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Weekend Extravaganza: Unwind with Beer, Bourbon, BBQ, and Live Music at WRAL News

Weekend Extravaganza: Unwind with Beer, Bourbon, BBQ, and Live Music at WRAL News

Embracing the Weekend Vibes

The weekend is almost here – two glorious days of well-deserved rest. Not sure what to do with all that free time? If you’re into good music, great food, and top-notch spirits, then we’ve got some great suggestions for you. This is your ultimate guide to a weekend filled with beer, bourbon, BBQ, and live music. Grab your calendar and make some plans because it’s time to live it up!

The Holy Trinity: Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ

The Magic of Craft Beer

If you’re a fan of craft beer then the weekend is a perfect time to explore some locally brewed frothy goodness. Many breweries offer weekend tours complete with tastings and views behind the scenes. This fun activity is a great way to support local businesses, learn something new about brewing, and of course, savor the wide array of flavors that craft beer offers. Heading out to a beer garden is also an excellent idea. Enjoy a chilled mug under the sun, maybe add a burger or some wings to the mix, and you’ve just set yourself up for a perfect afternoon.

A Bourbon Adventure

If your liquor of choice leans more towards bourbon, look into bourbon tasting experiences in your area. Often, these events provide participants with a selection of high-quality bourbons to savor and appreciate. If you’re new to drinking bourbon, it’s a fantastic way to understand and appreciate the depth and complexity of this spirit. Couple this with some delicious appetizers for a class-act event.

Barbecue Lovers Unite

Nothing says “weekend” like the smoky, savory, and unbelievably delicious taste of barbecued meat. Whether you choose to do your grilling, go to a local smokehouse, or sign up for a BBQ food tour, make sure you do it with an empty stomach. From slow-smoked ribs to juicy pulled pork sandwiches, the world of barbecue is filled with tasty delights. Make sure to pair this indulgence with an ice-cold beer or a smooth bourbon for the ultimate culinary experience.

Live Music: The Heartbeat of the Weekend

Now that we’ve got the beer, bourbon, and BBQ sorted, it’s time to think about another weekend staple – live music. It’s remarkable how music can turn a regular evening into a memorable night. We recommend looking out for any live shows or bands playing in your locality. From intimate acoustic sessions in your corner café to high energy performances in local bars or weekend music festivals, there is always some musical event happening in town. There’s truly something magical about live music, and when paired with some delightful spirits and food, it serves as the perfect weekend activity.

How To Get the Best out of Your Weekend

Now that the plans are brewing for a spectacular weekend, here are a few tips to make your weekend adventure even better:

Plan Ahead

If possible, book your tickets for musical events or tasting tours in advance to ensure nothing stands between you and your fantastic weekend.

Go in a Group

These activities are fun solo but get exponentially better when you go with a group of friends or family. So round up your squad!

Safety first

Lastly, while weekends are all about unwinding and having fun, don’t forget to do it responsibly. If you’re planning to consume alcohol make sure you’ve figured out who’s going to be your designated driver, or perhaps plan to taxi instead.

Alright, folks, get ready to dive into a weekend full of beer, barbecue, and brilliant beats. Enjoy!

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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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