Cheerwine creates ‘Carolinas ‘Cue Tour’

Few things in the Carolinas go together like a plateful of smoked pork and an ice-cold Cheerwine.

This summer, the iconic Salisbury-based brand has created a road trip for Cheerwine and barbecue enthusiasts that includes more than a dozen stops in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Restaurants along the 870-mile Carolinas ‘Cue Tour will be offering unique Cheerwine-themed dishes and drinks such as Cheerwine-infused burnt ends, cocktails and slushies. See below for a list of restaurants and some of the items that will be offered.

In addition, from now through the end of July, Cheerwine will be giving away weekly prizes, including barbecue from participating restaurants, Cheerwine products and items from other popular brands such as Blackstone Products, Bojangles and QuikTrip. For information on the contest, including how to enter, click here.

“Cheerwine and barbecue together are known as the ‘Southern handshake,’” said Joy Ritchie Harper, vice-president of marketing for Cheerwine and fifth-generation founding family member. “In addition to being a refreshing sidekick to a plate of pulled pork, Cheerwine’s sweet cherry notes make it a perfect ingredient. Amateur cooks to seasoned pit masters have incorporated Cheerwine into their smoked meats, barbecue sauces, sides and drinks for generations.”

Participating restaurants on the Cheerwine Carolinas ‘Cue Tour include:

— Midwood Smokehouse in Charlotte

— Jon G’s Barbecue in Peachland, North Carolina (Cheerwine-infused burnt ends)

— The Redneck BBQ Lab in Benson, North Carolina

— Skylight Inn BBQ in Ayden, North Carolina

— Sam Jones BBQ in Raleigh, North Carolina

— Hursey’s Bar-B-Q in Burlington, North Carolina

— Stamey’s Barbecue in Greensboro, North Carolina (Cheerwine float)

— Camel City BBQ Factory in Winston Salem, North Carolina

— Buxton Hall Barbecue in Asheville, North Carolina (Bourbon and Cheerwine slushie)

— Home Team BBQ in Columbia, South Carolina

— Melvin’s BBQ in Charleston, South Carolina (Cheerwine float)

— Poogan’s Smokehouse in Charleston, South Carolina

— Swig & Swine in Charleston, South Carolina (Swine Wine cocktail with Cheerwine, strawberry moonshine and sparkling wine)

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