Brew & Choo Craft Beer Festival at the NC Trans Museum Saturday

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 8, 2019

Saturday, August 10 • 4-9 p.m.


Family Friendly Beer Festival to feature craft beers, train rides with specialty beers, food trucks, family games and the music of Darrell Harwood


SPENCER — Brew and Choo on Saturday is a family friendly craft beer festival at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer, sponsored by the N.C. Transportation Museum Foundation, part of the Rowan County Convention and Visitor Bureau Arts & Ag series of events.

Brew & Choo features eleven craft breweries, food trucks with selections to suit any taste, family fun games, and craft brews made just for this event, only available aboard the train ride.
As part of the train ride ticket, passengers will receive sample tastings of these two specialty brews. Seaboard Brewing Company, from Matthews, will serve up the “Silver Meteor,” an IPA. Commoners Brewing Co. will serve “Spike Driver’s Delight,” a delicious cream-style ale.


The festival includes craft beers, food trucks, bounce houses, a balloon artist, and family -friendly games.


Admission plus the on-site train ride is offered in two seating classes. Coach seating, which includes a souvenir tasting glass, salty snack, and craft brew samples is $12 for those 21+ and $10 for those under 21, who will receive Cheerwine in a logo cup instead of the beer samples. Table seating, including a souvenir tasting glass and light appetizers is $15 for ages 21+ and $13 for those under 21, with cheerwine served in a souvenir logo cup.

Admission only tickets are $5 for ages 21+ and free for those under 21, and include access to the brewery tents to purchase craft beers, food trucks, bounce houses, a balloon artist, and other family games that are available.


In addition to craft brews, food trucks, and game activities, Brew & Choo will feature a live performance by Darrell Harwood, Rowan County’s hometown country music icon. Harwood will perform from 5-9 p.m. His performance is included with admission only tickets.

Other craft breweries appearing at Brew & Choo will include Armored Cow, Blue Blaze, Bull City Ciderworks, Cabarrus Brewing Company, Morgan Ridge Railwalk, Red Hill Brewing Company, Red Oak, Fourth Creek Brewing Company, and Salisbury’s own New Sarum.


Last year was the first time Brew & Choo was offered at the N.C. Transportation Museum and train rides sold out. Advance tickets for this year’s event will be available through noon on the day of the event at It is highly recommended that train ride tickets be purchased in advance. Admission only tickets are available in advance and on the day of the event.


This event takes place rain or shine.

The museum is located at 1 Samuel Spencer Drive. Find more information at or call 704-636-2889.


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