What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Brewgaloo celebrates fifth anniversary with block party, main event

Posted April 18

Brewgaloo, the NC Craft Beer Festival, was presented by Shop Local Raleigh on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The event was held in City Plaza and featured food trucks, love music and local beers. Photo By Christine Adamczyk.

— North Carolina’s largest craft beer festival, Brewgaloo, has been steadily growing each year.

To help celebrate its fifth anniversary, the festival will be expanding to include two days of fun. Brewgaloo will be hosting a block party Friday night in City Plaza. There will be selections from 35 breweries, including beer that will not be available on Saturday. Tickets are $45.

On Saturday, Brewgaloo will take over Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh with its main event, featuring 85 North Carolina breweries, local food trucks, vendors and live music. Admission is free, but tickets are required for beer tastings. You can either get sample size pours or pints. Tickets are sold in $5 increments.

More places to find your favorite food trucks this week:

Competition Dining series is this week in Durham

The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series kicks off its first Durham series this week. The bracket features “all star” teams including chefs from food trucks Captain Ponchos and KocinA. Dinners are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The winner will go on to compete in the Battle of Champions against other regional winners later this year.

Berkeley Café Takeover Tuesdays featuring chef collaborations

New food truck Baozi will take over Berkeley Café on Tuesday. ​The menu will highlight the truck's speciality - Carolina meets Chinese Bao (steamed buns). The Berkeley Café's Takeover Tuesday runs 6 to 9 p.m. Reservations are recommended, but not required.

Monday Bull City Ciderworks pairing up with food trucks

Sad to say, but Bull City Ciderworks announced their Elizabeth Street taproom is closing on April 30. Don’t fret fans, as they are opening nearby at Dillard and Roxboro Street by early fall (just in time for apple harvest). Until it closes, there will be food truck pairing dinners every Monday. On April 18, Mobile-cuisine.com’s 2015 Food Truck Rookie of the Year, Route Bistro, will be on hand. On April 25, Bull City Street Food will be there. Ciderworks is partnering with BCSF for food offerings at its new taproom, so this a great sneak peek of that.

Manna and Neuse River Brewing Beer Dinner

Manna will have a beer dinner at Neuse River Brewing’s taproom on Tuesday, April 19. The menu will feature three courses paired with the taproom's beer. Reservations are required.

​Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo coming up

The Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo will hold its first event of the season on May 1. The other dates for this year are June 12, Aug. 7 and Oct. 9. VIP early admission wristbands, which let you get in to buy food before the general public, are on sale now.​

Art Sheppard covers food truck news on his blog, The Wandering Sheppard.

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