Brew Durham: Spring 2013

Brew Durham is back at it again!  The Durham homebrew festival continues to be a popular event from year to year, and we’re looking forward to attending again this time around.

The event is already full on the brewer’s side, but tickets are available for attendees.  It’s a great event to get out and try other’s homebrew and see what cool concoctions the local brewer’s are coming up with.

We will be there serving up two brews:

  1. The Beer With No Soul.  This is a 9%+ ABV Belgian Tripel with ginger root added to the mash, boil, and fermentor.  It is a colaboration of three gingers – myself, Chris Shields of Mystery Brewing, and Dave Haydysch of Fullsteam.  So, it’s a beer brewed with ginger, by gingers, and for everyone.
  2. Cask Conditioned ESB.  I love bringing cask beers to festivals, if for no other reason than to counter the extreme with the traditional.  This will be a 5.5% ABV English extra special bitter, so we’re hoping it will have the nice bready and toasty maltiness balanced by an assertive, but not overwhelming bitterness and English hop earthiness.  This one is a collaboration with one of the few other Certified Cicerone’s in NC, Matt Pennisi, and we might just be pairing it with some delicious food from Dos Perros, if everything falls into place.

Here’s the low-down on Brew Durham this year:

Where: The Scrap Exchange, 923 Franklin Street, Durham

WhenSaturday, May 4th 
     Session #1: 1-4 pm 
     Session #2: 5-8 pm

TicketsTickets will be going on sale in the weeks prior to the event.  The price has not yet been set

Food is getting a major facelift for BrewDurham 2013.  Local restaurants will be creating great beer/food pairings to give you the chance to try some of our great local eats.  Geer Street GardenDos PerrosLoafMonutsMateos Tapas, and Toast will be providing tastes for everyone who comes out.

I expect that if it’s anything like the past few iterations of Brew Durham, this one will be a blast.  I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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