Durham's biggest, baddest homebrew festival is this Saturday. The latest edition of BrewDurham features 30 brewers and about 70 beers, several of which are paired with food from some of the city's best restaurants.
Why should you go?
To taste just how deep the brewing talent is in this town.
To experience a beer festival without suffering through the massive, sweaty, drunken throngs that threaten to swallow some of the bigger festivals. BrewDurham is held on a repurposed train platform at Golden Belt, which provides a decent amount of breathing room for brewers and tasters.
Those food pairings. We're talking Mateo, Toast, Dos Perros, and other local heavy hitters. Check out the list here.
To support The Scrap Exchange, a fantastic reuse center that's been a part of Durham for two decades.
BrewDurham 3 was our first ever public pouring, and we really enjoyed it---so much so that we're bringing five beers to share this time. If you join us Saturday, you'll get to try the robust porter we brewed with our friend Andrew and split across four yeast strains (we're bringing all four), as well as a cask-conditioned IPA brewed with Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin, Columbus, and Simcoe hops. And yes, Lara made gorgeous labels. Look for us under this banner:
Head here to buy tickets. BrewDurham features two tasting sessions: 1-3 pm and 4-8 pm. A session will run you $35, and a designated driver can attend for $15. I hope you join us. It's gonna be damn fun.