Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Brew Durham Homebrew Festival Returns to Benefit The Scrap Exchange

Beer lovers, mark your calendars. Brew Durham is returning to the Bull City! Brew Durham is a beer festival that showcases home brewers from Durham, NC and surrounding areas, and the beer that they make. This event is a fund raiser organized by local home brewer Keil Jansen together with the Scrap Exchange to raise funds for the nonprofit's expanding operations.

The festival takes place on March 31 at The Cordoba Center for the Arts, the new home of the Scrap Exchange located at 923 Franklin Street in Durham. Festivities will include food trucks, live music by local bands, and of course, home brewed beer tasting! The Triangle's finest home brewers are bringing over 60 types of beer for attendees to taste, enjoy and vote for their favorite.

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

Tickets are also available locally at The Scrap Exchange and Sam's Quik Shop in Durham. 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 feature the Rezurrection Blues band and Oyster Destroyster. Food trucks will include Pie Pushers, Chirba Chirba Dumplings, Monuts Donuts, BikeCoffee and LOAF. Brew Durham is sponsored in part by The Cordoba Center for the Arts, The Cookery, Wine Authorities, The Monti, Motorco, and Bull City Homebrew. A complete list of participating brewers can be found at

Last fall's Brew Durham Homebrew Festival raised more than $5000 for The Scrap Exchange, and festival organizers are striving to raise as much or more this spring. For more information, call The Scrap Exchange at 919-688-6960.

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