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RateBeer's Guide to the Best Beer in North Carolina, USA

The following are the regional highlights -- best beers available here, best beers brewed here, events and local RateBeerian info -- for North Carolina, USA. This site is interactive, so we encourage you to take part in the rating, addition and correction of the site.



These are the best beers you can find in this region's stores and restaurants based on the availability information provided by RateBeerians in this area. A beer has to have 5 or more ratings to be listed here.
1AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2596100
2Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery829100
3Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4758100
4Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2831100
5Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company710100
6St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij405099.9
7Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company316699.9
8Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company226299.9
9Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)263499.9
10Bells HopslamBells Brewery276099.9
11Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Espresso Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company131199.9
12Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing52699.9
13Prairie Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales72199.9
14AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company47999.9
15Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing67799.9
16North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company392699.9
17Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery225499.9
18Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company190999.8
19Rochefort Trappistes 8Brasserie Rochefort338899.8
20Hoppin’ Frog BORIS The CrusherHoppin’ Frog Brewery145499.8
21Hoppin’ Frog DORIS The DestroyerHoppin’ Frog Brewery75599.8
22Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company248699.8
23AleSmith YuleSmith (Summer) India Pale AleAleSmith Brewing Company130299.8
24Rodenbach Caractère RougeBrouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)56199.8
25AleSmith IPAAleSmith Brewing Company206399.8


These are the best beers, as rated by RateBeerians everywhere, that are brewed by the brewers of this area. A beer has to have 5 or more ratings to be listed here.
1Olde Hickory The Event HorizonOlde Hickory Brewery27999.8
2The Duck-Rabbit Baltic PorterThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery85499.7
3Foothills / Duck-Rabbit / Olde Hickory Olde Rabbit’s FootFoothills Brewing21599.7
4Foothills Sexual Chocolate Imperial StoutFoothills Brewing61499.7
5Wicked Weed Red Angel Wicked Weed Brewing2099.6
6Foothills Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate Imperial StoutFoothills Brewing24399.6
7Wicked Weed Dark Age Bourbon StoutWicked Weed Brewing5099.6
8Wicked Weed Golden AngelWicked Weed Brewing2099.4
9Wicked Weed Ménage-a-FreakWicked Weed Brewing2899.3
10The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout (Bourbon Barrel)The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery2999.2
11Wicked Weed Freak Of Nature Double IPAWicked Weed Brewing11799.2
12Wicked Weed Medora Blackberry Raspberry SourWicked Weed Brewing2699.1
13NoDa Hop, Drop ’n Roll IPANoDa Brewing Company21098.8
14Foothills Baltic PorterFoothills Brewing14598.8
15Pisgah ValdezPisgah Brewing Company20098.7
16Foothills Seeing Double IPAFoothills Brewing32598.6
17Wicked Weed Ruffian Imperial Black IPAWicked Weed Brewing2698.5
18The Duck-Rabbit Rabid Duck Russian Imperial StoutThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery63798.4
19Pisgah Vortex IIPisgah Brewing Company20998.2
20Wicked Weed Oblivion Sour RedWicked Weed Brewing9798.2
21Nantahala Trail Magic Ale No. 1 (Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout)Nantahala Brewing Company3798.1
22Olde Hickory Lindley ParkOlde Hickory Brewery15898.1
23The Duck-Rabbit Duck-Rabbator DopplebockThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery20098
24Wicked Weed Royal Cache - AmorousWicked Weed Brewing8498
25Highland Tasgall AleHighland Brewing Company29298

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 emacgeeChapel Hill 4377
 JCBDurham 3999


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Best of the Best North Carolina Festival    Chapel Hill  10/3/2015 
Voracious Rare Beer Festival   Wilmington  10/23/2015 
Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival    Wilmington  10/24/2015 
Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival   Wilmington  10/24/2015 
Attack of the Big Beers - Charlotte’s High Gravity Craft Beer Festival   Charlotte  11/7/2015 

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
  Place  City  Phone 
Dolce Vita Wine & Beer   Greenville  () 252 329-8500 
Bestway   Greensboro  (336) 336 272-4264 
Wicked Weed Brewing   Asheville  () 828 575-2890 
Bottle Revolution   Raleigh  () 919 885-HOPS 
Haw River Farmhouse Ales   Saxapahaw  () 336 525-9270 

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