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)3167100
2Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing (Sapporo)3171100
3Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)1265100
4Prairie Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales (Krebs Brewing)1325100
5North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1201100
6Toppling Goliath King SueToppling Goliath Brewing Co.526100
7Firestone Walker 24 (XXIV Twenty-Fourth Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)57100
8Olde Hickory The Event HorizonOlde Hickory Brewery411100
9Sante Adairius West AshleySante Adairius Rustic Ales246100
10Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPADogfish Head Brewery (Boston Beer Co.)4372100
11Stone Ruination IPAStone Brewing (Sapporo)3509100
12Trillium Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company241100
13Maine Beer LunchMaine Beer Company752100
14Firestone Walker 25 (XXV Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)52100
15Founders KBS - Chocolate CherryFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)42100
16Schneider Weisse Tap 06 - AventinusSchneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn3733100
17Bell's Kalamazoo StoutBell's Brewery (Lion Co. - Kirin Holdings)2521100
18Foothills Sexual Chocolate (Bourbon Barrel)Foothills Brewing286100
19Wicked Weed Medora Blackberry Raspberry SourWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)192100
20Boulevard Smokestack Series: Proper Pour 2023Boulevard Brewing Company (Duvel Moortgat)999
21Prairie STUF'TPrairie Artisan Ales (Krebs Brewing)5599
22Fonta Flora MeemawFonta Flora Brewery2199
23OrvalBrasserie d'Orval466999
24Great Lakes Blackout StoutGreat Lakes Brewing Co. (USA)125799
25Firestone Walker Parabola - CocoanutFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)2199


1Olde Hickory The Event HorizonOlde Hickory Brewery411100
2The Duck-Rabbit Baltic PorterThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery919100
3Casita Cervecería PalafreneroCasita Brewing Company35100
4Casita Cervecería SouthwardCasita Brewing Company42100
5Foothills Sexual ChocolateFoothills Brewing654100
6Wicked Weed Dark Age Stout (Bourbon Stout)Wicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)280100
7Wicked Weed Red AngelWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)66100
8Wicked Weed Medora Blackberry Raspberry SourWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)192100
9Resident Culture Bourbon Barrel Aged Ego Death W/ VanillaResident Culture Brewing Company15100
10Foothills Sexual Chocolate (Bourbon Barrel)Foothills Brewing286100
11Highland Black Watch Double Chocolate Milk StoutHighland Brewing Company4599
12Olde Hickory Photon SphereOlde Hickory Brewery2999
13Wicked Weed Angel of DarknessWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)4499
14Fonta Flora MeemawFonta Flora Brewery2199
15Heist Imperial Maple JunkieHeist Brewery1999
16Wicked Weed Cherry Go LightlyWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)9099
17Wicked Weed Golden AngelWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)7799
18Wicked Weed Ménage-a-FreakWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)3199
19Wicked Weed Oblivion (Bourbon Barrel)Wicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)5099
20Wicked Weed Freak Of Nature Double IPAWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)31098
21Wicked Weed French Toast Stout (Bourbon Barrel)Wicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)8098
22Wicked Weed Xibalba (Bourbon Barrel)Wicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)5198
23Wicked Weed Oblivion Sour RedWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)25498
24Hi-Wire 10W-40Hi-Wire Brewing4498
25Wicked Weed Cerise MorteWicked Weed Brewing (AB InBev)6198

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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