Brewgaloo 2015

Looking for something to do this weekend… here is a MUST!


Brewgaloo is one of the premier events for the NC Beer Month (April), which highlights things I enjoy: North Carolina, Food Trucks, Beer, and more…

Last year Neuse River Brewing was here (see tent in distance).  This Summer we will see the Five Points brewery open for business.

The event takes place on Fayetteville Street between City Plaza (where the Marriott and Sheraton Hotel are located) to the Capitol (Morgan Street).  With the Fayetteville Street closed, it giving visitors a chance to walk the streets safely from cars and enjoy beer, live music, and food trucks.

Buy your tickets early to avoid the lines!


How does Brewgaloo work?

First the event is FREE to attend. Stages are setup throughout the downtown area, local breweries setup tents along the street, and food trucks are parked in between.  I suggest that you purchase tokens this week, which can be bought here (until April 24th at midnight).  The tokens equates to pours or pints at each of the brewery tents.  Also, with your ID checked, you get a FREE pint glass.  So depending on how much you want to taste or enjoy, you can moderate through the token system.  If you don’t pre-order, don’t sweat if you see a line.  I’ve noticed last year if you wander to a different booth the line might be shorter.

Another thing I like about Brewgaloo is when food trucks and beer mash-up. This is a Not Just Icing and Aviator Brewing mash-up cupcake.

Food Truck in attendance


Food trucks scheduled for Saturday: American Meltdown, AmigoSan, Bam Pow Chow, Baguettaboutit, Barone Meatball, Baton Rouge Cuisine, Belgian Waffology, Big Al’s BBQ, Big Mike’s BBQ, Bo’s Kitchen, Bulkogi, Cafe Prost, Captain Ponchos, Charlie’s Kabob’s, Chick-N-Que, Chirba Chirba, CockADoodleMoo, CJ’s Street Food, Czech This Out, D’Burritos, Dump Pho King, Dusty Donuts, Fire Chef Raleigh, Gussy’s Greek, Iced Cupcakes, JAM Ice Cream, King’s Authentic Philly Cheesesteak, KocinA, Lucky Dog’s, Lumpy’s Ice Cream, Mac-UR-roni, Not Just Icing, OMG Chicken, Pie Pushers, Sarge’s Chef on Wheels, Stoke & Smoke BBQ, Stuft (debuted 2014 Brewgaloo!), Taco Grande, The Humble Pig, Virgil’s Jamaica, Will & Pop’s, and Wingski’s.

What’s amazing on this line-up are many are first time trucks: AmigoSan, Bam Pow Chow, Bo’s Kitchen, Charlie’s Kabob’s, CockADoodleMoo, Czech This Out, Fire Chef Raleigh, King’s Authentic Philly Cheesesteak, KocinA, Lumpy’s Ice Cream, OMG Chicken, and Taco Grande.  Just shows the growth in the industry!

Breweries in attendance

Altamont Brewing Company, Appalachian Mountain Brewery and Hard Mountain Cider, Ass Clown Brewing, Aviator Brewing Company, Beech Mountain Brewing Company, Beer Army Combat Brewery, Big Boss Brewing Company, Blackjack Brewing Company, Blind Squirrel Brewery, Blowing Rock Brewing. Bombshell Beer Company, Boondocks Brewing, Brice’s Brewing Company, Brueprint Brewing Company, Bull City Ciderworks, Carolina Brewery, Carolina Brewing Company, Crank Arm Brewing, D9 Brewing Company, Deep River Brewing Company, Dingo Dog Brewing, Dirtbag Ales, Double Barley Brewing, Draft Line Brewing, The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, Flat Top Brewing Company, Foothills Brewing, Fortnight Brewing Company, French Broad Brewery, Fullsteam Brewery, G2B Restaurant & Brewery, Gibbs Hundred, Gizmo Brew Works, Good Hops Brewing, Granite Falls Brewing Company, Haw River Farmhouse Ales, Highland Brewing Company, Hi-Wire Brewing, Howard Brewing, Kombucha Buchi, The Lincoln Brewing Company, Lonerider, Lookout Brewing Company, Lost Province Brewing, Lynnwood Brewing Concern, The Mash House Brewing Company, Mother Earth Brewing, Mystery Brewing, Natty Greene’s Brewing Company, Neuse River Brewing Co., Nickelpoint Brewing, Olde Hickory Brewery, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Pig Pounder Brewery, Pisgah Brewing, Ponysaurus Brewing, Railhouse Brewery, Raleigh Brewing Company, Red Oak Brewery, Sourwood Brewing Company, Southern Pines Brewing Co., Starpoint Brewing, Steel String Brewery, Sub Noir Brewing Company, Top of the Hill Restaurant, Brewery and Distillery, Triangle Brewing Company, Triple C Brewing Company, Twin Leaf Brewery, The Unknown Brewing, Urban Orchard Cider,White Rabbit Brewing Company, and White Street Brewing Company.

In addition to beer and cider, check out TOPO Distillery’s tent for some great cocktails.

For those wanting a non-alcohol or a little pick me up, check out Sola Coffee‘s tent.

Sola Coffe in North Raleigh will have coffee (both hot and Iced). They also use local Counter Culture coffee.

Live Music!

If beer and food trucks were not enough, there is live music, too.  Instead of two stages, there will be four performing areas.  One at the Capitol and one at City Plaza (as last year), the other is at the Courthouse and Martin Street!


City Plaza stage: Laura Reed (2pm), Archbishops of Blount Street (3:30), Jmac and Junior (5pm), Jack the Radio (6:30),  and Crucial Fiya (8pm)

Martin Street Stage: Chris O’Neill (2:15pm), The Robertson Boys (3:45), Dave George and Friends (5:15), Wave Lynx (6:45), Ghostt Bllonde (8:15)

Courthouse Steps: Laura Thurston (2:30) and Mickey Mills (6:00)


Capital stage: Barleycorn and Rye (2:30), Nuclear Honey (4:00), Young Cardinals (5:30), The Record (7:00), and Soul House Revival (8:3opm)

What you can’t plan on is a wedding coming through Brewgaloo…



For more details, check Brewgaloo’s website, follow on Twitter , or Facebook.

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