Conventional wisdom advises that habits are ingrained after 21 days of repetition. If that theory holds true, then the eat~play~shop local habit requires time and effort to develop. Each month I’ll be sharing “21 Days” of some event or place in the Triangle, enabling (and I mean that in the most positive sense possible) your inner Localista to come out and play. This month it’s all about local festivals that celebrate arts, culture, food and beverage.
The Triangle has been experiencing a bit of a craft beer boom over the last few years. The increase in micro breweries has even sparked a documentary film project on the economic impact for the state. While there are many opportunities during the year to attend beer fests, downtown Raleigh’s Brewgaloo features only NC craft breweries making it a stand out among local beer festivals.
Organized by Shop Local Raleigh, craft beer fans attending this year’s fest on April 26 will be able to partake in full pints or tastes from a dozen (or more) breweries. Of course the thirsty masses will become hungry at some point and can count on local food trucks serving some of the area’s most popular treats. But it’s not really a “fest” without entertainment now is it. Staying true to the all local focus of Brewgaloo, bands from the area keep the party atmosphere festive.
Follow Brewgaloo on Twitter and like them on Facebook to stay in the know about this year’s participating breweries, food trucks and bands planned for Raleigh’s all local beer festival. And while you’re at it, make sure you follow NC Beer Guys on Twitter too (I think they’ve got a hand in planning this year’s event and they travel all around breweries in our state).