Saturday, January 29, 2022 | Durham, NC

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10th annual NC rare & vintage beer tasting

Presented by Precision Fermentation

Tickets go on sale Nov 20

Welcome to the 10th 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.

COVID-19 Policy: Based on current guidelines, all attendees will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result within 72 hours of the tasting event.

Upon entering the event, we will look for all staff and attendees to visually present vaccination cards, negative test results (dated on or after January 26) or pictures of such. Per Durham city policy, masks may be required in certain spaces that will be clearly marked. We will advise everyone on any changes or updates to these requirements.


The ultimate beer experience!

2022 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

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.

Equilibrium Brewery
Jack's Abby Brewing
New Realm Brewing Co.
The Veil Brewing Co.
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Eden Specialty Ciders
Postdoc Brewing Co.
Garden Path Fermentation
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
E9 Brewing Company
Botanist & Barrel
Kulshan Brewing Co.

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 28 until January 30. The last day to book and still get the discounted rate is December 23, 2021. Click here to book the discounted group rate.