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Brew + Craft Fans

Visit The Raleigh Beer Garden in Downtown Raleigh. Offers the world’s largest selection of draft beers available in one restaurant. (The wall of creative beer tap handles boggles the mind.) Also has cocktails, wine and food. Up-to-date beer menu on their website.
Download the 2022 Raleigh Beer Trail Map/Passport from Visit Raleigh which lists the area’s 30+ local breweries. Check in at the breweries (or one of their offsite taprooms/restaurants to earn prizes. Shout out to Bombshell Beer Company in Holly Springs – North Carolina’s first 100% women-owned microbrewery. Named one of the 10 best women-led breweries or distilleries in the world by USA Today.
Listen to the 919 Beer Podcast: Hosts Joe Ovies and Adam Eshbaugh will give you the inside scoop on NC’s craft beer scene. According to the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild, NC boasts the largest number of craft breweries in the American South with more than 350 brewers and brewpubs – so there’s a lot to talk about!
Want to know which bars the locals recommend? Check out Raleigh Magazine’s list of “Raleigh’s Best Bars 2021.” RALToday also weighed in on the local brew scene with this handy beer dictionary and recommendations.
INDYWeek readers voted these locally made craft beers “Best in the Triangle 2021”: Trophy Wife and Cloud Surfer by Trophy Brewing; Biere de Garde by Ponysaurus Brewing Company; Humidity by Fullsteam; and Hop On Top IPA by Lynnwood Brewing Concern.
Triangle breweries are going to have to build new shelves for all their awards! Fifteen Triangle-area breweries received awards in The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild 2021 Brewers Cup. Congrats to Bombshell Beer, Brewery Bhavana, Bull City Burger and Brewery, Carolina Brewery, Crank Arm Brewing, Fainting Goat, Little City Brewing, Hugger Mugger, Mason Jar Lager, Nickelpoint, Oaklyn Springs Brewery, Tarboro Brewing, Tobacco Wood Brewing Company, Trophy Brewing Co. and Vicious Fishes. 803 entries were submitted by 110 independent North Carolina craft breweries.