I actually live in Goldsboro and I'm fairly new to the area, so I thought I'd throw out a call to anyone in the Raleigh area for news on brewing and beer-related activities. Specifically:
Brewing Associations - I've run across CARBOY (Raleigh), Down East Alers (Greenville), and a couple in New Bern which are the closest to me and one's I'd most likely join b/c I can actually make their weekday meetings. Any others out there? Would there happen to be any brewers in Goldsboro that would like to get together for a brewing (and/or barbecuing) session???
Homebrew Events - I've also run across a couple of homebrew competitions on the Carolina Brewer of the Year competition circuit. Hope to get involved in those as well.
Beer Festivals - The World Beer Festival, Durham is coming up on 7 Oct and I hope to make that one.
Cool places to imbibe - One of the coolest places I've run across in Raleigh is an ultra-authentic Irish pub called Tur na Nog. They've got a ton of activities, live music, give-away events and such. If you've got other great watering holes - more importantly, if you've got events to advertise - let me know!
Anyway, I'd like to make this message board a repository for us Carolinian beer enthusists. Please post pertinent info here and use this to meet and associate with others in our area. Feel free to contact me via e-mail at email@example.com if you've got info that you'd like to share. Also, check out my post on the Intro blog for my other hobbies and stuff I like to do in good old Eastern Carolina.
And because the best time of year - college football season - is right around the corner:
GO DAWGS!!! Sic 'Em!!!!