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Breweries in Raleigh
December 16, 2016
Raleigh is quickly becoming a beer-lover’s haven, thanks to its growing community of breweries and brew enthusiasts. And since we’re all about keeping it local (and sustainable) for our locavores, we thought we’d share some of our favorite neighborhood breweries.
Fully embracing the City of Oaks, the Raleigh Brewing Company is a popular choice for many locals. The 3,000 square foot tasting room features murals of popular Raleigh sights and has plenty of games to keep you and friends entertained. The experienced staff can recommend a beer that will meet all your demands, and with food trucks available five days a week, you can have a meal that pairs perfectly with your new favorite beer. Oh, and did we mention it’s dog friendly?
Recommendations: Hell Yes Ma’am Belgian Style Golden and City of Blokes Bitter
Recently established and increasingly popular, LBC craft beers offer unique and exciting takes on traditional microbrews. In fact, this growing brand received national recognition in its first year of production, and has already started retailing bottles due to high demand. Check out some of their award-winning staples, and keep an eye on their rotating seasonals for some of the highest quality brews in Raleigh.
Recommendations: Once You Go Black IPA and Kiss My Irish Stout
Considered one of the top 150 beers in the United States, Lonerider Brewing Company has solidified its name in the microbrew community in only a few short years. Boasting award-winning beers, including medals from the Great American Beer Festival, it is a must-visit for even the most discerning brew lovers. Get a brewery tour, relax in their tasting room, or enjoy a wide variety of hosted events to take advantage of this infamous microbrew.
Recommendations: Addie’s Revenge IPA and Deadeye Jack Porter
Trophy Brewing Co.
With two locations across downtown Raleigh, Trophy Brewing is a convenient option for both locals and visitors. Their Morgan St. location features a 3 Barrel Brewhouse and a full service restaurant. The newest location, which opened December 2015, is located on Maywood Street. Trophy Brewing made a considerable leap up with a 20 Barrel production facility and patio. In addition the beer, the Maywood location often hosts food trucks, a nice change from the traditional dinner and brew.
Recommendations: Loner Berliner Weisse and Best in Show American Saison
As a beer-lover’s destination, Raleigh is packed with inviting, unforgettable breweries and enough hops, wheat, and barley to satisfy anyone’s palate. So when you’re thinking about your next night out or looking for a refreshing new brew, look no further than Raleigh’s very own backyard. Cheers, locavores!