A number of local beer events can help cure those midweek blues and mark your calendars for New Belgium's Tour de Fat later this month.
Mystery Brewing Tasting 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bottle Mixx in Raleigh
The Mystery team from Hillsborough will pour three beers for $10 at the Raleigh bottle shop in the Brennan Station Shopping Center, 8111 Creedmoor Road. Info: bottlemixx.com.
Fruit Beer Tasting 7-10 p.m. Wednesday at James Joyce Irish Pub in Durham
The bar is offering a chance to taste the fruits of the season – in beer form, of course. Six pours for $12. Info: jamesjoyceirishpub.com.
Paradoxos beer event 5:30-10 p.m. Thursday in downtown Durham
The Paradoxos conference is hosting a live music and beer tasting event at 201 Corcoran St. downtown. Sixteen craft beers will be available to sample. Eight-ounce pours are $3. Fullsteam, Lonerider, Bull City, Triangle, Raleigh, New Belgium and Carolina Brewery are participating.
New Belgium’s Tour de Fat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 15 in Durham
Hosted at the Diamond View Park, this event from the Fort Collins brewery features all sorts of beer revelry, including a parade of bikes. It also raises money for local nonprofits. Info:facebook.com/TourDeFat.