Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Brew Durham Homebrew Festival Saturday May 4

April is NC Beer Month.  In truth, it's always beer month in Durham with its three breweries and great community of interested and engaged consumers - many of whom home brew.

Just after Beer Month ends, Durham will host it's fourth annual home brewing festival the first weekend in May.

What: Brew Durham 4 Homebrew Festival featuring 50 home brewed beers from area brewers and a selection of small bites from local restaurants

When: Saturday, May 4
Session 1: 1:00-4:00 pm
Session 2: 5:00-8:00 pm

Where: Cordoba Center for the Arts 923 Franklin St., Durham

Tickets: Purchase in advance at brewdurham4.eventbrite.com
Tasting Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door
Designated Driver Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Proceeds Benefit: The Scrap Exchange

Brew Durham is a beer festival that celebrates the art and craft of making home brewed beer. This event was started in 2011 by local home brewer Keil Jansen as a fundraiser to benefit The Scrap Exchange. Home brewers naturally embody a DIY and creative spirit that is also a hallmark of The Scrap Exchange mission, and the festival easily blossomed into an annual event.

The festival takes place on Belt Line Station, an old train platform that has been converted to a unique outdoor event space at The Cordoba Center for the Arts in Durham. Attendees will be invited to taste 50 types of beer crafted by 25 of the Triangle’s finest home brewers.  As an added bonus, Bull City Burger and Brewery will unveil a special brew created just for this event!

Brew Durham 4 also includes a new tasty treat for ticket holders – food served by local restaurants prepared with local ingredients! Six downtown Durham restaurants have teamed up with The Scrap Exchange and brewers to provide a delicious sampling of small bite appetizers prepared specifically to accompany the home brew during the festival. Participating restaurants include:  Monuts Donuts, Toast, Geer Street Garden, Dos Perros, Mateo Bar de Tapas, and Loaf. As an additional home-grown element to the festival, restaurants will be using pastured-raised pork and organic North Carolina veggies donated for the event by Farmhand Foods, and Eastern Carolina Organics (ECO).

Brew Durham 4 will include two tasting sessions:
Session 1 runs from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Session 2 runs from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

Advance tickets cost $35 per session, and can be purchased online at brewdurham4.eventbrite.com. Want to attend the event with friends or family as a designated driver? Advance tickets for designated drivers (no alcohol) are available for $15. Small-bite appetizers are available during the event for all ticket-holders. (Be sure to buy your tickets in advance!  Tickets at the door will cost $40 for beer tasting tickets, or $20 for designated driver tickets.) Proof of age is required for entry to the event.  For more information on Brew Durham 4, contact Jessica Moore at 919-213-1278.

For more information on events in Durham, visit www.durhameventcalendar.com.

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