Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Brew Durham Homebrew Festival to Benefit The Scrap Exchange

October is a traditional month around the world to celebrate the art and craft of beer making. The Scrap Exchange in Durham is joining that celebration by hosting Brew Durham on Saturday, October 15!

Brew Durham is a beer festival that will feature home brewers from Durham, NC and surrounding areas. This event is organized by local home brewer Keil Jansen and proceeds will benefit The Scrap Exchange, a nonprofit creative reuse center.

The festival takes place at The Cordoba Center for the Arts at 923 Franklin Street in Durham, the new home of the Scrap Exchange.  Festivities will include food trucks, live music by local bands, and of course, homebrewed beer! The Triangle's finest home brewers are bringing over 50 types of beer for attendees to taste, enjoy and rate!

Brew Durham will include two tasting sessions. Session 1 runs from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Session 2 runs from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

Tickets cost $30 per session and can be purchased online at

Want to attend the event with friends or family as a designated driver? Designated driver (no alcohol) tickets
are available for $5.  Proof of age is required for entry to the event.

Live music will be provided throughout the day by Phil Cook and His Feat, Christy Smith, Patrick Dyer Wolf, and Oyster Destroyster. Local food vendors will include KoKyu BBQ,  Chirba Chirba Dumpling, Monuts Donuts, and LOAF.

More information, including a list of the beers that brewers will offer, is available at Or call The Scrap Exchange at 919-688-6960.

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