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27th May 2017

Note from North Carolina craft brewers

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) International Marketing Division and the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild,  invites Guild members  to visit with U.S. craft beer producers at Imbibe Live in July.

We are sponsoring several North Carolina craft brewers to exhibit at the Imbibe Live drinks exhibition and participate in a subsequent trade mission to visit with beverage distributors, brewers, retailers, pubs, etc. Imbibe Live will be held at Olympia Grand Hall, Olympia Exhibition Centre, London, on 3 & 4 July 2017. We find that our companies learn a lot from one-on-one meetings with distributors, pub owners, retail locations, breweries and other industry professionals. We would like to request additional meetings outside of the trade show to discuss trade opportunities, gain market insight and collaborate on advancing trade. See the tentative itinerary for the show and mission details. We would enjoy seeing you at the show and would also like request meetings for either 5th, 6th or 7th of July.

As a beverage industry buyer or industry representative, you are invited to visit these North Carolina craft brewers at the Imbibe Live Exhibition on 3 & 4 July 2017. These brewers will be bringing samples of some great craft beer for you to taste. We are also looking for a pub that would be interested in hosting our brewers for a “tap takeover” or publicity event. If you have any ideas of partners that would be willing to work with us, please forward this information. If you are interested in attending the show, to schedule a meeting, or request working with us on a public relations event please contact John Hammond at for further details.

North Carolina boasts the largest number of craft breweries in the American South, with more than 200 breweries and brewpubs. Our mission is to advance the interests of the craft breweries of North Carolina and to promote North Carolina craft beer. To learn more about our North Carolina brewers, support organizations and the Imbibe Live Exhibition, please see the links below.

Aviator Brewing Company, 209 Technology Park Lane, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526, USA, +1 919 567-2337

Catawba Brewing Company, 212 South Green Street, Morganton, NC 28655, USA; +1 828 430-6883

Pig Pounder Brewery, 1107 Grecade Street, Greensboro, NC 27408, USA; +1 336 553-1290

North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild, PO Box 27921, Raleigh, NC 27611, USA


North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, International Marketing, 1020 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1020, USA; +1 919 707-3160




To schedule a meeting or discuss, please contact:

John Hammond

International Marketing Specialist

North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Tel: +1 919 707 3160