The 2014 Queen City Brewers Festival (QCBF) will help launch Charlotte programming for its new nonprofit partner, ACEing Autism.  ACEing Autism’s mission is to make the sport of tennis available to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and to use tennis as a means to enhance fitness, motor development, attention, and social skills for children with ASD.  “We have an outstanding volunteer base that includes tennis professionals, tennis enthusiasts, students, autism professionals, and parents of children with ASD,” noted ACEing Autism president and founder, Richard Spurling. “Partnering with a social event in QCBF helps raise awareness of our programming coming to Charlotte.” ACEing Autism clinics will be conducted at a Mecklenburg County tennis facility, maintaining QCBF’s ties with its 2012 and 2013 beneficiary, Partners for Parks.

In addition, QCBF is moving to more spacious accommodations at the Silver Hammer Studios at the NC Music Factory.  Just earlier this year, NoDa Brewing’s own Chad Henderson warmed up the Silver Hammer Studios with his exceptional TEDx Charlotte talk.

NCMF - dark backgroundAs always, QCBF will be exclusive to the Charlotte-area breweries that are raising the Queen City’s profile both within the Tar Heel State and across the craft beer map.  Each brewery will showcase a variety of its beers and brewers are encouraged to bring one “super” flavor or style of beer especially for QCBF, as the event takes place the day before the Super Bowl.
There will again be two tasting sessions:  1-4PM and 6-9PM. Tickets will be limited and go on sale December 5, 2013. Updates will be posted regularly on:
Twitter profile:  @QCBrewFest

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