&T bank, Vaulted Oak will be the first brewery in the Oakhurst/Echo Hills neighborhood of Charlotte.

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