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The tap at Trophy Brewing in Raleigh

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The tap at Trophy Brewing in Raleigh

It's wasn't all that long ago—just a dozen or so years, before the Pop the Cap movement led to the repeal of a restriction on the potency of beer—that North Carolina was something of a beer desert. Sure, you could find a sixer of Budweiser in your local grocery store cooler, but the craft IPAs and high-octane stouts that are today ubiquitous were, by and large, nowhere to be found. And yet, look at us now. Local beer is an industry; more than that, it's an obsession. From Trophy in Raleigh to Ponysaurus in Durham, from Mystery in Hillsborough to Haw River in Saxapahaw, the Triangle and its surrounding environs have dozens of breweries that stack up to the best in the country. Here's where you can find them. —Jeffrey C. Billman

Aviator Brewing Company
209 Technology Park Lane, Fuquay-Varina

Bear Creek Brews
10538 Highway 902, Bear Creek

Big Boss Brewing Company
1249-A Wicker Drive, Raleigh

Beer Company
120 Quantum Street, Holly Springs

Bond Brothers Beer Company
202 East Cedar Street, Cary

Boojum Brewery
357 Dayton Drive, Waynesville

Brüeprint Brewing Company
1229 Perry Road, Apex

Bull City Burger and Brewery
107 East Parrish Street, Durham

Bull Durham Beer Co.
409 Blackwell Street, Durham

Carolina Brewery
460 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
120 Lowes Drive, #100, Pittsboro

Carolina Brewing Company
140 Thomas Mill Road, Holly Springs

Clouds Brewing
126 North West Street, Raleigh

Compass Rose Brewery
3201 Northside Drive, #101, Raleigh

Crank Arm Brewing
319 West Davie Street, Raleigh

Deep River Brewing Company
700 West Main Street, Clayton

Draft Line Brewing
341 Broad Street, #151,Fuquay-Varina

Durty Bull Brewing
206 Broadway Street, #104, Durham NC

Fainting Goat Brewing
330 South Main Street, Fuquay-Varina

Fortnight Brewing Company
1006 Southwest Maynard Road, Cary

Gizmo Brew Works
5907 Triangle Drive, Raleigh

Haw River Farmhouse Ales
1713 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw

Jordan Lake Brewing Company
320 East Durham Road, Cary

Lincoln Brewing Company
2912 North Main Street, #100, Fuquay-Varina

Lonerider Brewing Co.
8816 Gulf Court, #100, Raleigh

Lynnwood Brewing Concern
1053 East Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh

Lynnwood Grill & Brewing Concern
4821 Grove Barton Road, Raleigh

Mystery Brewing Company
437 Dimmocks Mill Road, #41, Hillsborough

Neuse River Brewing Company
518 Pershing Road, Raleigh

Nickelpoint Brewing Co.
506 Pershing Road, Raleigh

Ponysaurus Brewing
219 Hood Street, Durham

Raleigh Brewing Company
3709 Neil Street, Raleigh

Regulator Brewing Company
Beers available at some bars and restaurants
along Churton Street in Hillsborough

Southern Peak Brewery
950 Windy Drive, #104, Apex

Starpoint Brewing
2501 University Drive, Durham

Steel String Brewery
106A South Greensboro Street, Carrboro

Sub Noir Brewing Company
2039 Progress Court, Raleigh

Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery
100 East Franklin Street, Third Floor, Chapel Hill

Trophy Brewing and Taproom
656 Maywood Avenue, Raleigh

Trophy Brewing and Pizza
827 West Morgan Street, Raleigh

White Street Brewing Company
218 South White Street, Wake Forest

YesterYears Brewery & Taproom
300 East Main Street, Suite C, Carrboro


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