Carolina Brewery

Carolina Brewery is a locally-owned brewery and restaurant that has drawn international attention for its handcrafted beers, all brewed in-house by Director of Brewing Operations Jon Connolly and his team. Founded in Chapel Hill in 1995, Carolina Brewery is the oldest brewery in the Triangle area.

Carolina Brewery’s Flagship India Pale Ale won a Gold Medal in the 2006 Great American Beer Festival and the Copperline Amber Ale is a Gold Medal winner in the World Beer Championships. Both of these beers and our Sky Blue Golden Ale are offered year-round, along with special limited-edition seasonal specials.

Bullpen Pale Ale

Carolina Brewery is proud to offer this special beer crafted for the Durham Bulls athletic park. Bullpen Ale is crisp and mellow, with a soft maltiness, balanced with a flavorful American hop character. This deep golden ale is the perfect thirst quenching complement to a day at the ballpark or any occasion at all.

Hops: Cascade ABV: 5.1% IBU’s: 43

Copperline Amber Ale

This brilliant red ale, brewed with caramel and pale malts is a best seller at the Carolina Brewery. Using traditional brewing methods, the ale yeast provides a touch of fruit and works in tandem with the malt to make for a very drinkable ale. Kent Golding hops lend just enough bitterness and aroma to round out the flavor.


Style:  American Amber / Red Ale
ABV:  5.40%
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Flagship India Pale Ale

Originally, this intensely hopped ale was brewed in the 18th century to survive the long sea journey from the cooler breweries in England, around the Cape of Africa  to India where the temperatures were too warm to brew. This beer has a unique floral aroma from the generous addition of Cascade hops to the fermenter in a procedure known as dry hopping.

GOLD Medal 2006 Great American Beer Festival, English-style IPA

Style:  English Indian Pale Ale (IPA)
ABV:  5.90%
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