We started out in 1996 as a small group of San Diego home brewers who simply wanted to make a better beer. In our exploration, we became obsessed with ingredients—tinkering, testing and tasting to find the perfect balance of taste and aroma. That adventurous spirit leads to award-winning beers in classic and unique styles while challenging our own tastes and expanding yours.
Birdsong Brewing was founded in 2011 in Charlotte, NC by a group of friends who share a love for great beer and great people.
Two brothers-in-law, in their search for a decent local brew decided to start making their own. That was 1996. David Firestone – aka the Lion – is a tirely advocate for innovation in craft beer while Adam Walker -aka the Bear – is the hardhat-wearing at the brewhouse. Their collective energy has formed one of the most impactful breweries from America’s West Coast, known for their traditional and innovative beers.
Multiple varieties from Victory Brewing, Southern Tier Brewing, and SixPoint Brewery will not leave you wanting for diversity.
Aviator Brewing Company opened the hangar doors on November 28, 2008. Literally. They started
brewing beer in an airplane hangar at Triple W airport in Fuquay Varina, NC. They moved the
airplane to one side and put in the boil kettle and mash tun! They have since moved to a larger
23,000 sq. ft. building in Fuquay Varina, added a hangar to the new building, and made it a bar!
Mills River, NC / Nellysford, VA
Bold Rock’s dedicated cider makers crush and craft locally picked apples to create a variety
of crisp and refreshing hard cider styles. That’s true at the two cideries built and established
at both ends of the Blue Ridge, including the flagship timber frame Cider Barn in Nellysford,
Virginia and the newer facility in the western North Carolina mountain town of Mills River. As
more people continue to enjoy their freshly crafted cider, Bold Rock founders John and Brian
are still committed to preserving their founding ideals: Real Apples. Real Craft. Real People.
to make other people as passionate about great craft beer as we are. Every beer we make, everything we do, ties back to that. We are committed to putting the passion, the flavour and the artisan craftsmanship back into people’s glasses. We want to change the world of beer forever and introduce people to new dimensions of flavour they never knew existed.
Chapel Hill/Pittsboro, NC
In 1995, owner Robert Poitras opened Carolina Brewery’s doors on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. A
third generation UNC alumnus raised in eastern North Carolina, Poitras’ interest in craft beer began
while still in college when he traveled to Europe and became enamored with the local customs and flavors.
Upon returning home to North Carolina and graduating with honors from UNC Chapel Hill, Poitras searched
for a brew master. He found Jon Connolly at the world famous Siebel Institute and together the two men
have built Carolina Brewery. Their award winning, handcrafted beers have gained national recognition
with medals from the nation’s premier beer competitions like the Great American Beer Festival (GABF)
and World Beer Championships. Recent GABF medals include Bronze Medals for their Oatmeal Porter and
Sky Blue Golden Ale in 2013 and 2012, respectively, and a Gold Medal in 2006 for their Flagship IPA.
From the sale of their first 5-barrel batch in 1995 to the christening of their 30-barrel brewhouse
in 2016, Catawba’s mission has remained the same: Produce drinkable flagship beers of the highest
quality. Create unique, small-batch beers inspired by the community, folklore, and lifestyle.
Educate anyone interested in craft brewing and craft beer. Grow a solid business that creates jobs,
withstands the inevitable ups and downs of the industry, and actively give-back to the community.
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. Their offerings are consistently
recognized for quality as well as loyalty to traditional English styles. Additionally, their
brewers strive to bring innovative and exciting new flavors to beer loving folks.
We brew with local ingredients, renewable energy, and a whole lot of passion for our craft.
Lonerider wears an air of mystery the way others wear cheap cologne. You can sense it before he
sets foot in the room and it lingers long after he’s gone. Tight-lipped and stoic, this man isn’t
impressed with fads or trends. He prefers beers that are more like himself—serious, strong, and
uncompromising. Beers like Lonerider. Let other brands cater to the whims of the crowd. Lonerider
answers to the man who isn’t afraid to drink like an individual, to the outlaw in all of us.
Beginning in 1994 with a 7 barrel converted dairy system, we set and accomplished the goal of providing unique traditional ales & lagers available through OHB. Quickly we outgrew that system.
In 1997, we began the renovation of an 1880 Historic Landmark building, which now houses our brewing facilities, a 25-barrel Price Schonstrom brew house.
Founders Phineas DeMink and Allen “Skip” Yahn started Southern Tier Brewing Company with the vision of
reviving the practice of small-batch brewing to a region rich in brewing tradition. In 2002, with equipment
gained from the purchase of the Old Saddleback Brewing Co. in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, they began production
in the woods just outside of Lakewood, New York. Today, Southern Tier has grown into one of the largest craft
brewers in the country, with hand-crafted ales available in more than thirty States and points beyond.
Don’t Float the Mainstream! SweetWater brewery has been makin’ tasty brews in the heart of the south
since 1997. What started as a pipe dream of two college buddies has turned into a dream job full of
great adventures and lip-smackin’ beers. What would you expect from a couple of boys with more of a
hankering for beers than for books? At SweetWater, they like to say “we’re not here for a long time,
we’re here for a good time.” It’s not just something that they say though, it’s how they live.
At Sycamore Brewing, we believe fresh beer made with top-notch ingredients should be enjoyed by everyone. So, a few years back, with proud roots in Charlotte, we set out to brew beers that bring people together and drink easy from the first sip to the last.
After humbly perfecting some of our favorite recipes over the last decade, we’re honored to share them with you. If you like exceptionally fresh, tasty beer, we invite you to gather a few friends and neighbors and enjoy a pint of Sycamore.
Tröegs Independent Brewery started as a family endeavor of the Trogner brothers, Chris and John, in 1997. Twenty years later, Tröegs is now a craft juggernaut of the northeast with a diverse portfolio of award-winning beers, including Tröegenator Doppelbock and Sunshine Pils, and annual crowd pleasers, like Mad Elf and Nugget Nectar.
Wake Forest/Youngsville, NC
White Street Brewing Co. is dedicated to the meticulous production of high quality, well-balanced ales and
lagers. From the classic styles to the worn brass handles of the taproom doors, White Street’s attention
to detail is reviving the time when neighborly craftsmen worked hard to do things the right way. There
are no gimmicks or distracting façades, just honest flavors that have nothing to hide. Each sip is the
result of true craftsmanship; reviving the era when things were done right the first time, every time.
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