The World Beer Festival returns to Durham on Oct. 5 in a new location: the old Durham Athletic Park.
All About Beer magazine, based in Durham, announced the details this week. Tickets go on sale noon Thursday for magazine subscribers who get the coveted first chance to get VIP passes that typically sell out in the pre-sale days.
Tickets go on sale to the general public July 24 at 10 a.m. The event will feature two sessions: an afternoon tasting from noon to 4 p.m. and an evening tasting 6-10 p.m. General admission is $45 and VIP tickets -- with a food buffet, special beers and a private hospitality area -- are $75.
The event is typically held at the Durham Bulls stadium, but it's a no-go because of construction. The party, no doubt, will still go on. And the old ballpark is closer to Fullsteam Brewery for those who don't get enough unlimited two-ounce samples of more than 300 different beers, including a large portion of craft beer offerings. Find more details here.