This year is larger than most–announcing Wilmington’s Beer Week, sponsored by Lighthouse Beer and Wine. Lighthouse Beer Festival has grown this year, we’ve added more tastings and educational experiences–and even more delectable delights. In an attempt to please everybody we’re doing lots!
Get some sleep and hit snooze a few times on Saturday October 12, then start to wet your palette on Sunday, and each night attend a delightful tasting until the culmination of the week, our 12th annual Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival.
October 13, Sunday 5pm-7pm: Cupcakes and Beer–yep, beer and cupcakes. The team at Lighthouse pairs up with Coastal Cupcakes to create a fantastic night of beer and cupcakes–a pairing you have to come try since you can never imagine it. Come see what we’ve come up with and make sure your tastebuds are ready for a very delicious adventure.
October 14, Monday 6pm-9pm: Belgium Beer Dinner at The Melting Pot, 885 Town Center Dr, Wilmington, NC. We have put together beers from Piraat, Gulden Draak, and Delerium to be paired with delectable fondue dishes right here in Wilmington. For a beer talk, we even have a representative fresh from the breweries in Belgium, giving us a fresh talk on each of the fantastic Belgium brews.
October 15, Tuesday 5pm-10pm: Stone Brewing Company Beer Dinner at Manna, downtown Wilmington at 123 Princess St.. Join Manna Avenue and their award winning cuisine for a night of delectables paired with the west coast heavy weight, Stone Brewing. Want to beer geek out about Stone? We have a Stone guy there to answer all your burning questions. Need we say more?
On the same night, Blue Point Brewing tap take over at The Copper Penny, at 109 Chestnut St, 7pm-9pm–Prize package giveaways and lots of amazingly delicious beer. A portion of the proceeds go towards our charity, The Carousel Center.
October 16, Wednesday 6pm-10pm: Mother Earth Brewing Beer Dinner at Rx, head to Rx Restaurant and Bar at 421 Castle Street and enjoy southern cuisine straight from local farms and docks. Mother Earth Brewing is coming all the way from–well, not that far–north of us in our great state. You don’t want to miss this North Carolina dynamic pairing of local tastes.
On the same night, Ballast Point Brewing takes over Mellow Mushroom. Come join us at the hottest pizza joint on Wrightsville Beach and see what all the fuss is about. Ballast Point is supplying the biggest beers all the way from San Diego–shouldn’t you beer there too?
October 17, Thursday 6pm: Coronado Brewing tap takeover at Cape Fear Wine and Beer, head downtown and enjoy amazing brews from Coronado Island. The place, located on 139 North Front St., is a hotbed for delicious taps, don’t miss it when Coronado taps take them over!
And on the same night, Hoist a Stein with Octoberfest and Pumkin Beers at Brixx Pizza. Join all your fellow October beer lovers for a celebration of seasonal beers you won’t soon forget. Brixx Pizza is hosting a Hoist the stein contest that you’ll wan’t to be a part of! Join in the tasting of all sorts of amazing pumpkin and Octoberfest brews and win prizes too!
October 18, Friday 6pm-9pm Voracious Craft Beer Tasting
We’ve been turning breweries down for this event. Think of all those beers you can’t think of, because hat’s what we’ll have. Those beers you’ve never heard of, never tasted of course–and they’re BIG.
We are hosting the most amazing and fantastic special craft beer event as a precursor to our large event Saturday. Tickets are extremely limited, so you’ll want to have yours in hand asap. We’ve invited 20 of your favorite breweries to pour their favorite limited release beers for an evening of appetizers and delightfully voracious brews.
Our aim to is to give those wanting a special beer experience that might be hard to get with the larger 12th annual event on Saturday. In a more personal setting, you’ll be able to discuss and taste more particulars with the beer makers individually. So bring your beer vocabulary book and have a fantastic time!
And then, of course–the main event on Saturday–Lighthouse Beer & Wine Festival!