The New Belgium collaboration with Riverbend Malt House in Asheville debuts Friday. But you have to travel to Asheville if you want to taste it. The national release party starts at 6 p.m. at the malt house. More details here.
The bottles will hit shelves across the nation in early March. Read about the collaboration in this weeks Pintful column.
Heres Whats On Tap closer to home:
Fortnight Brewing Opening
This week. Fortnight Brewing, 1006 SW Maynard Road, Cary
The Triangles newest brewery is now open in Cary. Fortnight Brewing specializes in English-style beers and the starting lineup includes an English ale, strong ale, porter and blonde. The pub at the brewery opened Wednesday for the first time. Its hours: Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Details here.
Trophy 1st Anniversary Party
3 p.m. Thursday at Trophy Brewing, 827 W. Morgan St., Raleigh
The brewery is turning 1 and celebrating with special tastings, including an apple brandy barrel-aged Best in Show, a new double India pale ale and two new imperial stouts aged in whiskey barrels. Details here.
Bourbon County Stout tapping
3 p.m. Saturday at Bottle Mixx, 8111 Creedmoor Road, Suite 153, Raleigh
Until this year, it was near impossible to find Goose Islands Bourbon County Stout in North Carolina. But a limited release of the bottles hit stores this year. They sold quickly, but Bottle Mixx is Raleigh is putting it on draft for a special tasting.
Green Flash IPA Beer School
5 p.m. March 4, Brewmasters Bar & Grill, 301 W. Martin St., Raleigh
The California-based brewery will have a representative discuss its beers and the hops used in West Coast IPA, Palate Wrecker and others.