Summertime is just around the corner and so is the Fresh Catch Drink menu- Cold craft beer, crisp ciders, local spirits, mixed drinks, wine, coffee drinks and more. This year’s event has a little something for everyone.
Beer & wine (pint/glass) $5
Mixed drinks (w/local spirits) $6
Ice Cream Floats $6
Single scoop ice cream/sorbet, cup or cone $4
Caribbean sorrel, strawberry lemonade, coffee/espresso drinks, wheatgrass shots, bottled sodas $2-$4
Water/sparkling water $2
- Blackjack Brewing Company: Barking Irons IPA, ArrrAmber Amber Ale, Pistol Proof Porter, and Bowspirit Bock
- Double Barley Brewing: Thrilla in Vanilla Porter, Sexy Rexy Red Rye, Touche’ IPA, Abby’s Amber Ale
- Raleigh Brewing Company: House of Clay IPA, Hell Yes Ma’am Belgian Style Golden
- Aviator Brewing Company: Styles TBA
- White Street Brewing Company: Styles TBA
- Bull City Ciderworks: Off Main, Rhiz Up!
- Anheuser-Busch: Bud Light
- Raleigh Rum Company: Raleigh Rum Punch (orange juice, pineapple juice, grenadine and rum), Mojitos, Cuba libre (rum and coke with a slice of lime)
- Brothers Vilgalys Spirits: Krupnikas and Peach Iced Tea (traditional Lithuanian style of Spice Honey Liqueur)
- Pebble Brook Spirits: The Red Apple Mule (Apple Pie and Ginger)
- The Raleigh Wine Shop: A selection of hand picked wines
- Fresh Sorrel & Strawberry Lemonade : Traditional Caribbean Sorrel and lemonade by Miss Lydia of Island Sunset Caribbean
- Coffee/Espresso Drinks by Torch: Honey-lavender lattes and more
- Wheatgrass shots by Sweet Peas Urban Gardens
- Maple View Ice Cream and sorbet from Treat: vanilla, Carolina crunch (vanilla with caramel, butterfinger and heath bar), devil’s delight (chocolate with kit kat and twix), mango and pomegranate raspberry sorbets
- Bottled sodas from Treat: root beer, cheerwine, sun drop, rc cola and nehi (grape, peach, orange)
- Bottled/Sparkling water
About our beverage & dessert vendors
Aviator Brewing Company:
Aviator Brewing Company opened the hangar doors in Nov 2008. We started brewing beer in an airplane hangar at Triple W airport in Fuquay Varina, NC. We moved the airplane to one side and put in the boil kettle and mash tun! We have since moved to a larger 23,000 sq. ft. building in Fuquay Varina. We have added a hangar to our new building and made it a bar!
Blackjack Brewing Company
Blackjack is a local craft brewery focused on making excellent small batch beers and serving them in a relaxed, communal environment. It was started by Ed Wenda, a Raleigh native and former dentist, who one day realized he enjoys brewing beer more than drilling on teeth. Ed also brought in Brooks Hamaker to brew beer. Brooks has 29 years brewing experience, starting with more than a decade of being the head brewer at Abita Brewing Co. Brooks has also brewed for Fullsteam and Big Boss breweries.
Double Barley Brewing
Double Barley Brewing began when Cheryl gave Larry a simple homebrew kit for his 40th birthday gift. Six months later, Larry stumbled upon the kit in the attic and you can guess the rest of the story. Who knew it? Larry could brew great beer and Cheryl was pretty good at sampling. Life was about to change forever.
Raleigh Brewing Company
At Raleigh Brewing, we strive to embrace our wonderful City of Oaks community. We provide exciting events that involve local homebrewers as well as local charities on a regular basis. Our attached 3,300 sq-ft. homebrew store provides knowledgeable service to our patrons & teaches educational classes on brewing & beer.
White Street Brewing Co.
White Street Brewing Co., a unique production brewery, opened its doors in September 2012, as Wake Forest’s first brewery. Built in the 1930s as a Chevrolet car dealership, the building was renovated into a distinctive beer manufacturing facility. We’re so proud of our impressive brewhouse that it’s in full view for all to see. No glass windows or walls to hide it.
Bull City Ciderworks
Bull City Ciders are crafted using single orchard apples from Perry Lowe Orchards, a sixth generation orchard in the foothills of NC. The apples for each cider are pressed, blended and fermented using gluten-free yeast cultures. The finished hard cider contains residual sugar from the apples, not back-sweetened with high fructose corn syrup, for a naturally delicious flavor that’s not overly sweet. We don’t dose sulfur post-fermentation for a gluten-free, sulfite-free hard cider. We source all other ingredients (tea, hops, honey, etc.) locally whenever possible.
Brothers Vilgalys Spirits was started in 2012 to bring Krupnikas, a traditional Lithuanian style of Spice Honey Liqueur, to the American market. Our Krupnikas has a delicious and complex flavor unlike any other spirit or liqueur. It is smooth enough to sip on its own, starting out with sweet honey flavors that build to a warm spicy finish.
Pebble Brook Spirits
After tasting several different apple pie moonshines, founder and Chief Craftsman Jeff Duncan decided to create his own drink for friends and family by adding more high quality ingredients. They urged him to start his own distillery and produce it for sale. It was only later that he learned that he had several ancestors that were old time moonshiners in Yadkin County, North Carolina. He was happy to continue the tradition paying homage to the past while updating his drinks with gourmet ingredients.
Raleigh Rum Company
Born out of our love of craft brews and booze, Raleigh Rum Company has become a very welcome addition to North Carolina and is the result of a lot of hard work. We are among the few craft distilleries in NC and we create our small batch rums from scratch.
The Raleigh Wine Shop
The Raleigh Wine Shop welcomes both wine novice and connoisseur alike with a bright, inviting atmosphere. We feature hand picked wines for everyday drinking as well as special occasions and collectibles. We focus on wines that convey a sense of where they were made, and demonstrate a passionate and responsible approach to making wine. These are the wines we drink ourselves, and they are the wines that we think consistently deliver for your hard-earned money.
Torch Coffee Roasters
At Torch we believe that coffee is about people, and as a company we are passionate about empowering those people. Whether it is a cafe owner struggling to make the switch from second wave to third wave, or a coffee farmer struggling to make ends meet, our mission is to partner with entrepreneurs and empower them to succeed.
Treat Ice Cream Scoop Shop
Treat has partnered with Hillsborough’s Maple View Farm to bring hormone-free and antibiotic-free ice cream and sorbet to downtown Raleigh. Maple View Farm’s grass-fed cows graze on pesticide-free Orange County pastures. Maple View has long been known as the premier ice cream maker in the Triangle region and has also received national recognition as one of the best in the country. We seek to work with other local, regional and statewide favorites as well, including Raleigh’s own Videri Chocolate Factory, Oak City Coffee Roasters and Crank Arm Brewing, Mooresville’s Uncle Scott’s Root Beer and what is arguably the official state soft drink, Cheerwine from Salisbury.
Sweet Peas Urban Gardens
Sweet Peas Urban Gardens is a clean food micro business based in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Owned and operated by Tami Purdue in collaboration with Julie Gauthier and Katie Murray, Sweet Peas grows and sells nutrient and flavor dense microgreens year round. Since its inception, Sweet Peas has operated with the commitment to and support of local and regional food producers. The group believes deeply in sustainable farming practices and is a Certified Naturally Grown farm. Sweet Peas sells their produce to local restaurants, farmers’ markets and Community Supported Agriculture distribution firms, like The Produce Box and Farm to Fork Meat. The group also enjoys juicing with their 10 day old wheatgrass and spreading the word about the many health benefits of this fabulous microgreen.