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Appalachian Mountain Brewery
Appalachian Mountain Brewery
163 Boone Creek Dr.
Boone, NC 28607
(8 28) 263-1111
Appalachian Mountain Brewery focuses on building relationships with our community, sustainable business practices and supporting local non-profits. We also really enjoy brewing great tasting award winning beers and ciders. The tasting room features plenty of outdoor seating, a 120 foot long outdoor bar bordering Boone Creek and a covered heated porch perfect for enjoying one of our beers. We brew all of our beer at the tasting room on our 10 barrel (310 gallon) JV Northwest All-American made system. Our brew system features a mix of 10-barrel and 20-barrel high-grade glycol chilled stainless steel jacked fermenters and several bright tanks.
Brewer: Chris Zieber

Asheville Brewing Co
77 Coxe Ave
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 255-4077
Asheville Pizza bought into the brewpub business ten years ago and added a second brewery just over three years ago. The newer Asheville Brewing Co. provides much needed production capacity, another restaurant/bar and gives brewer Doug Riley time for more seasonal offerings
Brewer: Doug Riley

Aviator Brewing Company
Aviator Brewing Company 
209 Technology Park Lane
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
(919) 567-2337
Aviator Brewing Company started in November of 2008 in an airplane hangar. We initially brewed into two used dairy tanks.  Each tank held 300 gallons of beer.  Much to our surprise we quickly outgrew these tanks!  We added two used 30 bbl fermentors to the brewery and the capacity increased.  In January 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.  In September 2011 we added (3) 60 bbl fermentation tanks.  We also just added a 22oz bottling system to put some of our beer on the store shelves! (finally).  A 30Bbl brewhouse was installed in March of 2012, increasing our capacity 3 fold.  Keep an eye out for our beer in your area soon!
Brewer: Mark Doble

Bearwaters Brewing Co.
130 Frazier St. Ste. 7
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 240-0602
Bearwaters Brewing Co. 
Brewer: Kevin Sandefur, Dusty Evans, and Jim Sandefur

Birdsong Brewing
26th and North Davidson
Charlotte, NC
(704) 942-4555
Birdsong Brewing is Charlotte’s newest microbrewery.  We are located in NoDa at 26th and North Davidson and we started retail distribution and tap room sales in December of 2011. Our goal is to create outstanding beer, to have a low impact on the environment, and to create personal relationships and ties to the local community. Our inspiration comes from the popular and innovative styles of the West Coast brewers and is fueled by Conor’s passion and ability to construct unique yet sessionable recipes.  We’re excited to add to the growing craft beer movement in Charlotte and the Carolinas.
Brewer: Conor Robinson

Blind Squirrel Brewery.
4716 South US Hwy 19E
Plumtree, NC 28664
(828) 765-2739
We opened the brewery operations in August of 2012 and are scheduled to produce 500 barrels in 2013.  We began this project with the renovations of the T.B Vance General Store, circa 1919, and it has evolved ever since. 

Blowing Rock Brewing Co.
PO Box 2678
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Blowing Rock Brewing Company is unique offering, their mountain artisan Ale House Series brews from the Blowing Rock Ale House & Brewery,which is located in Blowing Rock, NC.  The on-site Blowing Rock facility includes the company’s original NC Brewery, Inn, and the Ale House Restaurant serving freshly made local food. Additionally, Blowing Rock Brewing Company produces their Legacy Series brews from their 30bbl Production facility in Hickory, NC.  The production brewery also includes the American Honor Ale House, opening April 2015, serving ‘farm to table’ type food.  This brewery is located in the historic early 20th Century renovated Hollar Mill.  Creators Jeff Walker and Todd Rice along with Master Brewer Ray Hodge are confident that you will be please following discovery of their wide range of award winning beers produced from the 2 breweries.  With Statewide Distribution between North Carolina and South Carolina you may also see a selection of these NC produced beers in your hometown.  Check them out in person while visiting Hickory, and the Blue Ridge Mountain region known as the High Country.       
Brewer: Ray Hodge

Boojum Brewing Co.
357 Dayton Dr.
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 246-0350
Brewers: Ben Baker

carolina brewery
Carolina Brewery
460 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 942-1800
Located in “the best college town in America,” Carolina Brewery is proudly owned and operated by UNC alumni. Along with a fantastic array of beers, the 16 year-old brewpub offers a casual, yet upscale atmosphere, at an affordable price. A second Carolina Brewery opened in Pittsboro in 2007. Carolina Brewery's draught beers and growlers can be found from the piedmont to the coast.
Brewer: Nathan Williams

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Catawba Brewing Co
204 E. Main Street
Glen Alpine, NC 28628
(828) 584-9400
Catawba Brewing Co. is  located in the Blue Ridge foothills town of Morganton, NC.  Just outside the brewery, panoramic views of Shortoff, Hawksbill, and Table Rock Mountains continually inspire the creation of the brewery's Fine Handcrafted Ales.
Brewer: Scott Pyatt

Crank Arm Brewing
Crank Arm Brewing
319 W. Davie St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
We are a craft brewery with tasting room located in the heart of the warehouse district in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Our mission is to provide fresh artisan beer while utilizing green transportation methods.
Brewer: Michael Morris

Deep River
Deep River Brewing Co.
700 W. Main Street
Wendell, NC 27520
The brewery is is a 15bbl, 2 vessel brewhouse designed specifically for Deep River Brewing Co. The brewery recently started operations in a historic cotton spinning mill at 700 West Main St. in downtown Clayton, NC.  We strive to use locally grown raw materials for our beer whenever possible.
Brewer: Paul Auclair

duck rabbit
Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery 
4519 W. Pine Street
Farmville, NC 27828
Founded in 2004, The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery is a packaging microbrewery that specializes in beautiful, delicious, full flavored dark beers. When they brew, they happily dance. During fermentation, the brewery staff softly sings to the yeast. Taste the results and you’ll find a song of your own.
Brewer: Paul Philippon

Flat Top Brewing
Flat Top Brewing
567 Main St. E
Banner Elk, NC 28604
(828) 898-8677
Flat Top Brewing Company is Banner Elk’s Craft Brewery. We specialize in Refreshingly Elevated beers that are of the highest quality while being easily drinkable. Flat Top Brewing Company is committed to bringing the best beer possible to the marketplace. This commitment begins with the pure mountain water we use in each and every batch of beer we craft. As any brewer can tell you, great water makes great beer and Flat Top Brewing Company embraces this ideal. Our formally trained team of brewers is not afraid to experiment with new techniques and different ingredients in order to bring exceptional beers to the High Country and beyond!
Brewer: Lucas Kynoch

Foothills Brewing 
638 W.4th St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 777-3348
Foothills Brewing, opened on St. Patrick's Day 2005,  is Winston-Salem’s only brewery. Foothills is a brewpub and self-distributing microbrewery. The company sells draft only product all over North and South Carolina. Foothills has won 3 medals at the GABF and 2 medals at the World Beer Cup since opening.
Brewer: Jamie Bartholomaus

Fortnight Brewing
1006 SW Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC 27511
(919) 342-6604
Fortnight Brewing Company is a Craft Brewery and Pub. We reproduce tastes of UK beer styles that some of our partners drank in their native England. Our current core range of English Ale, Porter and ESB use only English grown ingredients and yeast. We also offer a Blonde Ale, Coffee Amber and an IPA that is a fusion of English and American IPA styles.
Brewer: Derek Garman, Seth Glock, David McCommas, Stuart Arnold

French Broad Brewery
101-D Fairview Rd.
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 277-0222
French Broad Brewing is a small micro-brewery nestled in the mountains of Asheville. Since opening its doors in 2001, the goal has been to create traditional European style beers while maintaining the unique flavor that is Asheville. These tasty creations can be found all over North Carolina, Virginia, Eastern Tennessee, and soon Georgia. If you’re ever in Asheville, stop by the tasting room and say “Hi.”
Brewer: Aaron Wilson

Frog Level Brewing Co.
56 Commerce St.
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 454-5664
Frog Level Brewing Company is located at the gateway of the Smokies in Waynesville, North Carolina. Our beers are distinct in their attitude and ingredients; brewed with wholesome grains, fresh hops, and proudly served.
Brewer: Clark Williams, Taylor Rogers

Front Street Brewery
9 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251-1935
Started in 1995, Front Street Brewery has been brewing fresh, handcrafted beers for the beer lovers that visit and reside in our Coastal Town. Located in Historic DowntownWilmington, the Front Street Brewery is Wilmington’s only Restaurant & Brewery. Our staff takes pride in offering great food and micro brews at a great price. 
Brewer: Kevin Kozak

Gizmo Brew Works
5907 Triangle Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27617
(919) 782-2099
At its inception, Gizmo Brew Works inherited a 2 barrel brewhouse, making it one of the smallest production breweries in North Carolina.  As Gizmo’s reputation grows, so does its size. New infrastructure boosted its growth: tankless hot-water-on-demand, larger glycol system, three 7bbl fermenters, water chiller, mill, trench drains, a 7bbl brewhouse (replacing the 2bbl brewhouse), and two 15bbl fermenters (replacing the 4bbl fermenters). Currently, we sell our beers on draft and in 64oz growlers, and in limited runs of 22oz bombers. Thirsty souls can find our beer in some of the finest retail shops and restaurants/bars in Triangle, Triad, and Wilson and Pitt counties. We of Gizmo Brew Works hold ourselves to high standards. We self-distribute our craft, straight from our brewery to our customers, ensuring the absolute freshest beer possible.
Brewer: Tyler Cox, Bryan Williams, Matthew Santelli, Elizabeth Morgan

Granite Falls Brewing Company
47 Duke St
Granite Falls
, NC  28630

Granite Falls Brewing Company is proud to operate from the historic 32,000 square foot Granite Bottling Works (1903-1978) and Pepsi-Cola Bottling plant. Visit our funky Southern Gastropub restaurant, Supper Club-style music venue and Tasting Room with 103-foot-long tasting counter, where we celebrate 110 years of beverage production and bottling onsite! Part museum, part brewpub- rich in taste and history .
Brewers: Joseph Ackerman and Jacob Rice

Green Man 
23 Buxton Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 252-5502
The legendary Green Man has existed for centuries but it's no myth that he's been brewing great beer in Asheville since 1997. As one of North Carolina's oldest breweries, Green Man has been producing some of the beer scene’s most iconic ales. Our offerings are consistently recognized for quality as well as loyalty to traditional English styles. Additionally, our brewers strive to bring innovative and exciting new flavors to beer loving folks. Continuing our evolution, we are constructing a brand new brewing facility which will enable us to seek out fitting new markets. Let Green Man personify for you a renaissance of flavor and great beer. Open 4pm-9pm, 7 days a week!
Brewer: John Stuart

Highland Brewing 
12 Old Charlotte Highway, Suite H
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 299-3370
Since1994 Highland Brewing Company has grown from an idea in the basement of Barley’s Taproom to a 70,000 sq/ft building and state-of-the-art brewing facility in East Asheville. We are now the Southeast’s third largest craft brewery and home to WNC’s only fully automated bottling line. We also have a newly opened Tasting Room and amazing live music venue. From the flagship Gaelic Ale to the experimental Brewer’s Stash you are sure to find a style to fit your taste. Tours and tastings are free but donations for MANNA Food Bank are gladly accepted.
Brewer: Toby Arnheim

Hi Wire Brewery
Hi Wire Brewery
197 Hilliard Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
( 828) 575-9675
At Hi-Wire, we strive to be as independent and authentic as possible, while maintaining an approachability to our beers. Located in Downtown Asheville’s Brew District, Hi-Wire Brewing embraces its craft from top to bottom – from its highly drinkable, hand-crafted brews to its artwork, hand-drawn by a local artist. Hi-Wire features four approachable year-round “Main Attraction” beers – Prime Time Pale, Hi-Pitch IPA, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-Wire Lager – a rotating selection of seasonal offerings, as well as “Side Show Seasonals”, available exclusively at our tasting room. Come visit us in our Downtown Asheville Tasting Room seven days a week.
Brewer: Luke Holgate

Howard Brewing
Howard Brewing
PO Box 1883
Lenoir, North Carolina 28645
(828) 572-4449
"Everybody has a passion... Fortunately for you - ours is great beer!" Our 15 barrel brewery produces super fresh craft beer for enjoyment throughout Western NC.
Brewer: Jason Howard

Huske Hardware House 
405 Hay Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 437-9905
The Huske Hardware House Restaurant and Brewery has been a historic downtown icon for over a decade, but the building itself has an even richer 105-year-old history, and is a part of the National Register of Historic Places. The brewpub recently reopened after extensive renovation and a change of ownership.
Brewer: Nathan Gastol
Brick House IPA   This India Pale Ale uses heavy doses of hops  throughout the brewing process, producing a bold, yet approachable beer redolent of tropical fruit and citrus. The finish is clean and dry without being too bitter, making for a particularly refreshing IPA. 6% ABV

Saison De Huske  A classic example of this traditional Belgian strong ale. It exhibits a refreshing orange peel  and warm spice characer with a very dry, mild peppery finish. This saison has very low hop bitterness and a soft malt presence. 6.5% ABV

Sledgehammer Stout   Huske's most robust beer, full of flavors of roasted coffee and dark chocolate,  but with a dry, clean finish. Plentiful quantities of dark roasted malts contribute to a full bodied, yet approachable, stou. 6.5% ABV

Hay Street Blonde   Huske's newest offering is a traditional golden blonde ale, exhibiting a light malty sweetness and a touch of hops leading into  a crisp dry finish. A "sesion beer" designed to be easy drinking and refreshing, it is pale in color and with low hop bitterness. 5% ABV

Innovation Brewing
Innovation Brewing
414 W. Main St.
Sylvia, NC 28779
(828) 586-9678
While we will be supplying our neighborhood patrons with plenty of traditional styles of ale and ol’ standbys, we are equally dedicated to evolving and crafting new and unique styles of beer. Experimentation with a variety of fun and fresh ingredients will always be available to stimulate the palate and the senses when you stop by Innovation Brewing for a pint. And of course an IPA or three will be available for your drinking pleasure at all times. Fermentation. Experimentation. Innovation.

Ironclad Brewery
Ironclad Brewery
115 N. 2nd St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 769-0290
North Carolina's New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington are rich in history and beauty. Ironclad Brewery has tapped into this by painstakingly revitalizing an historic building dating back to 1925 in the city's downtown. The 2nd story wood flooring that was installed in the mid-twentieth century when the building was used as an automotive repair shop was removed piece by piece. The wood was then planed and reused within the brewery. Much like the craftsmen that hand forged the ironclad class of ships at Beery's Shipyard in WIlmington during the Civil War, Ironclad's brewing staff take the same pride in their creations.  Using only the finest malts, hops and other ingredients, our brewers hand forge a wide range of styles of craft beer that will surely delight every palate. 

Liberty Brewery & Grill
914 Mall Loop Road
High Point, NC 27262

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.
Brewer: Todd Isbell

Loe's Brewing Company

A great place to get quality food and brews.
Brewer:  Stephen Loe

LoneRider Brewing Co.
8816 Gulf Ct. Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27617

LoneRider philosophy - Effect change, don't be an audience. Walk your own path, and instead of thinking outside the box imagine what if there was no box.
Brewer:  Galen Smith

LostProvince Brewing Co.
130 N. Boone St
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 265-3506

Opened in August 2014, Lost Province Brewing Co. is a destination microbrewery and gastrobpub located in historic downtown Boone, NC. We brew authentic and innovative craft beer and serve savory wood fired fare. As a small, family owned and operated business, we are committed to our community, environment and employees and strive above all to provide an experience of gracious hospitality for all of our guests.

Lynnwood Brewing
Lynnwood Brewing Co.
4821 Grove Barton Rd
Raleigh, NC 27613

At Lynnwood Brewing Concern, quality craft beer is our passion. When we say quality, we don’t mean just taste (although that much is true!), but also quality in our beer brewing techniques. Founded in 2013, our Raleigh brewery uses fresh, flavorful hops, yeast, malted barley, wheat and more to create that ideal taste that makes our customers keep coming back for more.
Brewer:  Galen Smith

Mash House Restaurant & Brewery
4150 Sycamore Dairy Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
(910) 867-9223
Mash House Restaurant and Brewery is dedicated to brewing beers of premium quality and character. Utilizing time-tested traditional methods that Old World brewers have followed for centuries, Mash House is a brewpub but also distributes kegged and bottled beer throughout eastern North Carolina.
Brewer: Reuben Stocks, Scott Schenk

Nantahala Brewing Company
87 Depot St
Bryson City, NC 28713
(828) 488-2337

Located in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Nantahala Brewing artfully brews award-winning, craft beer made with fresh hops, whole grains and clean, crisp Great Smoky Mountain water, from one of the purest, protected watersheds on the planet. Nantahala Brewing Co. was founded in early 2009 and brewery operations and distribution began nearly a year later in May of 2010. The Brewery and Tap Room are located at 61 Depot Street, Bryson City, North Carolina. Tap Room is open year-around.
Brewer: Greg Geiger

Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
1918 W. Lee Street
Greensboro, NC 27403
(336) 856-6111

Triad-based brewers of premium craft beer available on draught and in bottles throughout North Carolina. Beginning in 2004 with four beers, Natty Greene's now brews more than thirty styles each year in a mix of year-round and seasonal offerings covering the entire range of craft beer. Natty's operates Pub & Brewing Co. locations in downtown Greensboro and downtown Raleigh featuring a full menu of heartier, higher-quality pub fare and twelve Natty's handcrafted beers on draught daily. Natty Greene's Brewing Co. - Taste the South!
Brewers: Scott Christoffel
Wilderflower   This bigger version of our Wildflower Wit is deceptively smooth. Hops and malts take a back seat to sweet orange peel, lemon peel, coriander, and chamomile.

American Sour  In the Flanders Red tradition, we take our Buckshot Amber Ale and ferment it again with wild yeast and bacteria while it ages in Oak barrels for two years or more.

Mt. Mitchell   A bitter climb to a citrus adventure! This hop-forward American IPA is brewed with 100% Eureka hops giving it a nice citrus aroma.

Lexington  Spring is here and it's time to dust off the old Barbecue! Enjoy a grillin' and chillin' approved Lexington Spring IPA brewed with smoked malt and peaches.

New South Brewing Company
851 Campbell Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 916-2337
This busy Myrtle Beach microbrewery produces house beers for the T-Bonz Steakhouse chain, which has seven restaurants in Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Augusta. The company also markets its own brand of New South beers, serving the local Grand Strand and coastal South Carolina.
Brewer: David Epstein, Brock Kurtzman

Olde Hickory Brewery
Olde Hickory Brewery
2 Third Street SW
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 322-1422
Festival host Olde Hickory was founded as a brewpub in west Hickory. The company now incorporates that renamed establishment, Amos Howards Brew Works, the downtown microbrewery and one of the city’s most popular restaurants, Olde Hickory Tap Room.
Brewer: Steven Lyerly

Oskar Blues
342 Mountain Industrial Dr
Brevard, NC 28712
Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 as a brewpub and grill, Oskar Blues Brewery launched its craft-brewed beer canning operations in 2002 in Lyons, Colorado. It was the first American craft brewery to brew and can its beer. Today there are more than 200 craft breweries canning beer. The original crew used a hand-canning line on a tabletop machine that sealed one can at a time. Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont packaged 59,000 barrels in 2011 and grew to 85,750 in 2012 while opening an additional brewery in Brevard, NC, in late 2012. Much of the Oskar Blues beer being sold on the East Coast is now brewed and packaged in North Cackalacky!
Brewer: Noah Tuttle

Oyster House Brewing Company
35 Patton Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 350-0505
Brewer: Bill Klingle
Moonstone Oyster Stout   is our flagship beer. It is a dry stout brewed with oysters (shell and all). Wonderful roasty flavor and a hint of sea salt.

Galaxy IPA  has an intense hop flavor!

Old Dirty Blonde  

Bob's Yer Uncle ESB  

Pisgah Brewing 
150 Eastside Business Park
Black Mountain, NC 28711
(828) 669-0190
Located in Black Mountain, NC. Brewing with all Organic malts and whole cone hops since 2005. One of the oldest and well loved breweries of WNC.
Brewer: Ryan Frank

Quest Brewing Co
55 Airview Dr
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 272-6232


Raleigh Brewing
3709 Neil Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
(919) 400-9086
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.
Brewer: John Federal

RJ Rockers Brewing
113D Belton Dr
Spartanburg, SC 29301
(864) 587-1435
Originally located downtown in historic Daniel Morgan Square, R.J. Rockers became Spartanburg’s first brewery in April 1997. Just over six years ago, the company relocated into a new building and re-established itself as a distributing microbrewery. And now RJR is on the move again, taking on a larger facility with plenty of room for growth. “There’s nothing R.J. Rockers can’t do with beer.”
Brewer: Mark Johnsen

Sierra Nevada Brewery
The site is set on approximately 190 acres on the French Broad River—property purchased from a family that had owned and cared for it over the last 100 years. The majority of the site will be kept wild and intact; we have plans to develop a trail system with river access. At a minimum, the new brewery will be LEED certified, with a focus on alternative energy, environmentally conscious construction, reforestation and river quality monitoring and protection.

Skull Camp Brewing
Skull Camp Brewing
1980 N. Bridge Street
Elkin, NC  28621
(336) 258-8124


SweetWater Brewing Company
900 Wendell Court SW
Atlanta, GA 30336
(404) 691-2537
Located in an Atlanta industrial park, SweetWater Brewery was selected as Best Small Brewery of the Year at the 2002 Great American Beer Festival. The microbrewery specializes in producing aggressive West Coast style beers.
Brewer: Mark Medlin

Thomas Creek Brewing Company
2054 Piedmont Highway
Greenville, SC 29605
(864) 605-1166
Thomas Creek is a family owned and operated microbrewery situated in the heart of Upstate SC, creating an array of great microbrews. The father and son duo, Bill and Tom, brew ales and lagers, using only the finest barley, hops and yeast. With an assortment of 6 standard beers and seasonals, Brewer Tom Davis is constantly brewing to meet customer demand. “Seek the Creek!”
Brewer: Tom Davis

Tipping Point Brewing
190 N Main Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 246-9230
We may be located in a small North Carolina town, but we’ve always dreamed big. From day one, it was our goal to brew great beer and create an inviting tavern to experience that beer in.
We have many great craft beers on tap including our very own Punch in the Face IPA and over 25 well-kept bottled beers.It’s all about passion for us. Passion for great beer. Great food. And great service. It’s why people from all over the Carolinas come to the Tipping Point Tavern to tip a few.
We hope you’ll join us soon.
Brewer: Scott Peterson

Top of the Hill
Top of the Hill Brewery 
100 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 929-8676
Founded in 1996, Top of the Hill’s brewery is at "the social crossroads of Chapel Hill." Wtth an annual production of 22,000 barrels, available exclusively at Top of the Hill, the brewery has produced over 60 styles and variations since opening.  
Brewer: Aaron Caracci and Chris Atkins

Triangle Brewing Co
Triangle Brewing
918 Pearl St
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 683-BEER
Founded in 2007, Triangle Brewing 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. Seeing beer as equal to, if not superior to, wine, Triangle beers are designed to complement food. Triangle hosts bi-monthly tours with lawn darts, live music and great beer. symbolized by its signature gold and black logo featuring a lighthouse.
Brewer: Rick Tufts

Trophy Brewing Co
Trophy Brewing Co.
827 W Morgan St
Durham, NC
(919) 803-4849
We are a 3 barrel nano brewery in downtown Raleigh featuring a full bar and growlers to go. Our beer is something, often unique, and always tasty. Our bar is comfortable and our staff is well versed in the way of zymurgy, small talk and making you feel at home.
Brewer: Les Stewart

The Unknown Brewing Co.
The Unknown Brewing Co.
1327 S. Mint Street
Charlotte, NC 28203
(980) 237-2628
We are a company that makes beer. But, we want to be people that help a culture thrive. A culture of individuals who truly live life to the fullest and gain the greatest life experience not through television or books but through direct adventures. We will encourage this any chance we get.
Scratch n Sniff   Scratch n Sniff is an aromatic IPA using a technique called hop bursting. This process equals a lot of citrus aromatics and flavors without being a "bitter" IPA.  4.5% ABV

Ginger Wheat  This is our version of an American Wheat with just a hint of hand peeled fresh ginger. This beer is golden sweet with just that wonderful finish of ginger flavor. We have yet to find an occasion or customer that doesn't fit the profile of this beer. 5.1% ABV

Wicked Weed Brewing
Wicked Weed Brewing
91 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 27023
(828) 575-9599
Wicked Weed is a brewery in Downtown Asheville that specializes in hop forward American ales and open fermented Belgian Style Ales. It was founded by two brothers who love the craft of creating interesting, creative and an ever rotating selection of beers. Always looking to push the boundaries, Wicked Weed's barrel aged and sours program is expanding with a separate barreling facility right outside the city.
Brewers: Eric Leoplot and Walt Dickinson

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Best of Beers
Best of Beers
1613 Main Ave Dr.
Hickory, NC 28601
This Hickory, NC distributor always drings a fine range of beers to Hickory Hops. From pilsners to stouts, nationally available beers to small NC breweries' products, there is always something tasty and refreshing at their tables!

United Beverages
United Beverages
105  9th St.
Hickory, NC 28601
These Hickory-based guys know the Hickory Hops audience well, and always bring fan favorites from their portfolio of qualty beers!

You can’t judge a beer by its color. Just because a translucent gold ale appears unassuming and dull like many near-tasteless light beers, its actual flavor may very well be unrelated to its hue.

Pale yellow to bright gold colored beers are generally inviting in appeal, though color can be deceiving. Take a golden Czech Pilsner, for instance. Made to style, this thin yellow lager hides a playful punch, thanks to Czech-grown Saaz hops, in its quick bitter finish. Almost as pale in goldness, a potent Belgian Trippel is far-from-harmless. Extremely malty, this beer of the Abbeys is so sweet that its 8% to 12% alcohol content gets lost in the flavor profile.

Don’t be intimidated by dark beer. Brown Ales, like the popular imports Newcastle Brown Ale and Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale, look challenging in their chestnut tinted richness. But the English Brown style leaves little room for bitterness. Friendly caramel sweetness is the dominant flavor in these "dark" beers. Many German lagers also avoid bitterness.

Black beer creates even more apprehension for unschooled beer drinkers. Take Dublin-brewed Guinness Draught Stout. Contrary to its heavy/harsh perception, a result of its opaque bubbling blackness, a pint of Guinness offers creamy mouthfeel and luscious dark chocolate malt flavor, all with only 4.2% alcohol. That’s less alcohol than many of the most popular mega-brewed domestic beers.

And what about those cloudy gold wheat beers? Unfiltered and unabashed, live yeast creates foggy turbidity and contributes greatly to the earthy, spicy flavor profile of traditional Hefeweizens and other wheat beers. A ton of taste hides within this murky brew.

Please be a non-discriminating, color-blind beer drinker. Taste is the most important of the senses when it comes to beer. Don’t let appearance stand in the way of the taste experience. Give every beer a chance. Cheers!