It’s a competition for brewers of all kinds!
The NC Brewers’ Cup is an annual event hosted in conjunction with the NC State Fair. It’s a BJCP-sanctioned beer competition to which commercial and home brewers alike are encouraged to enter. Registration is online and the deadline is about a month away: September 15, 2017. All entries must be received between September 1st and September 15th. Interested in submitting your brew? Register here!
For those submitting, here are your regional drop-off centers:
Wilmington, Waterline Brewing Company
721 Surry Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Entries can be dropped: Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm, or by appointment
Contact: Rob Robinson, rob@
Durham, Ponysaurus Brewing Company
911 Ramseur Street, Durham, NC 27701
Entries can be dropped: Monday or Wednesday, 9am – 4pm
Contact: Keil Jansen, keil@
Asheville, Highland Brewing Company
12 Old Charlotte Highway, Suite 200, Asheville, NC 28803
Entries can be dropped: Mon-Thurs, 8am – 4pm, or Friday, 8am – 1pm
Contact: Matt McComish at mattm@
Locations across North Carolina
Entries can be dropped: Monday–Friday, 9am-5pm
Ponysaurus Brewing Company
Attn: N.C. Brewers Cup
219 Hood Street
Durham, NC 27701
For all important information regarding registration, bottle identification forms, and other rules and regulations, visit the NC State Fair’s competition website.
Not submitting but you want to help out? Volunteer with the Guild!
We are looking for volunteers to help with set-up, judging, and stewarding for the duration of the NC Brewers’ Cup. This year’s competition will be held September 29th through October 1st. (Set-up will be September 27-28th.) The day is divided into two sessions: 8:30 A.M. – 12 P.M. and 1 P.M. – 5 P.M. In exchange for your time, we send you home with bellies full of delicious food and beer. It’s sure to be a fun time! Ready to sign up? Here you go!
No experience is necessary to volunteer, but if you volunteered for beer competitions in the past and would be available for all three days, please considered serving as our Head Steward. Any questions about volunteering for this event or any future events, feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers!