Press Release: The Glass Jug Announces Expansion, Addition of On-Site Brewery & Beer Garden

DURHAM (NC) - Katy and Chris Creech, owners of South Durham craft beer store and neighborhood bar, The Glass Jug, announced today that they will be expanding the reach of their craft beverage store by adding an on-site micro brewery and beer garden. To facilitate the expansion, The Glass Jug will be relocating within the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center at 5410 Hwy 55 in Durham, moving a few suites from their existing location, into a larger space with a grassy back yard which will accommodate outdoor seating and regular food truck visits.

What does the Anheuser-Busch InBev Purchase of Wicked Weed Mean for Us

On Wednesday, May 3, Wicked Weed announced their sale to Anheuser-Busch InBev. In the days following, many voices have been heard, some supporting and congratulating the Wicked Weed team, while the majority scorning the brewery for allowing themselves to be another pawn in AB InBev’s ploy to rid the world of independent craft beer.

Before we posted an official response, we wanted to listen, hear what our customers were saying, and consider what this acquisition means to us, a small, independently-owned craft beer store and bar.

The Glass Jug Celebrates Two Years with Big Events This September

DURHAM (NC) - The Glass Jug, one of Durham’s favorite spots for local and craft beer and wine, is celebrating their second anniversary with two big events this September. The bottle shop and bar has quickly become a staple in the RTP/South Durham area since opening their doors in September, 2014. Trophy Brewing Collaboration Beer - Velvet Sea On draft all month!

The Glass Jug Named a 2016 Retailer of the Year

Charlotte, NC (April 20, 2016) – The Glass Jug of Durham was recognized as a 2016 Retailer of the Year, one of four leading retail businesses to receive the honor from the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association (NCRMA). The awards were presented during NCRMA’s Annual Retailer of Year awards luncheon at the Charlotte City Club. The Glass Jug, a retail craft beer store in Durham, is owned by Chris and Katy Creech. They were named as award winners in recognition of their role as not just part of the craft beer movement that’s taken North Carolina by storm in recent years, but for being at its forefront.

Wild & Sour Beer Festival Returns to The Glass Jug & Sam's Bottle Shop

DURHAM (NC) - The Glass Jug and Sam's Bottle Shop, two of the Triangle area's premiere craft beer retail destinations, are partnering up to put on their second annual 2-day festival of wild-fermented and sour ales. "Where the Wild Beers May Potentially Be," first held in 2015, is the brainchild of the two stores, where each location features at least a dozen different wild and sour beers on draft. These specialty drafts will include local brews, as well as beers from across the US and abroad. This year's event will start at Sam's Bottle Shop on Saturday, then continue to The Glass Jug on Sunday.

Giving Back to Our Community

We talk a lot about wanting to play a role in our community, and that's more than just a marketing pitch. While it is great for business if our customers feel connected to our store and that The Glass Jug is playing an active role in the  community, we also need to put our money where our mouth is. Throughout the year, we donate and sponsor several local charitable organizations. This includes our sponsorship of the Team on Draft cycling team that raised a total of over $125k for the National MS Society.

Stock Up on Craft Beer Stocking Stuffers

Here at The Glass Jug, we believe that craft beer is the perfect gift for every occasion, whether it be the holiday season, a birthday, housewarming, or just a gift to yourself. Since the holiday shopping season is upon us, and we all have craft beer-loving friends, we thought we would take a few minutes to highlight some of the great gifts and stocking stuffers that every beer enthusiast needs.

The Glass Jug Announces Plans for 1-Year Anniversary Celebration

Durham (NC) - The Glass Jug, south Durham's premiere craft beer store, counter-pressure growler filling station, and neighborhood bar, is celebrating it's 1-year anniversary the weekend of September 12th and 13th with a pair of exciting events for craft beer lovers in the Triangle.

The Wonderful World of Sour Beer

As long as beer has been made, there has likely been sour beer. Now, it probably wasn't all purposeful, but since beer was being brewed before we had microscopes or knew what yeast was and it's impact on fermentation, most beers would have some level of sourness imparted by wild bacteria that assisted in fermentation. Sour beer is created by bacteria consuming the sugar in the freshly brewed wort (what will eventually become beer). When it consumes the sugar, one of it's byproducts is acid. Depending on what bacteria, it could be lactic acid or acetic acid, or many other (often less desirable) acids. The acid lowers the pH of the beer, creating a tart, puckering flavor and mouthfeel.