The Glass Jug Beer Lab – First Beer Release & Grand Opening Announced!

Vote for us in the Best of the Triangle Awards!

Is The Jug The Best?

Each year, INDY Week hosts the Best of the Triangle Awards. It’s a great opportunity for The Glass Jug to get our name out there in front of a large audience, and bring home some harware. So, we’d love it if you would consider voting for us in any/all of the following categories:

  • (Shop) Best New Business in Durham County
  • (Shop) Best Retail Beer Selection in Durham County
  • (Eat & Drink) Best Draft Beer Selection in Durham County
  • (Out & About) Best Neighborhood Bar in Durham County
  • (Out & About) Best Trivia Night in Durham County
  • (Out & About) Best Bartenders in Durham County
  • (Eat & Drink) Best Brewery in Durham County
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NCAA Tournament at The Jug


We’ll have our projector and TV tuned in to the NCAA tournament games this week, with a focus on any of the local/ACC games. Our default will be to have the games on without volume, but if we have a big turnout for a UNC, NC State, or Duke game, we can certainly turn the speakers on and listen in. Just ask one of the bartenders to turn it up for you.

First Beer Release & Grand Opening Announced!

You read that right! We’ll be releasing Batch #001: Dry Irish Stout THIS SATURDAY, March 17th, for St. Patrick’s Day. This will be a draft-only release (we’re still waiting on our crowler machine to arrive), but we will gladly fill your 64- and 32-ounce growlers on-demand.
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In addition to the Dry Irish Stout, we’ll be pouring four other new releases as part of our GRAND OPENING PARTY on Saturday, March 31st. It’ll be a big day with great beer, live music, and food. We hope you will join us for the festivities. All beer on draft will be the same price and we’ll be utilizing a beer ticket system to keep the lines moving as quickly as possible. We will, unfortunately, not be filling growlers or serving flights during the event.
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This Week at The Glass Jug

Monday: Select pints are still 50% off all day. And, if you kick a keg, you get a free prize from the swag box!

Tuesday, 6:30pm: RUN CLUB IS BACK! This is the first week of the 2018 season, so join us for a fun, social 3-mile or 5-mile run. All paces are welcome and everyone is encourage to join us for a beer after the jog. Meet in the beer garden to sign in. The run will start promptly at 6:30pm.
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Tuesday, 5:30pm: AJ keeps rocking it at Vinyl Night, so come enjoy some great tunes and great brews.

Wednesday, 7pm: Our final Trivia night of the season! Several teams are vying for a chance to take home the grand prize this week!
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Thursday, All Day: Maine Beer Co. IPA Draft Night. We’ll have two very limited kegs of IPAs from Maine Beer Co. on draft. Get them while you can! Kegs tap at noon. No growlers until 8pm.
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Friday, 5pm: Food Truck Friday! This week, we have Baguetteaboutit serving up their famous sausage baguettes!
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Saturday, All Day: It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and we’re releasing our first beer that is the perfect complement to the holiday. Our Dry Irish Stout will be available all day on draft and for 32- and 64-ounce growler fills!
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Mark Your Calendars!

We have several awesome events coming up where we are either hosting or serving beer. We’d love for you to join us at any/all of the following:

Pints for Paws

Saturday, April 14th, Northgate Plaza
Join us at the first annual Pints for Paws craft beverage event, sample a selection of local beverages from Durham-based craft brewers (including The Glass Jug Beer Lab) and have a great time while benefiting Animal Protection Society of Durham. Meet the local craft brewers and staff while you sample a wide mix of unique brews. Enjoy live music, local food trucks, and bring your crowd-friendly dogs (on leash of course!) to this unique family-friendly event. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Animal Protection Society of Durham to care for animals in need. This event promises to find the intersection of craft beverage and animal lovers.
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Wild Card Brew Off

Saturday, May 5th, The Frontier RTP

What better way to kick off the first ever Triangle Craft Beer Week than with a beer competition!? Each brewery (including The Glass Jug Beer Lab) has selected, at random, a unique pair of ingredients to brew a beer with. You then get to sample them all and help determine who has the most creative (and tastiest) beer! The event is also Vegas-themed, so there will be Vegas-style games including craps, roulette, and black jack (all raising money to provide scholarship and education opportunities for triangle area brewers). There will also be a DJ and food trucks!
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Triangle Craft Beer Fest

Saturday, May 12th, WakeMed Soccer Park (Cary)
Show your NC pride by coming to the ONLY beer fest featuring exclusively Triangle-area breweries! Triangle Craft Beer Fest will be highlighting all your favorite local breweries (including The Glass Jug Beer Lab) in one place, and each brewery will be pouring a special one-off beer you won’t be able to get anywhere else! Enjoy live music, chow down with food trucks and shop local vendors!
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Brewery of the Month:
Four Saints Brewing

In our opinion, Four Saints is one of the hidden gems of NC beer. They are cranking out some truly phenomenal beers day after day, so we are pumped to have them back as our March Brewery of the Month. We’ve got great beer rotating through the draft list all month long, so be sure to have a glass or fill a growler next time you stop by!

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Beer of the Week:
Catawba – Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Remember when your mom packed a PB&J sandwich in your lunchbox? The flavors all melded into pure comfort food by noon! Well, Catawba has recreated this childhood goodness in a beer! This light brown ale is brewed from five different grains and then aged for weeks on raspberries and roasted peanuts. Take a sip, let the flavors mingle on your palate, and enjoy this PB&J in a glass.

16 oz cans, 5.7% ABV, $13.16 4-packs

New Drink This Week

Lagunitas – Dark Swan Sour Ale
Trophy & Steel String – Wizard of Finance
Ommegang – Pale Sour Ale
Anderson Valley – Framboise Rose
Fullsteam – Fearrington Spring
Stone – Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout
21st Amendment – Hell or High Watermelon
DuClaw – For Pete’s Sake
Breakside – Salted Caramel Stout
Austin Eastciders – Pineapple Cider
Austin Eastciders – Blood Orange Cider
Catawba – Peanut Butter Jelly Time
Epic – Big Bad Baptista (back in stock!)
Epic – Triple Barrel Baptist (back in stock!)
Tröegs – First Cut
D9 Brewing – Shamrock Shakes
Appalachian Mountain – Zest Yo’Self Grapefruit IPA
Appalachian Mountain -Not An IPA (P.S. It’s an IPA)
O’Connor Brewing – Nitro ODIS
Wise Man – Body Electric
Durty Bull – Seven Days Round
Casita – Southward
Firestone Walker – Union Jack
Firestone Walker – Easy Jack
Firestone Walker – Lager
Firestone Walker – Leo v. Ursus
Firestone Walker – Nitro Merlin
Brooklyn – Bel Air Sour
New Belgium – Mural
Mystery – The Orbiter
Mystery – Notre Dame du Mystere
Boulevard – Rye on Rye
Highland – Gaelic Ale (back in stock!)
Starlight Mead – Honeyed Peach
Starlight Mead – Traditional Mead, Gallberry Blossom