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nc beer events / Busy Bee 6th Anniversary!
« on: March 29, 2015, 11:39:33 AM »
4/6 at 5pm the following goes on tap! 

Olde Hickory Imperial Stout with Molasses aged in Tequila Barrels (Bee Exclusive)
Fonta Flora Cocktail Inspired Jack Daniels Barrel Aged Beer (Bee Exclusive)
Lindley Park CASK
Quest Sour Cranberry
Terrapin Substance Abuse (Barrel Aged Wake N Bake!)
Terrapin Rumzilla
Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Barleywine
Allagash Monmouth Red
2013 Stone Old Guardian Aged on American Oak
2011 Founders Backwoods Bastard
AVBC Huge Arker
AVBC Horse Tongue Wheat
Aventinus Cuvee Barrique
Southern Pines Peche de Vigne
New Belgium Le Terroir
Big Boss Prometheus Unbound
2012 Weyerbacher Heresy
2013 Mother Earth Tripel Overhead
Sub Noir Magzilla BBL Flanders Red

nc beer events / Lots of new events @ Busy Bee!
« on: October 20, 2014, 10:45:30 PM »
11/1 Stone Bastard Day!  8pm in the Hive we'll be pouring:
Arrogant Bastard
Double Bastard
Lukcy Basartd
Bourbon Barrel Aged Bastard

11/2 Founders Brunch
Beginning at noon we’ll be pouring:
2012 Imperial Stout
2013 Breakfast Stout
Dark Penance
Red’s Rye

11/9 Evil Twin Brunch
Lots of delicious Evil Twin going on at noon!
Imperial Biscotti Break
Imperial Doughnut Break
Ryan & The Beaster Bunny
Femme Fatale Blanc w/ Yuzu
Even More Jesus
Mini Dingo
Even More Denmark

11/13 Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel Aged Project Night!
We’ve got 3 of Hof Ten Dormaal’s experimental Barrel Aged Project brews going on at 5pm Thursday, 11/13!
Bruichladdich’s Octomore Peated Scotch

11/16 Dogfish Brunch
Fun starts at noon Sunday, 11/16!
Bitches Brew
Raison D’Etre
Noble Rot
Burton Baton
Red & White

11/19 Thirsty Dog Rare Draft Night!
We’re tapping 4 amazing offerings from our friends at Thirsty Dog at 5pm:
Saison D’Chardonnay
Brux Porter
Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night
Bourbon Barrel Aged Orthus

11/23 Olde Hickory Brunch
It’s an Olde Hickory blowout!  Pouring begins at noon:
2013 Event Horizon
Daniel Boone
2012 Imperial Stout
Irish Walker
2013 Lindley Park

nc beer events / Knee Deep Hoppy Dinner @ Busy Bee 10/14
« on: September 27, 2014, 06:51:44 PM »
5 courses from Chef David Mitchell and crew paired with 5 delicious HOPPY beers from the newly available Knee Deep!

Citra Extra Pale - Raleigh City Farms Greens with Crudite-green goddess, veggies, pickles
Belgo Hoptologist Belgian DIPA - North Carolina Swordfish Crudo-evoo, shallot, blood orange, fried capers, micro greens
Simtra Triple IPA - Roasted Squab-sunchoke hash, purple potatoes, fennel
Midnight Hoppynees Imperial Black Rye IPA - Wild Boar Ravioli-Larry's Beans rubbed boar shoulder, rye flour dough, braised cabbage
Hop De-Ranged Quad IPA - Caraway Spice Cake- St. Andre Brie, stewed cherries, grapefruit sorbet

Get your tickets here:

nc beer events / New Beer Show on Little Raleigh Radio!
« on: March 13, 2014, 12:32:07 AM »
Chris Powers and I from Busy Bee Cafe and Trophy Brewing as well as Les Stewart, the Brewmaster at Trophy are now hosting a weekly talk show called The State of Beer.  We're on at 5pm every Thursday and will feature guests, a chance to ask Les home brewing questions, segments about current beer news, discussions on "beer phenomenons", beer songs and more.  The station is still working out some legalities to get on the air so for now we are streaming and you can find the links here:

Our upcoming guests:
3/13 Margo Knight Metzger-Executive Director of the NC Craft Brewer's Guild
3/20 Leif Larson of Olde Hickory Brewery
3/27 Toby Hooker from Tryon Distributing
4/3 Johnny Belflower of Tasty Beverage
4/10 Ben Woodward of Haw River Ales

nc beer events / Busy Bee 5th Anniversary Barrel Aged Blowout!
« on: March 13, 2014, 12:22:05 AM »
April 3rd is the date and at 5pm we'll be filling every line in the building with barrel aged goodness.  List will be posted soon, but expect things like Bourbon County Brand Stout, RUM Barrel Aged Event Horizon, Dogfish Chardonnay Barrel Aged Noble Rot and lots more!

nc beer events / SOURFEST @ Busy Bee this Thursday 1/30!
« on: January 29, 2014, 12:08:33 AM »
All kegs start flowing at 5pm: 
Tilquin Gueuze
BFM Sour Saison
Big Boss Prometheus (2011 Big Op in red wine barrels)
Bruery Oude Tart
2012 De Proef/Hair of the Dog Flanders Fred
AVBC Gatlin Damnosus (sour barleywine)
New Belgium Clutch
New Belgium Felix Love
New Belgium Tart Lychee
New Belgium Loves Leopold
Allagash Midnight Brett
Crazy Mountain Sour
Bruery Rueuze
Big Boss Hell's Bizz-ness
Goose Island Lolita
Wicked Weed Oblivion
Allagash Interlude
Thirsty Dog Cerasus Flanders

nc beer events / More events at Busy Bee.....
« on: November 12, 2013, 11:08:20 PM »
11/17 Sweet & Sour Brunch! At noon we'll be pouring De Proef/Cigar City Tropical Tripel and Bruery Tart of Darkness!

11/24 New Belgium La Folie brunch...

11/26 Bruery Oude Tart on tap upstairs in the Hive!

11/27 Fullsteam IGOR on tap upstairs in the Hive!

12/1 Allagash brunch w/ James Bean-bourbon barrel aged tripel (curieux) w/ cold press coffee, Bourbon Barrel Aged Black, Victor & Victoria!

10/20 Foothills Sexual Chocolate Brunch - Who doesn't wanna start their Sunday with one?
10/30 New Belgium Le Terroir draft! We'll be tapping this delicious hoppy sour upstairs in the Hive at 5pm!  Only one keg so get it while it's here....
11/3 Olde Hickory Lindley Park draft at noon! Help us celebrate the arrival of this once a year, delicious stout aged in bourbon barrels with raspberries!
11/10 Bell's Stouts Brunch - As we get into cooler weather let's keep warm with some dark beer:  Java, Double Cream & Expedition will all be flowing and Ranger will be on hand to tell you all of Bell's secrets!
11/17 Sweet & Sour Brunch! At noon we'll be pouring De Proef/Cigar City Tropical Tripel and Bruery Tart of Darkness!

nc beer events / Busy Bee Events Updated 2/22
« on: September 23, 2013, 11:19:22 PM »
9/29 Allagash Brunch w/ Bourbon Black, Confluence & Fluxus

10/6 Dogfish Brunch w/ Burton Baton, Red & White, Etrusca & Palo Santo

10/8 Great Lakes Dinner with the only keg of Barrel Aged Blackout Stout in NC, a firkin of Commodore Perry infused with lime juice and zest, Oktoberfest, Nosferatu & Dortmunder.  These will all be paired with 5 courses from Chef David Mitchell.  $50 per person.  Email for seats!

nc beer events / Raleigh Beer Week!
« on: August 16, 2013, 12:12:10 AM »
Check out the list of events:

Going to be a lot of fun!

nc beer events / Some Busy Bee Events!
« on: July 18, 2013, 12:11:47 AM »
7/21 Belgian Independence Day Celebration Brunch! We'll have some rare Belgian brews on tap to celebrate: Klokke Roeland, Dupont Belge & Bockor 1892!

8/1 Brooklyn Brewery Takeover! All 12 downstairs lines will be filled with delicious offerings from our friends in NY.  They'll include Mary's Maple Porter, Companion, Scorcher #366, Weisse (state exclusive!), Dunkel (exclusive!) Black Chocolate Stout, Monster, Sorachi Ace, Blast, Silver Anniversary Lager, & Pilsner!

8/6 Olde Hickory Beer Dinner: 5 courses from chef David Mitchell paired with 5 delicious beers from our NC friends!  $50 per person and resos can be made by emailing   **We'll have a very special keg of rum barrel aged Event Horizon for this dinner!!!**

8/25-9/1 Raleigh Beer Week!  Our events will include a meet the brewer night with Boulevard as well as a barrel aged blowout where we'll be raiding the basement! 

9/17 Anderson Valley Brewing Company Beer Dinner: Look for some new releases like their 1st ever pumpkin beer, a hoppy session ale, and maybe something sour!?  5 beers in total paired with 5 courses from Chef Dave's kitchen.  $50 per person.  Email for seats!

nc beer events / Busy Bee SOURFEST and other events!
« on: May 25, 2013, 08:31:04 PM »
Here's a few beer brunches we have coming up as well as a sour takeover!

6/2 Stone Brunch featuring Vertical Epic 10.10.10 and 2012 Imperial Russian Stout on draft at noon! We're excited to tap this keg that's been hanging out in the cellar for 3 years!

6/9 Terrapin Brunch featuring the Terrapin/Thornbridge collab Imperial Rye Esb, Wake N Bake, & 2012 Reunion all on draft!

6/27 SOURFEST!  We'll be filling the draft lines with all sorts of delicious kegs for the sour fans out there!  A few to expect: Bruery Sour in the Rye, Petrus Aged Pale, New Belgium La Folie, Bacchus, St. Louis Gueueze Fond Tradition, Allagash Interlude, 1809 Berliner Weisse, Rodenbach Grand Cru, New Belgium Tart Lychee, Petrus Aged Red, Boon Kriek & Boon Framboos!

nc beer events / Busy Bee Calendar:
« on: March 11, 2013, 08:30:23 PM »
3/12 Smuttynose Beer Dinner Head Brewer Dave Yarrington will be in attendance and we'll be pouring Zinneke, a bourbon barrel aged Belgian style stout, 2008 Oak Aged Baltic Porter, 2007 Maibock, & a firkin of IPA dry hopped with experimental "Lemon Drop" hops!  $50/5 courses from Chef David Mitchell.  Reserve seats by emailing

3/15 Cottonwood Low Down Brown Draft Release We'll be tapping this seasonal favorite (now being brewed by our good friends at Foothills) at 5pm!

3/16 Mystery St. Stephen's Green CASK and Draft! We'll be tapping both versions of this dry Irish stout at only 3.5%abv you'll be able to try both without worries for the rest of the craziness on Saturday!

3/17 Bruery Brunch featuring 5 Golden Rings, Smoking Wood, & Sour in the Rye on draft!

3/24 Founders Brunch Aged Breakfast Stout, Imperial Stout, & BACKWOODS BASTARD all on tap!

3/31 Allagash Brunch Fluxus, Grand Cru, & the De Molen Smoke and Beards Collaboration!

4/7 YETI Brunch Belgian, Espresso & Oak Aged Yeti from our friends at Great Divide will all be flowing at noon!

Upcoming Drafts: Terrapin Mosaic Single Hop, New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA, Uinta Crooked Line Sea Legs, Avery Maharaja, and lots more...

Upcoming Casks: Thirsty Dog BPA, St. Stephen's Green, Thirsty Dog BBL Orthus, Olde Hickory Death By Hops w/ El Dorado & Wildflower Honey

nc beer events / Busy Bee Events Updated 2/22
« on: February 22, 2013, 01:19:06 PM »
3/3 Mother Earth Brunch-Windowpane Peaches, Silent Night, & 2011 BBL Tripel Overhead on draft!

3/10 Anderson Valley Brunch-Grand Cru (dubbel and tripel blend soured in port barrels!), Featherleggy Sour Stout, & Wild Turkey BBL Stout on tap!

3/12 Smuttynose Beer Dinner Head Brewer Dave Yarrington will be in attendance and we know we'll be pouring Zinneke, a bourbon barrel aged Belgian style stout, 2008 Oak Aged Baltic Porter, 2007 Maibock, & we're waiting to see what he puts in our firkin!  $50/5 courses from Chef David Mitchell.  Reserve seats by emailing

3/17 Bruery Brunch-5 Golden Rings, Smoking Wood, & Sour in the Rye on tap!

4/4 Busy Bee 4th Anniversary- all 18 taps will be pouring barrel aged beer!!!

nc beer events / Hopslam @ Busy Bee Tomorrow
« on: February 05, 2013, 07:39:39 PM »
Keg will be tapped tomorrow, Wednesday 2/6 at 5pm!

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