Several upcoming beer events: tasting, class, festival

08/04/2014 3:43 PM

08/04/2014 3:44 PM

The science of beer

The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh is hosting a beer and science event from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 21.

Discussions will focus on fermentation, flavors and other beer science. Plus, attendees will have the chance to sample a new experimental beer made with yeast isolated from bumble bees, which was developed by the N.C. State Brewery.

Other beer samples will be served by these participating breweries include: Aviator Brewing Co., Big Boss Brewing Co., Carolina Brewing Co., Crank Arm Brewing, Draft Line Brewing Co., Fortnight Brewing Co., Gizmo Brew Works, Lynnwood Grill Brewing Concern, N.C. State Brewery, Raleigh Brewing Co., Sub Noir Brewing Co., Trophy Brewing & Pizza Co. and White Street Brewing Co.

Tickets cost $25 or $20 for museum members. Purchase tickets online at or by calling the museum box office at 919-707-9800.

Learn how to brew beer

If you cannot make the beer tasting event, the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences is offering a class on Sept. 25 for those who want to learn how to brew their own beer.

The class is 6 p.m. Sept. 25 and costs $10 per person or $7 for museum members. The class will offer an introduction to home brewing, including a live demonstration of the brewing procedure using a simplified one gallon recipe. Students will learn all about ingredients, basic equipment, the steps in making a first batch and some of the science behind the process.

For more info and reserve a spot in the class, go to or call 919-707-9800.

World Beer Festival returns to Durham

All About Beer’s World Beer Festival returns to Durham on Oct. 11 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

New this year: fewer tickets. Apparently, patrons at last year’s event were tired of the crowds and the resulting long lines. So organizers decided to decrease the number of tickets by 35 percent. The general admission ticket price went up from $45 to $55. But the price of VIP tickets dropped $5 to $70.

Attendees will have a chance to sample more than 200 craft and specialty beers. There are two tasting sessions: noon-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now and these events often sell out. For tickets, go to

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