Lovers of North Carolina craft beer should head to downtown Raleigh from 3-9 p.m. Saturday for Brewgaloo, a craft beer event with live music and food trucks.
Fifteen breweries from Roth Brewing Co. to Big Boss Brewing, Sub Rosa to Fortnight (the latter two haven't even opened yet) will be pouring beer in City Plaza, or the 400 block of Fayetteville St. There is no cover charge. You must buy brew bucks to purchase beer: $1 buys one brew buck, 5 brew bucks gets you a pint of beer, or 1 brew buck gets you a 3-ounce tasting. If you buy brew bucks online before the event, you can get 25 brew bucks for $20. On Saturday, it's full price. Go HERE to buy brew bucks.
The event is open to the public. You can come to the event and then go have dinner and go back to taste more beer. The event will happen rain or shine.
There will be four bands (The Small Ponds, Hank Sinatra, Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos and I was Totally Destroying It) and five food trucks (Klausie's Pizza, Cafe Prost, Big Al's BBQ, Chirba Chirba Dumpling and Baguettaboutit.)
The event is sponsored by Shop Local Raleigh, which is funded by the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association. About Brewgaloo, organizer Jennifer Martin says, "We just want to get consumers focused on shopping local, eating local and drinking local."