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Foggy Ridge Cider & Fullsteam Dinner at Standard Foods ~ April 18


Standard Foods ~ Raleigh, NC

If you are looking for a fun night out to celebrate NC Beer Month there is a very special cider & beer collaboration dinner taking place at Standard Foods in Raleigh next Monday, April 18th at 6:30pm. Diane Flynt of Foggy Ridge Cider and Fullsteam Brewery’s Sean Wilson have collaborated with Chef Scott Crawford on unique food and beverage pairings for this event.

Guests will begin in the backyard farm with a cocktail featuring cider, beer and Crude Bitters, then be seated for a 4-course springtime dinner featuring alternate pairings of Foggy Ridge Cider and beers from Fullsteam Brewery. Flynt and Wilson will be on-hand to discuss their award-winning beverages, and their collaborative and long-time friendship. I recently visited Standard Foods for the first time and expect the food will be amazing for this dinner. You can view the menu below and purchase tickets for the event here.



Fermented Pepper, Peanuts, Cilantro
Paired with Foggy Ridge Stayman Winesap


Wild Rhubarb Butter, Crispy Grains
Paired with Fullsteam Heritage Grain Farmhouse Ale


Boulted Rye Porridge, Soft Egg, Pine Jus
Paired with Fullsteam Catalyst 


Sorghum Caramel, Cinnamon-Toffee Ice Cream
Paired with Foggy Ridge Pippen Black

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Washington Duke Inn Fullsteam Beer Dinner – August 12th


The Terrace on the Green
Photo courtesy Washington Duke Inn

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, the premier AAA Four Diamond luxury inn and golf club located on the campus of Duke University in Durham is hosting a  Fullsteam Beer Dinner on the beautiful Terrace on the Green Wednesday, August 12th.

Part of their ongoing  summer dinner series, this event will be hosted by the Fairview Dining Room, a Four-Star rated restaurant, and held at Terrace on the Green, the Inn’s spacious, outdoor patio seating area. To make reservations, please visit the event website, or call the Fairview Dining Room at 919.493.6699.

Fullsteam Beer Dinner Details:
Celebrate Durham-based Fullsteam Brewery’s fifth brewing anniversary with a special multi-course menu paired with Fullsteam’s Southern-style craft beer. Executive Chef Jason Cunningham and Chef de Cuisine teamed up with Fullsteam Founder and Brewmaster Sean Lilly Wilson for this festive fete. The menu will combine Fullsteam’s emphasis on local terroir and celebration of seasonality with the Fairview Dining Room’s seasonally-inspired cuisine and prominence of locally-sourced ingredients to create a true southern celebration.

Cost: $54 per person and $44 for Executive Club members. Seating is limited.
Register: https://www.eventville.com/catalog/eventregistration1.asp?eventid=1011500


The Terrace on the Green
Photo courtesy Washington Duke Inn

About The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is located on the campus of Duke University, only twenty minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport and ten minutes from Research Triangle Park. The Washington Duke Inn is the only AAA Four Diamond hotel in Durham, North Carolina. Nestled on 300 acres filled with tall pines and hardwoods, the Inn is known for its beautiful facility and grounds, 271 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, marvelous cuisine in the Fairview Dining Room — winner of the AAA Four Diamond Award, 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award and Wine Spectator Award of Excellence — the Bull Durham Bar, the Robert Trent Jones-designed 18-hole championship Duke University golf course, and its convenience to local points of interest.

It is set apart from other area hotels and conference centers by unparalleled service, a gracious staff, luxurious interiors and attention to detail. The Inn is owned by Duke University and is managed by WDI Hospitality, LLC of Durham, North Carolina. For more information or reservations call 919.490.0999 or 800.443.3853, or by visiting washingtondukeinn.com, and on Facebook at facebook.com/WashingtonDukeInn and on Twitter at twitter.com/washingtonduke.

To learn more information about The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, including its upcoming events, please visit http://www.washingtondukeinn.com/.

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Weekend Picks: March 20-22nd


New Section of Neuse River Greenway

This weekend looks to be a little cooler than this past Monday and Tuesday, but there are still plenty of ways to get out and enjoy the day. Here are a few quick picks of things to check out the weekend. Happy exploring!

Thursday March 19th

Pharmacy Bottle + Beverage Grand Opening
Downtown Cary has a new craft beer bottle shop! Pharmacy Bottle + Beverage opens Thursday March 19th at noon. It is located downtown Cary at 120 E. Chatham Street next to the Cary Theater.  It features a unique tap room (cool white design and sleek layout) with a retail selection with wine & beer. https://www.facebook.com/pharmbottlebev/

Friday March 20th

Free Coffee Cupping at Counter Culture Coffee
Counter Culture Coffee will be holding their weekly FREE coffee cuppingat the training facility in Durham this Friday at 10am. The cuppings provide a great opportunity to learn more about the different flavors and profiles expressed by different coffee. The tasting is followed by a tour of the roasting facility. I’ve attended a cupping in the past and really enjoyed it. Here is my recap of the experience.

Full Steam Brewery “Fellowship of the IPA”
Starting Friday and lasting and all weekend long Fullsteam will host the “Fellowship of the IPA”, a celebration of rare and creative India Pale Ales. All brewed right here in North Carolina. They’ve been gathering 25 or so kegs and the pours will start at 2 pm on Friday and continue throughout the weekend. You can learn more about the event and see the full lineup of beers here.

Saturday March 21st

Sola PopUp Market
They were rained out last weekend so the PopUp Market was rescheduled for this Saturday 9am-1pm. Enjoy great coffee and local artisans selling their handcrafted wares. Symbology, Oak City Collective, Tierra Sol Studio, Bird & Beau, Lo & Behold, Badkatbeadworks, Hum Right Along, Johnna Elstob, Ella B, Grace Reclaimed, Relay Foods, Jess Sandford Ceramics, Urban Guerrilla 63, Gypsy Jule. https://www.facebook.com/events/940566305974380/

Ella’s Race
Are you looking for a 5K , 10K or 1 mile fun run this month and want to support a great cause in the process? Well lace up your running shoes for Ella’s Race on Saturday March 21, 2015 hosted by Chick-fil-A Capital Crossing and Falls Village in North Raleigh. The race will benefit The Cure Starts Now and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to help pediatric research, aid, and support efforts for children with brain cancer & tumors.

Pittsboro Food Truck Rodeo
Historic downtown Pittsboro will be hosting several food trucks this Saturday 5-8pm at the Pittsboro Roadhouse. http://pittsbororoadhouse.com/pittsboro-food-truck-rodeos/

Sunday March 22nd

Explore the Neuse Greenway
A new section of the Neuse River Greenway was recently opened near Horseshoe Farm Park connecting the upper Neuse Greenway into one long uninterrupted stretch. It is now possible to travel from Falls Dam in North Raleigh to Clayton on 27.5 miles uninterrupted trail. You’ll encounter the newest section aroun mile 7 (pictured at the top of this post). Exploring the greenway is always a great way to spend a weekend afternoon. http://neuserivertrail.com/


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Weekend Picks: March 6-8th

Brushstroke Studio & Gallery

Brushstroke Studio & Gallery ~ 520 N. West Street, Raleigh

With spring just around the corner the weekend calendar is beginning to fill up with events around the Triangle. Here are a few things I think are worth checking out this weekend. Happy exploring!

Friday March 6th

First Friday Art in Downtown Raleigh
First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome thousands of art-seeking enthusiasts downtown. I suggest checking out Artspace, and CAM Raleigh. I also recommend stopping by Brushstroke Studio which will feature photos by Felicia Perry. The American Meltdown Food Truck will be parked at the studio and free beer from Raleigh Brewing will be available. 6-9pm.

Live Music at Sola Coffee
World class guitar duo Bo Lankenau and Russ Corvey return to Sola Friday night 7:30-9:30pm! No Cover.

Saturday March 7th

The Cookery Public House
Sympathy for the Deli will have a special barbecue buffet in the Front Room, along with snacks on the truck. Parlour ice cream truck be serving ice cream! The Duke vs. UNC basketball game on the 15 foot HD big screen, great beer, wine and cocktails. 6-11pm

Nog Run Club Run Green 8K and Kilt Run
7th annual running of the St. Paddy’s Run Green 8K with attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Kilt Run with a short 200 meter run prior to the 8K! 2pm downtwown Raleigh.

Patchwork Mini Market at Fullsteam Brewery
New monthly market with makers and vintage vendors. The market will be held the first Saturday of the each month from 12-4 PM at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham.

Sunday March 8th

Durham Food Truck Rodeo
50+ Trucks at Durham Central Park 12-4pm. Live music by PitchBlak Brass Band

Big Boss Run Club
All runners welcome. Meet at the brewery 1pm for group run with 3 & 5 mile options. Afterward enjoy a pint at the brewery and food truck Taco Grande.

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Drink Local: Fullsteam’s Cackalacky Ginger Pale Ale


Fullsteam’s Cack-A-Lacky

One of my goals for 2015 is to try more local beers. I have long been a fan of Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, but never got around to trying their Cack-A-Lacky Ginger Pale Ale until just recently. I wish I had tried it sooner. This is Fullsteam’s first ever canned beer and as the can says, this beer is in fact “Hoppy” and “Zippy” with a flavor that is crisp and clean. I was afraid the ginger would be overpowering but found I really enjoyed the hoppy pale ale notes balanced by the subtle ginger finish. I will definitely be adding this beer into my regular rotation. I picked it up at The Hop Yard bottle shop in North Raleigh, but you can find it and just about any shop throughout the Triangle and of course can sample it at the Cackalacky Tasting & Tap Room in Pittsboro. What are you drinking these days?


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