Saturday, January 27, 2024 | Durham, NC

12th annual NC rare & vintage beer tasting

Presented by Precision Fermentation

Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov 24, 2023

Welcome to the 12th 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!

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 logo
Aquafina logo
Boot Room logo
Beer Study logo
Chubby's Tacos logo
Wooden Nickel Farms logo
Wooden Nickel logo

2024 Breweries & Beers

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.

You can also see last year’s (2023) beer list here.

Southern Pines Brewing Co.
Heist Brewery
Kings County Beer Collective
Postdoc Brewing
Brockton Beer Co.
Schilling Beer Co.
New Realm Brewing
Trophy Brewing
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Fox Farm Brewery
Appalachian Mountain Brewery
Hi-Wire Brewing
Forgotten Road Ales
Ponysaurus Brewing
Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
Haw River Farmhouse Ales
Glass Jug Beer Lab
Burial Beer Co.
Phase Three Brewing
Drekker Brewing
Wicked Weed Brewing
The Drowned Lands
Pilot Brewing
Cellarest Beer Project
Halfway Crooks Beer
Steel String Brewery
Wilmington Brewing Co.
Benchtop Brewing
Weldwerks Brewing
Tripping Animals Brewing
Cantillon Brewery
The Veil Brewing Co.
Fair Isle Brewing
Perennial Artisan Ales
Eno River Brewing
Vīdl Winery
Corporate Ladder Brewing
Jack's Abbey Craft Lagers
Unseen Creatures Brewing & Blending
NoDa Brewing Co.
Good Word Brewing & Public House
Blackbird Brewing
Edmund's Oast Brewing Co.
Goose Island Beer Co.
Potter's Craft Cider
Little Oblivion Brewing Co.
Bottle Logic
Barrique Brewing & Blending
Resident Culture
Bond Brothers Beer Co.
Divine Barrel Brewing
Birdsong Brewing Co.
Marz Community Brewing Co.
E9 Brewing Co.

Join us!

Tickets go on sale Friday November 24th 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

Durham Marriott City Center — 201 Foster 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 $179 per night. The discounted rate is available for stays from January 26 until January 28. The last day to book and still get the discounted rate is January 12, 2024. Click here to book the discounted group rate.