Whew, what a night!

by Elizabeth Cooper in Wine & Beer

If any of you out there did not make it to the Beer Extravaganza, here is a quick recap: 
We had well over 500 guests in the store the evening of the event and many, many new faces took advantage of the opportunity to sample beer from Fullsteam, Mystery Brewing, Starpoint, Carolina Brewing, Triangle Brewing, Aviator, Duck Rabbit and Natty Greene’s –visitors were also able to sample many of our in-store products, like Cackalacky nachos, beer floats of Fullsteam Ginger Pale Ale and Cackalacky Sweet Potato Ice Cream, Vosges Chocolates and Earth & Vines spreads.

As you can imagine, it was quite a night…we gave away several raffle prizes: a Brooklyn brew beer kit, insulated beer glasses, two free passes to Fridays Uncorked, a free appetizer at Weathervane Restaurant and a free combo plate at the wine bar.

Our Homebrew winners were also announced:

1st place – Beth Bristol;

2nd place – Kevin Houck;

3rd place – John Jewell.

The totals for the top 5 brews were very close, and a special thanks goes out to our professional judges who put in a couple of difficult hours deciding our winners. We are looking forward to hosting another seasonal competition in late summer/early fall, so keep your ears to the ground, we will give you all plenty of notice to work on your brews. So many helped in the effort to make this event successful – so a big thank you goes out to all, with special notice to the folks at the Weathervane that kept everyone happy and in beer samples!