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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 | 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 over 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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Suffolk Punch Brewing | New Sours

May 10, 2021 |

Suffolk Punch Brewing opened in 2017 and just released their first-ever “true” Sours. Woolverstone, Riverwilde and Lord Fogh were aged for three years in French wine barrels and released in April.

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Charlotte Breweries Unite | Court Shoes Only

February 1, 2021 |

Queen City Brewer’s Festival is a Charlotte beer-lover’s dream every February, but the global pandemic has forced them to get creative this year. For the 10th Anniversary of the fest this year, they’re celebrating in the format of a collective beer release: Court Shoes Only.

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Sycamore Brewing | F*CK 2020 BUBS Hard Seltzer

December 17, 2020 |

We’re all sick of 2020, but Sycamore Brewing is shouting it loud and proud with their newest release. F*CK 2020 BUBS is a 9.2% ABV Hard Seltzer coming in hot to finish 2020 off right.

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Court Shoes Only | A Double IPA Benefiting ACEing Autism

December 7, 2020 |

Residents of Charlotte, North Carolina look forward to Queen City Brewers Festival every February. But given all that 2020 has brought us, the 2021 Queen City Brewers Festival will be in the format of a collective beer initiative: Court Shoes Only.

2021 would have been a milestone 10th year of Queen City Brewers Festival (QCBF). Each February the city gathers to sample beers from breweries across the city and region while benefiting a good cause. The proceeds of the festival and raffle historically have always gone to ACEing Autism. This is a nonprofit whose mission it is to serve children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through unique tennis programs.

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Sycamore Brewing | Christmas Cookie Winter Ale

November 20, 2020 |

Sycamore Brewing releases their highly anticipated Christmas Cookie Winter Ale today, Friday November 20. Last year their cans sparked controversy and even prompted a visit from North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.

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Halloween Beer Treat | Resident Culture & The Eighth State ‘Instant Destiny’

October 15, 2020 |

Resident Culture Brewing Company and The Eighth State Brewing Company teamed up to create Instant Destiny. This Imperial Stout is packed with roasted peanuts, toasted cocoa nibs, vanilla, cassia bark, toasted coconut, and jaggery (a cane sugar traditionally consumed in Asia).

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