Travel: Beer & Science Event at the Museum

Museum Hosts 3rd Annual “Natural Selections” Beer and Science Event

Join brewers from the Triangle area and beyond at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh for a one-of-a-kind evening of beer and science. At this third annual sampling session, held Friday, August 19, 7–10 p.m., more than a dozen North Carolina breweries will offer unique creations fitting the Museum’s natural science focus.

You can also enjoy live music by The Hey Brothers, a brewing demonstration by Atlantic Brew Supply, hands-on science of beer activities, discussions on ingredient hits and misses, and interactive games (like “beer goggle” corn hole). Vote for your favorite beer during the event and award the first annual Natural Selections People’s Choice Award to one lucky brewery. Food from Rocky Top Hospitality will be available for purchase during the event.

Participating breweries include Aviator Brewing Company, Big Boss Brewery, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Bombshell Beer Company, Bond Brothers Beer Company, Brüeprint Brewing Company, Carolina Brewing Company, Clouds Brewing, Compass Rose Brewery, Crank Arm Brewing Company, Deep River Brewing Company, Draft Line Brewing Company, Fortnight Brewing Company, Fullsteam Brewery, NC State Sheppard Brewing Lab, Nickelpoint Brewing Company, Ponysaurus Brewing Company, Raleigh Brewing Company, Trophy Brewing Company, White Street Brewing Company, and more.

Tickets are $30 ($25 for Museum members) and are available now at naturalsciences.org/beer or from the Museum Box Office, which will be open until 8:00 p.m. on event night for last-minute tickets. Ticket price includes collectible Natural Selections tasting glass. You must be 21 or older to attend, and a photo ID is required for entry.

The Museum has partnered with Uber to give you free rides to (or from) Natural Selections. Enter the code NATSELECT16 to ride free in style! If you already have Uber, try referring someone who hasn’t signed up yet — you’ll both receive $20 off your next ride.

Natural Selections 2016 is sponsored by White Street Brewing Company and held in partnership with Atlantic Brew Supply, Craft Beer Collective, NC Beer Guys, NC State: The Dunn Lab, NC State: The Meitzen Lab, Rocky Top Hospitality, The Oak City Collection and Uber. Proceeds support the Museum’s educational and outreach programs.

— August 2016