Cider Classes

We are doing a second round of cider classes. For these two classes Mattie will be working with Ali Morgan, a Certified Cheese Professional. Ali has not only a passion for cheese, but for pairing them with other types of foods and different styles of beverages! Hailing from Texas with almost 7 years of cheese experience, she moved to the triangle to learn how to make farmstead cheese and is now spending her time teaching cheese classes and getting people excited about all that cheese has to offer! Classes will be offered on February 18th at 4pm & March 11th at 3pm. Special Guests, Ted Domville of Elodie Farms will be joining us on February 18th to tell you about his farm and cheese and Alexander Kast will join us on March 11th to tell us about his new project KastHuis. There will 5 cheeses and 4 cider tastings. We will talk about the cheeses and cider individually and then why we decided to pair them together. The class will last about an hour. The cost is $25 per person. Tickets are available here!

February Sausage COmpetition - February, 2017

For the month of February, submit your favorite “Build-Your-Own” sausage combination and be entered into the Featured Sausage contest for the month of March! Have a sausage combo that you’re crazy about? One that is so delicious you just can’t stop thinking about it? Submit it to us during the month of February and you could be famous! Winning sandwiches will be selected by Black Twig staff and showcased as a Featured Sausage for the whole month of March! Winners will be selected for both meat and non-meat categories. For more details...

Charleston Food and Wine - March 3rd, 2017

Texan-turned-Charlestonian, John Lewis, brought us Chicken S#!t Bingo. This year, the acclaimed pitmaster is turning his newly opened namesake into a carnival for the appetite.

Step right up and be mesmerized with out-of-this-world meaty treats and marvels of culinary delight. Grab a high-flyin’ beer, sip upon sultry wine, or dive into some tasty cocktails.

We will be there with the Txotx!

Durham Food and Beer Experience - March 12, 2017

DPAC is partnering again with Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom and Sam's Quik Shop to host the 5th annual Bull City Food & Beer Experience on Sunday, March 12, 2017. The event features the Harris Onstage Experience showcasing additional brewery and local food vendors, unlimited samplings and three floors of food & beverage options, so make sure you visit each level of DPAC's lobbies for the full experience.

Taste the Event - april 21, 2017 6:00-9:00pm

Cider Class and Tasting-4pm-at black twig cider house

Mattie Beason spent four days in Portland helping to teach the first ever Cider Certification class in Portland, Oregon this past February. He will bring that knowledge to you in a 60 minute session where he will speak about the history of cider and apples as well as the four major regions of cider production and the differences as they pertain to the different types of cider. There will be four different tastes offered during the class. Buy tickets here.

The Ultimate Gluten Free Dinner

Primal Food & Spirits, Durham•  We are excited to announce our first ever gluten-free event! Join us for a three course served dinner by one of Durham’s most talented and charming chefs, Tim Lyons of Primal and Blu Seafood. Tim has put together a creative and flavorful gluten-free menu which will be paired with various ciders curated by Mattie Beason of Black Twig Cider House. Did you know that cider is naturally gluten-free and a delicious alternative to wine? To finish off the evening, you will enjoy a wonderful dessert prepared by Joe Parker of JP’s Pastry, the Carolinas most renowned gluten-free pastry chef. At last, the gluten-free set has an event catered specifically to them. Buy tickets here.