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 2019 event was on Saturday, September 14, at North Hills Midtown Park. More than 1,500 guests joined us to taste all of the one-of-a-kind brews and vote for their favorite for the People’s Choice Award. Teams also competed for the Critics’ Choice award, which is judged by local certified professionals, and Most Creative Beer Concept, along with fundraising awards. Breweries present their beer in two half-barrel kegs. Interested breweries should download the Brewery Information Sheet and click the Register Here button to sign up. Please contact Lori Smith at or 984.465.0483 for more information.

2020 Brewery Partners


Critics’ Choice Award:

1st Place= Neuse River & Beer Pressure “Mai Tai PA”

2nd Place= Bond Brothers & CAPTRUST “Tiki Trashcan” Berliner Weisse

3rd Place= Compass Rose & UNC/Rex “Oh My Darlin” IPA

Most Creative Beer Concept:

Vesper Farmhouse Ale by Netsertive & Vecino Brewing

Best Beer Name:

“Madame Beauregarde” by Dude Solutions & Trophy Brewing

Best Team Name:

“Virtual Hops & Desktops” – Citrix

Top Fundraising Team:

1st Place: Four Forces (UNC/Rex Hospitals) 

2nd Place= Vecino Royale (Netsertive) 

3rd Place= Dude Solutions 

Top Individual Fundraiser:

1st Place= Gregory Pleasants (UNC/Rex) $5,814.40

2nd Place= Jason Beyer (Chiesi) $3,433.20

3rd Place= Dillon Hughes (Citrix) $2,727.68

Best Booth Display:

Clark Nexsen/Kimley-Horn & Raleigh Brewing (Stranger Things theme)

People’s Choice Award:

  1st Place= Compass Rose & UNC/Rex “Oh My Darlin” IPA

2nd Place= Raleigh Brewing & Clark Nexsen/Kimley-Horn “Hell Yes, It’s Strange” Belgian

3rd Place= Fainting Goat & Cisco “De Bokkenrijder” Belgian Quad

Team Spirit Award:


Most Tickets Sold by Team:

UNC/Rex Hospitals

Freshman Favorite/Best New Team:

Adwerx & Cisco