Wilmington NC Breweries
Just outside the Carolina Beach area is the small city of Wilmington, NC. It’s known for its historic river district, island beaches, authentic seafood, and breweries. Many people who travel to Carolina Beach don’t know about the Wilmington NC breweries that lie just 10 miles from Golden Sands. If you’re a brewery fanatic we recommend stopping by Wilmington for their remarkable breweries.
Broomtail Craft Brewery | 6404 Amsterdam Way
Broomtail Craft Brewery takes brewing down to the science with its clean IPAs, brown ales, and lagers. They have outdoor seating set up for flight tasting and are open Tuesday-Thursday from 4-9 PM, Friday from 4-10 PM, Saturday from 2-10 PM, and Sunday from 1-8 PM.
Edward Teach Brewing | 604 N 4th Street
The ambiance at Edward Teach Brewing is laid-back but also unique and modern. They offer a variety of lagers, IPAs, and pale ales that will titillate your tastebuds. Stop by for a taste of their freshly brewed beer Tuesday-Thursday from 1-10 PM, Friday-Saturday from 12 PM to 12 AM, or Sunday from 12-8 PM.
Flying Machine Brewing Company | 3130 Randall Parkway
Flying Machine is a well-known brewing company on the east coast. If you pop in for a visit you can choose from their extensive list of fresh brews like IPAs, stouts, ales, and more. Feel like a nosh while you sample some cold beer? Grab a bite from one of the local food trucks that set up shop depending on the day of the week. Open Monday-Thursday from 4-10 PM, Friday from 2-11 PM, Saturday from 12-11 PM, and Sunday from 12-8 PM.
Flytrap Brewing | 319 Walnut Street
Flytrap Brewing is another Wilmington brewery with an extensive list of beers on tap. Sit inside or enjoy sipping your brew in their beer garden. Choose from freshly brewed beers like their Belgian Blond, Saison, or Hoppy Pale –just to name a few. The Flytrap Brewing beer garden is open Wednesday-Friday from 4-10 PM, Saturday from 3-10 PM, and Sunday from 3-9 PM.
Front Street Brewery | 9 N Front Street
Located in the historic district of Wilmington, Front Street Brewery offers brewery tours, flight tasting, and elevated pub grub. They have 6 core beers including a Scottish ale, IPA, and wheat beer. Front Street Brewery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11:30 AM to 10 PM and Sunday from 11:30 AM to 5 PM.
Good Hops Brewing | 811 Harper Avenue
Good Hops has a beautiful taproom and beer garden along with delicious beers including IPAs and ales. They offer seasonal beers throughout the year like their Blacky Sky IPA, NC Batatas Sweet Potato Ale, and Barley Wine offered in fall, winter, and during the holidays. Stop in for a flight or grab a beer and play a round of disc golf at Good Hops. Open daily from 1-8 PM (7 PM on Sunday).
Also located in the historic district and with a rustic vibe is Ironclad Brewery. They have 9 flagship brews that they keep on tap including a Belgian tripel, brown ale, red ale, and IPA. Ironclad Brewery is an exceptional space to host an event whether it’s a reunion or wedding, and of course, share their brews with your loved ones. The taproom is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 2-8 PM, Friday-Saturday 2-10 PM, and Sunday 12-6 PM.
Mad Mole Brewing | 6309 Boathouse Road Unit C
Mad Mole is another unique brewery with a really cool vibe. They offer IPAs, ales, and stouts with interesting names like Mole Dancer, Pure Molevolence, and Marilyn MonMole. Like Flying Machine they have food trucks that hang out, so you can enjoy a quick bite while you enjoy a cold brew. Mad Mole Brewing is open Monday-Wednesday from 4-9 PM, Thursday from 12-10 PM, Friday-Saturday from 12-11 PM, and Sunday from 12-8 PM.
Makai Brewing Company | 5850 Ocean Highway West
A nod to the Aloha State, Makai Brewing Company creates tropical beers for the East Coast. Try year-round favorites like Carolina Tropical IPA, Nightingale a coffee porter, or Island Falls a cream ale. Makai Brewing is open Tuesday-Saturday from 1-6 PM and Sunday from 1-4 PM.
The Sour Barn | 7211 Market Street
The Sour Barn is an extension of Broomtail Craft Brewery that specializes in aged sours. Try some of their amazing sours like the Galloping Gose, Elysium, and Smashing Grapefruits. The Sour Barn has a taproom and beer garden and is open Monday-Thursday from 4-10 PM, Friday-Saturday from 12-11:30 PM, and Sunday from 12-9 PM.
Waterline Brewing Co. | 721 Surry Street
Waterline Brewing Company has a great mix of all types of house-made beers. Try their Kolsch, American pale ale, IPA, Tripel, red ale, or oatmeal stout. Waterline Brewing gives you blue collar vibes and hosts live events with music and food trucks throughout the year. Open Tuesday-Thursday from 3-9 PM, Friday from 3-10 PM, Saturday from 11 AM to 10 PM, and Sunday from 12-8 PM.
Waterman’s Brewing | 1610 Pavilion Place
You’ll get surf and beach vibes when you visit Waterman’s Brewing in Wilmington. This brewery offers delicious pub grub along with some mouth-watering brews. Choose from 12 different flagship beers including Abundant Sunshine, Morning Glass Coffe Ale, Wicked Mojo, and Goseway –cool names right? Waterman’s is open Monday-Thursday from 11:30 AM to 9 P, Friday from 11:30 AM to 10 PM, Saturday from 10 AM to 10 PM, and Sunday from 10 AM to 9 PM.
Wilmington Brewing Company | 824 South Kerr Avenue
Wilmington Brewing Company is a laid-back and cool brewery experience. They offer unique house brews like their Lime Gose and Jalapeno Saison. Currently they taproom is closed but don’t let that stop you from enjoying their to-go brews! To-go is available daily from 12-7 PM (closed on Monday).
Wrightsville Beach Brewery | 6201 Oleander Drive
Wrightsville Beach Brewery is the perfect spot for grabbing a meal and an ice-cold local brew. They have an amazing menu with homemade pizza, seafood dishes, and other pub grub fare. Taste their selection of IPAs, ales, stouts, and porter beers on tap. Wrightsville Beach Brewery is open daily from 11 AM to 10 PM.