The RateBeer 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.

1Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort5079100
2Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial StoutDark Horse Brewing Company488100
3Bell’s HopslamBell’s Brewery2844100
4Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company3367100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company427100
6Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Espresso Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company1366100
7Prairie Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales1022100
8St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij4315100
9North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company4136100
10Port Brewing Older ViscosityPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey1123100
11Oskar Blues Ten FIDY - Barrel AgedOskar Blues Brewery52100
12Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery2399100
13Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing735100
14AleSmith IPAAleSmith Brewing Company2279100
15Rochefort Trappistes 8Brasserie Rochefort3639100
16Bell’s Two Hearted AleBell’s Brewery3661100
17Olde Hickory The Event HorizonOlde Hickory Brewery333100
18AleSmith Double IPAAleSmith Brewing Company1404100
19Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPADogfish Head Brewery4589100
20Wicked Weed Dark Age Bourbon StoutWicked Weed Brewing127100
21To Øl Black Malts & Body Salts Black Coffee IIPATo Øl634100
22Bell’s 30th Anniversary Ale - Imperial StoutBell’s Brewery257100
23Omnipollo / Buxton Yellow Belly Peanut Butter Biscuit StoutOmnipollo322100
24Maine Beer LunchMaine Beer Company583100
25Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPAAlpine Beer Company (CA)727100


1Olde Hickory The Event HorizonOlde Hickory Brewery333100
2Wicked Weed Dark Age Bourbon StoutWicked Weed Brewing127100
3The Duck-Rabbit Baltic PorterThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery900100
4Foothills / Duck-Rabbit / Olde Hickory Olde Rabbit’s FootFoothills Brewing217100
5Foothills Sexual Chocolate Imperial StoutFoothills Brewing638100
6Foothills Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate Imperial StoutFoothills Brewing269100
7Wicked Weed Red Angel Wicked Weed Brewing36100
8Wicked Weed Medora Blackberry Raspberry SourWicked Weed Brewing137100
9Wicked Weed Garçon de FermeWicked Weed Brewing3799
10Wicked Weed Golden AngelWicked Weed Brewing4899
11Wicked Weed Freak Of Nature Double IPAWicked Weed Brewing21099
12Wicked Weed Cherry Go LightlyWicked Weed Brewing7299
13Wicked Weed Ménage-a-FreakWicked Weed Brewing2999
14Wicked Weed Ruffian Imperial Black IPAWicked Weed Brewing2899
15Wicked Weed Bramble BarrelWicked Weed Brewing2699
16Wicked Weed Pernicious IPAWicked Weed Brewing13099
17Wicked Weed White AngelWicked Weed Brewing2099
18Wicked Weed Angel of DarknessWicked Weed Brewing2099
19NoDa Hop, Drop ’n Roll IPANoDa Brewing Company24799
20Foothills Baltic PorterFoothills Brewing14899
21Pisgah ValdezPisgah Brewing Company20399
22Wicked Weed Montmaretto (Canvas Series)Wicked Weed Brewing4499
23Foothills Seeing Double IPAFoothills Brewing33698
24Wicked Weed Framboos MorteWicked Weed Brewing1398
25Wicked Weed Oblivion Sour RedWicked Weed Brewing17998

Local Users


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
Carousel Center Beer and Wine Festival
Wilmington 10/29/2016
Black Mountain BrewKamp
Black Mountain 11/4/2016
5th Annual Tryon Beer Festival
Tryon 11/5/2016
Asheville On Tap
Asheville 11/5/2016

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
State of Beer
Raleigh () 919 546 9116
Dolce Vita Wine & Beer
Greenville () 252 329-8500
Fonta Flora Brewery
Morganton () 828 413-1183
Bottle Revolution
Raleigh () 919 885-HOPS
Greensboro (336) 336 272-4264