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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.
1Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4409100
2Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2710100
3Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2445100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2409100
5Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1818100
6Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery753100
7St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij376899.9
8Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company287899.9
9Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company290599.9
10Bells HopslamBells Brewery261799.9
11Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company217299.9
12Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)77999.9
13North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company372699.9
14Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company167599.9
15Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Imperial StoutThirsty Dog Brewing Company124899.9
16AleSmith IPAAleSmith Brewing Company190199.9
17Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company233399.9
18Hoppin Frog BORIS The CrusherHoppin’ Frog Brewery138999.9
19Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery206099.9
20Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company124099.9
21Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing59399.9
22Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing46999.9
23Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)46899.9
24Bells Two Hearted AleBells Brewery320699.8
25AleSmith YuleSmith (Summer) India Pale AleAleSmith Brewing Company121799.8


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 Brewery24599.8
2The Duck-Rabbit Baltic PorterThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery82599.8
3Foothills / Duck-Rabbit / Olde Hickory Olde Rabbit’s FootFoothills Brewing21199.7
4Foothills Sexual Chocolate Imperial StoutFoothills Brewing59499.7
5Foothills Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate Imperial StoutFoothills Brewing21499.6
6The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout (Bourbon Barrel)The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery2999.2
7Wicked Weed Ménage-a-FreakWicked Weed Brewing1999
8NoDa Hop, Drop ’n Roll IPANoDa Brewing Company14299
9Pisgah ValdezPisgah Brewing Company19498.8
10Wicked Weed Freak Of Nature Double IPAWicked Weed Brewing8398.8
11Foothills Baltic PorterFoothills Brewing14198.8
12Foothills Seeing Double IPAFoothills Brewing31198.8
13Wicked Weed Dark Age Bourbon StoutWicked Weed Brewing3198.7
14The Duck-Rabbit Rabid Duck Russian Imperial StoutThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery62798.6
15Pisgah Vortex IIPisgah Brewing Company20898.2
16Wicked Weed Ruffian Imperial Black IPAWicked Weed Brewing2198.2
17The Duck-Rabbit Duck-Rabbator DopplebockThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery18498.1
18Wicked Weed Oblivion Sour RedWicked Weed Brewing4998.1
19Olde Hickory Death by HopsOlde Hickory Brewery16798
20Olde Hickory Imperial StoutOlde Hickory Brewery15698
21Highland Tasgall AleHighland Brewing Company29298
22Foothills Barrel Aged Peoples PorterFoothills Brewing19097.8
23Olde Hickory Lindley ParkOlde Hickory Brewery12997.6
24Mother Earth Barrel Aged Imperial StoutMother Earth Brewing Company9297.6
25Foothills Jade IPAFoothills Brewing9197.2

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 emacgeeChapel Hill 4024
 JCBDurham 3999


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Brewgrass festival   Asheville  9/20/2014 
Charlotte Beer Fest   Charlotte  9/20/2014 
Charlotte Oktoberfest   Charlotte  9/27/2014 
Beericana Craft Beer & Music Festival   Holly Springs  9/27/2014 
French Broad Brew Fest   Hot Springs  9/27/2014 
4th Annual Kernersville Oktoberfest   Kernersville  10/4/2014 
Sugar Creek Brewing Grand Opening Weekend   Charlotte  10/10/2014 
2104 Durham World Beer Festival   Durham  10/11/2014 
Asheville Oktoberfest   Asheville  10/11/2014 
10 South End Hops Festival   Charlotte  10/11/2014 
11 Lighthouse Voracious Craft Beer Tasting   Wilmington  10/17/2014 
12 Lighthouse Beer Festival   Wilmington   10/18/2014 
13 4th Annual Brewer’s Ball   Charlotte  10/25/2014 
14 Tryon Beer Fest   Tryon  11/8/2014 
15 Crystal Coast Hops Fest   Morehead City  11/15/2014 
16 Beer and Wine Tastings   Hickory  1/1/2015 

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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 
Tasty Beverage Company   Raleigh  () 919 828-2789 
The Brewer’s Kettle   High Point  (336) 336 885-0099 
Wicked Weed Brewing   Asheville  () 828 575-2890 
Bestway   Greensboro  (336) 336 272-4264 

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