It's officially summertime in North Carolina! If you're looking for the perfect spot to cool off with great food and beer, pay a visit to Boylan Bridge Brewpub.

Since 1997, architect Andrew Leager has operated a cabinet shop located in the lower floors of the building that houses Boylan Bridge Brewpub. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys brewing his own beer, which is why he took on the operation of a brewpub. Boylan Bridge Brewpub brews fresh N.C. beer directly on-site. During your visit, make sure to check out the brewing operation, which is visible from the indoor bar.

I highly suggest grabbing a pitcher or pint of beer while sitting on the outdoor patio. The patio overlooks a beautiful view of the downtown Raleigh skyline, which is an amazing sight to see, especially if you're visiting Raleigh for the first time. I enjoying lounging on the patio during the evening because the skyline seems to sparkle at night.

Boylan Bridge Brewpub has a variety of N.C. beers. From the Hopped Off the Tracks IPA to the Pullman Porter, there is a beer style for every palate. One of my favorite beers to enjoy during the warm summer months is the Endless Summer Ale. This light-colored English summer ale has bright hop flavors with a strong yeast presence reminiscent of wheat beers. It's perfect to sip on during a hot summer day in Raleigh.

10172707_10152299078299367_1865083646_nAlong with beer, Boylan Bridge Brewpub also offers a full menu. One of my favorite experiences at Boylan Bridge Brewpub is ordering a pitcher of beer along with a few appetizers. If you go with a big group of friends you can easily polish off a pitcher and appetizers ranging from the Choo-Choo Chicken Wings to the Hand Car Nachos. There are also a variety of entrees available and I highly recommend the Cannonball Run, an angus short rib burger, with lettuce, tomato, onion and cheese, served on a toasted bun.

There's something for every Foodie and craft N.C. beer lover at Boylan Bridge Brewpub. Make sure to check out this brewery located in the heart of Raleigh with beautiful views of the skyline.