Ponysaurus Express: Ponysaurus in Durham

The half-pony, half-raptor tap handle has been spotted roaming about at bars and restaurants throughout Durham and the Triangle for the past few years. (You had one job, Phil! One job!) But hold on to your butts: Ponysaurus is now open with their own taproom on Hood Street in Durham. They started their soft launch the last…

Every Beer has A Story- White Rabbit Brewing Company Angier NC

Take a journey down the rabbit hole with me to this fantastic brewery. One of my favorite quotes from Alice in Wonderland is “Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” Well there is no doubt this brewery knows who they are and fully commits to it. White Rabbit has fully embraced…

Painting the town RED- Raleigh Brewing Company- Raleigh NC

Raleigh Brewing Company (RBC) beers have been no stranger to the fridge in my home for quite some time. My wife is a fan of “Hell yes Mam” and long before visiting this brewery I’ve enjoyed “House of Clay”. So why has it taken me so long to visit this Capital City Brewery? I don’t…

A great place to get Lost… Lost Colony Brewing- Manteo

The outer banks of North Carolina in a special place, there is so much to do and so many thing to see. It was the home of the first colony and some of the most notorious pirates in the world. This is the perfect place to brew beer if you ask me. Plus the town…

Day Drinking: Aviator Brewing Company in Fuquay Varina

On a random Monday afternoon I found myself in the familiar taproom of Aviator Brewing Company. This was far from my first visit to Fuquay-Varina to have a beer at this establishment. My relationship with this well-known North Carolina brewery started a bit rocky. I first visited Aviator several years ago and had a horrible…

The Old Mill Closed But Many A Yarn Is Still Spun

Haw River Farm House Ales- Saxapawhaw NC Saxapawhaw is a small former Mill town with a population of about 1,500. For over 150 years life centered around the textile mill it served as the lifeblood of the community. In 1994 tragedy stuck this community when a tornado severely damaged the textile mill and it never…

G2B: Durham’s Hidden Gem

From 2006-2010, Virginia and I lived in Durham near the old South Square Mall and the most out-of-place building in the Triangle, University Tower. During that period, we watched as the area’s restaurant and retail scenes struggled to reinvent themselves. Target and Sam’s Club found success in the area, and not far from their plaza…

Lonerider Offers Hideout For The Adventurous

If you’re a fan of North Carolina craft brews, chances are good you’re familiar with Lonerider, one of the state’s more successfully distributed brewers. You can find Lonerider’s popular Shotgun Betty hefeweizen or Sweet Josie brown ale or Peacemaker pale ale at venues ranging from Durham Performing Arts Center to the Lincoln Theater to Carolina…

Pound-for-Pound Champion: Pig Pounder Brewery

There’s no need to pound the beers at Pig Pounder in Greensboro: like most pigs, their beers are best best low-and-slow. (Not sure how the “low” part works in this analogy? Hang with me here.) At first, everything seems exactly what you’d expect. Folks were friendly, but maybe a little too friendly. As we walked…