NC Craft Beer, Wine & Cider return to the NC State Fair in 2018

More than 20,000 people are expected to sample North Carolina made craft beer, wine, and cider at the Our State Public House, returning to the NC State Fair October 11-21. Nestled in a pair of historic log cabins in picturesque Heritage Circle, the Public House quickly became a popular attraction at the 2017 Fair. The Public House provides a relaxing space to meet friends for a beer or glass of wine in a laid-back, off-the-midway setting, plus, its front porch is the ideal location to enjoy the nightly fireworks display and laser light show.

Visitors to the Our State Public House can expect a diverse offering of products from dozens of North Carolina breweries, wineries, and cideries. Each ticket costs $10 and provides your choice of two of the following: 8-ounce pour of beer, 3-ounce pour of wine, or 8-ounce pour of cider. Unlike the pre-determined flights in 2017, this year's customers will have their choice of any beer, wine, or cider offered.

Also new this year is an advance ticket option. Fair visitors can select a “Kegs & Corks pass” when they purchase advance State Fair tickets, available online until October 11 . The $15 bundle includes one FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket and one Our State Public House Admission ticket.

The Our State Public House opens at 3 PM on Thursday October 11 and is located inside Gate 8 in Heritage Circle, between the Tobacco Pavilion and the Flower Show. Operating hours are 12 PM -10 PM daily. Tickets are $10 each, and ID’s will be checked at the door.

Wine & Cider Offerings:

  • Sweet Red wines featuring juicy palate pleasers.
  • Dry Red & Rosé wines for cool fall days.
  • White wines ranging from dry to sweet.
  • Creative ciders made from North Carolina apples.

Beer Offerings:

  • Light, crisp easy-drinking lagers
  • Malty, fall seasonals and ambers
  • Tart, sour ales showcasing unique yeast strains
  • ​Darker, full-bodied brown ales
  • ​Hoppy, pale ales and IPAs, highlighting hop flavor and aroma.

​Participating breweries and wineries include:

1718 Ocracoke Brewing
217 Brew Works
Blue Blaze Brewing
Brewers at 4001 Yancey
Brüeprint Brewing Company
Bull Durham Beer Co.
Cabarrus Brewing Company
Carolina Brewing Company
Check Six Brewing Company
Crystal Coast Brewing Company
Deep River Brewing Company
Durty Bull Brewing Company
Fiddlin' Fish Brewing Company
Foothills Brewing Company
Four Saints Brewing Company
Fullsteam Brewery
Highland Brewing Company
Hugger Mugger Brewing Company
Little City Brewing Company
Lynnwood Brewing Concern
Mother Earth Brewing
Oak & Dagger Public House
Oskar Blues Brewery
Pig Pounder Brewery
Preyer Brewing Co.
Southern Pines Brewing Company
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Wild Blossom Cider by Sycamore
The Mason Jar Lager Company
Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company
Unknown Brewing Company
Victory Brewing Company
Waterman's Brewing Company
Adams Vineyards
Appalachian Mountain Brewery
Biltmore Estate Wine Company
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Country Squire Winery
Cypress Bend Vineyards
GoodRoad CiderWorks
James Creek Cider House
Red Clay Ciderworks
Rock of Ages Winery
Vineyard Sanctuary Vineyards
Surry Cellars at Surry Community College

The Public House will also a daily featured wine, beer, and/or cider. Check out the Our State Public House Facebook page to find out who will be featured the day you're visiting!

ABOUT NCCBG: North Carolina is home to 300+ independent craft breweries - more than any other southern state. The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 tax-exempt organization comprised of brewers, vendors, retailers and craft beer enthusiasts focused on promoting North Carolina craft beer.