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.

1Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2928100
2Founders Barrel Aged CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)1429100
3Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition)Mikkeller293100
4Bell's HopslamBell's Brewery2694100
53 Fonteinen HommageBrouwerij 3 Fonteinen717100
6Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing1315100
7Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Bourbon BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)579100
8Prairie Pirate Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales536100
9Oskar Blues Ten FIDY - Bourbon Barrel AgedOskar Blues Brewery (CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective)531100
10Epic Big Bad BaptistaEpic Brewing Company (UT/CO)242100
11Prairie Bourbon ParadisePrairie Artisan Ales98100
12North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company4110100
13Westbrook Mexican Cake Imperial StoutWestbrook Brewing726100
14Great Lakes Barrel Aged Blackout StoutGreat Lakes Brewing (Ohio)649100
15Olde Hickory The Event HorizonOlde Hickory Brewery390100
16Bell's Two Hearted AleBell's Brewery3497100
17Oskar Blues / Cigar City Barrel Aged BamburanaOskar Blues Brewery (CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective)86100
18Hoppin' Frog Barrel Aged BORIS RoyaleHoppin' Frog Brewery271100
19Epic Big Bad Baptist Epic Brewing Company (UT/CO)814100
20Lagunitas Willettized Coffee StoutLagunitas Brewing Company (Heineken)167100
21Firestone Walker 22 (XXII Twenty-Two Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)95100
22Chimay Grande Réserve (Bleue / Blue)Abbaye de Scourmont - Chimay4835100
23Victory Old HorizontalVictory Brewing Company (ABV)1648100
24Foothills Sexual ChocolateFoothills Brewing649100
25Founders KBS EspressoFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)59100


1Olde Hickory The Event HorizonOlde Hickory Brewery390100
2Foothills Sexual ChocolateFoothills Brewing649100
3The Duck-Rabbit Baltic PorterThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery917100
4Wicked Weed Dark Age Stout (Bourbon Stout)Wicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)272100
5Wicked Weed Medora Blackberry Raspberry SourWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)185100
6Wicked Weed Red AngelWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)64100
7Foothills Sexual Chocolate (Bourbon Barrel)Foothills Brewing283100
8Highland Black Watch Double Chocolate Milk StoutHighland Brewing Company4099
9Wicked Weed Angel of DarknessWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)4399
10Wicked Weed Cherry Go LightlyWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)8999
11Olde Hickory Photon SphereOlde Hickory Brewery2099
12Heist Imperial Maple JunkieHeist Brewery1899
13Wicked Weed Ruffian Imperial Black IPAWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)2899
14Wicked Weed Freak Of Nature Double IPAWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)28399
15Wicked Weed Golden AngelWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)7399
16Wicked Weed French Toast Stout (Bourbon Barrel)Wicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)7699
17Wicked Weed Ménage-a-FreakWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)3199
18Foothills Baltic PorterFoothills Brewing14899
19Wicked Weed Xibalba (Bourbon Barrel)Wicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)4599
20Wicked Weed Cerise MorteWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)5999
21Wicked Weed Oblivion (Bourbon Barrel)Wicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)5099
22Wicked Weed Oblivion Sour RedWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)24898
23NoDa Hop, Drop 'n Roll IPANoDa Brewing Company25698
24Pisgah ValdezPisgah Brewing Company20698
25Highland Imperium Highland Brewing Company3098

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2nd Annual Loggerhead Lager Release Party & Sea Turtle Fundraiser
Shallotte 5/24/2020

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State of Beer
Raleigh () 919 546 9116
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
Wicked Weed Brewing
Asheville () 828 575-2890