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.

1Bell's Black Note StoutBell’s Brewery934100
2Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4815100
3Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company778100
4Bell's Expedition StoutBell’s Brewery3077100
5Epic Big Bad BaptistaEpic Brewing Company (UT/CO)133100
6Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller1798100
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company315100
8Prairie Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales1147100
9Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud Cake - BourbonOmnipollo176100
10Cigar City Marshal Zhukov's Imperial StoutCigar City Brewing846100
11Oskar Blues Ten FIDY - Barrel AgedOskar Blues Brewery307100
12Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla ShakeMikkeller734100
13De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Hell & Damnation)Brouwerij de Molen1121100
14Cigar City Marshal Zhukov's Penultimate PushCigar City Brewing149100
15Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller2432100
16Rodenbach AlexanderBrouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)802100
17Rochefort Trappistes 8Brasserie Rochefort3653100
18Hoppin' Frog DORIS The DestroyerHoppin’ Frog Brewery874100
19Cigar City Cafe Con Leche StoutCigar City Brewing84100
20Olde Hickory The Event HorizonOlde Hickory Brewery347100
21To Øl Sort MælkTo Øl308100
22Omnipollo SelassieOmnipollo346100
23Epic Big Bad Baptist - Double Barrel Epic Brewing Company (UT/CO)95100
24Lost Abbey Serpents StoutPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey1224100
25To Øl Black Malts & Body Salts Black Coffee IIPATo Øl683100


1Olde Hickory The Event HorizonOlde Hickory Brewery347100
2The Duck-Rabbit Baltic PorterThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery906100
3Wicked Weed Red AngelWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)55100
4Foothills Sexual Chocolate Imperial StoutFoothills Brewing641100
5Foothills / Duck-Rabbit / Olde Hickory Olde Rabbit's FootFoothills Brewing219100
6Wicked Weed Dark Age Bourbon StoutWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)196100
7Wicked Weed Medora Blackberry Raspberry SourWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)169100
8Foothills Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate Imperial StoutFoothills Brewing278100
9Wicked Weed Angel of DarknessWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)3399
10Highland Black Watch Double Chocolate Milk StoutHighland Brewing Company2599
11Heist Imperial Maple JunkieHeist Brewery1699
12Wicked Weed Ruffian Imperial Black IPAWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)2899
13Wicked Weed Cherry Go LightlyWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)8699
14Wicked Weed Freak Of Nature Double IPAWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)24899
15Wicked Weed Pernicious IPAWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)17399
16Wicked Weed Garçon de FermeWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)8599
17Wicked Weed Bramble BarrelWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)6399
18Wicked Weed Ménage-a-FreakWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)3099
19Foothills Baltic PorterFoothills Brewing14899
20Wicked Weed Bourbon Barrel OblivionWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)4199
21Wicked Weed Golden AngelWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)6699
22Wicked Weed Barrel Aged XibalbaWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)2799
23NoDa Hop, Drop 'n Roll IPANoDa Brewing Company25199
24Wicked Weed Oblivion Sour RedWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)22999
25Pisgah ValdezPisgah Brewing Company20299

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
Dolce Vita Wine & Beer
Greenville () 252 329-8500
Tasty Beverage Company
Raleigh () 919 828-2789
Bottle Revolution
Raleigh () 919 885-HOPS
State of Beer
Raleigh () 919 546 9116
Sierra Nevada Brewery - North Carolina
Mills River () 828-681-5300