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Beericana Festival 2017

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What Every Beer Lover Needs to Know About Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival

Have you ever been to Beericana?

As a “beer lover”, you should know that it is one of those events you should not miss.

Yes, beer lovers. For the lack of a better term, everyone who simply loves a cold beer is generally called a “beer lover”. While it may sound okay to non-beer lovers, beer aficionados want a more dignified way of calling their passion and maybe even referred to as a “calling”.

Similar to the term “oenophile”, which refers to lovers of wine, beer lovers should be known as “cerevisaphile”. Urban dictionary defines it as a devout lover of beers.

So, for anyone dubbed as cerevisaphile, you should know that Beericana is something you should look forward to.

What is Beericana?

Just last weekend, we celebrated the 2017 Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival. It is a craft beer and music festival where all ceravisaphiles and local breweries across North Carolina gather together to enjoy and savor the goodness of great beers.

The very first Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival was held on September 27, 2014. The event was successful, gathering more than 2700 beer aficionados and more than 50 local breweries in North Carolina.

Held a few days after the “beer lover’s day”  (September 7), this year’s event was held September 9th in Holly Springs, NC. It was the fourth yearly festival with more than 70 local breweries, 3 bands, and 16 food trucks gathered at one venue.

Raleigh Brews Cruise had its own spot in the event where people could rest, enjoy their food, play games, savor their beers, and chat with other cerevisaphiles.

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This new kind of craft beer festival was organized by 919 Beer, a known craft beer promotions company. Although there had been numerous craft festivals that had proliferated the industry even before Beericana came to existence, the organizers felt that there is a great room for improvement.

What Makes Beericana Different?

Being part of a craft beer festival, the people behind 919 Beer knew that there are certain things that need to be changed; such as, providing better comfort and fun to beer lovers and local breweries.

#1 Better Learning Experience – The good thing about Beericana is that the organizers aimed to educate people about the different kinds of craft beers and other important stuff regarding local breweries.

Similar to the mission of Raleigh Brews Cruise, Beericana festival intended to educate people about craft beer with more depth and meaning. After all, beer lovers attend events like this to understand craft beers and the brewery process more.

They wanted to explore the reason behind such great tasting beers and why one beer is different from the other.

So, the next time you try a beer in one of the local breweries in the event, ask questions. The person giving you the shot is knowledgeable enough to get you connected to the beer they have given you. It’s the actual experience that matters and not just tasting one beer after another.

#2 Care – It’s not that the other craft beer festival does not provide this but with Beericana, you can expect that we care about the people in the event. Beers can dehydrate you, so it is important to be hydrated all throughout the event. Aside from the beers, water is provided for everyone’s consumption. Water will keep you hydrated throughout the day. You can bring your own water bottle, too!

Parking is provided so participants can enjoy the event without having to worry about their cars.

#3 Special Treat – Beericana is not just about beer tasting and learning more about North Carolina’s local breweries. The reason why it’s called craft beer and music festival is that music fills the air to bring good vibes to everyone. Three bands have participated this year.

Beericana provides lots of options to festival goers. The good thing about this festival is that you can still participate even if you don’t drink beer. With tons of food available and great music, you can just enjoy them and have fun minus the beer.

If you have missed this year’s craft beer and music festival, you still have next year. Remember to check the Beericana’s website for more event information or you can check with us.  

In addition, outside of this great craft beer and music festival, if you are in the Raleigh-Durham area and want to learn more about the brewing process and taste some great beer, book a brewery tour with Raleigh Brews Cruise. Cheers!