Category Archive: Reviews

Beer from Here: Nantahala Brewing Co. – Noon Day IPA

Nantahala Brewing Company is nestled in the shadows of the Great Smokey Mountains in Bryson City, NC. The brewery was founded in 2009 by Chris Collier, Mike Marsden, Joe Rowland and Ken Smith,… Continue reading

Beer from Here: Natty Greene’s Brewing Company – Southern Pale Ale

I’m a big fan of American history and got excited when I discovered Natty Greene’s Brewing Company when we first moved to North Carolina in 2012. Yes, I’m a history nerd too, and there’s a… Continue reading

Beer From Here: Wicked Weed Brewing – Freak of Nature DIPA

“A wicked and pernicious weed.” Those few words are rumored to have been uttered by King Henry VIII in 1519 to describe hops. Today, it’s the inspiration behind Wicked Weed Brewing in Asheville.… Continue reading

Beer from Here: Big Boss Brewing Co. – Angry Angel Kölsch-Style Ale

Tucked away in an industrial park in Raleigh, Big Boss Brewing Company opened in 2006 and shipped its first beer in 2007. It’s location on Wicker Drive has historic craft beer significance. Since 1996,… Continue reading

Beer from Here: Birdsong Brewing – Jalapeño Pale Ale

Founded in 2011, Birdsong Brewing Co. is all about great beer and great people. Their goal at launch was simple: brew flavorful, unfiltered quality craft and bring that to Charlotte. The result? Four year-round offerings (Free Will… Continue reading

Beer from Here: Outer Banks Brewing Station – LemonGrass Wheat Ale

Situated in the Outer Banks or OBX for short, Outer Banks Brewing Station is the nations first wind-powered brew pub. The Kill Devil Hills brewery sits a mere minutes from where the Wright brothers became… Continue reading

Beer from Here: Highland Brewing Company – Lost Cove Pale Ale

Started in 1994, Highland Brewing Company was Asheville’s first brewery after Prohibition. The name of North Carolina’s third oldest brewery recognizes the Scotch-Irish that first settled the Asheville area. Owner and founder Oscar Wong’s passion… Continue reading

Beer from Here: Deep River Brewing Company – Riverbank Rye-It

“Johnston County’s first legal brewery.” Those five words grace the 16 oz. cans of Deep River Brewing Company. Located in downtown Clayton (25 minutes southeast of Raleigh), the brewery boasts a 15 barrel,… Continue reading

Beer from Here: NoDa Brewing Company – Hop, Drop ‘n Roll

The Charlotte beer scene is exploding and the city’s most prolific brewery, NoDa Brewing Company, is leading the charge. The brewhouse opened in 2011 and is named after the city’s bohemian and artistic… Continue reading

Beer from Here: Burial Beer Co. – Skillet Donut Stout

What was once a hidden gem, Burial Beer Co. is now an Asheville staple. I’d even argue it’s one of the strongest breweries in the state with the quality of beer produced on a… Continue reading