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.

1AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company3108100
2Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)3621100
3Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1710100
4Founders KBS Maple Mackinac FudgeFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)156100
5Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company2796100
6Perennial AbraxasPerennial Artisan Ales592100
7Surly Abrasive AleSurly Brewing Company719100
8Lost Abbey Framboise de AmorosaPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey713100
9Bell's 35th Anniversary Expedition Stout ReserveBell's Brewery37100
10Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Barrel AgedGreat Divide Brewing Company416100
11Firestone Walker Double Jack IPAFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)1681100
12Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockBrauerei Aying Franz Inselkammer3871100
13Founders PorterFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)2366100
14The Duck-Rabbit Baltic PorterThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery918100
15Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)2232100
16Foothills Sexual ChocolateFoothills Brewing652100
17Maine Beer LunchMaine Beer Company713100
18Prairie WeekendPrairie Artisan Ales64100
19Chimay Grande Réserve (Bleue / Blue)Abbaye de Scourmont - Chimay4896100
20Schneider Weisse AventinusSchneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn3690100
21Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Black IPAStone Brewing2201100
22Perennial ProdigalPerennial Artisan Ales18699
23Olde Hickory Photon SphereOlde Hickory Brewery2799
24Firestone Walker Velvet MerkinFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)59999
25Brooklyn Black OpsBrooklyn Brewery101499


1Olde Hickory The Event HorizonOlde Hickory Brewery397100
2Casita Cervecería SouthwardCasita Cervecería41100
3Foothills Sexual ChocolateFoothills Brewing652100
4The Duck-Rabbit Baltic PorterThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery918100
5Casita PalafreneroCasita Cervecería34100
6Wicked Weed Dark Age Stout (Bourbon Stout)Wicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)277100
7Wicked Weed Medora Blackberry Raspberry SourWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)189100
8Wicked Weed Red AngelWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)65100
9Foothills Sexual Chocolate (Bourbon Barrel)Foothills Brewing283100
10Olde Hickory Photon SphereOlde Hickory Brewery2799
11Highland Black Watch Double Chocolate Milk StoutHighland Brewing Company4399
12Wicked Weed Angel of DarknessWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)4499
13Heist Imperial Maple JunkieHeist Brewery1899
14Wicked Weed Cherry Go LightlyWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)9099
15Wicked Weed Golden AngelWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)7499
16Wicked Weed Freak Of Nature Double IPAWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)28899
17Hi-Wire 10W-40Hi-Wire Brewing3799
18Wicked Weed Ménage-a-FreakWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)3199
19Wicked Weed French Toast Stout (Bourbon Barrel)Wicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)7899
20Wicked Weed Oblivion (Bourbon Barrel)Wicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)5099
21Wicked Weed Cerise MorteWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)5999
22Wicked Weed Xibalba (Bourbon Barrel)Wicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)5099
23Wicked Weed Oblivion Sour RedWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)25498
24NoDa Hop, Drop 'n Roll IPANoDa Brewing Company26198
25Casita Cervecería Querido Y PerdidoCasita Cervecería4898

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
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
Wicked Weed Brewing
Asheville () 828 575-2890