Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Triangle Brewing Company's 4th Annual Black Friday Cask Festival

I can't think of a better place to find refuge during the black Friday madness than your local brewery. These are some of the best NC beers that you will ever find, as the brewers pull out all the stops when creating these casks to showcase amongst their peers.

$30 online tickets are available until Thurs Nov 25, with $40 tickets at the door or $20 if you are sporting a NC Brewer's Guild Enthusiast Membership Card. The event kicks off at 3pm and ends at 8pm. Food will be available for purchase from Hillsborough BBQ and Alivia's Durham Bistro.

Here's a preview of some of the casks to be tapped:
  • Craggie's Barley Wine dry hopped
  • Greeman IPA dry hopped with Organic Cascades
  • Asheville Brewing Co's Shiva IPA dry Hopped with Cascades
  • French Broad's Belgian Brown
  • Highland's Cold Mountain
  • Lexington Ave's IPA dry hopped with Liberty
  • Olde Hickory's Black IPA
  • Foothills Total Eclipse Stout
  • Triangle's Imperial Amber dry hopped with Centennials and Cascades
  • Carolina's Oatmeal Porter
  • Boylan Bridge Brewpub Coffee Stout
  • Carolina India Brown Ale dry hopped with cascades
  • Liberty Steakhouse and Brewery Dry hopped with everything but the kitchen sink
  • Roth Brewing Co. Cinnamon Porter
  • Red Oak Brewery Battlefield Bock
  • Miller/Coors Dry Hopped Pale Moon
  • Top of the Hill Ram's Head IPA dry Hopped with Styrian Goldings
  • Front Street Brewery IPA
  • Duck Rabbit Craft Brewery Bourbon Aged Porter

Thursday, November 4, 2010


TROIKA 2010 is finally here! It all starts tonight with a free concert at Durham Central Park, featuring Birds & Arrows and Mosadi Music.

This year features a lot of new venue additions to the festival, a sure sign of Durham's blossoming music scene. For those that haven't yet been to these new spots, @blinkingline has put together a Google Map displaying all of the locations:

View Troika 2010 Venues in a larger map

While we're on a technological note, as you are concert hopping your way around the Bull City over the next three days, @davidbradway's Google Calendar will surely come in handy, as it houses entries for each show:

At any of the music venues, you may purchase festival passes at $25 for all 3 days, or if you like to take it one day at time, each pass is $10. For up to the second updates, follow the @bullbot twitter feed, and use the #2010troika hash tag. As usual, the line-up of artists is spectacular. Time to bask in the glorious sound waves of our local musicians!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Babes & Brews Burlesque

Fullsteam will be open tonight for a special Monday night event, Babes & Brews Burlesque.

The evening is a celebration of locally brewed beer and the female form, featuring Cherry Bomb - Durham's "bad girl of burlesque," along with the Burlesque On The Go Go troupe.

Doors open at 8pm with a $7 cover, and the show starts at 8:30pm. News Article.
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