Aug 14

Find Our Beer

map lgCheck out our new and improved Gizmo Beer Finder map.  We are enjoying rapid growth and are always adding more locations.

Don’t see Gizmo beer at your favorite bar or store?  Ask for it! Also, shoot us an email to suggest places you want to see us.

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Aug 11

Know Wonder Pale Ale is back!

Know Wonder Pale ale

Know Wonder really puts the “pale”in “pale ale.”  Exceptionally light in color and body, Know Wonder packs an autumnal crispness that pairs well with a gentle, earthy, fruity taste and an aroma reminiscent of passion fruit and mango.  Brewed and named for the Durham Museum of Life and Science, this delicious pale ale satisfies both the casual craft quaffer and hop heads alike.

Malt: Pilsen, Maris Otter, Carapils
Hops:  Falconer’s Flight 7C’s
ABV: 5.4%
SRM: 3
IBU: 37

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Aug 01

Introducing Drill Bit ESB


Available this afternoon, Drill Bit ESB.

Recognizing the ESB as an under-appreciated style, Gizmo set out to draw positive attention to this classic English-style ale. But we really like hops at Gizmo, so we’ve Americanized the beer a bit with a heavy late hop addition for extra aroma and flavor. The result is a clean, dry bitterness paired with earthy, fruity English hops. Think sipping on tea and oranges in the cool of the morning.

Thanks to homebrewer extraordinaire James Torrible for the recipe.

Malts: 2-Row, Munich, Carapils, Crystal-40, Crystal-60, Victory, Chocolate
Hops: East Kent Goldings, Challenger, Columbus
ABV: 5.4%
IBU: 45
SRM: 10

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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 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!

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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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