Spring is in the air and we are really starting to get rolling here at Mother Earth Brewing. We have had a fun- filled and extremely busy March and we are just getting warmed up! The weather is starting to get warm and April is the month that we are celebrating NC Beer month as well as Earth Day on April 22nd.
Needless to say, Mother Earth Brewing and the month of April seem like a perfect match!
So what is North Carolina Beer Month?? North Carolina is becoming an outstanding beer state, and Craft breweries are really starting to flourish from Western NC to Eastern NC. North Carolina is standing strong with about 75 statewide — it’s actually hard to keep an up-to-date count with new breweries constantly on the horizon, but we do know that North Carolina has the highest total between Pennsylvania and Texas.
Here at Mother Earth we travel all over the South to promote good, handmade craft beer, but in April of 2013, we are dedicating it all to the state where we live, work, and play! This April, we will celebrate North Carolina beer culture with festivals, beer weeks, collaborative brews, guest taps, and even some handmade Beer-BQ- sauce made by the brewers of Mother Earth.
Mother Earth Brewing and NC Beer Month really go great together because it gives us the opportunity to invite people to our area of the state and show people what we have going on down here in our neck of the woods. We have really been passionate about growing Mother Earth into a regional brewery and promoting sustainability, but Stephen Hill, Co-founder and CEO of Mother Earth has really taken it to the next level with promoting downtown Kinston. In addition to the brewery, we have added a music venue called The Red Room that is open every Friday and Saturday night that showcases live NC Homegrown music. We are also in the process of re-vitalizing an “Old Neighborhood” J and turning it in to an arts community where local artist can live in the neighborhood and showcase their art from the comfort of their home. This is just a snippet of what we are doing for Kinston and North Carolina Tourism and look forward to having everyone down to Kinston during NC Beer Month to show off our digs.
So, here are a few things we are offering in our support of NC Beer Month:
- Starting this Wednesday (4/3/2013) we will be putting on a guest tap in the Mother Earth Tap room from another NC brewery. We will have a new NC Beer on Tap each week during the month of April to showcase our friends in the NC beer community. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter feeds to see which new guest tap is going on each week!
- We’re excited to release our first ever collaboration beer in April, brewed with our great friends at NoDa Brewing in Charlotte! It’s called, “Word To Your MoDa”, a Red Saison brewed with cardamom and apricot. Look for it at the Mother Earth and NoDa Tap Room as well as select bars and restaurants all over North Carolina!
- The Brewers at Mother Earth came up with a fantastic concoction of Beer -BQ -Sauce called Love your Mother ® - Look for this sauce at the Mother Earth Tap Room and other NC brewery Tap rooms across NC, as well as the nearly world famous BBQ Festival on the Neuse in Downtown Kinston the first weekend in May.
These are just a few highlights of the things we are doing for NC Beer Month. For a full list of what is going on please visit www.ncbeermonth.com
The North Carolina Division of Tourism, The North Carolina Brewers Guild, and all the participating breweries in North Carolina invite you to experience the State of Southern beer. April 2013 is the month and year, when everyone comes together for the inaugural NC Beer Month.
Cheers to all, Happy NC Beer Month, and Happy Earth Day……Trent