The Glass Jug 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 into a larger space with a grassy back yard which will accommodate outdoor seating and regular food truck visits.
Wicked Weed announced their sale to Anheuser-Busch InBev. 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What better way to show your support of The Jug than to wear it!? This week, we received a big shipment of apparel, including hats!
Below is a press release that was sent to local news organizations regarding Governor Pat McCrory signing House Bill 909 into law, allowing retail stores, such as The Glass Jug, to begin filling growlers of both cider and unfortified wine.