Brewery, Bottle Shop, and Bar Updates

During this extremely trying and uncertain time of global pandemic, it is important for people to find means of comfort. Exercise, Netflix, and cleaning & organizing are all forms of self-care. And while the unfamiliar becomes the norm, finding the familiar can seem daunting. 

 We here at the Wilmington Ale Trail want to make sure that Wilmington area locals know what resources are available to them, specifically in the way of food and beverage. We’ve compiled a list that will be updated daily if not more. 

 And while we encourage everyone to patron these establishments safely and in good health, we would also like to remind everyone that bars and restaurants must remain in compliance with the ordinance issued by Governor Cooper. Putting pressure on bartenders to serve beverages on-premise only puts them in an awkward position to say “no.” 

 We can’t wait to raise a glass with everyone once this is all over. In the meantime, we offer a socially distant “cheers.” 

Last Updated 3/25/2020 1pm

Bill’s Brewing Company

10am-5pm

Captn Bill’s is going to be open for take out food, and Bill’s Brewing cans will also be available.

Bombers Beverage Co

Currently open for to-go sales. All room temp product can be chilled in rapid chiller. Also offering a delivery option! Just call 910-833-5107

Broomtail Craft Brewery

Hours 2-7pm

Growler fills, crowler & 16oz draft cans, 6 packs, and bottle sales. Give Jarrod a call at 336-404-6037 to place an order and pay with your card over the phone, and he will get it ready and bring it out to you when you arrive! Delivery is also available. $40 minimum + gratuity.

Cape Fear Wine & Beer

Packaged beer and wine to-go as well as growler fills are available. Full list is on Untappd.

Fermental

Fermental is OPEN 10am-10pm. Offering same day FREE delivery to our local area with a $40 minimum order. 12pm-8pm. Please see attached map. Curbside or in-store pick up is an easy option as well. 910-821-0362. Call ahead or from the parking lot. Growler fills are available along with our large selection of wine, beer, cider, mead, sake, kegs, home draft supplies, and more. You can view a portion of the available beer and growler options online: https://fermental.net/tap-list/

The Sour Barn

2-8p

Growler fills, crowler & 16oz can fills, and bottle sales

 

Flying Machine Brewing

11a-6p

Delivery orders can be placed by calling the brewery at 910-769-8173 from 10am to 1pm. Payments must be taken over the phone by credit card. The beer will be delivered the same day for all orders made before 1pm. A valid ID from the same person who made the order must be presented to the driver. Delivery minimum: $50. Free delivery to 28403, 28401, 28405. $5 delivery charge to 28409, 28411, 28412, 28480, 28428, 28451. 4 packs of cans are available for purchase to-go at the beer tent outside of the brewery. WilmyWoodie will be at the brewery on Friday and CheeseSmith on Saturday to sell food to-go. Details to come.

Flytrap Brewing

Wednesday-Sunday 2-8pm

Call-in only with curbside service! 910-769-2881 Full menu with crowler pricing available at flytrapbrewin.com/togo

Front Street Brewery

Monday-Saturday: 11:30a-8p Sunday: 11:30a-5p

Open for take-out and curbside pickup from 11:30am til 8pm Monday – Saturday and until 5pm on Sundays. Simply call 910-251-1935. Don’t forget the beer! All 32oz beer to-go is only $5. Find the designated parking spot directly in front of the Brewery.

Edward Teach Brewery

Closed

Ironclad Brewery

Closed

Leaf & Barrel Provision Co

2-7:30p

Leaf and Barrel is open to sell package beer, wine, cigars, and growlers. We are happy to do curbside, or delivery. Delivery is free for $50 or more, $5 for less.

We will be open 1:30 ish – 8 ish, Monday – Sunday.

Phone number is 910-821-1810

Mad Mole Brewing

Crowlers, growlers, and 4-packs are available to-go and for curbside pickup. Customers can call ahead to order & pay with a credit card over the phone.

Makai Brewing (Ocean Isle)

Makai Brewing Company is doing 32oz Crowler cans to-go with hopes of getting 16oz canning started in the next couple weeks.  We have 7 beers available to-go and will continue brewing operations and releasing new beers over the next couple weeks  The current list can be found on our website: https://www.makaibrewing.com/on-tap-now.  Our hours (for now) are M-F: 1pm-6pm; Sat & Sun: 1pm-4pm.  Call ahead for curbside pickup or stop by the brewery during normal hours.

New Anthem Beer Project

“Dock St taproom is closed, but Greenfield is open every day of the week from noon until 8pm for carry out can sales.NAPB is disinfecting constantly so folks can feel safe popping in to grab some take-out cans. Kegs are now available. No draft or growler fills at this time.

We’re also doing home delivery of cans to New Hanover county residents. There is a $40 order minimum. Orders are taken from noon to 5pm and deliver the same day. Orders arriving after 5 are delivered the following day.

Orders can be placed using the form found here: https://newanthembeer.com/local-beer-delivery-request/

Palate

closed

Panacea Brewing Co

closed Mondays Tuesday-Sunday10a-6p

A select menu and kombucha, elderberry syrup, kombucha fire, & kombucha beer are available to-go. Take-n-bake options are also available. (Call ahead is preferred, but walk-ups are also an option.) 910-769-5591

 

Pour Taproom

$10 Crowlers for pick up or curbside. Or order online or call to place an order for beer or food. 910-769-1980. 20% Off everything.

Rebellion

12-7p

Limited menu. Take out curbside and a small walking delivery radius. Plus beer and wine to-go. Menu available on Facebook. Now offering $7 wings everyday! 910-399-1162

Red Hare ( Shalotte)

closed Wednesday & Thursday

Salty Turtle Beer Company

Growlers, crowlers, cans, and merchandise are all available to-go. Due to health and safety concerns, customer growlers will not be filled. A delivery option is also available through takeoutpros.com. Now selling 1/6 kegs! $90 for Non-IPAs, $100 for IPAs. (Plus $75 keg refundable keg deposit). $5 off growler fills today.

Session Beer Market

1-8p

All package product is available to-go, and draft is available in growlers and crowles. Call (910) 399-4576.

Skytown Beer Company

12-8p

Full menu, meat by the pound, and beer in crowlers to-go via the drive-thru window. Delivery options may be available soon. All draft beers, 32oz crowlers to go for $10! Includes high gravity!!

Stalk & Vine

Limited menu, plus wine and beer are available to-go.

 

Wilmington Brewing Company

Sunday: 12-5p Monday-Saturday: 10a-7p

Homebrew shop is open, plus growlers, crowlers, and cans are available for pick-up and delivery. Call 910-392-3315, text 910-632-4111, or visit the website to order online!. Delivery requires a $60 minimum + $5 delivery fee.

Tipsy Goat

All package is available to-go and for curbside pickup. Draft is available in crowlers. Check Untappd for current list.

Wrightsville Beach Brewery

Full food menu, plus growlers and cans are available for to-go and curbside pickup. Delivery is also available, but with a limited menu and within a 4 mile radius of the brewery. WBB is also offering to have customers grocery shop their kitchen for curbside pickup or delivery. Check their Facebook for the full list and call 910.256.4938 to place your order.

Waterman’s Brewing

11:30a-7p

Waterman’s Brewing will be offering To-Go orders on their full menu (while supplies last) as well as their beer (growlers & kegs!) for curbside pick-up from 11am to 7pm! Give them a call at the pub (910) 839-3103! Delivery now available through DoorDash.

Waterline Brewing

Tuesday-Thursday: 2-7p Friday: 2-8 Saturday-Sunday: 12-8

Curbside crowler, cider, wine, and hard seltzer sales! Poor Piggy’s BBQ will be available for to-go food only (no consumption in the beer garden) on Friday from 3-8p. More food truck information coming soon.

Fermental: NC’s Best Beer Bar

Let us all raise a glass to Ogden bottle shop Fermental, as they have been named Best Beer Bar in North Carolina by the Brewers Association! Every year, CraftBeer.com (the Brewing Association’s consumer-facing website) invites their readership to nominate their favorite beer bars. According to the popular website, they’re looking for, “An impressive craft beer menu, a stellar atmosphere, and servers who know their stuff.” Anyone who’s been to Fermental knows that they have just that.

Fermental will be celebrating their seventh anniversary this Saturday, March 7th from 2-10p. As usual, they’re boasting “Rare beer. Fine wine. Good times.” with a side of food trucks, live music, giveaways, and another delicious King of Nothing collaboration with New Anthem Beer Project. Food trucks include For the Shell of It at 2p and 2 Bros Coastal Cuisine 6p. Musical acts throughout the day are James VanDeuson at 2pm, Andrew Kasab at 4pm, The Smoky Dunes at 6pm, and Boba Funk at 8pm.

Friends of the bottle shop who have been to an anniversary party before may be familiar with the fuzzy pink pig who has been known to make an appearance, and they can look forward to posing with that pig for a picture once again! #doitforthegram

So round up some friends and hop in an uber to go celebrate North Carolina’s Best Beer Bar as they celebrate their customers, friends, and supporters for their Year Seven party!

Weekly Mixed Six March 1st

Front Street Brewery

If You’ve Got It Braggot: 7.1% From Head Brewer Christopher, “This light, refreshing hybrid of beer and mead is brewed with 50% Magnolia House organic wildflower honey from the Amazon rainforest. It tastes crisp, dry, and remarkably easy to drink, with fragrant notes of exotic flowers.”

Panacea Brewing Company

Peach Ginger Molasses: 8.4% From the brewery, “A slightly sweet but tart brew, with brightness from ginger especially on the nose, and molasses on the finish.”

Salty Turtle Beer Company

Yacht Club: 6.7% From the brewery, “This DANK brew is a collaboration with Yacht Club Beverage House in Youngsville, NC. Sticky mango and bright tangerine are front and center, and tropical hops bring up the rear with West Coast bitterness on the finish.”

Waterline Brewing Company

It Can Be Done, Amigo: 6.1% From Head Brewer Dani, “A classic Mexican lager brewed with the fruit of coffee cherries–fruity, earthy and packed full of antioxidants (but not caffeine!) to lend a delicate, floral sweetness to a crisp and refreshing lager.”

Broomtail Craft Brewery

A Complex Stout: 8.6% From the brewery, “A chocolate, maple, & coffee imperial stout! Our collaboration with The Complex Bean coffee shop.”

Bill’s Brewing Company

Bionic Beaver: 6.8% From the brewery, “Juicy and hazy with a wonderful blend of some new experimental hops and a couple of our favorite juice-bomb hops.”

Weekly Mixed Six February 23rd

Edward Teach Brewery

Let’s Neck: 7.2% From the brewery, “This witbier with blueberries & black berries offers pleasant & delicate malt aromatics are balanced with fragrant spice characteristics. Subtle earthy notes in the flavor profile with Coriander & Grains of Paradise to complement a crisp finish.”

Skytown Beer Company

Pineapple Whip: 8.5% From the brewery, “Huge notes of pineapple, citrus and tropical fruits this milkshake IPA was dry-hopped with all Citra hops and then conditioned on vanilla beans. This is Dreamsicle’s stronger and more aromatic brother.”

Flytrap Brewing

Hoppy Pale Ale: 6.3% A pale ale featuring Sabro hops with notes of tropical fruit, stone fruit, cedar, and mint.

Flying Machine Brewing Company

Uncle Herschel’s: 9% A collaboration with Hopfly Brewing Company! A tasty triple IPA available both on draught and in 16oz cans.

Wrightsville Beach Brewery

Mango Berliner Weisse: 3.4% A light, tart and fruit brew with a crisp finish.

New Anthem Beer Project

Nothing But Blue Sky: 6.8% A Pils-based IPA that’s hazy with a touch of lactose. Malted wheat and tamales oats are accompanied by Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra, and cashmere. Notes of melon, pine, and tropical fruit run throughout.

Booch for the Masses

Wilmington’s favorite kombucha brewery (boocherie?) has now expanded into a full restaurant! Situated at 4107 Oleander Drive, Panacea Brewing Company is now offering a menu filled exclusively with all of the vegan treats one’s heart desires. I haven’t been yet, but I’ve gazed lovingly upon their menu for tens of minutes and my first thought is that I’ll start with the black bean & lime soup and move on to the street tacos. But then my mood shifts and I think instead I’ll do the house-blended burger with a side of fries and beet ketchup. The Santa Fe salad also appeals to me. No matter what I know that I’ll leave fed—both body and soul—and that my body will be grateful that I’ve taken a break from my normal dumpster diet.

Panacea is also serving up their usual menu of delicious, nurturing kombuchas (I like to take home the one that helps calm my mind during sleep so that I have good dreams), their boozy booch, and now a lineup of cocktails. I saw an instagram post about the “Love Potion” which includes Cape Fear Maritime gin, lime juice, elderflower liqueur, and rosé prosecco. Yes please!

The restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 9pm, but the taproom is open everyday during those hours. Their menu is listed online, but specials and creative concoctions can be found on their Instagram and Facebook.

Weekly Mixed Six February 16th

Waterman’s Brewing Company

Moon Fire: 7.2% From Head Brewer Alexis, “A sweet, chocolatey stout with a spicy surprise. This “Mexican Hot Chocolate” style stout sat on cocoa nibs, cinnamon sticks, and a dash of cayenne pepper. The combination of flavors provides a full mouthfeel and a warm, lingering spice on the finish.”

Front Street Brewery

Sinful Stout: 6.1% From Head Brewer Christopher, “The mocha latte of beers. This luxurious indulgence is brewed with chocolate coffee beans and golden naked oats for a silky, sensual experience, while roasted black malt imparts a bittersweet, dark chocolate intrigue. Each sip will leave you craving more. ”

Mad Mole Brewing

Ledermolesen: 4.8% From the brewery, “This Bavarian style Pilsner is light, crisp and clean with a welcomed bitterness to round out the bready finish.”

Wilmington Brewing Company

Lemur Party: 8.2% A milkshake double IPA dry hopped with Citra, Amarillo, Cashmere, and Idaho 7 hops, and brewed with mangoes and lactose. Available in 4 packs of 16 ounce cans.

Broomtail Craft Brewery

Kleptocracy: 7% From the brewery, “A Barrel Aged Saison aged for 3 years in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels and finished with cranberry, plum, and guava. Available in 500ml bottles.”

Panacea Brewing Company

Raspberry Honeybush Saison: 6.8% From the brewery, “Alcoholic kombucha brewed with saison yeast. Tart, crisp, very dry, slightly sour, nice balance of raspberry.”