Ironclad Brewery

The Ironclad was a class of ship that was built in Wilmington’s Beery’s Shipyard during the Civil War. Ironclad Brewery was established in 2014 in a building that dates back to 1925 in Historic Downtown Wilmington. Ironclad beers have a complex journey from grain to your glass. It all starts with the fermentation of the imagination. Ironclad sources hops from their hop farm, with Alexander Farms, located in Alpena, MI. They also create custom ingredients with the help of local businesses Platypus and Gnome, Spice Merchants, Magiknights, and Pour Taproom. The grains are mixed with hot water to extract sugar and produce a grain tea known as wort, which is moved to the kettle from the mash tun and boiled. Hops, herbs, and fruit are married in this process to create amazing flavors. Once the boil is complete, the beer is moved to the fermentor where the yeast eats the sugar and converts it into alcohol. When the fermentation ends, the beer slowly carbonates, is kegged from the tank, and poured from the tap into your glass!

Tap Room Hours:

Mon-Wed  12 pm-9 pm
Thur-Sat  12 pm-10 pm
Sun  12 pm-7 pm

* Hours could vary due to events held at brewery.

Ironclad Brewery

115 N 2nd Street
Wilmington, NC 28401


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