The Glass Jug Beer Lab – Run Club Tuesday, Beer & Basketball Thursday, & Food Truck Friday

Our first beer is on draft!

Updates from The Jug

A big THANK YOU to everyone who hoisted a pint with us on St. Paddy’s Day! We had a blast serving up our first beer brewed on-site at The Glass Jug Beer Lab.

In case you missed the release, stop by this week as we still have our Dry Irish Stout on draft and available for growler fills!

And, don’t forget, we’ve got our grand opening happening on Saturday, March 31st, and we’ll be releasing several other beers for the occasion!

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!

  • (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 (sorry, State fans!). Our default will be to have the games on without volume, but if we have a big turnout for a UNC 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.

Grand Opening Celebration!

We’ll be pouring our first FIVE beers brewed at The Jug 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! Join us for a fun, social 3-mile or 5-mile run. 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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Tuesday, 5:30pm: AJ keeps rocking it at Vinyl Night, so come enjoy some great tunes and great brews.

Thursday, All Day: We’re partnering with Stone to pair beer and basketball! We’ll have the games on the projector and will be featuring THREE Stone IPAs on draft, including their new DIPA, Buzzer Beater!
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Friday, 5pm: Food Truck Friday! This week, we have Bulkogi serving up delicious Korean BBQ!
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Sunday, 4-7pm: Bring your latest craft, enjoy a great beer, and hang with Purling & Pings, our knitting and craft club.
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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:
Fullsteam – Foxfire

Fullsteam’s latest spring seasonal, Foxfire, is vibrant, refreshing, and bright. Aromatic hops take center stage with a bright tropical aroma. Vermont Ale yeast adds a layer of fruity esters and blankets the beer with a soft haze. The grain bill includes North Carolina-farmed sorghum. Foxfire is *NOT* a gluten-free beer. It contains a fair amount of North Carolina and traditional domestic sorghum, in addition to malted barley.

What is sorghum, you ask? Fullsteam’s brewer and chef offer up their thoughts in this Instagram post. It’s worth a read.

12 oz cans, 5.5% ABV, $10.50 6-packs

New Drink This Week

Fullsteam – 9 Volt
Fullsteam – Foxfire Sorghum IPA
Starpoint – Whiskeytown
Southern Peak – Southern Charm Ale
Sierra Nevada – Otra Vez
New Anthem – Five Thieves
New Anthem – Crazy Eyes
The Lost Abbey – Red Poppy
Brewery Bhavana – Pithy
Brewery Bhavana – Cart
Epic – Pulp Addict