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Pintful: Cool down at NC beer events this weekend

The North Carolina beer scene is hot this weekend with big events across the state. Here's a taste of what's to come:

Wet-hopped Cask Party: Carolina Brewing Company in Holly Springs is hosting a party at the brewery Friday for its first wet-hopped beer. The hops are 100 percent North Carolina grown and organic, picked hours before going into two casks of the brewery's India Pale Ale. The event starts at 4 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. More information here.

Big Boss Brewery Tour: 2 p.m. Saturday at Big Boss Brewing, 1249 Wicker St., Raleigh. The monthly brewery tour is a 30-minute journey through the Raleigh beer maker’s workshop. Following the tour, try three for $1 each and enjoy the labyrinth taproom and all its toys. Tour is free. More information here.

NoDa Beer Release Party: NoDa Brewing in Charlotte will debut the limited release of its Hot Pistol, a chocolate raspberry habanero stout. NCBeerGuys, Dave Tollefsen and Glenn Cutler helped craft the beer after winning NoDa's Hop Pro-Am Best in Show award. NoDa will make the beer available at noon Saturday and a limited supply will make it to Raleigh and Durham area bottle shops. In honor of the beer, NoDa will host a habanero eating contest. More information here.

Pintful: Mystery's 1-year anniversary and other beer events

UPDATED:Mystery Brewing is celebrating its one year anniversary this week with a number of big events. Tonight, Mystery will release it's latest concoction at Beer Study in Chapel Hill. The Litwow Grodziske is a traditional Polish beer made with oak-smoked wheat. (I tried a sample from the fermenter weeks ago and it was light but hoppy and deliciously weird.) It's a limited batch as part of the brewery's Novella Series.

Click below for the other Mystery anniversary parties and other beer events this weekend in the Triangle.

Carolina Brewing beer dinner at Humble Pie

Raleigh’s Humble Pie is hosting a beer dinner featuring ales from Carolina Brewing Company on Sunday.

It costs $50 per person for a four-course meal paired with the Holly Spring brewery’s beers. The feasting starts at 6 p.m.

The menu includes arugula salad, wild mushroom vol au vent, seared sea scallops, braised short ribs and for dessert: a beer float with housemade chocolate coffee ice cream.

Go to www.humblepierestaurant.com for more information. Or call 829-9222 for a reservation.

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