Saturday, January 28, 2017 | Durham, NC

The ultimate beer experience!

Welcome to the 6th annual Rare & Vintage beer tasting.

The NC Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting (previously the Raleigh Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting) was created to provide beer enthusiasts with the ultimate experience!

Beers are poured by 50 different brewery representatives in an intimate environment, allowing attendants the opportunity to learn what makes these beers special and meet the brewers that created them. Brewers bring between 1 and 4 beers each, and in varying styles, leading to a smorgasbord that is sure to please every kind of beer connoisseur.

Much like previous years, we have large square-footage tents, in addition to an expanded outdoor area, buffet style food options, and passed hors d'oeuvres for you to pair with your beverages.

Some new features this year include:

  • Live brewing demonstration hosted by participating brewers
  • Mini Food Truck Rodeo
  • Silent auction hosted by Pints for Prostates with unique brewery experiences, swag, beer and other goodies

Breweries & Beers

This list is continuously updated as breweries confirm with us.


Tickets go on sale on Saturday, November 5 2016 @ 9am. We limit the amount of tickets sold in an effort to create a comfortable environment with limited wait times and personal access to the brewery representatives serving the beer.

Imperial tasting ticketRegular tasting ticket
Unbelievable beer
Aquafina bottled water
Pepsi products
Buffet and passed appetizers
Commemorative stemmed glass
Tasting notebook
NC Rare Beer T-shirt
Buy tickets

There is a limit of 2 imperial tickets and 4 regular tickets per purchase.

100% of the net proceeds from ticket sales will be going towards the awareness mission of Pint for Prostates, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity founded by beer writer and prostate cancer survivor Rick Lyke. We've raised over $60,000 in the last five years!


The tasting event is in downtown Durham, conveniently located near other nightlife. Whether you are flying in for the weekend, or you are lucky enough to be a local, there are plenty of ways to safely enjoy what is sure to be an amazing weekend!

Historic Durham Athletic Park — 500 W Corporation St, Durham, NC 27701

Hotel partner this year — Durham Marriott City Center

Our hotel partner this year is the Durham Marriott City Center, offering attendants a discounted rate of $119 per night. The discounted rate is available for stays from 1/26/2017 until 1/29/2017. The last day to book and still get the discounted rate is 1/5/2017. Click here to book the discounted group rate.

There are also other hotels near the event location if the Marriott has filled up.

Transportation options

We recommend taxis, Lyft, or Uber to quickly get around. However everything around downtown Durham should be easily walkable. Closer to the event date, we hope to offer discount codes for $ off of your rides.