I love how the Triangle’s local beer scene continues to grow. In recent months we have seen some new smaller breweries start operating in Raleigh and Durham. You’ll have a chance to try the beer from one of the newest additions next week when Ponysaurus Brewing Co., Durham’s newest nano-brewery visits downtown Raleigh’s Tasty Beverage on Thursday February 6th from 5:30-7:30. Brewmaster, Keil Jansen, will be on hand with kegs of their Fig Saison, IPA, Biere de Garde, Reserve, and Vidieri Chocolate Stout all on draft. There will also be a limited amount of Ponysaurus bottles available for sale.
I haven’t had a chance to try the offerings from this local brewer yet, but I have heard very good things about them and look forward to stopping by this Thursday night to grab a pint. Hope to see you there!
Check out this great article about Ponysaurus in the Independent Weekly to learn more about the inspiration behind this creative new nano-brewery operating out of a space at The Cookery in Durham.
Ponysaurus Brewing Co.
1101 West Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701
The 9th Annual World Beer Festival will be held in Raleigh April 5th, 2014 in Moore Square. Tickets go on sale to the general public tomorrow, January 28, 2014. Tickets can be purchased online here
Afternoon & Evening Sessions
As in the past, the event is broken up into two separate four-hour sessions. The first session (afternoon session) runs from 12-4pm. The second session (evening session) runes from 6-10pm. Standard admission to a single session is $45 in advance. Admission gets you an event program, tasting glass, and access to sample literally hundreds of different beers from all over the word, including all of local breweries from right here in the Triangle.
There are also special VIP tickets available for $90 that give you access to certain beers not made available to the other event attendees, as well as access to a VIP lounge located in beautiful Cobblestone Hall and a special travelling beer dinner at select food stands throughout the event.
For more information visit:
Image courtesy of Museum of Life and Science
Brew enthusiasts eager to learn more about their favorite beers from around the Triangle will offer a toast to science on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the Museum of Life and Science’s fourth annual Science of Beer. A part of the popular adults-only Museum AfterHours program series, this year’s event features tastings from over 15 local breweries, scientists from the Duke Institute for Brain Scientists and the NCSU Brewing Lab. Guests are invited to participate in hands-on experiments and workshop sessions exploring everything from the science of skunking to the lifecycle of a malt.
“This is the perfect event for such a beer loving area – you not only get to taste so many of your favorite local brews, but also learn why you love them so much! Do you genes play a role in your preference for IPA or is it the way your body reacts to that aroma over others? We’ve seen incredible growth over the past four years in both the number of beer enthusiasts and local breweries eager to attend – we look forward to the biggest Science of Beer yet!” remarked Master Teacher and event coordinator, Adrienne Testa.
About Science of Beer 2013
Taste a variety of beers from over 15 local North Carolina breweries and meet the scientists who make yeast, hops and bubbles their life’s passion.
- Tastings and experiments with local brew experts exploring yeast production, balancing bitterness with salt, role of fermenting vessels and more.
- Chocolate and charcuterie tastings complimenting beer selections provided by Escazu and G2B.
- Meet local scientists and enjoy hands-on beer themed workshops on the role of genetics in determining beer preferences and the impact of Carbon Dioxide and Nitrogen on beer head.
- Enjoy local food trucks including Pie Pushers, Parlour and Only Burger.
- Over 15 local North Carolina breweries including:
||Bull City Burger
|Bull City Homebrew
||Mystery Brewing Company
|Lonerider Brewing Company
||The Duck Rabbit Craft Brewery
|Carolina Brewing Company
|Mother Earth Brewing
||Sub Noir Brewing Company
|White Street Brewing Company
|Natty Greene’s Brewing Company
||Gizmo Brew Works
|Triangle Brewing Company
Photo courtesy of Museum of Life and Science
Details & Ticket Info
Science of Beer: Tastings, Interactive Workshops and Hands-On Experiments
Location: Museum of Life and Science – 433 Murray Avenue, Durham, NC
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Tickets available for purchase online: $15 Museum Members; $18 General Public
Shop Local Raleigh presents their second annual Brewgaloo local beer festival on Saturday April 27th (3-9pm) in downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza. Brewgaloo 2013 will feature 25 craft breweries from North Carolina including several favorites from right here in the Triangle. There will also be 14 local food trucks on hand to feed the hungry crowd and live music provided on two stage from 8 different local bands.
General admission is free and includes a pint glass (special unbreakable acrylic souvenir glasses will be available while supplies last). Beer is sold by the pint or by the taste. 1 token= 1 pint; 1 token= a taster card with 5 samples available.
This event supports Shop Local Raleigh and its mission to sustain programs that strengthen our local businesses.
Brewgaloo 2013 Saturday, April 27- rain or shine
Raleigh City Plaza (Map)
3:00 – 9:00PM