The Triangle has a rich brewery scene. Many of these breweries host regularly scheduled tours, where you can get to know your favorite local beer, and the process behind it, a little bit better. These schedules are subject to change, so it’s a good idea to call before heading out.
Make sure to check Groupon for deals on brewery tours.
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Durham Brewery Tours
726 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham
Tours every Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
You can just walk up, but if you want to make sure you have a spot, follow the above link and fill out the form. Learn about Fullsteam’s plow-to-pint brewing facility. Enjoy four or five beer samples and get a 20% discount on all merchandise and to-go beers.
Bull City Burger and Beer
107 E. Parrish St. #105, Durham
Tours the first Saturday of every month at 4 p.m.
Includes a tour and tasting of the beers on tap, as 15% off merchandise the day of the tour. Just show up and pay at the bar before 4:00 p.m. Five person minimum to hold a tour and limited to 25 people max. This tour is sometimes done virtually in a slide show presentation when the group exceeds 12 people. Please call that day to verify that they’re having a tour. (919) 680-2333
$5/person–can be used as a credit toward a growler deposit that day only
219 Hood St, Durham
Tours Saturday at 1 p.m.
Includes a beer tasting and 10% off all merchandise on the day of your tour.
Durty Bull Brewing Company
206 Broadway St, Suite 104, Durham
Tours every 1st and 3rd Friday at 7 p.m.
Includes a flight of four 4 oz tasters and one full pour. Get your tickets on Groupon to save over 50%.
$40, or $19 with Groupon
Raleigh Brewery Tours
The Lonerider brewery is currently undergoing updates, so public tours have been suspended. They are expected to pick back up soon.
3709 Neil Street, Raleigh
First Saturday of the month, at 3 p.m. (arrive 30 minutes early)
Tour groups are capped at 30 people, and no children or pets are allowed. Closed-toe shoes are required.
Big Boss Brewing
1249 Wicker Drive, Raleigh
2nd Saturday at 2 p.m.
The 30-minute tour takes you through the entire facility where you will learn about Big Boss’s beer-making process. Please bring a valid ID.
Cary Brewery Tours
1006 SW Maynard Rd, Cary
Tours: Fridays 6 p.m. (unless a Lula Roe shopping event is taking place)
Saturdays 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Bond Brothers Beer Company
202 East Cedar Street, Cary
Tours every 3rd Saturday at 1 p.m.
The 45 minute tour guides you through their brewing process and gives three samples of beer along the way. When you’re done, you also get to take home a 10 oz beer glass. Tours are limited to 20 people and all attendees must be 21+. Buy your tickets through eventbrite.
Holly Springs Brewery Tours
Carolina Brewing Company
140 Thomas Mill Rd, Holly Springs
Tours: Saturday 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Pittsboro Brewery Tours
120 Lowes Drive, Ste 100, Pittsboro
Tours available upon request and current availability.
Contact them at email@example.com or 919-454-2330 for more information.
Apex Brewery Tours
1229 Perry Road, Suite 101 Apex
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a tour. Minimum of four people. Six is ideal.
Fuquay-Varina Brewery Tours
209 Technology Park Ln, Fuquay-Varina
Thursday & Friday: Tours at 6:30 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. if required.
Saturday: To accommodate everyone, tours start at 4 p.m. and continue until everyone gets through. They typically do 12 tours that overlap with 3 different guides.
Please take a number as you come into the brewery and they will call you for the tour. The wait for the tour will never exceed 30 minutes. You can redeem your coupon when you leave the brewery at their stand just outside the front door.
$5/per person 21 yrs and older. Under 21 Free.