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No matter if you consider yourself a cicerone, a fancy name for beer connoisseur, or just appreciate a local brew, the Raleigh area has everything you need to delve into the popular world of craft breweries. Greater Raleigh is no stranger to mouth-watering brews and offers up numerous local hotspots dedicated to the craft, making it easy to stay true to your brews in the capital city.
Want to see how that beer you're drinking is made? Many of the breweries listed on this page offer free tours when visitors can learn the differences between beers like porters or doppelbocks and giving you a chance to chat with the brewmasters. Check our calendar of events because you may find a special event, beer dinner or group tour experience while you're visiting.
Please drink responsibly.
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Greater Raleigh Beer Trail
From Wake Forest to Raleigh to Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina, breweries are located all throughout the area. Use our beer trail map to guide you to each brewery.* Click here
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Aviator Brewing Company
Visit the brewery that started in an airplane hangar in the town of Fuquay-Varina. Taste the brewery's exquisite fine ales, seasonal releases and barrel-aged ale. Click here
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Slingshot Coffee Porter
Brewed with Raleigh's own Slingshot Cold Brew coffee. Trophy Brewing Company's robust porter assaults your senses with brilliant coffee aroma and finishes clean with notes of chocolate and roasted barley. Click here
*Please have a designated driver. Don't drink and drive. Greater Raleigh ground transportation options are listed here.
Featured brew photo credit: Slingshot Coffee Porter: Trophy Brewing Company