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  • Where Are We Crawling Today

    Next Stop on the CrawlNext Stop on the Beer Crawl:

    Somewhere in Raleigh (TBA)


    Wherever you crawl please drink responsibly and give the keys to someone else!

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  • Big Boss Brewing

    Established: Big Boss Brewing Company was started in 2006 and shipped it first beer in the 2nd quarter of 2007.

    Owner(s): Geoff Lamb, Brad Wynn

    Brewer: Brad Wynn

    Address: 1249 Wicker Drive, Raleigh NC 276047

    Distribution/Availability: The line up changes often so check here to see what’s on tap.

    Brew Tours/Visitation: Guided by our staff of well-oiled brewers, tours of the brewery take place the second Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. The 30-minute tour takes you through our entire facility where you will learn about Big Boss’s beer-making process. And afterward you can try a few sample brews for $1 each (limit three). The tour is free and no reservations are required. Please allow extra time for parking. Private tours are available in the evenings during the week. For availability, contact Jesse, the bar manager : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


  • Carolina Brewing Company

    Established: July 3, 1995

    Owner(s): Joe Zonin, Greg Shuck

    Brewer: Greg Shuck

    Address: 140 Thomas Mill Road
    Holly Springs, NC 27540

    Distribution/Availability: Carolina Pale Ale, Carolina Nut Brown Ale, Carolina IPA, Carolina Oktoberfest, Carolina Winter Porter,
    Carolina Spring Bock, Carolina Summer Wheat
    bottles and kegs

    Brew Tours/Visitation: Free tours every Saturday at 1:00


  • Craggie Brewing Company

    Established: Est. 2008, Opened 11/20/2009

    Owner(s): Bill Drew

    Brewer: Bill Drew

    Address: 197 Hilliard Avenue
    Asheville, NC 28801

    Distribution/Availability: We distribute draft and growlers throughout NC and TN. Check the website for locations.

    Brew Tours/Visitation: For brewery tours, contact


  • Dry County Brewing Company

    Established: August 15, 2010

    Owner(s): Chad Mohr and Jennifer Rambo

    Brewer: Chad Mohr

    Address: 615 Oak Ave. Spruce Pine 28777

    Distribution/Availability: Beer available by the pint in house or by the jug to take out. 20 different brews on rotation, depending on the season.

    Brew Tours/Visitation: We do not offer tours. But enjoy our beers at the Pizza Shop.


  • Fullsteam Brewery - “It’s an adventure, Fullsteam ahead.”

    Established: August 13, 2010

    Owner(s): Sean Lilly Wilson

    Brewer: Chris Davis and Brooks Hamaker

    Address: 726 Rigsbee Avenue
    Durham, NC 27701

    Distribution/Availability: Fullsteam beers are available in a number of Triangle-area restaurants, bars, and retail shops. We self-distribute our own kegs, growlers, and special 750ml releases. Our tavern is open seven days a week—swing on by to check out our R&D test batches!

    Brew Tours/Visitation: Tours on the second and fourth Sunday of every month. $5 for the tour includes samples and a pint glass to keep.

    —YEAR-ROUND “Workers’ Compensation”— Fullsteam Southern Lager 5.5% El Toro Cream Ale 4.8% 
 Carver sweet potato 5.5%
 Rocket Science IPA 6.8%
 Working Man’s Lunch MoonPie dark ale 6% —SEASONAL/EXPERIMENTAL— Hogwash hickory-smoked porter 5.5% 
 Summer Basil farmhouse ale 5.2% 
Sparkling Pear 9%
 First Frost winter persimmon 9%
 ...and much much more!  

  • Green Man Brewery

    Established: 1997

    Owner(s): Dennis Thies

    Brewer: John Stuart

    Address: 23 Buxton Ave.
    Asheville, NC 28801

    Distribution/Availability: IPA, ESB, Porter are our staples, but we typically have one seasonal (stout, wheat, pale) and a hi-gravity available.  At our tap room we brew some small batches available for a limited time.  Check out facebook page for details about what’s on tap.  Growlers available from Asheville to Raleigh Metro and Charlotte, on tap at many bars in theses areas.  Next Generation Beer Co. is our distributor.

    Brew Tours/Visitation: Our tasting room is open from 4-9 daily and often later (just call first).


  • Highland Brewing Company

    Established: 1994

    Owner(s): Oscar Wong

    Brewer: John Lyda

    Address: 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. Suite H
    Asheville, NC 28803

    Distribution/Availability: All info is available online in the distribution tab

    Brew Tours/Visitation: Tours are available Monday - Saturday @4pm. Tour last about an hour and we discuss beer making and styles. Free tour and tastings


  • Mother Earth Brewing

    Established: Grand Opening October 2009

    Owner(s): Trent Mooring, Stephen Hill

    Brewer: Josh Brewer

    Address: 311 North Herritage St., Kinston NC 28501

    Distribution/Availability: Available statewide throughout all of NC via Tryon Distributing. Available on taps at bars and restaurants throughout the entire state from Asheville to the Outer Banks, growlers available, pilot/experimental 1bbl batches and special firkins available in taproom only, 12oz bottles, 750ml bottles, 1/6 kegs, 1/2 kegs

    Brew Tours/Visitation: Tours of the brewery, including all sustainable initiatives the brewery is undertaking, are free and given every hour on the hour on the first and third Saturdays of the month during tap room hours. Tap room hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 4-at least 10pm. 1st and 3rd Saturdays 1-6pm.


  • Olde Hickory Brewery

    Established: 1994 (ish)

    Owner(s): Steven Lyerly, Jason Yates

    Brewer: Steven Lyerly

    Address: Brewery: 2 Third Street SW, Hickory, NC 28602
    Olde Hickory Tap Room (1.5 blocks from brewery): 222 Union Square, Hickory, NC 28601
    Amos Howards (original brewery location, only Olde Hickory location that can fill growlers): 2828 US Hwy 70 SW, Hickory, NC 28602

    Distribution/Availability: NC, mostly west of Charlotte with a few cities east. We currently self distribute. Our beers can be found on tap in many NC bars and restaurants, as well as a few retailers. Retailers also stock our 22oz bottles and 5L minikegs.

    Brew Tours/Visitation: We don't offer regularly scheduled tours at this time, but we are looking into the possibility!


  • Outer Banks Brewing Station

    Established: 2001

    Owner(s): Eric and Aubrey

    Brewer: Scott Meyer

    Address: 600 South Croatan Hwy
    Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

    Distribution/Availability: Available on tap at the Thirsty Monk in Asheville, Lemongrass Wheat Bottles available at Chips Wine and Beer in Kill Devil Hills.

    Full choices only at the Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills

    Brew Tours/Visitation: We are unable to offer tours but the brewery can be viewed through windows in our dining room


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