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.

1Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort5258100
2Bell’s Expedition StoutBell’s Brewery3182100
3Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company3510100
4Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller1805100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company306100
6Prairie Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales1097100
7Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud Cake - BourbonOmnipollo84100
8Oskar Blues Ten FIDY - Barrel AgedOskar Blues Brewery264100
9Epic Big Bad BaptistaEpic Brewing Company (UT/CO)121100
10Rodenbach AlexanderBrouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)742100
11Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller2442100
12Port Brewing Older ViscosityPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey1158100
13Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery2555100
14De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Hell & Damnation)Brouwerij de Molen1087100
15Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s Penultimate PushCigar City Brewing102100
16AleSmith Double IPAAleSmith Brewing Company1428100
17Rochefort Trappistes 8Brasserie Rochefort3750100
18Hoppin’ Frog DORIS The DestroyerHoppin’ Frog Brewery854100
19Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockBrauerei Aying3725100
20Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPADogfish Head Brewery4651100
21Lost Abbey Serpents StoutPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey1206100
22Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Barrel AgedGreat Divide Brewing Company357100
23Olde Hickory The Event HorizonOlde Hickory Brewery344100
24To Øl Sort MælkTo Øl311100
25AleSmith Speedway Stout - HammerheadAleSmith Brewing Company225100


1Olde Hickory The Event HorizonOlde Hickory Brewery344100
2Wicked Weed Red AngelWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)52100
3The Duck-Rabbit Baltic PorterThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery912100
4Wicked Weed Dark Age Bourbon StoutWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)191100
5Wicked Weed Medora Blackberry Raspberry SourWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)161100
6Foothills / Duck-Rabbit / Olde Hickory Olde Rabbit’s FootFoothills Brewing218100
7Foothills Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate Imperial StoutFoothills Brewing276100
8Foothills Sexual Chocolate Imperial StoutFoothills Brewing654100
9Wicked Weed Angel of DarknessWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)3299
10Highland Black Watch Double Chocolate Milk StoutHighland Brewing Company2499
11Wicked Weed Cherry Go LightlyWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)8299
12Wicked Weed Ruffian Imperial Black IPAWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)2899
13Wicked Weed Freak Of Nature Double IPAWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)23999
14Wicked Weed Garçon de FermeWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)7499
15Wicked Weed Golden AngelWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)6299
16Wicked Weed Pernicious IPAWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)16299
17Wicked Weed Bramble BarrelWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)6399
18Wicked Weed Ménage-a-FreakWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)3099
19Foothills Baltic PorterFoothills Brewing14899
20Pisgah ValdezPisgah Brewing Company20499
21Wicked Weed Oblivion Sour RedWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)22899
22NoDa Hop, Drop ’n Roll IPANoDa Brewing Company25699
23Wicked Weed Barrel Aged XibalbaWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)2499
24Wicked Weed Framboos MorteWicked Weed Brewing (AB-InBev)2198
25Foothills Seeing Double IPAFoothills Brewing33798

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Tasty Beverage Company
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