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 there’s more, a home brewing demonstration and documentary will be at Satellite Bar and Lounge, at 120 Greenfield Lake Street, starting at 5:30pm. The demonstration starts at 5:30, and is put on by Wilmington Homebrew, the documentary (showing at Cucaloras Film Festival this fall by Zach Boylston) will be showing all night, and of course Satellite will have specialty beers on tap.

But wait there’s even more, 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!

And as if that’s not enough, come to CAM Cafe Thursday, from 7pm-9pm, for a 4-course meal by chef Jessica Cabo paired with Wilmington’s own Good Vibes Brewing and Waynesville’s Frog Level Brewing. They will have representatives from each company on site to talk all things beer, and Jessica will share what inspired each pairing. $35 per person by reservation only. 910-777-2363.


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 25 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!