Wes Platt of the Herald-Sun gets credit for that headline. It's from his weekend story on the World Beer Festival at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. A total of 8,000 people - clutching their 2 oz. tasting cups - had an opportunity to sample 300 beers at the afternoon and evening sessions on Saturday.
CNN Travel posted an article on fall beer festivals a couple of weeks ago. Durham made their list of seven U.S. events worthy of Octoberfest in Munich; the others: St. Petersburg, Louisville, Denver, Austin, Pottsville (the PA home of Yuengling) and New Orleans.