Jul 15

Wedding Beer: Union Lavender Saison

logo_unionThis past Saturday we celebrated the union of Bryan Shaw, Gizmo owner and sales guy, and his lovely lady Sarah Elder. If you’ve been to Gizmo on a Saturday, You’ve probably caught Bryan’s afternoon tours. He and Sarah Worked the bar for us on Saturdays until Kristy took over in May.

We brewed a new beer for the wedding, and now you can try it. Available on tap starting Wednesday: Union Lavender Saison, a Belgian Saison with lavender flowers. The result is a highly floral brew with a smooth, sweet finish.

7/16 – Wednesday
You’ve asked for it.  We are now open Wednesday for your drinking pleasure 4:30 – 8pm.

7/17 – Thursday – Thirsty Thursday
Start your weekend early with $1 off pints and $2 off growler fills.

7/18 – Friday – Food Truck
Start the weekend right with the food truck Bo’s Kitchen and a pint or growler of your favorite Gizmo beer.

7/19 – Saturday
Free tours at 2pm and 4pm. RSVP here.

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Jun 24

The Wild Wasp

waspGizmo Brew Works will celebrate Independence Day weekend by releasing a truly unique brew. Gizmo partnered with Dr. Anne Madden at www.YourWildLife.org to produce a new version of Gizmo’s The Palisade Wasp IPA, one brewed not with the standard California ale yeast but with an entirely new strain never before used in production brewing.

Dr. Madden’s doctoral research at Tufts University focused on the microbes associated with paper wasps. From the body of a paper wasp, she isolated a wild yeast strain that just happened to love maltose. Dr. Madden cultured the new yeast strain and sent it to Gizmo, where we incorporated it into our flagship IPA. This special release of The Palisade Wasp IPA really will be a wasp IPA! Nicknamed the “Wild Wasp” (think of a drunken, scantily clad wasp sloppily tossing back pints…or thimbles), this one-of-a-kind brew maintains the crisp sting associated with our IPA but is enhanced by the orangey sour tang imparted by the wild wasp yeast.

The “Wild Wasp” will be available for a limited run at Gizmo’s taproom beginning July 5th. Select draft accounts in the area will also carry our new brew.

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May 01

Happy Birthday Gizmo!

On May 3rd, Gizmo Brew Works celebrates its first anniversary with an all-day outdoor festival. Come out and hear live music from local favorites Birds & Arrows, Morning Brigade, Embers End, Built for Comfort, and Jesse Wooten.

Gizmo will release its summer seasonal, Beekeeper Honey Wheat, as part of its 10-tap lineup, plus debut a special cask of The Palisade Wasp IPA. If you missed out on Robot Pony, the Gizmo/Ponysaurus/Mystery Brewing collaboration beer, this event may be your last chance to try it. Also being released is a pale ale brewed with Farm Boy Farms malt and Mosaic and El Dorado hops. For $8, purchase a 20oz commemorative Beekeeper weizen glass. Price includes your first pint and gets you refills at the 16oz price.

Hungry? Pick from three local food trucks. Red Hot & Blue and Liv’s will serve up tasty lunches and dinners. Not Just Icing, Inc. will serve an array of gourmet cupcakes, including an Irish Car Bomb cupcake made with Black Stiletto Stout and a Beekeeper Honey Wheat cupcake topped with a honey vanilla icing.

12-8pm. Free admission. Family and dog friendly. Must show ID to purchase alcohol.

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Apr 29

4 Days Until Our Anniversary Party on Saturday!

New bar going up in preparation for our May 3rd anniversary party. It’ll run 10 taps, so that should keep our brewer busy.

We’re excited to tell everyone that we took home two medals at the Carolina Championships of Beer: a silver for the Black Stiletto Stout and a bronze for the Alternating Current Altbier. Both will be on tap for our party in 4 days.

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Apr 21

Brewgaloo 2014 this Saturday

This Saturday, April 26, come out to Brewgaloo in downtown Raleigh! Enough beer, food, and live music to induce powerful feelings of euphoria and weightlessness. Maybe even permanently alter your brain structure. How can you resist?

Gizmo collaborated with Mystery Brewing Company and Ponysaurus Brewing to produce the 2014 Brewgaloo beer – a rye Belgian pale ale called Robot Pony. It’ll debut at the festival.

Need more reason to go? We’ll be running our laser. $5 buys you a Gizmo pint glass and we’ll etch it for free.

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Apr 15

Gizmo’s Epic 1st Anniversary Party!

 Click on the poster for more information.


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Apr 11

Try Our Latest Prototype Beers

Try our latest small batch prototype beers.
On tap now in our taproom while supplies last!



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Apr 03

New Beer Release Friday!

April is NC Beer Month and we’re celebrating all month. Tomorrow we debut our rye IPA with heavy-handed additions of Simcoe and Chinook hops. Very limited release. Next weekend, another new beer!

We’ll be at the World Beer Fest in Raleigh this Saturday in the “Art of Beer” tent showing off our laser and pouring samples.

Don’t forget about our beer dinners with Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen, Cary on April 10 and ORO Restaurant & Lounge on April 24.

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Mar 15

April is NC Beer Month!


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!

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Mar 10

New Beer Release Friday

This Friday, 3/14, we will be releasing our latest prototype beer, Enigma Weizenbock.  More details coming soon.

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