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 Expedition StoutBell's Brewery (Lion Co. - Kirin Holdings)3163100
2Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2959100
3Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)3085100
4Bell's Bourbon Barrel-Aged Expedition StoutBell's Brewery (Lion Co. - Kirin Holdings)188100
5Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery (Monster Beverage Corp)2639100
6North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1195100
7Cigar City Marshal Zhukov's Imperial StoutCigar City Brewing (Monster Beverage Corp)1031100
8North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company4145100
9Rodenbach AlexanderBrouwerij Rodenbach (Swinkels Family Brewers)1064100
10Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)2224100
11Firestone Walker SucabaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)1004100
12Westbrook Mexican Cake Imperial StoutWestbrook Brewing744100
133 Fonteinen Oude GeuzeBrouwerij 3 Fonteinen2016100
14Ballast Point Sculpin IPABallast Point Brewing Company (Kings & Convicts)2631100
15Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)2248100
16Founders KBS - HazelnutFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)42100
17Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Brewery3389100
18Victory Storm King Imperial StoutVictory Brewing Company (ABV)3028100
19Other Half Double Mosaic Dream - Double Dry HoppedOther Half Brewing154100
20Founders KBS - Cinnamon Vanilla CocoaFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)116100
21Avery The Maharaja Imperial India Pale AleAvery Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)208399
22Anchorage Love Buzz SaisonAnchorage Brewing Company51399
23Unibroue Trois PistolesUnibroue (Sleeman - Sapporo)282999
24Boulevard Saison BrettBoulevard Brewing Company (Duvel Moortgat)108699
25Sierra Nevada HoptimumSierra Nevada Brewing Company177499


1Olde Hickory The Event HorizonOlde Hickory Brewery405100
2The Duck-Rabbit Baltic PorterThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery918100
3Casita Cervecería SouthwardCasita Cervecería42100
4Casita Cervecería PalafreneroCasita Cervecería34100
5Foothills Sexual ChocolateFoothills Brewing653100
6Wicked Weed Dark Age Stout (Bourbon Stout)Wicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)278100
7Foothills Sexual Chocolate (Bourbon Barrel)Foothills Brewing284100
8Wicked Weed Medora Blackberry Raspberry SourWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)190100
9Wicked Weed Red AngelWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)65100
10Olde Hickory Photon SphereOlde Hickory Brewery2999
11Highland Black Watch Double Chocolate Milk StoutHighland Brewing Company4399
12Wicked Weed Angel of DarknessWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)4499
13Heist Imperial Maple JunkieHeist Brewery1999
14Wicked Weed Cherry Go LightlyWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)9099
15Wicked Weed Golden AngelWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)7599
16Wicked Weed Ménage-a-FreakWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)3199
17Hi-Wire 10W-40Hi-Wire Brewing3999
18Wicked Weed French Toast Stout (Bourbon Barrel)Wicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)7899
19Wicked Weed Freak Of Nature Double IPAWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)29799
20Wicked Weed Cerise MorteWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)5999
21Wicked Weed Oblivion (Bourbon Barrel)Wicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)5099
22Wicked Weed Xibalba (Bourbon Barrel)Wicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)5099
23Wicked Weed Oblivion Sour RedWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)25498
24Casita Cervecería Querido Y PerdidoCasita Cervecería5098
25Highland Imperium Highland Brewing Company3098

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Bottle Revolution
Raleigh () 919 885-HOPS
Sierra Nevada Brewery - North Carolina
Mills River () 828-681-5300
Foothills Brewing Tasting Room (Kimwell Dr.)
Winston-Salem () 336 354-4029
Tasty Beverage Company
Raleigh () 919 828-2789
Vintner Wine Market
Charlotte (704) 704 543-9909