best craft beer festivals in the triangle

The Triangle boasts a wide range of breweries and craft beer styles, and beer enthusiasts can sample many of them at the area's three best beer festivals.

A couple weeks ago, local beer blogger Kyle Rubeling offered some of the can't-miss breweries in the Triangle. But if you want to try them all at once (and you have a designated driver), a beer festival is the way to do it.

Here are the Triangle's three beer festivals, when and where they are, and what you can expect to see (and taste) at each.

World Beer Festival - Raleigh and Durham

This is actually two beer festivals, as the the World Beer Fest takes place in the spring in Raleigh and in the fall in Durham. Both festivals are a favorite among casual beer drinkers and beer enthusiasts alike. World Beer Festival Durham by www.AllAboutBeer.Com

Both festivals offer more than 250 bFeers from North Carolina, across the United States, and even a few from overseas. In addition to tasting some suds, festival goers can learn about the brewing process, taste ingredients, and even sample beer and cheese pairings.

Beericana - Holly Springs

For a true festival atmosphere, nothing beats Beericana. Held in September in Holly Springs, just southwest of Raleigh, Beericana offers not only the finest North Carolina craft beer, but also live music and food trucks.

Started in 2014, the festival has grown to include 70 breweries and anticipates a crowd of more than 4,000 people in 2017. More than a dozen of the area’s food trucks set up at Beericana to feed the hungry festival goers.

But the soul of Beericana comes from the music, as bands playing everything from rockabilly to bluegrass entertain the crowd.

NC Rare & Vintage - Durham

NC Rare Beer FestivalFor the true beer afficianado, there’s the NC Rare & Vintage festival held at the site of the old Durham Bulls baseball park (where Bull Durham was filmed). Boasting the "ultimate beer experience," the NC Rare & Vintage offers beer lovers the chance to try brews they normally might not experience.

Breweries at NC Rare & Vintage pour exotic varieties like mead, gose, Baltic porter, barleywine, wild ale, herb beer, and much more. The festival also offers a food truck rodeo and brewing demonstrations.

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