There are two home brew beer drinking events on the horizon for good causes.
First, Brew Durham 3 is this Saturday to benefit The Scrap Exchange.
Folks will have more than 60 beers to taste from the Triangle's home brewing community, including Santa's Breakfast", an oatmeal coffee stout with cinnamon and cloves by brewer Dan Caswell and "Monkey Punch" by brewer Michael Mayhew, a sour ale brewed with apricots, currants and dark brown sugar.
Brew Durham will have two tasting sessions: 1-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased online at brewdurham3.eventbrite.com/. Designated driver tickets are available for $5. The event will happen at The Cordoba Center for the Arts at 923 Franklin St., Durham.
Second, tickets are available for the second annual Homebrew for Hunger festival on Nov. 17 in Chapel Hill.
Twenty-five home brewers will be serving their beers, including a chocolate pumpkin porter and a juniper ale. They will be joined by local craft breweries Fullsteam, Carolina Brewery and Bull City Burger & Brewery. Beer distributor Harris, Inc. will be pouring beer from other local breweries, including Aviator, Big Boss, Triangle and Lonerider brewing companies. The event raises money for PORCH, a hunger relief organization in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
The event has two sessions from noon-3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance and can be purchased online at www.homebrewforhunger.com or at Fifth Season Gardening stores in Carrboro or Raleigh. If any tickets are left, those will be sold at the door for $25. The event will be held at West End Public, an event space at 462 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.