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Beam, James Beam

If your name is Jim (or James) Beam, you’re invited to Clermont, Ky., on Sept. 18 for the 150th anniversary of the Jim Beam distillery. If that’s you, send an email to to reserve a spot.

Beer, Boone beer

Headed to the mountains for the weekend? The seventh annual High Country Beer Fest is 3-7 p.m. Saturday at High Country Fair Grounds, 748 Roby Greene Road. Tickets are $40 at the gate, or $10 for a designated-driver ticket. It raises money for the Appalachian State University fermentation sciences program, and features craft food, music, seminars and 49 breweries, including 28 from North Carolina. Details: