A Year-Round Guide to Franklin and Nantahala

Fullsteam Brewing, Durham   Each of Fullsteam’s brews represents a celebration of Southern agricultural traditions and a commitment to the local community. Try Ultraviolet, a fruited gose brewed with blackberry

Madison County Championship Rodeo

Fullsteam Brewing, Durham   Each of Fullsteam’s brews represents a celebration of Southern agricultural traditions and a commitment to the local community. Try Ultraviolet, a fruited gose brewed with blackberry

Rosemary and Goat Cheese Strata

Fullsteam Brewing, Durham   Each of Fullsteam’s brews represents a celebration of Southern agricultural traditions and a commitment to the local community. Try Ultraviolet, a fruited gose brewed with blackberry

Spring Sips

Fullsteam Brewing, Durham  

Each of Fullsteam’s brews represents a celebration of Southern agricultural traditions and a commitment to the local community. Try Ultraviolet, a fruited gose brewed with blackberry puree and blueberries from Indian Grove Farms in Mount Airy. For something a little more bitter, try Foxfire, an IPA brewed with sorghum from Triple Creek Farms in Yadkinville.

726 Rigsbee Avenue
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 682-2337
fullsteam.ag


photographs by C2 Photography

Fonta Flora, Morganton

Agriculture meets artisanship at Fonta Flora. The result? Sensational beers infused with local ingredients plucked from the surrounding mountains. We recommend Scuppadine, an Appalachian wild ale fermented with native muscadine grapes. Or try Break of Moon, a “quenchable and crushable” fruit beer fermented with black raspberries. 

317 North Green Street
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 475-0153
fontaflora.com


Free Range Brewing, Charlotte

With its passion for commitment to using local ingredients, Free Range always has something interesting in the taproom. Order All You Knead is Love, a tart and citrusy IPA brewed with a 200-year-old sourdough yeast starter from Duke’s Bread in Charlotte.

2320 North Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC 28205
(980) 201-9096
freerangebrewing.com


Koi Pond Brewing, Rocky Mount 

At “The Pond,” refresh with the Strawberry Lotus, a Belgian saison fermented with local strawberries and honey that won the gold medal at the 2016 North Carolina Brewer’s Cup. Also try the White Elephant, a farmhouse saison infused with Thai basil.

1107 Falls Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
(252) 231-1660
koipondbrewingcompany.com


photograph by Baxter Miller

Mother Earth Brewing, Kinston

At Mother Earth, brewers are always in touch with the seasons. With a name like that, would you expect anything less? Try the Spring Forward, a floral IPA brewed with jasmine. Looking for a beer to enjoy outside? Try Park Day, a light-bodied Bohemian pilsner that pairs nicely with — you guessed it — a day in the park.

311 North Herritage Street
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 208-2437
motherearthbrewing.com

This story was published on Apr 05, 2019

Mary Katherine Walt

Mary Katherine Walt was a spring 2019 editorial intern.