For our attendees 21 years and older, your ticket to the Man Expo includes the Craft Beverage Pass.
Sample craft beer, North Carolina spirits, wine and more!
A Century Farm located just outside Raleigh, NC, Adams Vineyards will transport you back in time with a welcoming smile and down-home character. Immerse yourself in history, wander the vineyards, or browse the gift shop while sipping on some of the best wines North Carolina has to offer. Adams Vineyards possesses those rare qualities one hopes to find in a local establishment - hospitality, relaxed atmosphere, and superior product quality.
Bull City Ciderworks ciders are made with 100% apple juice and never back-sweetened with high fructose corn syrup, so you taste the apple in all its glory! Gluten-free yeast and ingredients ensure a naturally gluten-free cider. Bull City Ciderworks crafts unique ciders that bridge the gap between wine and beer. Honey, black tea, hops, ginger, tart cherries, bacon, candy corn and hibiscus allow them to redefine cider.
Chatham Hill Winery was established in 1999 as the first winery in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area and the first Urban Winery in North Carolina. Its mission is to produce distinctive, handcrafted wines of high quality and purity from grapes grown in North Carolina. Majority of Chatham Hill wines including Chardonnay, Viognier, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc are handcrafted from the best quality grapes from growers in the Yadkin Valley AVA.
For more than 50 years The Country Squire Restaurant & Vintage Inn has been a landmark dining spot and country inn on N.C. Highway 50 (Bus. NC 24), between Kenansville and Warsaw. In keeping with this tradition of excellence, The Country Squire has opened its own working winery in the 18th Century portion of the restaurant. The Country Squire Winery’s Tartan Tasting Room & Gift Shop is a wonderful addition to The Country Squire, open to visitors from Tuesday to Saturday. Many of the wines at The Country Squire are named after favorite areas at the Squire and the wine label design is reflective of the owner’s Scottish heritage.
Duplin Winery is the oldest and largest winery in the south. When you walk in the door you will be greeted by a staff well versed in southern hospitality. Whether you visit their Rose Hill, NC or North Myrtle Beach location, you will be provided with a fun filled Duplin experience for all those willing to embark on the total Duplin adventure.
Lonerider opened its doors in Raleigh, North Carolina on January 23rd, 2009 with a beer and a dream. Today, Lonerider is distributed in nine states and is counted amongst top 150 breweries in USA. An Inc. 5000 and CED Top 25 winner, with an eye for quality, Lonerider crafted each of its beers with the highest quality ingredients. As a result, Lonerider has a portfolio of award-winning beers, including medals from the Great American Beer Festival.
Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Butch Cassidy, Josie Wales – these are all famous outlaws who probably enjoyed good whiskey. Now we’re going to add two more to this list of famous lawbreakers – Sumit Vohra and Chris Mielke. Over a dram of small-batch whiskey in their favorite saloon, they pondered how a craft brewery could expand into the Wild West of the spirits market. They came to the conclusion you needed to be tough, go against the grain and use whatever you had at your disposal to get unique liquor into people’s hands to savor. Most of all – you needed to be an outlaw. That’s what Lonerider Spirits does – we make spirits by outlaws for outlaws. Lonerider Spirits makes spirits by outlaws for outlaws.
Raleigh Brewing’s mission is to embrace the City of Oaks (Raleigh) with every beer brewed. From the murals of the capital city on the taproom walls, to the names of their beers and their involvement with local community organizations and nonprofits, they thrive for this city. Raleigh Brewing is currently operating on a 20bbl and 3bbl brew house, has a taproom with 32 taps flowing 7 days a week and has their beer in over 200 accounts in the Triangle area of NC and Wilmington.
The Rock of Ages Winery & Vineyard is located in North Carolina’s southern Person County on the Moore family estate where tobacco was grown for generations. Communion wine was also produced on this land by Ernest Moore for area churches in the early 1900s. Now, his grandson, Kevin Moore and his wife, Kimberly, are carrying on that tradition as they are…”blending the old into the new.” Visit the winery and enjoy wine tasting’s, tours, special events, concerts or just a leisurely afternoon overlooking the vineyard and lake.