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Carolina Brewery
Bar/Tasting RoomRestaurantBeer To Go (Off-License)
460 West Franklin Street
PO Box 8
Chapel Hill NC 27516
Telephone: +1 919-942-1800
Hours: Open Monday-Saturday at 11:30am, Sunday at 11:00am.
Brewer: Jon Connolly, Adam Jones
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Notes

Visited: September 20, 1997

Opened: 1995

Annual Production: 950 bbl

Contributors: Diane Crawford, Matt Clements, Siegfried Binge

Bohemian brewing system, typical Bohemian beer lineup. Chapel Hill needs more parking spaces, and less agressive drivers. Carolina Brewery was voted "Best Brewpub in the Southeast" and the "Triangle Brewpub of the Year" for 2000 and 2001.

Updated: October 27, 2018

Beer List


  • Awards:
    • Date: September 20, 1997 (#2264)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red, low carbonation and head. Smells a little fruity. Good body, good spicy hop flavor.

  • Awards:
    • Date: September 20, 1997 (#2266)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Amber-brown, flat, no head. Citrus aroma. Good body, lots of citrus hop flavor and finish.

  • Robust Porter
    Awards:

  • American-Style Lager
    • Date: September 20, 1997 (#2263)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Pale, low carbonation and head. Smells very sweet. Tastes sweet and bitter. Odd balance.

  • German-Style Kölsch/Köln-Style Kölsch
    Awards:

  • Sweet Stout or Cream Stout
    • Date: September 20, 1997 (#2265)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Black, good head. Very roasty aroma. Thick, dark, burnt, sweet, smoky.