The Glass Jug Beer Lab – Two New Beers, Yoga, Food Truck, D9 Tap Takeover, & Cinco De Mayo!

Lots happening this week at The Jug!


We’ve got TWO new beers going on draft this week!

First, since we’ve gone a few weeks WITHOUT any IPAs on draft, we’re addressing that on WEDNESDAY with a new single malt and single hop (SMaSH) session IPA made with Golden Promise malt and Centennial hops. Our SMaSH series is called Binomial, due to the use of just a single grain and a single hop. This one is Binomial: Centennial and is an easy-drinking summer IPA. Great for the hop heads that don’t want something too heavy. We’ll have draft available on Wednesday. No crowlers this week, but we’ll have some in the cooler next week.
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Clint Eaker, who has been a bartender at the Jug since day 1, brewed two versions of a small batch Mexican-style Lager, one classic version and one with lime zest. It’s called Austríaco en México, which translates to Austrian in Mexico – an ode to Mexican lagers’ origins in Austria.

Clint brewed this beer on our pilot system, and we split it into two kegs that will be on side-by-side. Both versions will be available beginning when we open on Saturday. No crowlers or growlers available, since we only have one keg of each!

Benetis Tacos Y Yo will be set up with a table in the beer garden to sell tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and other favorites from 4pm – 8pm.
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We’re Finalists!

THANK YOU to everyone who nominated The Glass Jug Beer Lab in the INDY Week “Best of the Triangle” Awards! We were selected as one of four finalists in all of the following categories:

  1. Best New Business in Durham
  2. Best Neighborhood Bar in Durham
  3. Best Draft Beer Selection in Durham
  4. Best Retail Beer Selection in Durham
  5. Best Bartender in Durham (Katy)

We could not be more thrilled to be selected in so many categories. However, we do need to ask you to cast your vote ONE MORE TIME in hopes of WINNING one (or more) of these awards. Please take some time to cast your vote for us and all of your other favorite locally-owned businesses in the Triangle using the link below.


This Week at The Glass Jug

MondayFull pours of our house-brewed beers are 50% off all day. And, if you kick a keg, you get a free prize from the swag box!

Tuesday, 5:30pm: Vinyl night is back! AJ will be here spinning some great tunes for your enjoyment. Bring an album to share!

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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Wednesday: NEW BEER RELEASE! Binomial Centennial, Session IPA
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Wednesday6pm: Weekly bike rides with Team on Draft are in full swing! We have two routes this year, a 21.7 and a 15.7-mile route.
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Thursday4pm: D9 is our May Brewery of the Month, so we’re kicking things off with a free tasting and a tap takeover featuring some excellent beer from D9!
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Friday5pm: Food Truck Friday! This week, The Humble Pig will be here smoking some amazing BBQ. You don’t want to miss it!
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Saturday, All Day: Cinco De Mayo! We’re tapping Austríaco en México, our Mexican Lager, one version with lime zest, and one without. We’ll also have Benetis here serving up some fantastic authentic Mexican food starting at 4pm!
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Saturday6pm: Want one more new Glass Jug beer this week? The only place to find it is at the Wild Card Brew-Off happening just down the street at The Frontier. Buy your tickets now and join us for a fun evening of great beer, Vegas-style games, music, and even an Elvis impersonator!
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Sunday11am: Yoga and Beer! We had so much fun last time, we’re doing it again. Join us for a Vinyasa flow yoga class at 11am, then stick around for a beer when the bar opens at noon. Recommended $5-10 donation to our yoga instructor for taking time out of her day to join us.
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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:

Taste & Learn Sour Beer with Bond Brothers & The Glass Jug

Monday, May 7th, 6pm

As part of Triangle Craft Beer Week, Whit and Sean, the two sour beer masterminds over at Bond Brothers will be joining us and leading a guided tasting and discussion of various sour beer styles. We’ll sample some locally-made sours from Bond Brothers and The Glass Jug, and we’ll sample and discuss some of the classic styles, such as Lambic, Flanders Red, Gose, and Berliner Weisse. Tickets are only $12 and include samples of 5 awesome sour beers!
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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:

We’re welcoming in D9 Brewing Company as our next brewery of the month! Join us Thursday for a tap takeover and free tasting. We’ll then be rotating through a selection of great D9 beer all month long!
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New Drink This Week

Fullsteam – Unscripted
Casita – Plucky Little Pils
Casita – Kingdom of Clouds
SweetWater – Tropical Lover
Epic – Son of a Baptist
Bull City Ciderworks – Rhize Up
Sierra Nevada – Hoptimum
Almanac – Foudre Punch
Double Barley – Thrilla in Vanilla Fight Series Round #11: Tiramisu
Blake’s Hard Cider – Blossom Eater Cider
Captain Lawrence – Powder Dreams
Captain Lawrence – Orbital Tilt
D9 Brewing –  Into the White
Citizen Cider – Companion Cider
DuClaw – Gose O’s
Destihl – Blueberry Gose