Wilmington NC’s Local Breweries

Wilmington, North Carolina has a thriving brewery community that attracts both locals and tourists alike.  It is the number one spot along the coast to enjoy local craft beer.  And, the best news about this…Compass Pointe is just minutes from these local craft beer destinations!

Wilmington boasts over a dozen craft breweries, each one unique in its own way.  Taking tours is the best way to get the full experience and see what each one has to offer.  Whether you choose to explore the many breweries downtown along the waterfront or start your tour at one of the many breweries by Wrightsville Beach, you will not be disappointed!

Downtown Wilmington provides some fun and unique ways to experience the brewing scene.  With several breweries in close proximity, you can make a night of touring them all! Get a group together and hop aboard The Trolly Pub for a night of fun!  The Trolley Pub is a pedal-powered, pub crawling trolley powered by you and your friends!  You decide which 3 downtown brewery destinations to explore and get your exercise pedaling between each one!

There are so many amazing options to choose from, it may be hard for beer lovers to narrow down their selections.  Each brewery offers unique insight into the beer making process and different flavors to satisfy everyone’s palate.  A stop at Flytrap Brewery, in the Brooklyn Arts District, offers the best in American and Belgian style ales.  Take in the art from many local artists lining the walls as well as live music and food from local food trucks nearby.

Wilmington’s original brewery, Front Street Brewery, never fails to deliver.  Front Street offers daily tours where guests can learn all about the brewing process and taste test samples of several local brews.  If you appreciate history and beauty, then Ironclad Brewery should be included on your list of stops.  Located in a historic building renovated with meticulous detail, Ironclad takes pride in the attention to detail and quality ingredients their expert brewers put into each brew.  For those beer connoisseurs looking for unique and flavorful brews, New Anthem Beer Project is the place to be!  They offer a diverse menu of hoppy beers and ales for everyone!

If you prefer not to pedal and want a tour of more local breweries,  The Port City Brew Bus may be the option for you!  This tour bus is led by a beer crafting expert that is knowledgeable about the histories, flavors and selections at each local brewery.  You will choose 3 breweries to tour and sample.  The tours are customizable and some even include entertainment.

With the motto “Brewed Under the Bridge”, Waterline Brewery is a must for learning about the unique history of beer making and the brewery’s incredible history.  If brewing your own ale at home is what interests you, make sure you don’t miss Wilmington Home Brew! It is located in the middle of town and offers a family friendly atmosphere, a homebrew supply store and a tap room!

Beautiful Wilmington, NC (and it’s tasty craft beer scene) is just waiting for you to explore – try something new today!  The culture of Compass Pointe is centered around resort-style living…every day!  With wonderful North Carolina weather, an ideal location for retirement, amazing amenities and tons of friends and neighbors …what’s NOT to love about life at Compass Pointe?!  If you have any questions about life at Compass Pointe, we’re here to help!  Visit our Contact Us form or call 888.717.6468 today!