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Brewgaloo 2024: North Carolina’s Premier Craft Beer Celebration

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Brewgaloo 2024 is set to light up downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, once again, promising a bustling weekend of craft beers, local food, and entertainment. Marking its place as the largest beer festival in the state, Brewgaloo showcases over 110 local craft breweries, delighting attendees with unique, one-night-only barrel-aged and sour beer releases during the Friday Night Block Party. The festival, which sprawls across the vibrant streets from 6 pm to 10 pm, offers a perfect blend of localism and celebration, set against live music and bustling food trucks. Named the best beer festival by USA Today, it attracts over 40,000 people, making it the second-largest craft beer event in the country.

The main event unfolds on Saturday, transforming Fayetteville Street into a lively street festival from 1 pm to 9 pm. This day attracts the largest crowds, drawn not only by the specialty brews from North Carolina’s finest but also by an eclectic array of over 50 food trucks and live performances on two stages. While the festival entry remains free, those eager to sample the vast array of beverages must secure tickets in advance. With a commitment to enhancing local businesses and community spirit, Brewgaloo 2024 stands as a testament to Raleigh’s flourishing craft beer culture and its capacity to unite people to celebrate local craftsmanship and camaraderie.

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Development pressures, higher taxes threaten to displace Black homeowners in SE Raleigh

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