Your favorite breweries from around the Triangle are paired with one of our corporate teams to make a custom beer for Hops for Hope. Our 2018 event was on Saturday, September 22 at the Raleigh Beer Garden. More than 1,000 guests joined us to taste all of the one-of-a-kind brews and vote for their favorite for the People’s Choice Award. Participants also competed for Critics’ Choice, Brewers’ Choice, Most Creative, along with fundraising awards. Breweries are no longer limited to the cask format and should present their beer in two half-barrel kegs. The more beer the merrier! Participating breweries should download the Brewery Information Sheet and submit the online Brewery Commitment Form. Please contact Lori Smith at or 984.465.0483 for more information.

Aviator Brewing Company
Bond Brothers Beer Company
Clouds Brewing
Gizmo Brew Works
Lynnwood Brewing Concern
White Street Brewing Co.
Starpoint Brewing
The Glass Jug Beer Lab
Barrel Culture
Brice's Brewing Company
Compass Rose Brewery
Neuse River Brewing Company
Vicious Fishes
Fainting Goat Brewing Company
Deep River
Sub Noir Brewing Company
Big Boss Brewing Company
Brueprint Brewing Company
Crank Arm Brewing
Little City Brewing Co
Nickelpoint Brewing Co.
Gizmo Brew Works
Vecino Brewing Co.
Carolina Brewing Company
Fortnight Brewing Company
Lonerider Brewing Company
Oak City Brewing Company
Trophy Brewing Co.
Raleigh Brewing
Cotton House


Critics’ Choice Beer

1st Place: Little City Brewing and Little & Bonitz

2nd Place: Vicious Fishes & Piranha Club

3rd Place: The Glass Jug Beer Lab & Chiesi

Brewers’ Choice Beer

  1st Place: Crank Arm & Citrix   

        2nd Place: Neuse River & UNC/Rex     

 3rd Place: Lonerider & INE, Inc. 

Top Fundraising Team

First Place: Dude Solutions & Trophy

Second Place: UNC/Rex & Neuse River

Third Place: Clark Nexsen & Kimley-Horn and Oak City Brewing Co.

People’s Choice Beer

1st Place: Neuse River Brewing Co. & UNC/Rex

2nd Place: Gizmo Brew Works & Personify Search

3rd Place: Barrel Culture & Samange