Here's a list of 18 beers picked as favorites by craft beer fanatics living in the Raleigh area. Everyone has different tastes, but when you see the same beer named over and over as a local favorite, you know it must be good! Most of these brews are available year-round:

Bad Penny Brown Ale
Big Boss Brewing Company

Shotgun Betty
Lonerider Brewing Company

Carolina Pale Ale
Carolina Brewing Company

Buckshot Amber Ale
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing

Trophy Wife American Pale
Trophy Brewing Company

Hell Yes Ma'am Belgian-style Golden
Raleigh Brewing Company

Rickshaw Rye
Crank Arm Brewing

Nicklepoint Porter
Nicklepoint Brewing Co.

Black Stilleto Stout
Gizmo Brew Works

Brüeprint Brewing Company

Polished Pilsner
Bombshell Beer Company

Southband Stout
Boylan Bridge Brewpub

HogWild IPA
Aviator Brewing Company

White Street Kölsch-style Ale
White Street Brewing Company

English Ale
Fortnight Brewing Company

Hemings Pilsner
Draftline Brewing Company

Hubris Imperial IPA
Lynnwood Brewing Concern

BBA Eccentrica
Sub Noir Brewing Company

Check out the events calendar so you'll always be in the know for special releases and beer events. Raleigh area breweries have lots of other great beers, too. The beers listed here were named the most often in the results of Leigh's Facebook poll.

Let's keep up the conversation! What are your favorite Raleigh area brews? (Comment below!)