North Carolina is home to over 130 breweries and brewpubs, making our state the brew capital of the south. In fact, North Carolina has the most breweries of any state south of Pennsylvania and east of Texas. No matter where you go, there is likely someplace new to try. Many breweries are members of the North Carolina Brewers Guild and offer local twists and flavors to tempt any palette.
One of the signs of a growing region comes in the dynamic presence of a variety of things to experience.
In recent years, small batch breweries have come into vogue, with flavors and mixtures that simply were never feasible for bigger players to bring to market. The Piedmont Triad region continues to impress as locals and entrepreneurs bring their skills to light.
Growth and drive like this signals that the real estate market, both commercial and residential, is likely strong as business developers look to the economic and cultural markers of a region when selecting where to plant their flag of base operations. Mix this type of growth with an experienced Realtor like myself and you have a combination that’s hard to beat as you look to buy or sell your property. Below, find seven local breweries that abound with character and variety. Start here and then look around and you’ll quickly find that there is always something new to try, regardless of the region.
Small Batch Beer Co.
- 241 West 5th Street; Winston-Salem, NC 27101
The name says it all, Small Batch offers unique tastes for a limited run. Want to know what’s on tap and how much longer you have to sample a pint or two? Click through to their website for an updated listing of their flavor selection and remaining stock. Want more information about special events and tastings? Then pop over to their Facebook page and follow their regular stream of updates and opportunities. Regardless of how you connect, this ‘one barrel at a time’ brewery is well worth your time as you’ll get a flavor for both some unique brews and the local culture.
Foothills Brewing Company
- 638 West 4th Street; Winston-Salem, NC 27101
You know a brewery is popular when they not only have distribution to other bars and pubs, but are opening secondary locations and regularly putting out a newsletter because so much is going on and their fan base is so large. Foothills is a Winston-Salem tradition since 2005 and their tremendous growth is testament to the quality of their team and skills at bringing truly unique flavors to the table. Offering both regular and seasonal tastes, Foothills keeps things interesting through their lively culture. Sign up for their regular e-newsletter via their website or follow them on Facebook to reserve your taste of limited edition brews. Better yet, connect in both ways to make sure you don’t miss anything that this wonderful brewery has to offer.
Natty Greene’s Brewing Company
- 345 South Elm Street; Greensboro, NC 27401
Beautiful brick walls, rich hop smells, laughter throughout, and a private 3rd floor area just for your special event? That’s just a touch of what Natty Greene’s original location has to offer in downtown Greensboro. Play pool, sample amazing food, see what’s on tap, sit outside and watch the bustling downtown area… the choice is really yours in a culture that has something for everyone. Started in the 1990s by two friends with a dream, it took until 2004 for the Natty Greene’s name to emerge. Today, their selection of unique brews are available on store shelves and on tap across North Carolina. In fact, in 2013 the brewery was recognized as America’s 30th fastest growing craft brew brand by the New Yorker! A true example of the spirit and culture of the Piedmont Triad, Natty Greene’s is a must-stop experience for anyone passing through or living in the region.
Liberty Steakhouse and Brewery
- 914 Mall Loop Road; High Point, NC 27262
Offering a welcoming environment and lively culture, the original Liberty Steakhouse and Brewery in High Point brings together amazing pub food with unique brews. After 16 years in operation, this local find has customer service and taste pairings nearly down to a science. Come in to try their latest flavors on tap, but stay to experience seared steaks and dishes that will delight you in every way.
Has this list of local breweries tempted you to try a pint or two? Why not enjoy great conversation while checking a few pints out and begin discussing your next real estate transaction? I have over 25 years of experience in the real estate market and would love to be your partner in exploring opportunities for investment, homes, and real estate sales. Give me a call at (336) 575-7249 and let’s get a conversation about your real estate needs going today.