Beer taps along the wall.

Five cities, twelve beer places.  NC Beer Month was a blast.

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April is North Carolina Beer Month across the entire state and I needed, nay, searched for an excuse to travel back through my home state and visit some familiar and not so familiar places.  Before moving away my, brother and I had spent nearly all of our childhood in this beautiful state but had barely ventured away from Asheville.  So I decided to drag him along on a wild road adventure leading us through five cities and nearly twelve breweries and beer venues to get the full NC Beer Month experience.  Jonathan, the brother, was not an avid beer drinker at the beginning of the trip but by the end he was slogging through darks and heavies and craving hops.  Ok, maybe not that drastic of a transformation but he went from drinking watered down light beers to beers of substance and grandeur.  Beers of men.  

For your reading pleasure are the links below.  It’s like a choose your own adventure book of eating, drinking, and dining vicariously through us.  If the reading part doesn’t interest you, the resources at the below will let you get to the maps and beers faster.  

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Part One – Raleigh

Two beers on the patio at Boylan Bridge Brewpub

The first leg of the trip. Stops include Aviator Brewing, Boylan Bridge Brewpub, and Big Boss Brewing.

Aviator Brewing – Fuquay-Varina
Boylan Bridge Brewpub – Raleigh
Big Boss Brewing – Raleigh