Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt hosted the first annual “Sour to the People” beer festival on Saturday, June 22 at their Taproom in Durham, NC. Feature 20 nationwide and local breweries poured some great sour and wild ales. Live music by the CJ Baker Band plus four local Durham Food Trucks were available.

Entry Included a commemorative glass and 3 beer tokens. Additional beer tokens were on sale for $3 each. Each beer was to be a 4oz pour (per token) but I’m happy to report most were pouring 5-6 ounces.

It didn’t get off to the best start, as it looked like it would rain and the line to get in moved painfully slow. It took me just over a half hour to get in and I watched to see when the line finally died and it was about 7pm.

All 20 breweries were in a single tent in the middle. Hi-wire had a tent of their own off to the size pouring 6 different beers from bottles. Some breweries were pouring from kegs, but most were from bottles. The brewery itself was open for business as usual with lots of indoor games inside. 

Brewery List

  • Allagash Brewing Company
  • Avery Brewing Co.
  • Barrel Culture
  • Bhramari Brewing Company
  • Birds Fly South Ale Project
  • Bond Brothers Beer Company
  • Botanist and Barrel
  • Burial Beer Co
  • Cascade Brewing
  • Fonta Flora Brewery
  • Haw River Farmhouse Ales
  • Innovation Brewing
  • Jackie O’s Brewery
  • New Belgium
  • NOLA Brewing Co
  • Revelry Brewing Company
  • Steel String Brewery
  • Trophy Brewing Company
  • Wooden Robot Brewery
  • Zillicoah Beer Company

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