NC Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting 2018

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  1. Lyke2Drink

    Lyke2Drink Initiate (113) Nov 2, 2009 North Carolina

    Tickets for the NC Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting go on sale Nov. 18 at 9 a.m.

    The event will be at the Historic Durham Athletic Park on Jan. 27. The tentative list of breweries can be found here:
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  2. lateralusbeer

    lateralusbeer Aspirant (233) Feb 7, 2010 North Carolina

    ALWAYS worth it. One of the best days of the year in NC beer.
  3. cmmatt

    cmmatt Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2011 North Carolina

    ... provided they fix all the missteps from last year
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  4. Lyke2Drink

    Lyke2Drink Initiate (113) Nov 2, 2009 North Carolina

    VIP Imperial Tickets are sold out and a limited number of General Admission tickets remain for Jan. 27th event. Here is a link to the preliminary beer list for this year's event in Durham:
  5. Macsimus

    Macsimus Initiate (185) Feb 19, 2014 North Carolina

    Are all the beers listed in your link available to drink with a General admission ticket?

    I would assume there are more beers that are not on the list that are VIP only - right?

  6. treznor

    treznor Zealot (572) Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina

    If they do it like past Pints for Prostates events that I've been to, the beers listed are the ones that are available. All beers will be available at the start of the VIP session. Some beer will likely run out during the VIP session and some other will run out early in the GA session. But it usually is only 1 or 2 beers. I've done multiple years of Rare Beer in Denver and a couple years of Asheville Funk back when it was a Pints for Prostates event and that's how they all were. Don't think I've ever seen more than a couple beers run out during VIP.
  7. plutoniumpete

    plutoniumpete Initiate (193) Oct 21, 2008 New Jersey

    curious as to what they were? just moved here and contemplating spending the money for this.
  8. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Poo-Bah (9,389) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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  9. c64person

    c64person Disciple (366) Mar 20, 2010 Michigan

    I don't plan on going, but there are definitely a couple hidden gems being poured on the list.
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  10. Macsimus

    Macsimus Initiate (185) Feb 19, 2014 North Carolina

    Yes and shhhhhhhhhhhhh
  11. cmmatt

    cmmatt Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2011 North Carolina

    That was me who posted that last year ... I'm giving this event one last shot. Was great to see they listened and hopefully everything will be set to how it was/what they're saying.

    However, in the last day, I have noticed several beers being taken off the website list from what they have been advertising/announcing and I sincerely hope that's not the case. LyketoDrink, can you speak to this?
  12. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Poo-Bah (9,389) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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    Just trying to help @plutoniumpete and others remember what some of the issues were.

    @LyketoDrink Any idea if this is the case of breweries that had not fully committed being removed? Changes due to ABC/label approval not occurring in time? Breweries changing their mind about what they are bringing? Etc?
  13. cmmatt

    cmmatt Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2011 North Carolina

    All breweries still there (which is a plus from last year's shenanigans), but they have been announcing beers on social media throughout the month, which I'm sure has helped sales for those on the fence by seeing what is coming. But on the actual website with the beer list, some of those have mysteriously disappeared.

    For instance, Funky Buddha was announced to bring Maple Bacon and Last Buffalo on social posts, but website now lists just Last Buffalo. And they literally just announced Haw River's beers like two days ago, and now one is missing (so can't use label approval excuse there, esp. bc I literally had said beer at another local festival recently).

    I hope just maybe the website got messed up. I've counted at least six beers that previously were announced that were not coming. Festival said breweries could change, but nothing about the beers. If you're unsure, probably good not to just post anything.

    We'll see how this pans out ...
  14. abb610

    abb610 Aspirant (253) Oct 14, 2010 North Carolina

    I intercepted the Medianoche and took it to the face so don't be surprised when it gets taken off later.
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  15. KRubes

    KRubes Zealot (525) Sep 7, 2014 North Carolina
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    Correcting the handle so he can see it. @Lyke2Drink ^^^
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  16. Tarheel4985

    Tarheel4985 Initiate (101) Sep 14, 2010 Colorado

    I believe there were some issues with beers not showing up on the website, even after they had been added. But in our case (WeldWerks), we are still sending all four beers even though only three were listed on the website (and I believe ours have since been fixed on the website).

    Anyway, we're looking forward to our first time pouring at the event, and the first time sending our beers to North Carolina. It's been 10 years since I moved to Colorado from North Carolina, and it's always fun heading back to the Old North State to visit. This will be an especially fun trip for me since I still have a lot of friends from high school and college in the Triangle area that have never tried our beers.

    We're also working with Harris for a very limited drop of 4-packs and kegs, most likely hitting distro the week leading up to the event. So keep an eye out for some fun WeldWerks 4-packs and draft releases hitting Durham pretty soon. And if you're headed to the festival, be sure to stop by and say hi, as my wife and I will be pouring at the WeldWerks booth..
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  17. Macsimus

    Macsimus Initiate (185) Feb 19, 2014 North Carolina

    @Tarheel4985 - looking forward to seeing you and trying your beers at the event. Can you share what spots will be getting some of your beers in Durham in the week leading up to the event?

    I was introduced to your beer when visiting a friend in Boulder last February - great stuff!!!

  18. cmmatt

    cmmatt Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2011 North Carolina

    @Tarheel4985 thanks for clearing it up. Hopefully that's the case ... and let me tell you, I will be the first at y'alls booth. Thanks for bringing the heat, can't wait to try!
  19. Tarheel4985

    Tarheel4985 Initiate (101) Sep 14, 2010 Colorado

    I’m not sure which spots will end up with our beers yet, but as soon as I find out I’ll be sure to share that info here.
  20. Macsimus

    Macsimus Initiate (185) Feb 19, 2014 North Carolina

    @Tarheel4985 - appreciate the update. In regards to the event will you guys have enough of all four beers to have them pouring at 3PM when the General session starts - think the VIP starts at 2PM - so only need to make it through one hour. Thx again!
  21. cmmatt

    cmmatt Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2011 North Carolina

    anyone interested in doing a bottle share the night before? Beer Study had one last year but as just informed they're not doing it this year. Would just need a space, but can probably figure logistics - or if anyone has any ideas of where to do it, lmk
  22. Tarheel4985

    Tarheel4985 Initiate (101) Sep 14, 2010 Colorado

    We are sending a full sixtel of each beer (4 total), so we will definitely have beer available for the start of GA.
  23. c2mcclel

    c2mcclel Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012 North Carolina

    I really enjoyed the event during the past two years, but miss out on a few beers I hope to try because I didn't get the VIP pass. I just can't justify the price tag, but if you haven't been to one before, it's well worth it.
  24. KRubes

    KRubes Zealot (525) Sep 7, 2014 North Carolina
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    The Glass Jug posted an event for the 26th.
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  25. Lyke2Drink

    Lyke2Drink Initiate (113) Nov 2, 2009 North Carolina

    Here is the current provisional list based on the most recent information from the folks at Tyler's who have been wrangling the beer and ciders for the event. There are a very limited number of tickets remaining for Saturday's NC Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting.

    1323 R&D

    Citra Mosaic IPA, The Remix DIPA

    Alesmith Brewing Company

    Bourbon Barrel Aged Vietnamese Coffee Speedway Stout

    Allagash Brewing Company


    Alpine Beer Company

    Double Dry-Hopped Duet

    Anderson Valley Brewing Company

    Sour bbl Aged Cherry-Infused Brown Ale

    Appalachian Mountain Brewery

    Drop It Like It’s Hop IPA, Save the Drama Imperial White Stout

    Ardent Craft Ales

    Winter American Sour Blend, Bourbon Barrel Aged Power – A Barrel aged dark strong ale – Collab with De Struise Brouwers.

    Artifex Brewing Company

    Mo’ Oats Mo’ Problems, Cone Slap, Trigger Finger IPA

    Ballast Point

    Brandy BBL Aged Navigator, Bourbon BBL Aged Piper Down

    Bear Republic Brewing Company

    Booster Rocket, Sangiovese Kolsch

    Bell's Brewery

    Raspberry Ale, Whiskey Barrel Aged Cherry Stout

    Bond Brothers Beer Company

    Imperial Stout with some sort of pastry style addition, Sour beer preview for the coming year

    Boulevard Brewing Company

    Cabernet Cask Imperial Stout

    Brewery Ommegang

    Candi Stout

    Captain Lawrence Brewing Company

    Powder Dreams, Cuvee de Castleton

    Cigar City Brewing

    Margarita Gose

    Coronado Brewing Company

    2016 BA Stupid Stout, North Island New England Style IPA

    Crank Arm Brewing Company

    Brett Saison Blood Orange, Brett Saison 2X Cherry, Darker Ways

    Cushwa Brewing Company

    Rambo, Dank Pursuit

    D9 Brewing Company

    Counter Culture Wild Sour Ale

    Dechutes Brewing

    2015 Dissident

    Deep River Brewing Company

    Collaboration Without Representation

    DESTIHL Brewery

    Anitquity Rye Wine, Metallurgy Grape

    Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales

    Puddin’ Wine

    Durty Bull Brewing Company

    Room For More, Bourbon Barrel-Aged The Law

    Ecliptic Brewing

    Blood of Jupiter, Barrel-Aged Carina Peach Sour Ale with Brett

    Foothills Brewing

    Craft Happiness Aware IPA: Cashmere and Mosaic Hops , 2016 Dead and Berried: Blackberry Barrel Aged Imperial Stout aged in W.L. Weller Barrels

    Firestone Walker

    Helldorado, Sour Opal

    Fullsteam Brewery

    Farmhouse Ale brewed with NC Wheat and aged in barrels with a house mixed culture , Black Saison brewed with NC Barley & Sorghum and conditioned with Mangos

    Funky Budha Brewery

    Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, Last Buffalo in the Park

    Green Flash Brewing Company

    Cellar 3 Blanc Tart Barrique

    Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

    Tropication, 2017 Ruse

    Haw River Farmhouse Ales

    2017 Bodhi Loves Chachi , "Ferrero Rocher" Imperial Stout

    Headlands Brewing Company

    Double Bowknot Imperial Stout

    Hi-Wire Brewing

    Tart Cherry Brett Saison

    Highland Brewing Company

    Orange Chocolate Stout from Pilot Room

    Holy City Brewing

    Peach Pit, 2017 New Year's Resolution Dopplebock

    Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

    2015 / 2016 / 2017 Noel de Calabaza Vertical

    Lagunitas Brewing Company

    High West-ified Cafe Con Leche, WTFarmhouse

    Mikkeller San Diego

    Bourbon Barrel Aged Beer Geek Cocoa Shake, Creme Supreme (Horus Ales Collab), Murker Inc NE Style IPL w/Galaxy Hops, Supah Sik Spells IPA, Floccy Balboa West Coast Style Triple IPA

    New Belgium

    Black Berry Oskar, Single Foeder Felix #61

    New Holland Brewing

    2015 Blue Sunday Barrel Aged Sour, 2016 Incorrigible White Sour, 2016 Incorrigible Reserve White Sour with Berries

    O'Connor Brewing Company

    Berliner-NICE, SnaX

    Olde Hickory

    Smoked Porter, IPA brewed with Sour sop and Tangerines

    Oskar Blues Brewery

    Interstate Smash Express

    Ponysaurus Brewing

    Reserve Ale 2016, Oyster Saison

    Port City Brewing

    Rye Barrel Aged Colossal Six, Integral IPA

    Quest Brewing Company

    Belgian Triple, Flemish Cassis Sour

    Resident Culture Brewing & Blending


    Salud Cerveceria

    Safety Nap, Tropical Ponche, Füd’r Salud, El Colmado: Chinola, The Ocho (Red Wine)

    Saranac Brewery

    Parhelia, Darker Reward, Late Wizard

    Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

    Boubon Barrel-Aged Spiced Quad, 2010 Bigfoot

    Southern Pines Brewing Company

    BBA Breakfast German Chocolate Cake Stout

    Southern Tier Brewing Company

    2015 Mokah, Barrel Works Series: Sapsquatch , Belgian Sleeper

    Stone Brewing

    Fyodor - 2016 Imperial Russian Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels

    Terrapin Beer Company

    Abbey Noir

    Trophy Brewing Company

    Trophy Golden Sour, Brett Farmhouse, Lord Stanley, El Hombre

    Victory Brewing Company

    Braumeister Pilsner Rotation, Tart Ten

    Weldwerks Brewing

    Single Barrel S'mores Medianoche, Cherry Truffle Medianoche, Citra DDH Juicy Bits, Coffee Maple Achromatic

    Wicked Weed Brewing

    Red Atrial, Dark Arts Expresso, Serenity Gold Cap, Nectarphilia

    Wilmington Brewing Company

    Lemur Party Milkshake Double IPA brewed with mangoes, Face Bidet Imperial New England Style IPA with Soursop and Tangerine

    Upland Brewing Company

    Teddy Bear Kisses Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels, Luminary Wild Ale

    JK's Scrumpy


    Angry Orchard

    Edu, Newtown Pippen

    Honeygirl Meadery

    Apple Cyser, Wildwood Mead

    Stem Ciders


    GoodRoad Ciderworks

    Cranberry Crossroads Cider, Avogardro's Trail Mead
  26. treznor

    treznor Zealot (572) Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina

    A good list. I'd be shocked if Red Atrial (even given the ABI hate) and half the WeldWerks stuff makes it past VIP unless they specifically hold some back.
  27. Lyke2Drink

    Lyke2Drink Initiate (113) Nov 2, 2009 North Carolina

    Just a reminder that Pints for Prostates and our friends at the Prostate Conditions Education Council will be offering a free men's health screening event on Saturday from Noon to 3 p.m. outside of the gates of the NC Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting. This quick blood test is free and open to the public. It is a $700 value and screens for PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen), glucose, cholesterol and testosterone. Please consider having a friend hold your space in line for five minutes, roll up your sleeve and take charge of your health.
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  28. KRubes

    KRubes Zealot (525) Sep 7, 2014 North Carolina
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  29. Kingfred

    Kingfred Initiate (44) Jan 6, 2016 North Carolina

    So, how was the event? I'm surprised to see no feedback.
  30. CavemanRamblin

    CavemanRamblin Crusader (740) Jun 19, 2014 North Carolina

    Any Weldwerks stuff still on tap anywhere?
  31. JohnnyK

    JohnnyK Disciple (305) May 24, 2006 North Carolina

    This was my first time at the event but I thought it was pretty excellent overall. Weldwerks was awesome! I would have actually appreciated a little less bourbon barrel aged and sour options but that is just being nitpicky. Only event I have been too that came close had been Brewvival (R.I.P.)
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  32. JohnnyK

    JohnnyK Disciple (305) May 24, 2006 North Carolina

    Almost forgot, favorites included :

    Vietnamese Speedway (Alesmith)
    Rambo (Cushwa)
    Last Buffalo in the Park (Funky Buddha)
    High West-ified Cafe Con Leche (Lagunitas)
    Everything from Weldwerks
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  33. Lyke2Drink

    Lyke2Drink Initiate (113) Nov 2, 2009 North Carolina

    You must have been shocked, right?
  34. Andy311x

    Andy311x Initiate (47) Apr 28, 2008 North Carolina

    I just had the last pour at Sam's Quik Shop of the Blueberry Pie Berliner, but they still had Mexican Achromatic
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  35. wedge

    wedge Poo-Bah (3,460) Jan 13, 2004 North Carolina

    Looks like Beer Study Durham still has Blueberry Pie and Coffee Maple Achromatic on. The latter was a bit too much like drinking maple syrup for me, but I thought the Berliner was pretty delicious. Pricey pours though...
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  36. CavemanRamblin

    CavemanRamblin Crusader (740) Jun 19, 2014 North Carolina

    Cool thanks! Sounds like the ipa’s are pretty much kicked everywhere though? That’s mainly what I was after.
  37. cmmatt

    cmmatt Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2011 North Carolina

    Since I was an original poster of suspicion, wanted to do right by the festival as they fixed all the problems from last year. Everyone scheduled to show up did so, plentiful food - basically all that was promised on the event summary/ticket occurred. Fantastic beer as well, of course Weldwerks was the major attraction but there were some other superb ones as well. Nothing ran out by the time GA came in; in fact I believe only a few kicked early (DFH Puddin Wine, Weldwerks Smores Medianoche and WW Red Atrial - though that was just bottles they had).

    NC Rare is definitely back on track, cheers to the organizers for listening and correcting. High recommendation moving forward.
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  38. treznor

    treznor Zealot (572) Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina

    I actually didn't make it unfortunately. Really glad to hear though that Red Atrial made it through VIP. I'm not sure if that says something about general WW apathy or the number of bottles brought or people thought there was better stuff to get, but Red Atrial is probably the beer on the list that I would have been most interested in.

    I haven't been to one of these, but I've been to 4 Denver Rare Beer Tasting and 2 Asheville Funk's when they were PfP events and usually there's maybe 1-2 beers that run out during VIP. That's not a knock, it's incredibly difficult to keep absolutely everything through the whole VIP session. I've really enjoyed every PfP event I've been to.
  39. JohnnyK

    JohnnyK Disciple (305) May 24, 2006 North Carolina

    Red Atrial wasn't made available till 2 hours in which definitely helped. There only seemed to be a VERY small handful of beers being held back for later in the event.
  40. wedge

    wedge Poo-Bah (3,460) Jan 13, 2004 North Carolina

    Yeah, I would imagine so. Luckily I snagged a couple cans of the hoppy stuff because I wasn't about to spend $12 on a draft pour or whatever absurd price they were charging (though the 4-pack was also expensive at damn near $30, but I couldn't resist).
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