Specialty Stores: HighCraft Beer Market

Cary, NC – With the explosion in North Carolina breweries in the past 5-10 years, on top of the microbrewing movement across the United States, there are more options than ever for beer lovers. And anyone looking to try these beers, from kegs to small batch bottles, should start their search at HighCraft Beer Market off of NC-55. Read more

Neighborhood Bottle: Cary’s New Craft Beer Shop


Cary, NC — A couple of weeks ago, I visited Neighborhood Bottle – Cary’s latest addition to craft beer fun. The Neighborhood Bottle team have set up shop in the location that was formerly Mike’s Used Bookstore on Kildaire Farm Road, beside Trader Joe’s. Read more

Guide to Beer in Cary 2014


Cary, NC — Bring on the Beer! There are over 16 microbreweries right here in the Triangle with more in the works. Across Cary, we’ve scoped out 20 places to sample the suds for the 2014 Guide to Beer. Read more

Highcraft Beer Market Opens Soon in Cary


Matt Ganzert will open HighCraft Beer market the end of August 2014.

Cary, NC- If you’ve been asking yourself “Why doesn’t Cary have its own Craft Beer Store?” you aren’t alone. Read more

The Story of Fortnight Brewery


L –> R Mo Mercado and Stuart Arnold of Fortnight Brewing Co in Cary, NC

Cary, NC- Stuart Arnold and his partners are passionate about beer, specifically about making good beer, and they will be opening the first Cary brewery, Fortnight Brewing Company, very soon on SW Maynard Road in Cary if all goes according to plan. Read more

Short Drive from Cary: Beltline Brew Tours


Story by Matt Young. Photo by Dave Goldberg.

Cary, NC – A brilliant idea a long time coming, in my mind anyway. Beltline Brew Tours visits breweries across the Triangle in a private bus. I took the newest tour of the Triangle’s hippest food destination – Durham. Read more

400 Beers Compete in Local Homebrew Competition


Story by Jamie Buning. Photo by Steev Hise.

Triangle, NC – Saint Patrick’s Day is a well-liked holiday because it requires very little of us. We don as much green as possible and drink beer all night long. Sometimes, if one feels like a real go-getter, he will go to a parade.

My family’s tradition is to eat a hearty meal of corned beef, cabbage, Irish soda bread and green jello while listening to The Chieftains or some other Irish jam band. The drink of choice is always beer. On occasion, there will be a Guinness lying around; otherwise we drink some of my dad’s homebrew. Read more

Green Beer is for Leprechauns


Story by April Schlanger, owner of Sip…A Wine Store. Photo by Will Vanlue

Cary, NC- Green Beer is for leprechauns, “GREEN” beer is for humans. The word GREEN is not only a color, but it’s a movement.  It is what people who are concerned about our environment want to paint the town. There are plenty of GREEN beers to enjoy.  Whether you want Certified Organic, No Preservatives, or local, there is a Green beer for you. So, put down that colored beer and pick up a beer that makes a difference not just on St. Patrick’s Day, but all year long. Read more

Wine & Beer Column: Oktoberfest & Pumpkin Ale

Matt Young writes the Wine & Beer Column on CaryCitizen. Yard of beer photo by Club Transatlântico. Munich Oktoberfest photo by Jonas K.

Cary, NC – Autumn beers. Like so many things we eat and drink, many of the best beer styles were born out of necessity. Thank you, necessity! Read more

Beer and Wine Series: Canned Beer is Cool

Story by Matt Young. Read more in our Wine & Beer Series. Photo by Ishikawa Ken.

Cary, NC – More and more we are seeing craft beers in cans. Craft beers. IN CANS!

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