I'm not sure how much of the readership to this site is in North Carolina, but this article from Kathleen Purvis in the Charlotte Observer outlines some of the best brewing festivals in the state. However there is more to the article than that, it also gives some tips on beer terms to know, and how to properly taste beers. There are also some links to site outside the state that advocate microbreweries and sell brewing equipment.
With the weekend upon us, many us might be raising a glass or two this weekend as there is more preseason NFL games and the MLB pennant races heat up. It's good to know a little about what you're consuming.