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40+ fall beer releases in Raleigh, NC

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Good morning, Raleigh. 🍺 Happy International Beer Day. We know a lot has changed over the past several months, and many of you are probably missing your summertime (or anytime) afternoons at the local breweries. We’re right there with you, which is why we want to give you something to look forward to. Plus — you can get a head start now, even while you’re still social distancing. Keep scrolling to see new and upcoming releases.

Photo by VisitRaleigh

Did you know the Triangle region has 30+ breweries on the official Raleigh Beer Trail? Or that you can earn prizes just by visiting them? 

We know, we know. The visiting part is tricky right now, but we’ll get to that in a minute. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Download and print the Raleigh Beer Trail passport (it’s free!)
  2. Anytime you visit a listed brewery for the first time, have them stamp your passport (map)
  3. Collect your prizes — 5 stamps gets you a stainless steel bottle opener, 10 stamps gets you a koozie + 15 stamps gets you a limited-edition t-shirt designed by local artist and musician George Hage

Pro-tip: The 2020 passport comes with a free stamp, so you’re already one step closer to your first win.

Some fine print: The passport is issued at the beginning of each calendar year, so you have from January to December to get your fifteen stamps.

What good is this right now, you ask? Well, even though on-premises boozing is a little hit or miss, many breweries on the trail are open for online orders and curbside pickup  and yes, you can get your beer passport stamped. Scroll down to see who’s still brewing.

Please note: Our team has reached out directly to each of the following establishments. However, this information is subject to change at any time, so we recommend that you call ahead to confirm hours and availability.

Aviator Brewing Company

📍209 Technology Park Lane, Fuquay-Varina
⏰ Monday to Wednesday, 3-10 p.m., Thursday to Saturday, 11:30-12 a.m., Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
🍻 Taproom open + pickup available — 6-packs and kegs
🌾 New release: PumpkinBeast | Fall seasonal | 5.8% ABV | September 1
🌾 New release: OktoberBeast | Marzen Style Ale | 7% ABV | September 1
🌾 New release: Hopalicious |  Hazy IPA | 7.2% ABV | 2021

Big Boss Brewing Company

📍1249 Wicker Drive, Raleigh
⏰  Monday, 3-9 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday, 3-11 p.m., Friday, 2-11 p.m., Saturday, Noon-1 p.m., Sunday, Noon-8 p.m.
🍻 Taproom open + quick pickup — 4-packs, 6-packs, and kegs
🌾 New release: Sea Bee Tangerine & Raspberry Gose | Sour | 4.5% ABV | Available now

Bombshell Beer Company

📍120 Quantum Drive, Holly Springs
⏰ Monday to Friday, 2-9 p.m., Saturday, 12-9 p.m., Sunday, 12-8 p.m
🍻 Taproom open + pickup 7 days a week and delivery available Friday to Sunday — cans, growlers, and kegs
🌾 New release: Oktoberfest | Lager | 6.9% ABV | Available now
🌾 Seasonal release: Bourbon Barrel Aged-Lady | Red Amber Ale | 7.5% ABV | Available now
🌾 Seasonal release: Dirty Secret Coconut Stout | 6% ABV | September 2020

Brüeprint Brewing company

📍1229 Perry Road, Apex
⏰ Monday to Thursday, 4-10 p.m., Friday, 4-11 p.m., Saturday, Noon – 11 p.m., Sunday, 1-8 p.m.
🍻 Taproom open daily + curbside and delivery — six-packs and growlers
🌾 Seasonal release: Oktobrüefest | Marzen/Festbier | 6.1 % ABV | August – November 2020
🌾 Seasonal release: Pumpkin Spiced Edinbrüe | Spiced Wee Heavy Scotch Ale | 8.2% ABV | July – October 2020
🌾 Seasonal release: Brüenette | American Brown Ale | 5.2% ABV | September – April

Carolina Brewing Company

📍140 Thomas Mill Road, Holly Springs
⏰  Wednesday to Thursday, 4-8 p.m., Friday 3-8 p.m., Saturday, 12-8 p.m., Sunday, 12-6 p.m.
🍻 Taproom open + will accommodate outside orders
🌾 New release: Oktoberfest | Marzen Style Lager | 5.6% ABV | September – October 2020
🌾 New release: Winter Porter | American Porter | 5.2% ABV | November 2020 – February 2021

Clouds Brewing

📍1233 Front Street, Raleigh
⏰ Thursday – Sunday, 2-8 p.m.
🍻 Taproom open, dine-in service available + curbside
🌾 Special release: Crimea River | Baltic Porter | 8.3% ABV | Available now
🌾 Special release: Weizen Shine | Amber Wheat Bock | 7.4% ABV | Available Now
🌾 Special release: Alt-Imate Amber | Altbier | 4.6% ABV | Available Now

Compass Rose Brewery

📍3201 Northside Drive, Raleigh
⏰ Monday to Wednesday, 3-9 p.m., Thursday, 3-10 p.m., Friday, 3-11 p.m., Saturday 12-11 p.m., Sunday,  12-8 p.m.
🍻 Taproom open + curbside and delivery up to seven miles — growlers
🌾 New release: Queen’s Harvest | Honey-wheat Ale | 5.2% ABV | Fall 2020

Crank Arm Brewing

📍319 W. Davie Street, Raleigh
⏰ Tuesday to Thursday, 4-10 p.m., Friday, 2-10 p.m., Saturday to Sunday, 12-10 p.m.
🍻 Open tasting room + curbside pickup — four-packs, growlers, and jugs
🌾 New release: Brett Saison Cherry | Saison aged in wine barrels | 6.3% ABV | Available now

Fortnight Brewing Company

📍1006 SW. Maynard Street, Cary
⏰ Monday to Sunday, 2-7 p.m.
🍻 Curbside pickup — cans, four-packs, and six-packs
🌾 New release: Hard Fruit Slushie | 5% ABV | Available now

Funguys Brewing

📍2408 Paula Street, Raleigh
⏰ Wednesday and Thursday, 4-8 p.m. +  Friday and Saturday 12-8 p.m.
🍻 Outdoor seating + curbside pickup only — cans and cases
🌾 New release: Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Sour | Fruit + spice seasonal combo | 4-6% ABV | Fall 2020

Gizmo Brew Works

📍5907 Triangle Drive, Raleigh
⏰ Monday and Tuesday, 4-8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 4-10 p.m., Friday, 3-11 p.m., Saturday, 1-11 p.m., Sunday, 1-8 p.m.
🍻 Taproom open + to-go and curbside orders available — cans, four-packs, six-packs, bombers, growlers, and kegs
🌾 Seasonal release: Yeah Toast! | Brown Ale | 5.8% ABV | September – October 2020
🌾 Seasonal release: Peppermint Stiletto Stout | 6.1% ABV | November – December 2020

Jordan Lake Brewing Company

📍320 E. Durham Road, Cary
⏰ Wednesday and Thursday, 4-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 3-10 p.m., Sunday, 3-8 p.m.
🍻 Taproom open + curbside orders available — four-packs, six-packs, and growlers
🌾 New release: Parker’s Creek | American Pale Ale | 5.5% ABV | Available now

Little City Brewing + Provisions Co.

📍400 W. North Street, Raleigh
⏰ Monday to Friday, 4-11 p.m., Weekends, Noon-11 p.m.
🍻 Taproom open
🌾 New release: Kettle Sour | Soured Ale with Guava + Passionfruit | 5.1% ABV | Coming soon

Lonerider Brewing Company

📍8816 Gulf Court, Raleigh
⏰ Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. + Saturday, 12-7 p.m.
🍻 Curbside — cans, six-packs, cases, growlers, and kegs
🌾 New release: True Lime | Blonde Ale | 5% ABV | Available now
🌾 New release: Viggo Oktoberfest | Marzen Style Lager | 4.9% ABV | Available now
🌾 New release: The Preacher | Belgian Style Saison | 7.5% ABV | Available now

Lynnwood Brewing Concern

📍1053 E. Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh
⏰ Monday to Thursday, 4-11 p.m., Friday, 3 p.m.-1 a.m., Saturday, 12 p.m.-1 a.m., Sunday, 12-10 p.m.
🍻 Taproom open + takeout — cans, growlers, and one roll of toilet paper
🌾 New release: El Dorado IPA | 6.8% ABV | Available now

Neuse River Brewing Company

📍518 Pershing Road, Raleigh
⏰ Wednesday and Thursday, 5-9 p.m., Friday, 4-10 p.m., Saturday, 12-10 p.m., Sunday, 12-3 p.m. brunch + 4-9 p.m. dinner
🍻 Taproom open, curbside and pickup — 4-packs, 6-packs, 16-ounce cans, and growlers
🌾 New release: Streamside Cherry Pie | Sour Ale | 5% ABV | Coming soon
🌾 New release: Trois | Belgian Triple | 9.5% ABV | Coming soon

Oaklyn Springs Brewery

📍2912 N. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina
⏰ Tuesday to Thursday, 4-8 p.m., Friday, 4-9 p.m., Saturday, 2-9 p.m., Sunday, 2-8 p.m.
🍻 Taproom open + curbside pickup — 32-ounce crowlers
🌾 New release: Genuine Threat Jalapeño Cucumber Saison | 5.6% ABV | Available now

Raleigh Beer Garden

📍614 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh
⏰ Daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
🍻 Curbside and delivery — bottles, cans, growlers, and wine
🌾 Seasonal release: Cold Mountain | Winter Warmer | 5.9% ABV | Available now
🌾 Seasonal release: Peach of Mind | Farmhouse Ale | 4.5% ABV | Available now

Raleigh Brewing

📍3709 Neil Street, Raleigh
⏰  Tuesday to Friday, 3-10 p.m., Saturday, 12-10 p.m., Sunday, 12-7 p.m.
🍻  Taproom open + to-go orders available — cans, growlers, barrel aged bottles, kegs
🌾 New release: 919 | Extra Pale Ale | 5.1% ABV | September 1

Southern Peak Brewery

📍950 Windy Road, Apex
⏰ Monday to Thursday, 3-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 12-9 p.m., Sunday, 12-7 p.m.
🍻 Taproom open + curbside and delivery — cans and growlers
🌾 Seasonal release: 1912 Black Lager | 4.38% ABV | Fall/Winter rotational
🌾 Seasonal release: The Family | Milk Stout | 5% ABV | Fall/Winter rotational
🌾 Seasonal release: Casey Jones | Baltic Porter | 8.2% ABV | Fall/Winter rotational

State of Beer

📍401 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh
⏰ Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sunday, 12 p.m.-9 p.m.
🍻 Patio open + curbside service — 4-packs, growlers, cases, wine, and cider
🌾 Seasonal release: Casey Jones | Baltic Porter | 8.2% ABV | Fall/Winter rotational

The Mason Jar Lager Company

📍341 Broad Street, Fuquay-Varina
⏰  Wednesday, 4-9 p.m., Thursday, 3-9 p.m., Friday to Saturday, 12-10 p.m., Sunday, 1-8 p.m.
🍻 Taproom open + takeout — 6-packs, kegs, and growlers
🌾 New release: Moonlight Excursion | Baltic Porter | 8.2% ABV | Fall 2020

Trophy Brewing Company & Pizza

📍827 W. Morgan Street, Raleigh
⏰  Daily, 12-9 p.m.
🍻 Patio tables open + pick up — 4-packs, 6-packs, and cases
🌾 New release: Earthly Remains | Tart Saison brewed with local lemon verbena + rosemary | 5% ABV | Available now

White Street Brewing Company

📍218 S. White Street, Wake Forest
⏰ Tuesday to Thursday, 4-10 p.m., Friday, 2 p.m.-12 a.m., Saturday, 12 p.m.-12 a.m., Sunday, 12-10 p.m.
🍻 Curbside and pickup — 6-packs and 32-ounce crowlers
🌾 New release: SMaSH 7270 | Single Malt/Single Hop IPA | 6.8% ABV | Available now
🌾 New release: The Guava Next Door | Fruit Beer | 4.9% ABV | Available now

Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing

📍201 S. Boylan Avenue, Raleigh
⏰ Daily, 4-7 p.m.
🍻 Open for dine in service + takeout  — Find patio reservations here.
🌾 New release: Danger Bird | American Amber Ale  | 5% ABV | August 12

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Updated August 7, 2020. This article originally appeared April 6, 2020.
Contributions and research by Erin McPherson, Trevor Peters, Phoenix Berman + Alex Blanton.