YES! Weekly's sister paper - Creative Loafing - to Host Second Annual Craft Beer and Burger Festival

"CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – Local publication Creative Loafing will host its second annual craft beer and burger festival on April 16,2016.

The Moo & Brew Craft Beer and Burger Festival will take place on the grounds of the NC Music Factory. Moo & Brew will offer samplings from 30 breweries, as well as tastes from local restaurants vying for the title of “Creative Loafing’s Best Burger.” Sweetwater 420 and Devils Backbone will be the key beer sponsors.

As the city's arts and entertainment paper of record, Creative Loafing has championed Charlotte's craft beer scene since it first started bubbling,” notes Aaron Stamey, sales manager at Creative Loafing. “It and the local food scene are important components in our mission of being the go-to source for all things cool, fresh and authentic. We're excited to celebrate all of that we built on with last year’s festival.”

There will be a VIP session (12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.) that will feature special releases and beers from each brewery, with a General Admission open tasting session to follow (2 p.m.-6 p.m.).

“It's exciting to welcome Sweetwater 420 and Devils Backbone as the main beer attraction,” says event partner Cesar Leyva, who also serves as co-host on Cheers Charlotte Radio. “With the growth and popularity of beer festivals in Charlotte, it is our job to make sure Moo & Brew lives up to the expectations of the true craft beer fan, by featuring local and regional craft beer as well as bringing awesome rare offerings from across the country.”

Moo & Brew Festival will be announcing the performing bands in the upcoming weeks.  “We are excited to build upon last year’s event and will continue to engage some great bands to provide the soundtrack for our burger and beer lovers,” states event co-founder Ken Thomas. 

While Moo & Brew celebrates beer and food, the festival also raises funds for Second Harvest Food Bank. Proceeds will be given directly to this organization.  Moo & Brew was able to raise over $8,000.00 in 2015 to help Second Harvest feed the hungry in our community.

Tickets are available now via; all updates, brewery and ticket announcements will be posted across our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@mooandbrewfest) channels. What better way to spend a beautiful spring Carolina day than sampling great craft beer, delicious burgers and great music?"

- A Press Release

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