Wilmington has a thriving brewery community that locals and tourists alike can enjoy. Between our bustling yet quaint downtown along the Cape Fear River and our beautiful beaches on the Atlantic shore, there is plenty to see and do. Even better, Wilmington is the number one spot on the coast of North Carolina to enjoy local craft beer.
Southeastern North Carolina is home to over a dozen craft breweries. You will find that each creates great craft beer with its own unique spin—whether it is a focus on supporting the natural environment, a dedication to the science of brewing, or going all in to make beer with interesting and fun ingredients. You can find these local beers in neighborhood bottle shops and in many restaurants—but we suggest you take a brewery tour.
Tours are the best way to discover Wilmington’s breweries. You can chat with the brewmaster to gain exclusive access behind-the-scenes and experience the brewing process in action. Many of the local breweries offer tours, or you can sign up with Port City Brew Bus for the most comprehensive way to experience Wilmington’s beer scene!