Here’s what we will be up to in April:
4/1: Tuesday – Casks on Fools @ Crank Arm Brewing Company
Crank Arm Brewing Company kicks off NC Beer Month with a cask festival. Fifteen breweries in Wake County provide one original cask each. This event is open to the public. Doors open at 3pm. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the North Carolina Brewers Guild.
4/5: Saturday – World Beer Fest @ Moore Square, Downtown Raleigh
All About Beer Magazine presents its 9th annual World Beer Festival in downtown Raleigh. Come out and sample over 250 beers from breweries around the world. Gizmo Brew Works will showcase its glass etching laser in the Science of Beer tent, which will debut a wild experimental beer brewed by NC State University scientists. Sessions run 12-4pm and 6-10pm. General admission tickets cost $45 and will sell out.
4/10: Thursday – Gizmo Brew Works Beer Dinner @ Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen
Executive Chef Jay Pierce serves up a six course meal, pairing each course with a brew from Gizmo. While Jay won’t reveal his courses to the public until the day of the dinner, we can tell you that we’re bringing Golden Ale-ement, Alternating Current Altbier, The Palisade Wasp IPA, Black Stiletto Stout, Enigma Weizenbock, and Trebuchet Barleywine. We’ve seen the menu, and you don’t want to miss this dinner! Tickets are $40/person. The dinner begins promptly at 6:30pm. Call Lucky 32 at 919- 233-1632 for reservations.
4/11: Friday – Live Music @ Gizmo
Enjoy the sounds of the acoustic blues duo Hogtop Charlotte from 7-10pm.
4/19: Saturday – Brew Olympics @ Raleigh Brewing Company
Brewers and employees of Raleigh Brewing, Fullsteam, White Street, Double Barley, Steel String, and Gizmo go beer-to-beer in this silly competition of brewing feats. Watch your favorite brew crews run a malt bag relay, speedily cap bottles, toss empty kegs, attach tri clamps and gaskets, and drink beer, among others. Each competing brewery will bring a cask and the audience will vote for best beer as part of the competition.
4/26: Saturday – Brewgaloo @ Raleigh’s City Plaza
Over 15 North Carolina breweries, food trucks, live music. Brewgaloo knows its audience! Come out and spend the day downtown in a festival celebrating local businesses. And, oh yeah, Gizmo partnered with Mystery Brewing Company and Ponysaurus to brew the official Brewgaloo 2014 beer! No cover charge. Beer sales require tokens but you can buy them in advance by visiting the official Brewgaloo website. The festival runs from 2-10pm.
4/26: Saturday – Hickory Hops Brew Festival @ Downtown Hickory
This growing beer fest features over 50 breweries, most of them based in North Carolina. Participating breweries also square off in the Carolina Championships of Beer, a competition showcasing and rewarding the best beers in the state. The festival runs from 1-7pm and features live music and plenty of excellent craft beer. Tickets are $35.
5/3: Saturday – Gizmo Brew Works 1st Anniversary Party!
Mark your calendar and join us as we celebrate our first Anniversary. Live music, food truck, and a new beer release. More details coming soon!