Saturday, January 28, 2023 | Durham, NC

11th annual NC rare & vintage beer tasting

Presented by Precision Fermentation

Tickets go on sale Nov 20

Welcome to the 11th NC Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting!

The NC Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting was created to celebrate beer culture by recreating the excitement of getting to try something you have never, will never, or would never get to try outside of living near the brewery or attending a like event.

Beers are poured by 50-55 different brewery representatives in an intimate environment, allowing attendants the opportunity to learn what makes these beers special and meet the personalities behind them. Participating breweries bring between 1 and 4 beers each lending to a panoply of varying styles that is sure to please every kind of beer connoisseur.

Additionally, this event serves as a fundraiser and awareness campaign for the Michael James Jackson Foundation.


The ultimate beer experience!

2023 Non-profit partner: The Michael James Jackson Foundation

Michael James JacksonFunding technical education and career advancement for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the brewing and distilling industries.

Our sponsors

Our sponsors help make the event happen, and we owe them our gratitude. If you would like to join the stage as a sponsor and support us, please contact us.

Precision Fermentation
Boot Room
Beer Study
Chubby's Tacos
Lift on Tap Draft Services
Frito Layy

2022 Breweries & Beers (standby for 2023 list!)

The following breweries have committed to coming to this year’s event barring no issues obtaining the proper legal means to host them. For out of market breweries this process can some times be tedious...therefore, some breweries are subject to change. See the beer list.

Allagash Brewing Co.
Grimm Artisan Ales
Wicked Weed Brewing
Equilibrium Brewery
Blackberry Farm Brewery
Jack's Abby Brewing
Stem Ciders
Southern Pines Brewing Co.
Ardent Craft Ales
New Realm Brewing Co.
Fullsteam Brewery
The Glass Jug Beer Lab
Divine Barrel Brewing
Interboro Spirits & Ales
The Veil Brewing Co.
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Modern Times Beer
White Street Brewing Co.
J Wakefield Brewing
Vicious Fishes Brewery
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Firestone Walker Brewing Co
New Anthem Beer Project
Deschutes Brewery
Southern Barrel Brewing Co.
Casita Brewing Co.
Green Bench Brewing Co.
Appalachian Mountain Brewery
Tripping Animals Brewing Co.
Jester King Brewery
Hi-Wire Brewing Co
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Ponysaurus Brewing Co.
Bond Brothers Beer Co.
Munkle Brewing Co.
Hudson Valley Brewery
Ecliptic Brewing
Cellarest Beer Project
Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery
Brewery Ommegang
Eden Specialty Ciders
Postdoc Brewing Co.
Salud Cerveceria
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
E9 Brewing Company
Botanist & Barrel
Crank Arm Brewing Co.
Good Word Brewing & Public House
Burial Beer Co.
Troegs Independent Brewery

Join us!

Tickets go on sale November 20th at 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 ticket


  • Unbelievable beer
  • Speciality commemorative glass
  • NC Rare Beer T-shirt
  • Food + Pepsi products
  • Aquafina bottled water
  • Doors open 2pm

Regular tasting ticket


  • Unbelievable beer
  • Commemorative glass
  • Food + Pepsi products
  • Aquafina bottled water
  • Doors open 3pm

Stay with us

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

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

Durham Marriott City Center

Our hotel partner this year is the Durham Marriott City Center, offering attendants a discounted rate of $126 per night. The discounted rate is available for stays from January 27 until January 29. The last day to book and still get the discounted rate is December 22, 2022. Click here to book the discounted group rate.