One of the best and easiest ways to get a break from the hot summer air, is to swing by a local brewery and get a taster flight or a few pints. With the way that craft breweries have taken off in the past few years, it’s no surprise that the Carolina Beach area offers great places to grab a beer and hang out with your crew. Many times breweries will offer family friendly entertainment so that you have something to keep everyone in your group busy while you sample your way through their beer line-ups. These businesses are popular and located close to the Carolina Beach area. So once you’ve booked your Carolina Beach vacation rental through Palm Air Realty™, we recommend planning to visit one or all of these breweries.
Good Hops Brewing
Open since 2014, Good Hops is Carolina Beach’s local brewery. This brewery features a 9 hole disc golf course for you to play while you drink a beer. Their mindset is to drink local, and if you drink at Good Hops you’re sure to be supporting a local business. This is a great place to sit back, relax, and enjoy some of North Carolina’s best in beer. Good Hops is located at 811 Harper Ave, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Flying Machine Brewing Company
Flying Machine Brewing Company out of Wilmington, NC is one of Wilmington’s newest breweries but once it was open it quickly became one of Wilmington’s most popular breweries. With a large open space, Flying Machine offers plenty of room for large parties or small gatherings. Enjoy a sample flight of four of their specialty craft beers, or a warm speciality coffee drink if beer isn’t your thing. Depending on the day of the week, some of the best local food trucks park at Flying Machine, offering you amazing speciality foods for you to enjoy during your visit.
Wrightsville Beach Brewery and Mad Mole Brewery
Wrightsville Beach Brewery offers an array of craft beers perfect for every taste. Wrightsville Beach also offers their own delicious menu of food. There are different events each night of the week, and most definitely something you won’t want to miss during your trip.
Mad Mole Brewery is Wilmington’s own solar powered brewery. Solar power runs the barrel system ensuring that you are drinking Wilmington’s most energy efficient beer. Mad Mole offers food trucks on various nights of the week that you won’t want to miss out on!
Both, Mad Mole and Wrightsville Beach Brewery are about 15 miles away from Carolina Beach, so hop into an Uber or a Lyft or make sure you have a DD and make sure you try out some of these amazing breweries.
Need Non Alcohol Alternatives?
Don’t drink alcohol? No worries, a lot of breweries offer Kombucha, sodas, or coffees as an alternative to an alcoholic beverage. This way you can still enjoy a drink and hang out with your group.
Bonus Alternative: Bottle Shops
Island Beverage: Island Beverage in Carolina Beach offers a vast selection of different cold beers. Come on inside and sample a beer or two or get an entire six pack. Featuring the best in Beer and Wine, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
The Fat Pelican: The Fat Pelican has been around since June of 1986, and is one of Carolina Beach’s best dive bars. The Fat Pelican is synonymous with Carolina Beach and we can guarantee most Carolina Beach residents and more have visited the well known bar.