The Glass Jug Beer Lab – NC Beer Month + Transparency 1 IPA Release This Week

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Updates from The Jug

Wow. Just wow. A big THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by for our grand opening party on Saturday. We had a blast and by the looks of it, so did you! We rolled through a ton of beer. But, not to worry, we have plenty more fermenting in the tanks…and some going into barrels soon, also!

We’ve got a busy week for you this week. Tuesday would be a great time to come to The Jug and join us for our weekly run club at 6:30pm, or just enjoy some great tunes during Vinyl Night, or join us in the Atrium for a LIVE recording of the 919 Beer Podcast, starting at 7:30pm!

Is The Jug The Best?

Don’t forget to get in your nominations for The Glass Jug any/all of the following categories as part of INDY Weekly’s “Best of the Triangle” awards!

Nomination period goes through APRIL 8th, then the final ballot will be released on April 23rd!

  • (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
Vote Now

Beer Release: Transparency 1

Now that we’ve had our grand opening, we are hoping to bring you a new beer (roughly) every week! This week, as part of our NC Beer Month Tap Takeover, we will be unveiling Transparency 1. Transparency is our series of crisp, clean, West Coast-inspired IPAs that bring an assertive bitterness with a big hop profile.

The first in the series, Transparency 1, utilizes a variety of hops, including Centennial and El Dorado hops in the boil, along with Citra and Mosaic dry hops to give it a balanced medley of piney, grapefruit, and tropical citrus aromas. The finish is bright and crisp with a lingering bitterness typical of a classic American IPA.

Draft of Transparency 1 will be available starting on Thursday. We are hoping to have crowlers of Transparency 1 sometime next week, also, so stay tuned!

This Week at The Glass Jug

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

Tuesday5:30pm: AJ keeps rocking it at Vinyl Night, so come enjoy some great tunes and great brews.

Tuesday6:30pm: The Glass Jog Social Run. Join us for a fun 3-mile or 5-mile run/jog/walk. All paces are welcome and everyone is encouraged to join us for a beer after the jog. The run will start promptly at 6:30pm.
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Tuesday7:30pm: Join us for a LIVE recording of the 919 Beer Podcast right here at The Glass Jug. Chris will be making a guest appearance with hosts Joe Ovies, Adam Eshbaugh, and Wayne Holt.
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Thursday5pm: NC Beer Month Kickoff with limited-release beers from some of our favorite NC breweries. We’re also releasing Transparency 1 IPA!
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Friday5pm: Food Truck Friday! This week, we are enjoying dumplings from the always-popular Chirba Chirba truck!
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Friday, All Day: Prairie Bomb Reconstructed tap takeover. Prairie’s infamous “Bomb!” is an imperial stout with coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and chilis. That’s a lot for one beer, so we’re tapping individual kegs of Prairie Bomb, each with only one of the 4 added ingredients, so you can see what each one brings to this lovely beer!
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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:

This month is NC Beer Month, so, instead of picking a single brewery of the month, we are celebrating ALL of our local North Carolina breweries. Join us and hoist a pint of delicious beer brewed right here in NC!

New Drink This Week

Fonta Flora – Wolf Spit
Fonta Flora – Bloody Butcher
Trophy – King of Boggle
Bell’s – Oberon
Founders – Dirty Bastard
Roak Brewing – Hopgazer
Roak Brewing – Flavorful Five
Twin Leaf – Mass Extinction
Casita – I’ve Been Drinking About You IPA
Casita – Optical Obstacles IPA
The Mason Jar – Virtue IPL
The Mason Jar – Happy Place Golden Lager
Wilmington Brewing – Tropical Lightning
Destihl – Amra
Harpoon – UFO Pink Lemonade Shandy
Hi-Wire – Citra Gose
Bhramari – Astro Kitty
Southern Pines – Give Your Hops Away NEIPA
Highland Brewing – Imperium
D9 Brewing – Carnaval Sour
Samuel Smith’s – Organic Perry (Pear Cider)