Triangle’s entrepreneurial spirit can be found in area bars

Posted on 01/26/11 No Comments

An older map, but pretty close

Post map, dated Summer 2009, found on

Tap into just about any bar in the Triangle and you’re bound to find a number of craft beer selections. A couple of years ago, the kegs may have come from places like Boulder, CO, Petaluma, CA or maybe even our own Asheville, NC.

Today, odds are your favorite craft beer might very well pour from right here in the Triangle, now considered a national destination for all things micro-brewed. There are now 11 in the immediate area with four more expected in 2011. According to the News & Observer, which brought this tremendous fact to our attention, another four home-grown breweries can be stumbled upon within a 90-minute drive.

The continued growth of the craft beer industry here demonstrates the tremendous entrepreneurial spirit that exists in our area cities. What’s also cool is that the beers are coming from every corner of the Triangle: Fuquay-Varina, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Holly Springs. And the types of beers are equally diverse.

There is little doubt that central North Carolina has become a national destination for those who love their beer. Wine country? Please.

Here’s a list of the Triangle’s small breweries:

Aviator Brewing Company, Fuquay-Varina
Big Boss Brewing Company, Raleigh
Boylan Bridge Brew Pub, Raleigh
Carolina Brewery, Chapel Hill
Carolina Brewing Company, Holly Springs
Fullsteam Brewery, Durham
LoneRider Brewing Company, Raleigh
Natty Greens Brewing Company, Raleigh and Greensboro
Roth Brewing Company, Raleigh
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery, Chapel Hill
Triangle Brewing Company, Durham

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