Western North Carolina vs. The Triangle: What Region Has The Best Craft Beer?

By Scoutology Staff

Don’t forget to vote in our Top 32 Western North Carolina Brewery Brawl and our Top 16 North Carolina Triangle Beer Brawl!
The Brackets start Wednesday, April 1st at 12:00pm

Meet The Brewmasters

WNC: John Stuart; Green Man Brewery

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27 Buxton Ave, Asheville, North Carolina
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John Stuart has been brewing since the early 80’s. He gained a deep appreciation for British style ales while traveling abroad in The UK. He also loves sailing and hiking.

The Triangle: Will Isley; Steel String

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106-A S Greensboro St, Carrboro, North Carolina
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Will Isley’s official title is “Brew Czar.” He is passionate about using only the best ingredients in his beers.

Beer Spotlight

WNC: Oatmeal Porter; Highland Brewing Company

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12 Old Charlotte Highway, Suite H Asheville, NC 28803
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The Oatmeal Porter is a malty brew with hints of roasted chocolate. The oatmeal flakes give this porter a smooth and rich texture.

The Triangle: Double D’s Watermelon Lager; Deep River Brewing Company

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700 W Main St Suite 102, Clayton, North Carolina 27520
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This refreshing summer seasonal beer is a gold and silver medal winning lager with infused watermelon flavor.

Location Spotlight

WNC: Granite Falls Brewing Company

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47 Duke St, Granite Falls, North Carolina
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Granite Falls Brewing Company is located in the historic Granite Bottling Works plant, dating back to 1903. Many features of the original plant still stand.

The Triangle: Aviator Brewing Company

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209 Technology Park Ln Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
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Aviator Brewing Company started out in a small airplane hangar. When they moved to a larger facility, they added a hanger and turned it into a bar!

The Food

WNC: Loe’s Brewing Company

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1048 Harper Ave, Lenoir, North Carolina
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Loe’s Brewing Company has an exciting Cajun-inspired menu with items like jambalaya egg rolls and battered boudin sausage and dirty rice.

The Triangle: Carolina Brewery

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460 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Carolina Brewery’s modern Southern cuisine includes pulled pork egg rolls and chicken mac and cheese.

The Music Scene

WNC: One World Brewing

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10 Patton Ave, Asheville, North Carolina
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One World Brewing has “Beats + Brews” every Wednesday night.

The Triangle: Draft Line Brewing

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341 Broad St Suite 151, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina 27526
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Draft Line Brewing has live music and DJs several days a week.

Biggest Facebook Followings

WNC: Highland Brewing Company

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12 Old Charlotte Highway, Suite H Asheville, NC 28803
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Highland Brewing Company has 27,457 Facebook likes.

The Triangle: Aviator Brewing Company

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209 Technology Park Ln Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
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Aviator Brewing Company has 24,977 Facebook likes.

Don’t forget to vote in our Top 32 Western North Carolina Brewery Brawl and our Top 16 North Carolina Triangle Beer Brawl!

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