Celebrate NC Beer Month Getaway #ncbeer ~ Nik Snacks

Bite it and write it. That's what I do.


And we have lift-off. Better yet, the ship has landed. We are finally here. Welcome to NC Beer Month.

Visit Winston-Salem and Lowes Foods are partnering to promote craft beer in Winston-Salem. We know you want to come to town to experience all that Winston-Salem has to offer you craft beer lovers and aficionados, so HERE IS YOUR CHANCE: 
Enter to Win the "Celebrate NC Beer Month Getaway"
Register now for your chance to win a two-night getaway to the birthplace
of NC's craft beer scene, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. You and a guest could enjoy:
If you don't enter, you can't win, so ENTER NOW

In addition to giving away the fun getaway package, Nik Snacks is coming to a Lowes Foods near you! Below is a schedule of events at select Lowes Foods where I will be dishing out the best in craft beer-inspired recipes and perfect pairings. Want a sneak peek? Scroll to the bottom of the page for a beer-inspired recipe I'll be showcasing this month.

Over the past two years, Lowes Foods has rebranded and renovated many of its stores to include SausageWorks, Chicken Kitchen, Pick & Prep stations and Beer Dens. Many Lowes Foods that have a Community Table where food, people and fun meet. Made from reclaimed wood, every table was built to bring community together, and I hope to see you at one of the events below:

Lowes Foods of Apex
Wednesday, April 8 (4 - 6 p.m.)
5400 Apex Peakway
Olive Chapel
Apex, NC 27502

Lowes Foods of Cary
Sunday, April 12 (12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
930 High House Road
Preston Corners Shopping Center
Cary, NC 27513

Lowes Foods of Cary
Saturday, April 18 (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
930 High House Road
Preston Corners Shopping Center
Cary, NC 27513

Lowes Foods of Holly Springs
Sunday, April 19 (12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
112 Bass Lake Road
Holly Springs Crossing Shopping Center
Holly Springs, NC 27540

Lowes Foods of Cary
Wednesday, April 29 (4-6 p.m.)
6430 Tryon Road
Wellington Shopping Center
Cary, NC 27513

Lowes Foods of Cary
Saturday, April 25 (11 a.m. -1 p.m.)
6430 Tryon Road
Wellington Shopping Center
Cary, NC 27513

Don't forget to enter to win a chance for you and a guest to spend two nights in Winston-Salem enjoying our "Celebrate NC Beer Month Getaway!" CLICK HERE to for details and to enter.

Beer Biscuits
Use your favorite beer to make these light, fluffy, flaky biscuits. The beer adds a little flavor and a lot of extra oomph to the leavening of the dough.

Yield 8-10 biscuits


3.5 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1.5 tsp baking soda,
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
12 T butter, cut into small pieces and chilled 
1/2 cup sour cream or buttermilk
2/3 cup beer

1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. In a processor add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Pulse to combine.
3. Add the cold butter, process until well combined. Transfer to a large bowl.
4. Add the buttermilk and beer.
5. Mix with a fork until just combined.
6. Transfer to a well-floured flat surface, pat into a rectangle. Use a rolling pin and gently roll into a large rectangle. Gently roll into about 1 1/2 inch thickness.
7. Use a biscuit cutter and cut out 8-10 biscuits. Place in a baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper
8. (OPTIONAL: Brush biscuits with melted butter, sprinkle salt).
9. Bake at 400 for 10 to 12 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.


Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes said...

Sounds like fun! Totally entering the contest!

The Food Hunter said...

great giveaway!

Brenda@SugarFreeMom said...

What a nice getaway.giveaway and some fabulous sounding biscuits!

Unknown said...

Those biscuits sounds great! And fun getaway, too. :)

Angie - Big Bears Wife said...

I totally just entered! My hubby would love that! ooo and those Beer Biscuits!!! Gotta make those asap!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

What an amazing contest! I totally entered :) Plus those biscuits sound pretty tasty too!