Thanks to everyone who came out to Cardinal Directions Beer…

Thanks to everyone who came out to Cardinal Directions Beer Festival yesterday. Oh man was it fun. We are continuously blown away by the state of NC beer, these breweries continue to evolve and release world class liquids. So much love for Carrboro, you make the best beer festival crowd🙌. #ncbeer #craftbeer #cardinaldirectionsbeerfest
photo cred: @fwah312

Thanks to everyone who came out to Cardinal Directions Beer Festival yesterday. Oh man was it fun. We are continuously blown away by the state of NC beer, these breweries continue to evolve and release world class liquids. So much love for Carrboro, you make the best beer festival crowd🙌. #ncbeer  #craftbeer #cardinaldirectionsbeerfest 
photo cred: @fwah312

We have a few spots left for to tomorrow’s Cheese…

We have a few spots left for to tomorrow’s Cheese and Beer pairing! Here is the details for the tasting –
Tenderness Honeysuckle Ale
1. Cottonseed – Boxcarr Handmade Cheese, NC – Soft Ripened – Cow/Goat
2. Spring Fever – Prodigal Farm, NC – Surface Ripened – Cow

Dad Fuel Pale Lager
3. Appalachian – Meadow Creek Dairy, VA – Semi-Soft Tomme – Raw Cow
4. Coppinger – Sequatchie Cove Creamery, Semi-Soft Washed Rind – TN – Raw Cow

Handsome Angeline Piedmont Kvass
5. Nena – Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese, KY – Beer Washed Cheddar – Cow
6. Campo – Boxcarr Handmade Cheese, NC – Cold-Smoked Washed Rind – Cow

Cryin’ Holy DIPA
7. Saxapahaw Blue – Prodigal Farm, NC – Milled Blue – Cow
8. Shakerag Blue – Sequatchie Cove Creamery, TN – Whiskey Soaked Blue – Raw Cow

Come hungry and thirsty! Make sure you reserve you place, follow the ticketing link on the event page.

Check out the sweet glassware for Cardinal Directions Beer Festival…

Check out the sweet glassware for Cardinal Directions Beer Festival this Sunday! $20 gets you one of these and 5 (4oz )pours, additional pours available for $2 each. Come hang, drink some great NC beer, sup’ on some great local food truck fare, while listening to some chill tunes and raising money for @farmerfoodshare to help feed hungry folks in our community! We can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday. #ncbeer #craftbeer #cardinaldirectionsbeerfest

Check out the sweet glassware for Cardinal Directions Beer Festival this Sunday! $20 gets you one of these and 5 (4oz )pours, additional pours available for $2 each.  Come hang, drink some great NC beer, sup' on some great local food truck fare, while listening to some chill tunes and raising money for @farmerfoodshare to help feed hungry folks in our community! We can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday. #ncbeer #craftbeer #cardinaldirectionsbeerfest

We’re super excited that @saludcerveceria will be pouring our collaboration…

We’re super excited that @saludcerveceria will be pouring our collaboration at Cardinal Directions Beer Festival this Sunday. Nugget Shorts is a mixed fermentation Brett Petite Saison featuring 3 types of Brett, @wncmalt , raw wheat, oats, and lovingly dry hopped! The festival will likely be your only chance to try this beer in the Triangle! #ncbeer #saison #brettanomyces #craftbeer #pellicle

We're super excited that @saludcerveceria will be pouring our collaboration at Cardinal Directions Beer Festival this Sunday. Nugget Shorts is a mixed fermentation Brett Petite Saison featuring 3 types of Brett, @wncmalt , raw wheat, oats, and lovingly dry hopped! The festival will likely be your only chance to try this beer in the Triangle! #ncbeer #saison #brettanomyces #craftbeer #pellicle

Yo check the menu for next Monday’s Seafood and Saison…

Yo check the menu for next Monday’s Seafood and Saison dinner with @kitchenchapelhill 🍲🦀💥
Menu:
Appetizers
Soupe de Poisson
7
Local Farm Salad
with goat cheese and strawberries
9
Kitchen Fries
with mustard mayo
4
Entrées
Fried Oyster Salad
with spicy remoulade
14
Kitchen Burger and Fries
13
NC Soft Shell Crabs
with lemon caper aioli
24
Soft Shell Crab Sandwich
15
NC Shrimp and Grits
17
Desserts
Local Strawberries
with crème anglaise
7
Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Tart
7
We will be pouring a few different Saisons. All will be revealed soon.

Yo check the menu for next Monday's Seafood and Saison dinner with @kitchenchapelhill 🍲🦀💥 
Menu:
Appetizers
Soupe de Poisson
7
Local Farm Salad
with goat cheese and strawberries
9
Kitchen Fries
with mustard mayo
4
Entrées
Fried Oyster Salad
with spicy remoulade
14
Kitchen Burger and Fries
13
NC Soft Shell Crabs
with lemon caper aioli
24
Soft Shell Crab Sandwich
15
NC Shrimp and Grits
17
Desserts
Local Strawberries
with crème anglaise
7
Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Tart
7
We will be pouring a few different Saisons. All will be revealed soon.

Announcing our 4 years and 4 events give away ✨….

Announcing our 4 years and 4 events give away ✨. To celebrate 4 years of Steel String we are giving four lucky winners tickets 🎟 to all our events next week. This includes our Seafood and Saisons dinner at KITCHEN Chapel Hill on 5/15. A ticket to see The Delta Saints w/ The Antique Hearts at The Pour House Music Hall on Friday 5/19. A spot in our Cheese and Beer Guided Pairing at Steel String, 2pm on Saturday the 20th. All culminating with entree to our Cardinal Directions Beer Festival 2017 on Sunday the 21st. This is over a $100 dollar combined value.
All you have to do to enter is tell us your all time favorite Steel String beer in the comments below. You have from now until noon on Friday the 12th, when we will pick 4 winners through random selection. Only one entree per person is allowed. Good luck! #ncbeer #cardinaldirections

Announcing our 4 years and 4 events give away ✨. To celebrate 4 years of Steel String we are giving four lucky winners tickets 🎟 to all our events next week. This includes our Seafood and Saisons  dinner at KITCHEN Chapel Hill on 5/15. A ticket to see The Delta Saints w/ The Antique Hearts at The Pour House Music Hall on Friday 5/19. A spot in our Cheese and Beer Guided Pairing at Steel String, 2pm on Saturday the 20th. All culminating with entree to our Cardinal Directions Beer Festival 2017  on Sunday the 21st. This is over a $100 dollar combined value. 
All you have to do to enter is tell us your all time favorite Steel String beer in the comments below. You have from now until noon on Friday the 12th, when we will pick 4 winners through random selection. Only one entree per person is allowed. Good luck! #ncbeer #cardinaldirections

It brings us no joy, but we will not be…

It brings us no joy, but we will not be participating in the Funkatorium Invitational hosted by Wicked Weed, now part of the AB InBev Goliath. Additionally, we will not be having them at this years Cardinal Directions Beer Festival, just over two weeks from now. These were not easy decisions to make. Wicked Weed has done a lot for beer in North Carolina, and we have had nothing but positive experiences working with their staff. Pouring at last years festival was a great experience for us, allowing us to connect, learn, and be inspired by many of the best sour beer producers in the country. The Wicked Weed crew welcomed our small brewery and they have joined us at both of our Sour Barn Bash’s and Cardinal Directions Beer Festival’s. It’s this common spirit of reciprocation and goodwill that makes craft beer such a great community, it’s also a key strategy of how we collectively compete against the unscrupulous macrobreweries who are trying to crush craft beer. Ultimately, it would be a disservice to ourselves and all our craft brethren to support an AB InBev brand moving forward.

It brings us no joy, but we will not be participating in the Funkatorium Invitational hosted by Wicked Weed, now part of the AB InBev Goliath. Additionally, we will not be having them at this years Cardinal Directions Beer Festival, just over two weeks from now. These were not easy decisions to make. Wicked Weed has done a lot for beer in North Carolina, and we have had nothing but positive experiences working with their staff. Pouring at last years festival was a great experience for us, allowing us to connect, learn, and be inspired by many of the best sour beer producers in the country. The Wicked Weed crew welcomed our small brewery and they have joined us at both of our Sour Barn Bash's and Cardinal Directions Beer Festival's. It's this common spirit of reciprocation and goodwill that makes craft beer such a great community, it's also a key strategy of how we collectively compete against the unscrupulous macrobreweries who are trying to crush craft beer. Ultimately, it would be a disservice to ourselves and all our craft brethren to support an AB InBev brand moving forward.