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Kinston's 2nd Annual Beer Weekend

Date: April 15, 2015 - April 18, 2015
Event Description
BEER, MUGS AND PINT GLASSES -Potters and Glass Blowers from across the State will be submitting handcrafted and unique vessels in which to drink beer. The opening reception for this beer mug / pint glass exhibit will be April 15 starting at 4 PM with wine/ beer/ and snacks. The Exhibit will extend through April and be a part of our Kinston Beer Weekend , Opening Reception for exhibit April 15 from 4 - 7:30 PM exhibit continues throughout the month.
The Overland Gallery 125 W. Blount St. Kinston, NC
Suds and Spuds Spirited Palette Class 
Community Council for the Arts
Wed April 15, 2015  from 6-8 pm; $35 per person; “Suds and Spuds” is the theme – all supplies provided, complete a painting in the class, no experience necessary.

Friday, April 17
6-9 pm - B.O.B. Bash, BBQ Oysters and Beer downtown Kinston,
Eastern NC pig pickin', roasted NC Oysters,  NC Beers and a great band at the Lenoir County Farmer’s Market on the banks of the Neuse in downtown Kinston! Yes, downtown Kinston is the place to be as King's Restaurant and Lou, Lou's Oyster Bar have a downtown BBQ, Oysters and Beer Bash Eastern NC style. Location: Lenoir County Farmer's Market, 100 N. Herritage Street, Time: 6 pm to 9 pm, $15.00 Tickets available after March 1 by calling 252-527-2101.

Saturday, April 18
7 am - 10 am Breakfast on the Boat, CSS Neuse II, Corner of Gordon and Herritage Street
Enjoy a hearty country breakfast of sausage, bacon, eggs, grits and homemade biscuits aboard the ONLY full size replica of a Civil War Ironclad vessel in the world!  Entertainment provided by the Carteret Greys (period music).  Also, Riley's Battery (Confederated Artillery Re-enactors) will be on-site with Cannons and period weapons.
You will surely get your money's worth and help support this worthy cause.  CSS Neuse Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. All contributions are tax deductible. Location: Corner of Gordon and Herritage Steet next to 100 N. Herritage Street. Time: 7:30 am – 10:30 am, $7.00 Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 252-560-2150 or on the morning of the event as long as available.

10 am – 1 pm  Mother Earth Brewing Neuse River Brews Cruise 
Join us in Kinston, NC on Saturday, April 5th for the inaugural Mother Earth Brewing Neuse River Brews Cruise!  Conducted in conjunction with North Carolina Craft Beer Month, the Brews Cruise is a leisurely canoe/kayak paddle down the winding and beautiful Neuse River.  Paddlers will meet at The Neusiok Club, located near downtown Kinston, at 10am for registration.  From there, you’ll be shuttled to the launch site upriver where you’ll hop into a canoe or kayak and enjoy a leisurely guided paddle with the current back to The Neusiok Club, which should take approximately 1.5-2 hours.  Along the way you’ll learn about the history of the area as well as the natural beauty of the river and its wildlife.
After paddling back down to The Neusiok Club, paddlers will enjoy a guided beer tasting conducted by staff from Mother Earth Brewing to learn more about what makes craft beer special.  The tasting will include some standard offerings from Mother Earth Brewing, as well as special release items and rarities, including 2015 Tripel Overhead Barrel-Aged Belgian Tripel ahead of its official release!
The cost of the Brews Cruise is only $25.00, with 100% of the profits being donated to the Kinston Riverwalk Fund.  The fund will be used to construct nature trails along the Neuse River between the Neuseway Nature Center and Woodmen Community Center in Kinston, ensuring the preservation of the natural area along the banks for generations to come.  Space is very limited, so if you’re interested, contact Mother Earth Brewing by phone (252-208-2437) or email ( to reserve your spot today! Location: 311 N. Herritage Street, Downtown Kinston

Mother Earth and Trophy Brewing Company will collaborate to release a special collaboration beer for NC Beer Month, which will be on tap all of April at Mother Earth Brewery. 
Mother Earth will also have on tap a special beer in collaboration with Terrapin Beer Company from Athens, GA for Earth Day!

2015 Tripel Overhead Release Party 1:00 pm at the Brewery
For more information contact: 252-208-2437,


Event Location Various sites in and around downtown Kinston as listed on the schedule of events.
Contact Information
Jan Parson
April 15 -18, 2015
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