Saturday, January 28, 2023 | Durham, NC

11th annual NC rare & vintage beer tasting

Presented by Precision Fermentation

Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov 25, 2022

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

2023 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 the 2022 beer list here.

Faction Brewing
plēb urban winery
Haw River Farmhouse Ales
E9 Brewing Co.
Edmund's Oast Brewing Co.
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Casita Brewing Co.
Southern Barrel Brewing Co.
Durty Bull Brewing Co.
ANXO Cider
Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
Corporate Ladder Brewing Co.
Bond Brothers Beer Co.
Southern Pines Brewing Co.
Cellarist Beer Project
Burial Beer Co.
Back Bay's Farmhouse Brewing Co.
Trillium Brewing
Potter's Craft Cider
J. Wakefield Brewing
Fullsteam Brewery
Wilmington Brewing Co.
Weldwerks Brewing
Schilling Beer Co.
Green Bench Brewing Co.
Vīdl Winery
Glass Jug Beer Lab
Fremont Brewing
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Magnanimous Brewing
Blackbird Brewery
Fair Isle Brewing
Botanist & Barrel Cidery & Winery
Good Word Brewing & Public House
Modern Times Beer
Resident Culture Brewing
Fox Farm Brewery
Unseen Creatures Brewing & Blending
The Veil Brewing Co.
Forgotten Road Ales
Cantillon Brewery
Ponysaurus Brewing Co.
Tripping Animals Brewing
Postdoc Brewing
Benchtop Brewing
Little Oblivion Brewing Co.
HopFly Brewing Co.
Wicked Weed Brewing
New Anthem Beer Project
Jack's Abbey Craft Lagers
Boulevard Brewing Co.

Join us!

Tickets go on sale Friday November 25th 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 $159 per night. The discounted rate is available for stays from January 26 until January 29. The last day to book and still get the discounted rate is December 30, 2022. Click here to book the discounted group rate.