It seems a bit surreal at times, but 2019 marks five years since we opened our doors at The Glass Jug. It’s humbling to look back on all of the changes that have happened and all of the people who have walked through our doors over the last five years. While it may seem cheesy, we think that five years is worthy of a big celebration. So, we’re doing something (a lot of somethings) we haven’t ever done before. We’re going to be celebrating our 5-year anniversary over the course of five days from September 17 - September 21, 2019. Below, we’ve outlined all of the various festivities.
We are excited to be hosting the first ever ‘Hops & Blues’ festival in South Durham on August 17, 2019.
The festival, which will feature 10 local and regional breweries known for producing excellent IPAs and hop-forward craft beers, will also highlight local blues musicians through our partnership with Music Maker Relief Foundation, based in Hillsborough, NC.
We’ve all heard of Oktoberfest, but this year, as part of our year-long 5-year Anniversary celebration, we’re also going to have a Summer Fest because…well, who says you can only throw a big beer drinking party in the fall!?
Mark your calendars for May 18th and make your way to The Glass Jug Beer Lab for an all-day celebration of great beer, rockin’ tunes, and delicious food. There will be plenty of fun and games for the whole family throughout the afternoon.
Throughout the year, we’re going to be dropping some special merchandise just for the 5-year anniversary. We’re getting things started this week by rolling out our new 5-year anniversary glassware that is now for sale. It’s a small single-run of limited-edition glassware, so come pick some up while supplies last and help us celebrate every time you pour a beer!
The Glass Jug moved into our new home - a bigger, more functional space in the same complex - in February of 2018. Now, one year after that move, we’re still working on making it feel like home.
Our popular Craft Beer Advent Calendars are back for 2018 and better than ever! We’ve got a new box design and TWO Glass Jug collaboration beers going into this year’s calendar. Get all the details and don’t let this holiday classic pass you by!
The Glass Jug Beer Lab has a lot to celebrate as they wrap up their fourth full year in business. This year has seen the launch of a rebrand, a move into a bigger space, and the addition of an on-site brewery and beer garden.
To commemorate the occasion, The Jug is hosting an Oktoberfest-themed celebration all day on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The party is complete with live music, food trucks, and lots of great limited-release and small-batch brews from The Glass Jug.
One thing we love doing over here at the Beer Lab is experimenting with fun ingredients and unique processes. This has led us to create beers with tomatillos, candy cap mushrooms, donuts, basil, and all sorts of fruit.
However, that same curiosity that leads us to try new and trendy styles and ingredients can also provide a desire to recreate historic styles using old world brewing methods and ingredients.
We just announced the 4th iteration of our annual sour and wild beer festival with our friends at Sam's Bottle Shop and we are pretty excited about this year's event (which is happening on June 22nd and 23rd)!
Why are we excited, you ask?
For starters, we'll be releasing a new beer that will debut at the event. And, not just any beer. This is the beer that was brewed with Eric Boren, the winner of last fall's barrel-aged homebrew competition. "Brett on the Beach" is the sister beer to our recently-released "Brett in the Wood." It's a 100% brett-fermented saison that has been dry-hopped and aged in a rum barrel from Fair Game Beverage in Pittsboro.
The Glass Jug Beer Lab, the Triangle's newest craft brewery, has begun brewing beer and will be releasing their first brews at a grand opening party, slated for March 31st, 2018. Look out for food trucks, live music, and of course, delicious small-batch craft beer!