No Pintful column today -- due to my furlough last week -- but two beer events this week I can't let pass without a mention.
The first is Casks for a Cure 4 at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Big Boss Beer in Raleigh. The event -- which costs $10 -- raises money for the state's Leukemia and Lymphoma Society chapter. Top area homebrewers and Haw River Farmhouse Ales will offer a number of interesting brews. Here's the beer lineup:
--From Haw River Farmhouse Ales: Cask of Vuilaard, a sour-tart Flanders Oude Bruin.
--From the homebrewers: Paul Hobson and Lara Murphy: Blood Orange Saison; Dan Caswell: Chocolate Brown Ale; Matt Shellington: Farmhouse IPA; Allan Mason: Robust Porter; Andrew Turner: Top Withens, a strong pale ale.
And this weekend is the big Brewgaloo 2013 event in Raleigh's City Plaza from 3 to 9 p.m. The event features North Carolina craft breweries, local food trucks and bands.
Among the breweries: Big Boss, Lonerider, Aviator, Natty Greene's, White Street, Duck-Rabbit, Railhouse, Starpoint, Deep River, Four Friends and Bombshell. Buy tickets online and get more information here.