Wilmington NC Beer

Craft Beer is Booming and There’s Still Room to Grow

Posted by admin on November 2, 2015

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Category: Blog
Anyone who has been to Wilmington recently, or even heard of Wilmington, knows that Wilmington has fallen in love with craft beer.  From long time home brewers taking the next step to investors wanting to get into a fun and growing market, craft breweries are popping up everywhere.  To meet the growing demand for craft beer, several new bottle shops and bars also have opened in and around Wilmington.  It’s an exciting time for those

Poe’s Tavern: Gourmet burgers & craft brews

Posted by Jeremy on October 30, 2015

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Category: Restaurants
When you step through the over-sized bay door into Poe’s Tavern your eyes are immediately drawn to the dark wooded décor and the paintings of Edgar Allan Poe that adorn nearly all wall space. A giant mural of the author himself is painted on an exposed brick wall and seems to stare at you no matter where you are in the restaurant. To no one’s surprise, after adjusting to the lighting and taking a full

Wilmington Bottleshop series – Bomber’s Bev Co

Posted by admin on October 7, 2015

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Category: Bottle Shops
This will be an ongoing series on local bottleshops.  Our aim is to see what makes them different and the  history  and backgrounds of the owners and managers. This series will be in collaboration with the Port City Brew Bus. At 108 Grace Street, tucked beneath the Wilmington Hammerheads soccer headquarters, is a beer lover’s refuge. Turned from an empty office space to a bottle shop with a rustic, welcoming appeal in just over two

History of Wilmington Beer

Posted by admin on September 24, 2015

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Category: Blog
This entry is part of a periodic series about the growing craft beer industry in Wilmington, N.C. The series is shared with our friends at the Port City Brew Bus. Check our blogs to stay updated on the series.  We’ll profile a different brewery in each addition. We begin by looking at the history of Wilmington’s craft beer industry. Wilmington, N.C. has been known as a ‘port city’ since it’s incorporation in 1739. There are
Welcome to the Wilmington Ale Trail website and blog!  The mission of the Wilmington Ale Trail is to promote our local awesome breweries and our coastal, craft beer culture. The explosion of breweries, bottle shops, and craft beer bars and restaurants in the Cape Fear Region has been amazing and the continued growth will be a boon to our local economy and culture. The goal of the Wilmington Ale Trail is to promote local breweries first,