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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!  Several expansions, including a  30Bbl brewhouse was installed in March of 2012,and a location change later we are still growing.  Keep an eye out for our beer in your area soon!
Brewer: Mark Doble

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
The taproom features and award-winning, pub-style menu with great farm-to-table specials and 12 brewery beers rotating on draft. The main location in Plumtree is home to river tubing adventures, disc golf courses, river decks, zip lining, and more. 
Belgian Triple   Triple brewed using a simple malt bill and only a few hops additions. While the malt and hops contribute to the final product it's really the yeast on display here. 9% ABV

Nut Brown Ale   Certain malts selected for the grain bill give it that nutty/toasted flavor squirrels love. Hops additions are kept to a minimum in order for the malty flavors and aromas to shine through. 6% ABV. 

Backwoods Blonde   A smooth start and clean finish. Not too fussy, extremely sessionable, and refreshing. 4.7% ABV

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.  With Statewide Distribution between North Carolina and South Carolina you may also see a selection of these NC produced beers in your hometown.    
Brewer: Ray Hodge, Nikki Bitsche

Boojum Brewing Co.
357 Dayton Dr.
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 246-0350
Brewers: Ben Baker, Cody Noble
Mur Raspberry Saison  A crisp, golden saison with notes of fresh fruit, spice and subtle earthiness makes for the perfect vessel, complementing the tart, fresh raspberry. 5% ABV

Hounds of Helles Lager   Light, malty, crisp and refreshing Munich-style Lager. 5.5% ABV. 

Hop Fiend IPA  Generously hopped with a glorious blend of Mosaic, Simcoe, and Citra, this IPA is the perfect blend of tropical fruit, citrus and pine 6.5% ABV

Reward Pale Ale   Deliciously crisp and balanced with a strong hop flavor and aroma. 5.6% ABV

Booneshine Brewing
Booneshine Brewing
246 Wilson Dr L
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 263-4305
Booneshine Brewing Company is a brewery located in the beautiful town of Boone, NC. The brewery was founded by Carson Coatney and Tim Herdklotz in early 2015. Tim and Carson met through mutual friends and many fishing trips to the NC Outer Banks. Both had years of experience home brewing prior to opening Booneshine Brewing. Tpassionate about brewing high quality beer and equally focused on connecting with people and tapping into what makes the community of Boone and the High Country shine.  Booneshine partners with the AppState Fermentation Sciences program and provides hands-on brewing experience and research opportunities for students.
Brewer: Tim Herdklotz, Alex Miller, Matt Mize, Harrison Rogers
Palate Painter  Crisp and refreshing with notes of fresh grapefruit and pineapple, this IPA finishes dry with a pleasant lingering fruitiness. The Northern Peaks Trail Craft Beer Series is a partnership among High Country breweries to educate and inspire our community towards the creation of North Carolina’s newest state trail.

Tropicpale   Mango, orange and papaya flavors are front and center in this easy drinking ale. An American pale ale, Tropicpale is dry hopped with massive amounts of Australian Galaxy hops. Boone Winters often leave us day dreaming about warm tropical air. Try one and enjoy a taste of the tropics. Received first place gold medal for pale ale in the 2016 North Carolina Brewers’ Cup competition. 

Long Winter Mocha Stout   High Country Winters are perfect for a rich, dark yet smooth Imperial Stout. Our Mocha Stout is brewed with generous amounts of dark chocolate and cacao nibs. Natural process Ethiopian coffee roasted and cold brewed by our friends at Hatchet Coffee provides a subtle coffee flavor in the nose and finish. 

Brueprint Brewing Company
Brueprint Brewing Company
1229 Perry Rd #101
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 387-8075
The story of BrŁeprint Brewing Company begins five years ago in Holly Springs, North Carolina. It’s in the Wagner kitchen where Eric first combined his passion and talent for gourmet cooking with over 20-years of engineering expertise, specifically in treating water. Hence the “blueprint” for great beer was born! Eric’s unique combination of talents led the way for the one-of-a-kind, handcrafted beer, each as original as a fingerprint.
Brewer: Brad Fogelman

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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
 White Zombie

Farmer Ted


Ted Light Lime    

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
Uphill Climb   Belgian Blonde Ale

  Session IPA

Deep River
Deep River Brewing Co.
700 W. Main Street
Wendell, NC 27520
Deep River opened in 2013 and is located in historic downtown Clayton, NC in a cotton spinning mill built in 1902. We brew a large variety of beers and distribute throughout North Carolina.
Brewer: Paul Auclair
Carpetbagger Imperial IPA  9.7% ABV.

Mixtape Side-B IPA   Mother Earth & Deep River Collaboration 


JoCo White Tater   Belgian Dubbel

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

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: Dan Bowman, Derek Garman. Eric Hilgendorf

Four Saints Brewing
Four Saints Brewing Company
218 S Fayetteville St.
Asheboro, NC 27203
(336) 610-3722
Four Saints Brewing pays homage to the patron saints of beer, Saint Wenceslaus, Saint Nicholas, Saint Luke and Saint Augustine of Hippo. They’ve become the most recognized patron saints for brewing and beer because of their contributions to and associations with the world’s favorite sudsy beverage. Four Saints Founders Joel McClosky and Andrew Deming are carrying on the brewing tradition in the hopes of future sainthood, or at least to make some really good beer.
Brewer: Matt Trogden, Kristen Trogden
Genesis Belgian Dubbel

Hefeweizen German Wheat

Upper Road Irish Red


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, Matt Norman

Front Street Brewery
9 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251-1935
Front Street Brewery is a 10 barrel brewpub and is Wilmington's original brewery, specializing in German and English classics and style-bending original beers. Located in Historic Downtown Wilmington, 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: Christopher McGarvey, Harrison Parker, Jim King, Esther King
Amberjack ESB  Smooth English amber with EKG hops. 5.5% ABV

Sinful Stout   Chocolate Coffee Oatmeal Stout.  6% ABV

Henry's Helles Bock   The ultimate tasty German lager. 7.2% ABV

Napolean Rye-namite   Dark rye-wine with molasses & coriander. Awesome! 10.6% ABV

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. 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
Since 1994 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

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: Matthew Bisceglia, Carl Hillyard
Saison de Huske  A classic example of a traditional Belgian Strong Ale. It has a refreshing orange peel and warm spice character with a peppery finish. 7.5% ABV

Sledgehammer Stout   A robust beer full of roasted coffee and dark chocolate flavors. with a dry clean finish. Plentiful quantities of dark roasted malts contribute to this full-bodied yet approachable stout. 6.5% ABV. 

Brickhouse IPA   An American-style IPA using heavy doses of Citra hops throughout the brewing process producing a bold beer redolent with the flavors of tropical fruit and citrus. 6% ABV

Watermelon Wheat   A light crisp wheat ale complimented by generous amounts of refreshing watermelon flavor. 5.5% ABV. 

Innovation Brewing
Innovation Brewing
414 W. Main St.
Sylvia, NC 28779
(828) 586-9678
While we supply 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.
Brewer: Chance Clendenin, Charles Owen

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
Belgian White Ale  

Chocolate Brown Ale    

Doppelsticke Altbier   

Miss Liberty Lager  

Loe's Brewing Company
1048 Harper Ave NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 754-3652

 Loe's Brewing Company features handcrafted artisanal beers made with local ingredients of the highest quality using malted barley, fresh  hops, Appalachian Mountain waters and fresh cultured yeast. All Natural Beer with No additives, No extracts, and no shortcuts to provide you with the finest, freshest beer . .
Brewer:  Stephen Loe

Lost Province 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 Mason

Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery
421 N. Lee Street 
Salisbury, NC 28144
(704) 754-8379
The brewery is a new addition to the Morgan Ridge Company. With  hard work and generation of some unique recipes they have built the beer line to include six styles on tap using a 4 barrel (120 gallon) brewsystem. Some flagship and most popular beers are Weekend Wit and Flat Creek Swamp Water. The hand-craft beer offered at Morgan Ridge Vineyards & Brewhouse quickly became a favorite among our regulars and new customers.
Brewer:Nikki Koontz
Lee St. Wheat  Belgian style Wit, light and refreshing. Brewed with strawberries and coriander. 5.5% ABV.

Gravity Hill IPA   a high gravity IPA with a nice balance of malts, hops and citrus 8% ABV

Mystery Brewing Company
437 Dimmocks Mill Rd,Suite 41
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 697-8379

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.
Brewers: Erik Lars Myers

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: Dave Langham, Doug Pike, Jon Shook, Rob Brown

New Belgium Brewing Company
21 Craven St
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 333-6900

Our Asheville tasting room (we call it the Liquid Center, or LC) is open! It is located at 21 Craven St. Hours are Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Stop by for a pint, taster, growler fill or schwag. If you're allergic to crowds, we suggest visiting us on a Tuesday.

New Sarum Brewing 
109 N Lee St.
Salisbury, NC 28144
(704) 310-5048

New Sarum Brewing Company  founded in early 2012 has been a successful nanobrewery .  Born in the heart of Salisbury, New Sarum Brewing derives its name from the original settlement name of Salisbury’s Sister City “Old Sarum” England.  Our logo was created by combining the Old Sarum crest with the City of Salisbury crest, fashioning them together to create our own artistic reflection. Our company is based on a basic principle, creating great craft beer.
Brewers: Andy Maben, Johnny Maben, Dennis Faber

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

Palmetto Brewing Co.
289 Huger St.
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 937-0903
SC’s first brewery since prohibition actually began operations in Charleston in 1850, making it the oldest brewery in the state.  John H. Doscher & his dog ran it. The brewery survived the Great Charleston Quake of 1886, but it would not survive prohibition. It shuttered it doors in 1913, ahead of the news of 1916’s dry laws but also amid rumors of pending bankruptcy.  Fast-forward several decades, and friends Ed Falkenstein and Louis Bruce visited Full Sail Brewery while on a windsurfing trip to Oregon. They returned to the Carolinas inspired, deciding to reopen Palmetto Brewing in 1993, 80 years after it closed. Now  working their way towards the Appalachian Mountains, 1 county at a time.
Huger St. IPA  Our Wheat India Pale Ale has a generous & inviting head that releases a sneak peek to the complexity beneath. The flora of Chinook hops introduce you to the unique aroma of confederate jasmine, followed by the subtle wafts of Citrus & Flowers.  16.5 Gravity 7.2% ABV  58 IBUS Malts: Hand malted marris otter, caramunich & carared malts Hops: Falconers Flight, Cascade, Chinook & Citra.

Espresso Porter   Our medium body seasonal porter is influenced by our southern style, making this dark beer very easy to drink. Robust flavors delivered by a combination of dark and chocolate malts are accentuated with a special espresso coffee blend from our neighbors, Charleston Coffee Roasters. Pair this beer with any chocolate inspired dessert, smoky meats or cheeses. 

Low Country Pilsner   The perfect pilsner for the low country heat and a throwback to the dominant turn of the century Charleston beer style. A light, clean, crisp favor with a subtle hop finish and aroma that can only be achieved with a bohemian pilsner brewed with our southern style. 11.5 Gravity 4.5% ABV  17 IBUS Malts: Pilsner, Munich & Vienna Hops: Northern Brewer.

Charleston Session IPA   This refreshing white IPA is brewed with toasty Munich and wheat malts. The citrusy blend of hops provide a beautiful complement tour Belgian yeast and just enough IBUs to declare it an IPA. 10.5 Gravity 4.2% ABV  46 IBUS Malts: Wheat & Munich II Hops: Columbus, simcoe, chinook, cascade & centennial. 

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: Shane Bonge, Elizabeth Carter

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: Scott Craddock, Seth Berry, Clay Fussell

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.

Sugar Creek Brewing
Sugar Creek Brewing Company
215 Southside Dr
Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 521-3333
Sugar Creek Brewing Company is bringing Belgian-inspired beer to the Carolinas and beyond.  Using unique combinations of aromatic yeast strains, domestic and imported hops and award-winning malt varieties, Sugar Creek infuses traditional recipes with modern tastes and techniques to create beer that nourishes both mind and body.
Brewer: Todd Franklin

Sycamore Brewing
Sycamore Brewing Company
2161 Hawkins St
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 910-3821
Sycamore Brewing opened its doors at the end of 2014 in Charlotte’s South End neighborhood, and it quickly became a hot spot in the area, The brewery won a GABF medal for Sun Grown Lager (yes, the same beer being served today!) in the first year of operation, and in just over two years, a new full scale production facility will soon open in Charlotte.
Brewer: Joe Burris
Sun Grown Lager   A crisp, clean and refreshing Lager; winner of GABF Bronze Medal in 2015. 4.9% ABV

Countryside IPA    Dank, fruity and grassy with a pleasant bitterness. 6% ABV

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.
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 , Jon Niedwiecki
Old Well White

Blueridge Blueberry Wheat

Kenan Lager

Ram's Head IPA

Singleton Strong Ale

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.

Wicked Weed Brewing
Wicked Weed Brewing
91 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 27023
(828) 575-9599
Wicked Weed opened its doors for the first time in late December, 2012.  Based in Asheville, NC, Wicked Weed is the result of life-long friends and family coming together with a common goal of making both traditional, and boundary-defying craft beers. Four years later, Wicked Weed has added three new facilities: a unique bar dedicated to sour ales called The Funkatorium, as well as two production facilities for clean and sour beer, respectively.
Brewers: Eric Leoplot and Walt Dickinson
El Paraiso  Imperial Stout brewed with coffee and cacao nibs. 9.5% ABV.

Lunatic Belgian Blonde   Traditional Belgian blonde style beer. 2016 GABF Silver Medal winner. 6.5% ABV

Lieutenant Dank 
An American IPA dry hopped with Simcoe, El Dorado, and Columbus. 7% ABV.

Tropicmost Gose   Gose style beer with sea salt, and additions of passionfruit. 4.1% ABV

Devilwood  A Belgian golden strong ale aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels. 10% ABV.

La Bonte Plum   An open fermented brettanomyces farmhouse ale, aged on one pound per gallon of Italian plums.  6.5% ABV

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R.H. Barringer
R.H. Barringer
1613 Main Ave Dr.
Hickory, NC 28601
This Hickory, NC distributor always brings 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 quality 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!