The North Carolina Brewer’s Guild
North Carolina Craft Breweries • North Carolina is the state of Southern beer. If you’re in North Carolina, you’re probably just a few miles from a great craft beer. North Carolina boasts the largest number of craft breweries in the American South, with more than 50 brewpubs and breweries. It is also the most decorated state in the South with more medals from the World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival than any of its neighboring states. The North Carolina Brewers Guild seeks to preserve and promote the beer and brewing culture of "The State of Southern Beer." Asheville’s brewing scene sprung up nearly instantly and now boasts a dozen breweries, two micro-brew suppliers, one of the worlds top ranked beer stores and a traveling brewery tour. In all over 50 beers are locally brewed, giving Asheville, North Carolina, the title of "Beer City, USA" three years in a row. The Asheville Brewers Alliance works hard to make sure that local craft beer is promoted and appreciated.
January 25, 2012 • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is pleased to announce that it has chosen a site in western North Carolina for the future home of an East Coast brewery. The site, in the Henderson County Town of Mills River— along the French Broad River, 12 miles south of Asheville — will be home to the new production facility, as well as a proposed restaurant and gift shop. “We are thrilled to have found an ideal location in western North Carolina for our second brewery,” says Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada. “The beer culture, water quality and quality of life are excellent. We feel lucky to be a part of this community.” ~ www.sierranevada.com
Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville Brewing Company • www.facebook.com/asheville.brewing • "Downtown’s largest patio and best pizza combined with our award-winning craft brews. Tour the brewery or sit on our covered patio and have a drink. Family-friendly, dog friendly on patio. Voted best pizza in WNC for the last 4 years."
Craggie Brewing Company • www.facebook.com/craggiebrewingco • "Craggie is a brewery with a heart, which is evident from the causes it supports, the vendors it does business with, and the way it inspires giving. Craggie sells beer with a conscience – organic in craft and whenever possible, brewed with local ingredients."
French Broad Brewing Co. • www.facebook.com/pages/French-Broad-Brewing/300526013298924 • "Founded in 2001, located in Asheville on Fairview Road near Sweeten Creek, the French Broad Brewery is a continental European-style production brewery. Andrew Dahm is the president. Chris Richards is Head Brewer."
Green Man Brewery • www.facebook.com/GreenManBrewing • "Brewing Award winning ales since 1997, Green Man was founded in downtown Asheville, originally as a brew-pub. New ownership and a fresh approach spurred evolutionary change at Green Man in 2010. No longer a brew pub, Green Man was able to focus on production, distribution and growth. With the help of the original brewer, John Stuart, and his team, Green Man has evolved into a respected and well-known brewery, known for consistent, traditional ales with a constant eye on quality."
Highland Brewing Co. • www.facebook.com/HighlandBrewingCompany • "Highland Brewing Company rolled out its first beer kegs in December 1994. Built almost entirely of retrofitted dairy equipment, our original brewery in downtown Asheville could produce up to 6,500 barrels of beer per year. At the new location we now have capacity to brew 30,000 barrels annually with room to grow. Until 1998, our beer was available only in kegs and hand-filled 22-oz. bottles. (We still fill our liter bottles by hand today.) That year, we added a four-head bottling machine which enabled us to start packaging in 12-oz. bottles. In 2002, a used Krones bottling line was installed, capable of filling 7,200 12-oz. bottles per hour. Although we brewed twice daily, four days per week, the demand for our beer continued to exceed the supply."
Lexington Avenue Brewery • www.facebook.com/pages/Lexington-Avenue-Brewery/166734997292 • "Good times await in Asheville at the Lexington Avenue Brewery. Relax a while on our open air patio. Enjoy a craft beer and an incredible meal at the 92’ curving bar or a custom built dining table. Our historic downtown Asheville building provides the perfect atmosphere. Brewer Ben Pierson has created a stellar line up of unfiltered, naturally carbonated, additive free beers in our in-house brewery."
Oyster House Brewing Co. • www.facebook.com/pages/OysterHouse-Brewing-Company/119497396560 • "Located inside The Lobster Trap in downtown Asheville, The Oyster House Brewing Company is small micro brewery devoted to producing high quality, unique ales for beer and seafood lovers."
Wedge Brewing Company • www.wedgebrewing.com • "The Wedge Brewing Co. is located in the lower level of the Wedge Studios situated in the River Arts District of Asheville, N.C. The building is a classic brick warehouse adjacent to the railroad tracks. The original use of the structure was probably as a food warehouse. The space the brewery is in at onetime stored slaughtered hogs."
Black Mountain, North Carolina
Pisgah Brewing Co. • www.facebook.com/PisgahBrewingCo • "Pisgah Brewing Co. contains several different components, including the brewery, taproom, featured art space, and outdoor stage. The Taproom boasts a wall with a selection of 24 different taps! The garage doors stay open when it’s warm, and a crackling fire is almost always being lit once the sun goes down. There are picnic tables outside and seats around the bar to enjoy the music and company in comfort. Featured art spans the lengths of the taproom wall. The gallery space is reserved for local artists and the pieces are displayed for several weeks at a time. In addition to brewing delicious, organic beer, Pisgah Brewing also brings you a multitude of artists who perform inside our taproom and out on our new stage in the field. The Outdoor Stage flaunts beautiful, handcrafted carpentry and is utilized for many live concerts and special outdoor events! The stage area has a trickling stream under a bridge near the parking lot, as well as horseshoe pits and a picnic table."
Bryson City, North Carolina
Nantahala Brewing Company • www.facebook.com/nantahalabrewing • "Nantahala Brewing Company is a microbrewery that was founded in Bryson City, Western North Carolina’s outdoor adventure capital, in the spring of 2009. We officially started selling beer in May 2010. Our tasting room opened on March 4, 2011. If you are in the area, stop by and check us out."
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Carolina Brewery – Chapel Hill • www.facebook.com/carolinabrewery • "Carolina Brewery is a locally-owned brewery and restaurant that has drawn international attention for its handcrafted beers, Our award-winning signature beers include Flagship IPA (Gold Medal, Great American Beer Festival), Copperline Amber Ale (Gold Medal, World Beer Championships), Sky Blue Golden Ale (Silver Medal, World Beer Championships), and Oatmeal Porter. We also offer a rotating list of seasonal brews. Our beers are now available on tap and in growlers and cans throughout North Carolina, so ask for them by name at your favorite bar, restaurant, or grocery store!"
Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery • www.facebook.com/pages/Top-Of-The-Hill/138141602894610• "Pull up a seat and enjoy the handcrafted beers of Top of the Hill Brewery. Our beers have won 18 medals in the World Beer Championships and we were recognized in the World Encyclopedia of Beer as one of the best breweries in the U.S. Although our specialty is English style ales, our Kenan Lager was rated higher than Miller, Budweiser, Foster’s, Kirin, Amstel, Michelob, Dos Equis, Pacifico, Pete’s Summer Ale and Moosehead, in blind competition. We’re also proud to be the first establishment in the South to have a full-time cask-conditioned ale program on premise. Come to our Back Bar to have a pint of “real ale. But as we all know, the best pub experiences aren’t just about the beer. You need good company, too. Don’t worry, we’ve won “Best Bartender in the Triangle” three times and “Best Place to People watch while drinking a beer” twice."
Charlotte, North Carolina
Four Friends Brewing • www.facebook.com/pages/Four-Friends-Brewing/76668857320 • "We have conceived, created, and built, from the start; a meaningful brewery in the heart of Charlotte to celebrate your growing demand for hand crafted quality beer. With a focus on the revival of artisan brewing, we strive to create the highest quality products available."
NoDa Brewing Co. • www.facebook.com/pages/NoDa-Brewing-Company/185972434767424 • "NoDa Brewing Company opened its doors to the world on October 29, 2011 and is one of Charlotte’s newest home-grown microbrewery for beer lovers in the Carolinas! This unique production brewery in Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood crafts small-batch premium beers, offering something for nearly every beer drinker. The North Davidson (NoDa) neighborhood is known as the creative center of Charlotte: as a natural extension of NoDa’s artistic spirit, there isn’t a better place for a microbrewery to call home."
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery • www.facebook.com/RockBottomRestaurant • "Inspired by the fresh air, passion and hospitality of the American Southwest, Rock Bottom Brewery is the place where friends and families go for great food, the best beer around, and good times you’ll want to have again and again. Handcrafted beers made in our onsite brewery taste as fresh as an untamed mountain stream."
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery • www.facebook.com/pages/The-Olde-Mecklenburg-Brewery/198458702503 • "No great City should be without premium quality, fresh beer from its own local brewery. In June, 2007 while camping with his family in Montana OMB’s founder decided Charlotte should not be deprived any longer. He returned home to Charlotte with a new purpose, and shortly thereafter The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (OMB) was born. OMB’s mission is to produce the highest quality beer available locally and deliver it ultra-fresh to the Charlotte/Mecklenburg County region."
Cornelius, North Carolina
Ass Clown Brewing Company • www.assclownbrewery.com • "We are a small, local and “green” North Carolina brewery specializing in new and unique high flavors made from high quality ingredients. Come taste up to 12 different handcrafted drafts at our taproom and buy a growler and gear to go or go to our online store (coming soon) to get t-shirts and place an order for pick up."
Durham, North Carolina
Bull City Burger and Brewery • www.facebook.com/pages/Bull-City-Burger-Brewery/117814448251065 • "Bull City Burger and Brewery is a locally owned, independent restaurant located at 107 East Parrish Street in downtown Durham, NC. We opened on March 25, 2011. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner with approximately 90 seats inside plus 35 seats of outside patio dining. We offer family friendly dining with a children’s play area, as well as a private meeting room for business gatherings and presentations or private events, all within full view of our own brewery. We are also a full scale working brewery and brew our own beer. We have up to eight beers on-tap at any given time creating fresh ales and lagers rotating seasonally throughout the year. We use just malt, hops, yeast and water to craft our beer, leaving out adjuncts and additives. We take wine seriously and feature farmer made, estate grown and bottled wines from around the world, which are served on-tap via the Enomatic self-serve wine-dispensing machine."
Fullsteam • www.facebook.com/fullsteambrewery • "Fullsteam is a Durham, North Carolina-based brewery and tavern. Our niche is "plow to pint" brewing, incorporating Southern food and farm traditions into the beer-making process. In the past few years, North Carolina’s beer selection has flourished with beers around the world: Belgian dubbels, tripels, and quads; English bitters and barleywine, German lagers. Amazing craft beer from US breweries establishing regional traditions and styles: the West Coast IPA phenomenon. Hearty Wisconsin lagers. Experimental beers from the Northeast. But we have yet to develop a Southern craft beer identity. Fullsteam’s mission is to craft this identity. To create a distinctly Southern beer style that celebrates the culinary and agricultural heritage of the South."
Triangle Brewing Company • www.facebook.com/pages/Triangle-Brewing-Company/116593536303 • "We are a locally owned craft brewery situated in downtown Durham, North Carolina. Triangle Brewing Company is dedicated to producing well balanced, full-flavored, yet highly drinkable Belgian and American style ales. Triangle beers are made with the finest hops and barley malt. Flavors harmonize, not fight for individual attention. Triangle beers are not pasteurized nor do we add preservatives (except for a healthy addition of hops). Seeing beer as equal to, if not superior to, wine, Triangle beers are designed to complement food. Because of this effort, soon one will be able to walk into any fine restaurant and pub in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill region and be pretty sure of finding a Triangle beer available."
Farmville, North Carolina
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery • www.facebook.com/pages/The-Duck-Rabbit-Craft-Brewery/156703131059787 • "We are a small packaging microbrewery located in Farmville, North Carolina. We sold our first beer in August of 2004. We specialize in beautiful, delicious, full flavored dark beers. When we brew, we’re happy and we dance. During fermentation, we sing softly to the yeast. Duck-Rabbit products are distributed by Tryon Distributing throughout North Carolina, by Cherokee Distributing in eastern Tennessee, by Savannah Distributing throughout Georgia, by Loveland Distributing in the greater Richmond Virginia area, by Hop and Wine Distributing in northern Virginia, by Stockertown Beverage in eastern Pennsylvania, by Westy’s Distributing in central Pennsylvania and by Wilson McGinley Distributing in western Pennsylvania."
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Huske Hardware House Restaurant & Brewery • www.facebook.com/HuskeHardware • "What began as a full-service hardware store built by Benjamin R. Huske at the turn of the century, has become Fayetteville’s most recognizable Historic Downtown Restaurant and Brewery over 106 years later. Huske offers hand crafted traditional ales and lagers. We carry five year round house brews, as well as at least one seasonal. You can enjoy them in a pint, or try all six in our beer flight. Huske beers are available in half gallon growlers, or by the keg for you to take home. "
Mash House Brewery & Chophouse • www.facebook.com/TheMashHouse • "We use no preservatives and only the finest ingredients at our on-site microbrewery: malted barley, hops, yeast and pure water. Our beer begins in our grain silo out front, is converted into "mash" with the addition of water, then ferments and ages in our custom-designed brewhouse—assuring our customers will receive the freshest pint possible."
Fuquay Varina, North Carolina
Aviator Brewing Company • www.facebook.com/AviatorBrewing • "Aviator Brewing Company started in Nov 2008 in an airplane hangar. We initially brewed into two used dairy tanks. Each tank held 300gallons of beer. Much to our surprise we quickly outgrew these tanks! In Jan 2009 we had started distribution into the Triangle area. The demand for the beer grew faster than we could brew. In April 2010 we moved from the airplane hangar at Triple W airport to a larger building about 4 miles away. We have expanded the brewery yet again and have added more fermentation tanks and a large cooler."
Greensboro, North Carolina
Natty Greene’s Pub & Brewing Co. – Greensboro • www.facebook.com/NattyGreenesGreensboro • "From our equipment to our staff to what goes into making the beer, our goal is to provide some of the best full-flavored craft beer you can buy. With our wide variety of styles – ranging from smooth and mild to ultra-hoppy – we’re sure you will find a Natty’s beer you’ll soon call your favorite. Natty Greene’s Brewing Co. brews nine brands for distribution both on- and off-premise in bottles and draught throughout North Carolina. These brands fall under three categories – year-round, seasonal and BigDraft Series – and are brewed exclusively at our production facility in Greensboro, North Carolina. Our two Pub & Brewing Co. locations – downtown Greensboro and downtown Raleigh – offer 12 handcrafted Natty Greene’s beers on tap every day of the year including our five year-round offerings; Guilford Golden Ale, Buckshot Amber Ale, Southern Pale Ale, Old Town Brown and Wildflower Witbier. The other seven are brewed on-site at each pub and are called Pubcrafts. Each of our pubs brews its own Pubcraft styles and takes advantage of the smaller batches to make some of our most popular and creative styles."
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Southern Appalachian Brewery • www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Appalachian-Brewery/186297024741055 • "Southern Appalachian Brewery opened its permanent home in Hendersonville, NC in the spring of 2011. Originally founded in Rosman, NC in 2003, the formerly named Appalachian Craft Brewery has expanded its production facilities and added a public tasting room. Located just one block off North Main Street near the historic Depot District, Southern Appalachian continues to create quality, small batch craft brewed ales including: Copperhead Amber, Black Bear Stout, and an IPA. Run by husband and wife team Andy & Kelly Cubbin, the brewery offers an indoor bar with beer to go, as well as a large outdoor seating area with games and special events."
Hickory, North Carolina
Loe’s Brewing Company • www.facebook.com/pages/Loes-Brewing-Company/110393609004780 • "Loe’s Brewing Company is a small craft brewery located in Hickory, North Carolina. We specialize in handcrafted artisanal lagers and ales. Being so small we can afford to take more time and effort into our beers. We utilize many ingredients from all over the world, selecting only the finest grains, cultured yeast, fresh whole hops, and our mountain water that is perfect for producing the best beers possible. Another advantage of being small is that we can produce a wide variety of styles so our selection will always be changing. We will produce beers that fit the season and year round classics. Loe’s Brewing takes pride in producing the finest handcrafted beers"
Olde Hickory Brewery • www.facebook.com/OldeHickoryBrewery • "In 1994, Steven Lyerly and Jason Yates decided Western North Carolina was in need of fresh, quality beer and over a few pints, the idea of Olde Hickory Brewery was born. Beginning in 1994 with a 7 barrel converted dairy system, we set and accomplished the goal of providing the unique traditional ales & lagers available through OHB. Quickly we outgrew that system and today we operate a 25-barrel Price Schonstrom brew house… In 1997, OHB began the renovation of an 1880 Historic Landmark building in downtown Hickory, which now houses our brewing facilities."
High Point, North Carolina
Liberty Steakhouse and Brewery • www.facebook.com/LibertySteakhouseHighPoint • "Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery is based on America’s rich ethnic cooking styles, complimented by finely hand-crafted beers, tantalizing starters and perfectly seared steaks. We’ve got something brewing you’re sure to like. Liberty is also a celebration of life, family and the pursuit of happiness. So bring us your hungry, your thirsty and fun-loving, we’ll send you home refreshed and fulfilled."
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Mystery Brewing Company • www.facebook.com/MysteryBrewing • "Our mission is to create a cornucopia of high-quality, small-batch, rustic ales for the discriminating consumer, to test the boundaries of creativity and style. In short, to make outstanding beer. How do we plan to do it? It involves using fresh, high-quality ingredients and a steady hand at the kettle. But that’s just half of it. The other half of it is right here. The power of the internet, social media, and networking is here to see. Think of this as your own internet brewpub where you can sidle up next to the brewmaster and ask a question."
Holly Springs, North Carolina
Carolina Brewing Company • www.facebook.com/pages/Carolina-Brewing-Company/106393626067978 • "If you request a porter, do you expect someone to carry your bags? If you were approached by a man carrying a dopplebock, would you run for your life? You shouldn’t. These are just two examples of the more than twenty styles of beer that were commonly available in the United States at the turn of the century. Prohibition and industrialization brought an end to this variety of beer, but now the Carolina Brewing Company is helping to revive these traditional brewing styles. Unlike some fine wines that get better with age, beer is at its peak when it leaves the brewery. All of our beer is produced in small batches for local distribution to ensure that you get the freshest beer possible. Purity is one of our top priorities. We use only four ingredients in our beer, malted barley, hops, yeast and water. Our beer does not contain chemicals or additives of any kind and it is not pasteurized. Our method of brewing is time consuming and our choice of ingredients is expensive. We know it’s worth the extra effort and cost, and we think you’ll agree. Try our tasty liquids and we know that you will taste the quality. We invite you to stop by and meet the people who make the Carolina Brewing Company beer. Please come visit us for a Saturday tour. – Greg, Zee, Van, and Mark"
Jarvisburg, North Carolina
Weeping Radish Farm Brewery • www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1256443035 • "The Weeping Radish is the Oldest Microbrewery in North Carolina. 25 years ago it was illegal for breweries to sell their own beer directly to consumers; they had to go through a distributor. This made it impossible for microbreweries or small brewpubs to exist. In 1985 Uli Bennewitz went to his local senator and together they passed a bill allowing microbreweries to sell their own beer on site. A year later on the July 4th, 1986 the Weeping Radish Brewery opened for business. Raised in a small village in Bavaria, Uli was determined to bring the high quality beer he was used to across the ocean to North Carolina. A Master Brewer came over from Germany and brewed the first batches of Corolla Gold, Fest, and Black Radish. Strictly adhering to the Reinheitsgebot Purity Law of 1516, all Weeping Radish beers are brewed using hops, malt, yeast and water – no additives, chemicals or preservatives. Our beer list has expanded over the years and currently on draft in the pub we have the OBX Kölsch, IPA 25, and Radler as well as our original Corolla Gold, Fest and Black Radish. And for those of you with a sweet tooth we make a fantastic Root Beer!"
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Outer Banks Brewing Station • www.facebook.com/outerbanksbrewingstation • "I like to think of our pub brewery as a kitchen rather than a factory. I never stop experimenting. Every brew is the result of the culmination of everything I’ve learned about brewing to date. Sort of the way a jazz musician approaches music. Olsch is the only constant, but even there things have changed. Some beers come back by popular demand, so the name comes back, with a general aim at recreating the beer, but then innovation (and necessity), new ingredients, and fresh ideas are incorporated. Such is the luxury of brewing in a beer kitchen rather than a widget factory, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Cheers! Scott Meyer"
Kinston, North Carolina
Mother Earth Brewing Co. • www.facebook.com/pages/Mother-Earth-Brewery/159084368364 • "Take the goodness of garden-grown products, the warmth of small town life, the earthy ethic of rock ‘n roll, a deep respect for a time-honored craft…and you have the ingredients of Mother Earth Brewing. Born in the summer of 2008, Mother Earth is the dream-child of Stephen Hill and Trent Mooring, two guys from Kinston, North Carolina, a sweet southern town in the heart of the old tobacco belt."
Matthews, North Carolina
Hops Grill Brewery • www.hopsrestaurants.com • "At Hops we exclusively brew our beers inside the restaurant from our original recipes. Our beers are handcrafted using the finest domestic malts and high-quality liquid yeast. We consistently offer signature beers at all of our locations and brew seasonal beers throughout the year. We are a casual dining microbrewery restaurant that offers fresh, made from scratch menu items in a relaxed atmosphere featuring signature dishes that are created from high-quality, fresh ingredients and prepared in a display style kitchen that allows you to view the cooking process. We complement the made-from-scratch food by offering hand-crafted, microbrewed beer, brewed in a glass encased brewery that separates the non-smoking dining room from the bar dining area."
Mooresville, North Carolina
Carolina Beer Company • www.facebook.com/pages/Foothills-Brewing/8596512495 • "Carolina Beer & Beverage has announced the sale of their beer division to Foothills Brewing, based in Winston-Salem. This sale includes the company’s equipment, trademarks and brands. Among the dozen beer brands being acquired by Foothills Brewing are those within the highly popular Carolina Blonde and Cottonwood Ales lines."
Morganton, North Carolina
Catawba Valley Brewing Company • www.facebook.com/pages/Catawba-Valley-Brewing-Company/105426889522056 • "Refreshing Catawba Valley Brewing Company beer is brewed in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where we strive to maintain the highest standards in taste, production, and distribution of finely crafted beers. At Catawba Valley Brewing, micro is the operative word. Scott Pyatt efficiently divides his time between brewing and selling. A phone call to the brewery is almost always answered by his recorded voice: "If we’re not here, we’re delivering beer." You gotta believe him."
Mount Airy, North Carolina
Old North State Winery and Brewery • www.facebook.com/OldNorthStateWinery • "Visit Old North State Winery and Brewery in our renovated 1890’s mercantile building in historic downtown Mt. Airy, North Carolina. Located in the burgeoning Yadkin Valley wine region, Old North State Winery started as a cooperative in 2002 and has since evolved to a winery owned by two families with one vision. Our vineyards were established on farms that have been in our families for generations. We hope you enjoy the culmination of our dreams, our devotion to our farmland, and our passion for our wines produced at Old North State Winery."
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Carolina Brewery – Pittsboro • www.facebook.com/carolinabrewery • "Carolina Brewery is a locally-owned brewery and restaurant that has drawn international attention for its handcrafted beers, Our award-winning signature beers include Flagship IPA (Gold Medal, Great American Beer Festival), Copperline Amber Ale (Gold Medal, World Beer Championships), Sky Blue Golden Ale (Silver Medal, World Beer Championships), and Oatmeal Porter. We also offer a rotating list of seasonal brews. Our beers are now available on tap and in growlers and cans throughout North Carolina, so ask for them by name at your favorite bar, restaurant, or grocery store!"
Raleigh, North Carolina
Big Boss Brewing Co. • www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Boss-Brewing-Company/176877627878 • "Big Boss Brewing Company was started in 2006 and shipped its first beer in the 2nd quarter of 2007 in the triangle area of North Carolina. It was formed as a collaboration between Geoff Lamb, a UNC graduate, who returned to North Carolina in 2006 to join forces with Brewmaster, Brad Wynn, who has 12+ years of brewing experience including several years with Victory, Wild Goose and Native Brewing Company."
Boylan Bridge Brewpub • www.facebook.com/BoylanBridgePub • "Great place to hang out. Tasty unique menu items and craft beers. Daily specials and bird’s eye view of Raleigh. Come check us out on the top of the hill on the edge of Downtown Raleigh’s Historic Warehouse District. – The Boylan Bridge Brewpub has a bright and open atmosphere conducive to conversation, business, and social interaction. The architectural millwork and cabinetwork built downstairs in the shop has made the Bridge a beautiful, durable facility using fine woods, ceramic tile, and canvas covered tackboard on the walls. The brewing operation is visible from the bar through glass doors, offering an industrial connection with stainless steel tanks and copper piping throughout. The most popular feature of the place is the outdoor deck. It offers an expansive view of the downtown Raleigh skyline. A wood post and beam pergola structure enclose the space and provides mottled shade without trapping sound, making conversation easy."
LoneRider Brewing Co. • www.facebook.com/loneriderbeer • "We opened our doors on January 23rd, 2009 and since then we have been impressed with the enthusiasm of craft beer aficionados we meet daily. The craft brewing industry is booming and you can find a tremendous variety out there. North Carolina has undoubtedly become the Southern State for beer with Asheville reigning supreme and Raleigh/Durham/CH not far behind. We hope you continue to support the variety and encourage new brewers to experiment with and craft new styles for everybody’s pleasure."
Natty Greene’s Pub & Brewing Co. – Raleigh • www.facebook.com/NattyGreenesRaleigh • "The early 1990s – the beginning of the first craft beer era in America. It was also a time when Chris Lester and Kayne Fisher, sitting together as underclassmen at UNC-Greensboro drinking NattyBo’s, dreamt of one day brewing their own beer and selling it to everyone."
Roth Brewing Company • www.facebook.com/pages/Roth-Brewing-Company-LLC/160283723991121 • "Founded in December of 2008, this company has been working hard to develop beers that can take the world by storm. Before there was a Roth Brewing Company, the guys started as most new breweries do, with home brewing. After hearing endless rave reviews of their beers, they decided to jump in head first and open this amazing company. It might be said that prophecies were fulfilled on the day that they took up brewing, but only time shall tell. Roth Brewing Company opened its taproom doors on June 12th 2010 with the release of Raleigh Red American Amber Ale. The Red was soon to be followed by FoeHammer, then Forgotten Hollow then in November 2010, Dark Construct. This company is the brain child of Ryan and Eric Roth who could not have pulled everything together without the aid of both Michael Natale and Daneal Granville."
Sapphire, North Carolina
Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company • www.facebook.com/pages/Sapphire-Mountain-Brewing-Company/263652020342693 • "Our original location at Sapphire National Golf Club offers over 80 Micros, Imports/Belgiums and Domestic beers, wines and our Award-Winning piping hot Wood-Fired Pizza cooked in our very Rustic Mountain setting. Our scenic views of mountains, lakes are the best in the area! We offer a full menu including rustic pub and casual food, chef specials, daily specials while enjoying our many TVs throughout our restaurant. We have Live Music on select nights and many theme events."
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
Dry County Brewing Company • www.facebook.com/pages/The-Pizza-Shop-Dry-County-Brewing-Company/139498589420287 • "In the outskirts of down town Spruce Pine NC, Dry County Brewing Company and The Pizza Shop offer hand crafted brews and pies."
Sylva, North Carolina
Heinzelmannchen Brewery • www.facebook.com/YourGnometownBrewery • "In a microbrewery in downtown Sylva, NC, German-born brewermaster Dieter Kuhn and his wife Sheryl Rudd are creating light and refreshing German beer made with wholesome grains, fresh hops & no preservatives. All beers are keg conditioned and non-filtered, making them smooth and lighter in body. Stop by the brewery for a tasting and a tour. Take home one of our unique, German 2-liter growlers, or a keg. We are not a brew pub but you can enjoy our ales by the glass at area restaurants."
Waynesville, North Carolina
Frog Level Brewing Company • www.facebook.com/pages/Frog-Level-Brewing-Company/135545149796571 • "Frog Level Brewing Company (FLB) is the first microbrewery in Haywood County. We use only the finest ingredients and live as local as possible. We are proud of the product we brew and the people for whom we brew it. Our brewery is named for its location and its attitude. Until the railroad came in 1884, Frog level was swampland. By the 30’s and 40’s Frog Level was the hustle & bustle in Waynesville. This was the place where blue collar folks worked hard in factories and warehouses to raise families… to do their part to make Haywood County what it is today. My family & I live and work in Frog Level – I want to do my part to bring Frog Level back to her hustle and bustle! Ours beers will be distinct in their attitude and ingredients, by brewing as much “Haywood County” as possible into each batch."
Whitsett, North Carolina
Red Oak Brewery • www.facebook.com/redoakbrewery • "Red Oak Brew Pub was opened in February of 1991. In addition to brewing according to the Law of Purity, we decided not to filter or pasteurize our Bavarian Lagers to ensure the vitamins remain whole for that rich, mellow taste. Within months of opening the pub we began selling Red Oak to other accounts in the Greensboro area. In no time the 6 original aging tanks were maxed out so we added on to the building and installed 13 new tanks. By 2001 Red Oaks popularity had grown so much that we were brewing 24/7…and out of aging capacity. We began the search for a location to build a larger brewery with space to accommodate future growth."
Wilmington, North Carolina
Front Street Brewery • www.facebook.com/FrontStreetBrewery • "Located in Historic Downtown, the Front Street Brewery is Wilmington’s only Restaurant with its own Brewery. Our staff takes pride in offering fresh modern American cuisine, ranging from gourmet burgers to fine entrees and everything in between, at a reasonable price. Front Street Brewery offers four flagship brews year-round and several seasonal selections of hand-crafted microbrews."
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Foothills Brewing • www.facebook.com/pages/Foothills-Brewing/8596512495 • "Award winning brewery in the Southeast featuring some of the best hand crafted beers! Foothills Brewing sets the standard in the Southeast for outstanding brewpub atmosphere, cuisine and craft beer. Widely respected in regional craft brewing circles, Foothills’ co-owner and head brewer, Jamie Bartholomaus, leads an outstanding brewing team that provides house beers for the brewpub and off-premise draft sales to craft beer outlets in the Carolinas."