Record Attendance at 16th Annual Beer, Bourbon, and Barbecue Festival

Accolades and Appraisals for the 16th Annual Beer, Bourbon, and Barbecue Festival

Once upon a summer afternoon in Cary, North Carolina, there’s nothing better to catch up with friends, sip the finest liquors, and savour the smoky deliciousness of barbecue. We’re talking about none other than Cary’s very own ’16th Annual Beer, Bourbon, and Barbecue Festival’.

This unique annual festival, often shortened to ‘the Triple B fest’, is all about celebrating three things every true American has a deep appreciation for – a cold refreshing beer, a glass full of rich bourbon, and a plate loaded up high with succulent barbecue.

A Sensational Gathering

This year, thousands of people from all walks of life gathered to enjoy the festival. The event was a testament to Cary’s friendly community spirit, with the ambiance enhanced with lively music and joyful laughter echoing into the Summer sky. The smell of slow-roasted barbecue wafting and mixing with the heady aroma of bourbon created an irresistible atmosphere – a paradise for anyone with a love for good food and good company.

Sipping on the Finest Brew and Bourbon

Under the sunshine, beer and bourbon enthusiasts came together to taste some of the finest brews and liquors available. Handpicked craft beers from local, regional, and national breweries were on tap, giving attendees a chance to sample a range of flavors from hoppy IPAs to light lagers and everything in between.

The bourbon tasting added an extra layer of sophistication to the proceedings. From bold, smoky flavors to smooth, caramel-like notes, the festival offered a liquor for every palette. Some visitors relished a sharp and complex rye whiskey, while others appreciated a mellow, well-aged bourbon.

Finger-Licking Barbecue Fare

The Beer, Bourbon and Barbecue Festival packed a powerful punch of delightful and diverse barbecue options. Pitmasters from across the region put forward their best smoked meats, from brisket to ribs, pulled pork to chicken, leaving the visitors spoilt for choice. The enticing aroma of meats slow-smoked over a wood fire was undeniable, drawing visitors like bees to flowers.

Vendors went beyond the typical offerings with spectacular sides and unique takes on barbecue classics. Smoked corn on the cob, bacon mac n’ cheese, and tangy coleslaw were just some of the delicious dishes on offer. Specialty food vendors also lined the festival grounds, ensuring that there were even options for visitors with specific dietary needs.

A Celebration of Community

While the Beer, Bourbon, and Barbecue Festival indulged the senses with delicious food and drinks, perhaps the most unforgettable aspect of it was the community spirit. Strangers becoming friends over shared tables, families making memories, and laughter filling the air – this festival was truly a celebration of community togetherness.

The festival also helped stimulate the local economy by showcasing local artists, craftsmen, and small businesses and providing them with a platform to reach a wider audience.

Looking Forward to MORE Fun

As the festival concluded, the air was filled with promises of ‘next year’. The 16th Annual Beer, Bourbon, and Barbecue Festival was one that will be remembered for its high spirits, fantastic food and drink, and communal camaraderie. With this year’s smashing success, the anticipation for the next installment has already begun.

So, mark your calendars for the 17th Annual Beer, Bourbon, and Barbecue Festival and be ready to eat, drink, and make merry in Cary, one of North Carolina’s friendliest towns!

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Written by Emma Jones

Emma Jones has been writing about the spirits industry for the past five years. She has a degree in journalism and has written for several publications. Emma is passionate about the history and culture of whiskey and bourbon, and loves to share her knowledge with her readers. She is an active member of the Bourbon Women Association and the Kentucky Distillers Association. Emma is also a frequent speaker at whiskey and bourbon events, and has been featured in several publications and podcasts. She is dedicated to educating her readers on the history and culture of whiskey and bourbon, and is always looking for new ways to share her knowledge.

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