Moo & Brew Fest NCMoo and Brew Craft Beer and Burger Festival – April 11th

The Creative Loafing Moo & Brew Craft Beer and Burger Festival will take place on the festival grounds of the NC Music Factory, home to the annual Charlotte Oktoberfest festival. Moo & Brew will offer samplings from 40 breweries, as well as tastes from local restaurants vying for the title of “Creative Loafing’s Best Burger.” Renowned California-based Stone Brewing Co. will be the key beer sponsor.

“As the city’s arts and entertainment paper of record, Creative Loafing has championed Charlotte’s craft beer scene since it first started bubbling,” notes Amy Mularski, sales manager at Creative Loafing. “It and the local food scene are important components in our mission of being the go-to source for all things cool, fresh and authentic. We’re excited to celebrate all of that with this inaugural festival.”

There will be a VIP session (12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.) that will feature special releases and beers from each brewery, with a General Admission open tasting session to follow (2 p.m.-6 p.m.).

“It’s exciting to be the first festival in Charlotte to welcome Stone Brewing Co. as the main beer attraction,” says event partner Cesar Leyva, who also serves as co-host on Cheers Charlotte Radio. “With the growth and popularity of beer festivals in Charlotte, it is our job to make sure Moo & Brew lives up to the expectations of the true craft beer fan, by featuring local and regional craft beer as well as bringing awesome rare offerings from across the country.”

One of Creative Loafing’s favorite local bands, Ancient Cities, will help provide entertainment, in addition to national headliner Langhorne Slim & The Law.

While Moo & Brew celebrates beer, food and music, the festival also aims to raise funds for Second Harvest Food Bank: 25 percent of proceeds will be given directly to this organization.

Tickets are available through mooandbrew.com; all updates, brewery and ticket announcements will be posted across our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@mooandbrewfest) channels.

We hope you’ll join us on April 11th! What better way to spend a beautiful spring Carolina day than sampling great craft beer, delicious burgers and great music?