North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences to Host Beer Tasting

RALEIGH — What is bumble bee beer made with? What does oyster beer taste like? Find out when you join the brewers of Wake County at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh for a one-of-a-kind evening of beer and science. At this sampling session, held Thursday, August 21 from 6 to 9pm, more than a dozen brewers will offer unique creations fitting the Museum’s natural science focus. You can also sit in on discussions about fermentation, flavors and the future of beer, or learn more from local environmental groups and the work they do. Don’t miss this opportunity to sample amazing local beers and even some brand new brews!

Participating breweries include:

  • Aviator Brewing Company
  • Big Boss Brewing
  • Carolina Brewing Company
  • Crank Arm Brewing
  • Draft Line Brewing Company
  • Fortnight Brewing Company
  • Gizmo Brew Works
  • Lynnwood Grill Brewing Concern
  • NC State Brewery
  • Raleigh Brewing
  • Sub Noir Brewing
  • Trophy Brewing
  • White Street Brewing

Plus, be among the first to taste a new experimental beer made with yeast isolated from bumble bees. The beer was recently developed by the NC State Brewery in collaboration with Dr. Anne Madden and other members of the Your Wild Life team — scientists affiliated with the lab of Dr. Rob Dunn in the NCSU’s Department of Biological Sciences.

Tickets are $25 ($20 for Museum members) and are available at or from the Museum Box Office, which will be open until 8pm on event night for last-minute tickets. Ticket price includes 7oz collectible Natural Selections tasting glass. You must be 21 or older to attend. Photo ID is required for entry. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Museum.

The event is sponsored by Great Outdoor Provision Company and held in partnership with Craft Beer Collective. Visiting vendors include Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail, Great Outdoor Provision Co., Neuse River Keepers, NC League of Conservation Voters, Oak City Collective and WRAL.

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