BREWERY THROWDOWN

Local Breweries Race to Take Home the Gold!

The Mill Chill adds an exciting fun twist to our race called the “Brewery Throwdown”.  We have 23 local craft breweries that have accepted the challenge of finding out which brewery is the fastest on foot.  To do this they are recruiting friends, customers, and employees to run on their team in the Mill Chill 4-Mile race.  

 

When you register to run you have the option to pick a team, or simply let us put you on a team.  Your performance on race day just might be what it takes to earn the championship trophy for a local brewery!  The top five men and top five women on each brewery team will earn points.  The team with the lowest point total wins the trophy and bragging rights for a year!  Have questions?  Check out the FAQs below.

2021 CHAMPION: Ponysaurus   -   RUNNER UP: Bond Brothers    -    THIRD: Bearded Bee

2019 CHAMPION: Ponysaurus   -   RUNNER UP: Bond Brothers    -    THIRD: HopFly

2018 CHAMPION: Ponysaurus   -   RUNNER UP: Trophy Brewing    -    THIRD: Bond Brothers

2017 CHAMPION: Bond Brothers   -   RUNNER UP: Koi Pond    -    THIRD: Big Boss

2016 CHAMPION: Trophy Brewing   -   RUNNER UP: Koi Pond    -    THIRD: Tarboro Brewing

Ponysaurus Brewing

Ponysaurus

Durham, NC

1st '21, 1st '19, 1st '18, 12th '17

Hopfly Brewing

Hopfly Brewing

Rocky Mt. & Charlotte, NC

5th '21, 3rd '19, 7th '18, 13th '17

Pitt Street Brewing

Pitt Street Brewing Co

Greenville & Washington, NC

9th - 2021, 8th - 2019, 14th - 2017

Koi Pond Brewing Co

Koi Pond Brewing Co.

Rocky Mount, NC

11th '21, 9th '19, 4th '18, 2nd '17, 2nd '16

Trophy Brewing Co.

Trophy Brewing

Raleigh, NC

15th '21, 13th '19, 2nd '18, 5th '17; 1st '16

The Glass Jug Beer Lab

Glass Jug Beer Lab

Durham, NC

19th - 2021

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Craftboro Brewing Depot

Carboro,NC

2022 New Debut!

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Bond Brothers Beer Co.

Cary, NC

2nd '21, 2nd '19, 3rd '18, 1st '17

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Bombshell Beer Company

Holly Springs, NC

6th - 2021, 4th - 2016

Pitt Street Brewing

Pitt Street Brewing Co

Greenville & Washington, NC

9th - 2021, 8th - 2019, 14th - 2017

Tarboro Brewing

Tarboro Brewing

Tarboro & Rocky Mt., NC

12th '21, 11th '19, 8th '18, 8th '17; 3rd '16

Double Barley Brewing

Double Barley Brewing

Smithfield, NC

16th '21, 19th '19, 9th '18, 10th '17

Boondocks Brewing

Boondocks Brewing

West Jefferson, NC

20th '21, 24th '19, 23rd '18, 6th '17

Bearded Bee Brewing Co

Bearded Bee Brewing Co.

Wendell, NC

3rd - 2021

Oak City Brewing Co

Oak City Brewing

Knightdale, NC

7th - 2021, 5th - 2019

Pitt Street Brewing

Pitt Street Brewing Co

Greenville & Washington, NC

9th - 2021, 8th - 2019, 14th - 2017

Lonerider Brewing

Lonerider Brewing Co.

Raleigh & Wake Forest, NC

13th '21, 18th '19, 12th '18, 18th '17

Spaceway Brewing

Spaceway Brewing

Rocky Mount, NC

17th - 2021, 22nd - 2019, 19th - 2018

Booneshine Brewing Co

Booneshine Brewing Co.

Boone, NC

21st - 2021

Big Boss Brewing Co

Big Boss Brewing Company

Raleigh, NC

4th '21, 6th '19, 5th '18, 3rd '17

Uptown Brewing Company

Uptown Brewing Company

Greenville, NC

8th, 2021, 7th - 2019, 15th - 2018

White Street Brewing Co

White Street Brewing Co

Wake Forest, NC

10th '21, 10th '19, 21st '18, 16th- '17

Deep RiverBrewing Co.

Deep River Brewing

Clayton NC

14th - 2021, 12th - 2019

Tobacco Wood Brewing

Tobacco Wood Brewing

Oxford & Durham, NC

18th - 2021, 17th - 2019

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Casita

Wilson, NC

2022 New Debut!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: DOES IT COST MORE TO BE ON A TEAM?  
A: No.  Your normal race entry includes your assignment to a team.

Q: CAN I STILL GET AN INDIVIDUAL AWARD?
A: Yes.  The team competition does not impact overall or age group awards.  It is just some added fun for race day!

 

Q: HOW CAN PEOPLE TELL WHICH TEAM I AM ON?
A: Your race number will be a special color on race day (See the colors above).  We encourage some light hearted smack talk among the teams, but of course remind you all this is a family friendly event raising money for Multiple Sclerosis.  Have fun, but be kind!

Q:  CAN MY KIDS BE ON A TEAM?

A:  Yes!  Anyone in the 4-mile race can be on a team.  We are a family friendly event and being on a team does not involve consuming alcohol.  Our participating breweries are kid friendly and visited by families every day.  We see no reason why kids shouldn't be able to join in the fun of a team.  We of course always encourage parents to be responsible with all decisions involving alcohol.

Q: HOW ARE THE POINTS HANDLED?
A: The top five men and top five women for each brewery team will earn points.  To determine the score we will take the overall finishing place in the race of each runner and total up the first five men and the first five women. For example:

  • 5th place male earns 5 points for his team .

  • 3rd place female earns 3 points for her team.

  • 70th place male earns 70 points for his team. . . Etc.

After we have 5 male and 5 female finishers the points are no longer added to the team totals.  The lowest point total wins.  

Q: THAT SOUNDS CONFUSING.  WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
A: Nothing!  Just run and have fun.  We will calculate the scores and announce the winner in the result.

Q: DO THE RUNNERS GET SOMETHING IF THEIR TEAM WINS?
A: Yes.  Bragging rights.  There is no additional award for being on a winning team.  You will have a chance to yell, cheer, high five, and hug each other when we announce the winning team however.

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