2015 NCBMF will be held on May 8th – 9th, 2015.
Look for further information to come.

Previous NCBMF Brewers, 2011 – 2014


Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, is Highland Brewing Company. Asheville's first legal brewery rolled out its first kegs in December 1994. Built almost entirely of retrofitted dairy equipment, the original brewery in downtown Asheville could produce up to 6,500 barrels per year. At the current location, 10 minutes from downtown, they now have capacity to brew over 30,000 barrels annually, with room to grow. Highland's fresh, finely crafted ales are available in seven southeastern states. As North Carolina's only regional brewery, Highland produces an impressive array of beers, from the best-selling Gaelic to their popular winter seasonal, Cold Mountain Ale. Visit them online at highlandbrewing.com.
The Vance Toe River Lodge was originally built in 1919 as the T. B. Vance General Store. After trading hands through the years and seeing its fair share of abuse it was renovated by the Young family and continues to evolve. What started as a B&B eventually moved to become a small family owned resort now offering an array of activities making Plumtree, NC a true destination. After a few years of avid homebreweing, the dream to add a brewery to the line-up slowly moved towards reality. After a few more years of recipe formulation and piles of paperwork later, the brewery finally opened in August of 2012. We are excited to be able to live in such a wonderful place and still have the ability to follow our passions. Come out to Plumtree so we can prove to you that we’re nuts about beer!!
Primal Brewery was founded in 2013 and is a micro-brewery focused on the production of a variety of quality small-batch beers.

Webster’s defines the word “primal” as being essential or fundamental and from our perspective quality beer IS essential and fundamental to a good quality of life. To that end, we strive to brew beers infused with flavor and attitude seeking to satisfy the appetites of Traditionalist’s and Progressive’s alike.

Our brewery and tap house is located in Huntersville, North Carolina at 16432 Old Statesville Road just north of the Huntersville town square. For more information and to keep track of our progress please follow us on Facebook at Primal Brewery.

From www.DuckRabbitBrewery.com:

“We are a small packaging microbrewery located in Farmville, North Carolina. We sold our first beer in August of 2004. We specialize in beautiful, delicious, full flavored dark beers. When we brew, we’re happy and we dance. During fermentation, we sing softly to the yeast. Please try our beer and enjoy a taste of contentment!”

In December 2012, Mastroeli-MacNeil Equity Investments, LLC financed the purchase of the original Granite Bottling Works property from Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company. The principals financed a painstaking build-out, and are proud of the adaptive reuse of this warehouse/manufacturing space into a supper club, eatery, and old-style "watering hole." The 31,690 square foot configuration of two old warehouses situated on 2.08 acres contiguous to Downtown Granite Falls, with a panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains at its back, has been repurposed as a restaurant and put back into commission as a beverage production facility. The original 1903 Bolick’s Bottling Plant still stands as and within the brick walls along the left side of the building and lobby interior.

The Owners and the Brewmaster of Granite Falls Brewing Company invite you to visit our site, indulge in an experience that is In A Glass By Itself, partake of laughter, fellowship and community, lo and behold what we unearthed between the walls and specimens of the original Granite Bottling Works bottles, and become a part of a Great American Revival Story. One that is still being written today.



“Birdsong Brewing is one of Charlotte’s newest microbreweries. Birdsong was founded in 2011 with a quest for better beer and a 5 gallon soup kettle. Our vision is similar to many of our favorite craft brewing mentors who have inspired us to open our own brewery: We strive to brew flavorful, unfiltered, quality craft beers for distribution in the Charlotte, NC area.

We are located in NoDa at 26th & North Davidson and we started retail distribution and tap room sales in December 2011. Our goal is to create outstanding beer, to have a low impact on the environment, and to create personal relationships and ties to the local community.”


District 9 Brewing Company is a craft microbrewery located in North Carolina with the purpose of brewing and sharing outstanding beer that unites people together. First envisioned in July 2009 over a pot of boiling wort, the founders (below) believed that every person, and beer, has a story and decided to start a brewery where both could be shared.


Take the goodness of garden-grown products, the warmth of small town life, the earthy ethic of rock 'n roll, a deep respect for a time-honored craft...and you have the ingredients of Mother Earth Brewing. Born in the summer of 2008, Mother Earth is the dream-child of Stephen Hill and Trent Mooring, two guys from Kinston, North Carolina, a sweet southern town in the heart of the old tobacco belt….

….From beer-drinking conversations and taste testing, brewery tours and beer festivals, their vision evolved: make a world-class product, but keep the process local. "Kinston is home to us." Both Stephen and Trent grew up going to school in the little city of under 25,000, and have centered their business careers there. As a local businessman and outdoor enthusiast, Trent shared Stephen's interest in arts, preservation of a down-home lifestyle, and community revitalization. "Like a lot of modest hometowns across the nation, Kinston is searching, trying to grow and attract new folks and new businesses without losing that neighborhood feeling that makes living here so appealing. This has always been a hub of an active farm area. We thought, wouldn't it be great to make a product that has its roots in the land?"

When it came time to christen their homegrown business, they sat down and listened to rock 'n roll. "All my vinyl albums from 1965 to the present-we went through them, listening to the great sound and writing down words and phrases that spoke to our philosophy. Finally, on an old Nitty Gritty Dirt Band album, we found Mother Earth. And we knew, that was us."


Triple C Brewing is the newest addition to a burgeoning craft beer movement in Charlotte, NC. Located in the historic South End district, Triple C is dedicated to hand crafting the finest Ales imaginable with a focus on the community as well as the environment. Our goal is to bring people together with a constant array of beer styles, new and old, accompanied by great live music. We are a group of Craft Beer lovers fortunate enough to take it to the next level. We love variety as much as you do, so along with our core beers and seasonals, we'll be showcasing our small batch series. These beers will only be served in our Tasting Room, where we invite your input and will be giving scheduled tours. From session to extreme, we believe there is a beer for every occassion.


The Lost Province Brewing Company is a brewpub located in the heart of historic downtown Boone, NC.  We serve stylistically authentic and innovative craft beers brewed on site, and savory fare cooked in our wood-fired oven.  We use local and organic ingredients wherever possible.  Lost Province is a family owned and operated business that is committed to our community, environment and employees and strives above all to provide an experience of gracious hospitality for all of our guests.  At Lost Province you will find a family friendly and relaxing atmosphere with something fun happening each day.  Make us your destination to meet up with friends to have a beer or to dine with us.   We feature daily lunch specials and live music Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.  Find yourself at the Lost Province!  Cheers!

Chris Lester and Kayne Fisher have guided what once was a college dream into a well-respected and recognized brewery with statewide distribution in both draught and bottles and two high-volume, successful brewpub locations as anchors. As one would expect, the pair continue to refine and expand the overall Natty Greene's brand and continue to dream big for what the future has on tap. Their two Pub & Brewing Co. locations - downtown Greensboro and downtown Raleigh - offer 12 handcrafted Natty Greene's beers on tap every day of the year including their five year-round offerings; Guilford Golden Ale, Buckshot Amber Ale, Southern Pale Ale, Old Town Brown and Wildflower Witbier. The other seven are brewed on-site at each pub and are called Pubcrafts. Each of their pubs brews its own Pubcraft styles and takes advantage of the smaller batches to make some of their most popular and creative styles.
"Our aim for Sycamore Brewing is simple: use the freshest ingredients possible and brew all-natural, extraordinarily tasty craft beer.”

We have proud roots in homebrewing and North Carolina.  After humbly perfecting some of our favorite recipes over the last decade, we are incredibly excited to share them with you.  Justin was born and raised here in Charlotte, and we take pride in Sycamore Brewing being part of the city's dynamic and growing craft beer scene.  
If you love good beer as much as we do, we can't wait to have you join us in the taproom for a pint... or several. 
- Justin and Sarah

We are a company that makes beer. But, we want to be people that help a culture thrive. A culture of individuals who truly live life to the fullest and gain the greatest life experience not through television or books but through direct adventures.


The Bayne Brewing Company is a family-owned nano beer brewery based out of Cornelius, NC.  As a brewery, we specialize in making the highest quality brews possible, sourcing the best ingredients available. We utilize a 2 barrel brew system which allows us to make top notch, small batch beers.  We will have several beers on hand at any given time and plan to make over 30 varieties over the first year of business.

At Hi-Wire, we strive to be as independent and authentic as possible, while maintaining an approachability to our beers.  Located in Downtown Asheville s Brew District, Hi-Wire Brewing embraces its craft from top to bottom   from its highly drinkable, hand-crafted brews to its artwork, hand-drawn by a local artist.

Our light-hearted circus theme embodies the fun, authenticity, and creativity of this deep-rooted craft.  You can find our beers on draught and in bottles at North Carolina bars and restaurants as well as in our tasting room.  Or grab a 6-pack of bottles at area groceries, gas stations, convenience stores, and specialty beer/wine shops.

Founded in 1999 by Brothers Charlie and Ed Shelton, Shelton Vineyards was envisioned as a new agricultural resource for an area once dependent on tobacco farming. Located in the heart of North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley, Shelton Vineyards is 180 degrees from any winery you will find on the West Coast. The distinctive characteristics of Shelton wine come from the unique soil and climate of the Yadkin Valley. This helps give Shelton wine an inimitable taste that holds its own against any wine from any area in the world. We invite you to visit us, try our wine and see if you agree that our wine is as unique as the area we are in.

Fresh, Pure, Bavarian-Style Lagers!

Pure...   Brewed according to the 1516 Law of Purity using only Bavarian Hops, Malted Barley & Yeast. Brewed without any of the 400 additives & preservatives allowed in US beers.

Fresh...   Real Bavarian-Style Lager that has neither been filtered or pasteurized... all this difference makes for a Rich, Smooth Taste


Lenny Boy Brewing
Fonta Flora operates out of a small but intentional space in Morganton, North Carolina. What we lack in size we make up for in enthusiasm and experimentation. Our beer is inspired by European tradition but steeped in American innovation. We brew Saisons, Tables, Sours, Ales, Stouts, you name it, all in small batches.


Since mid-2012 we've brewed many different beers, ½ barrel at at time. Thanks to the great response from our customers, in early 2014 we expanded to a new location in Elkin and to a new 10 barrel system. We now need help drinking it all!


2011 NCBMF Brewer of the Year

“NoDa Brewing Company opened its doors to the world on October 29, 2011 and is one of Charlotte’s newest home-grown microbrewery for beer lovers in the Carolinas! This unique production brewery in Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood crafts small-batch premium beers, offering something for nearly every beer drinker. The North Davidson (NoDa) neighborhood is known as the creative center of Charlotte: as a natural extension of NoDa’s artistic spirit, there isn’t a better place for a microbrewery to call home.

NoDa Brewing is a 15 barrel brewery creating the highest quality beers for local restaurants and pubs, as well as our tap room. Our beer styles will have a Northwestern feel, showcasing American Pale Ales, India Pale Ales, and Porters. Our small size gives us the flexibility to introduce many unique and artistic recipes as well as our renditions of classic varieties such as Imperial Stouts, Wit beers, and Winter Warmers. Our Head Brewer frequently traveled to Europe over the past couple years. He has been fortunate to have experienced the wonderful beers that have historically defined many current craft beer styles. As we pay homage to these great and historic beers, we’ll add an American Flair that will be embraced in the Carolinas and beyond.”


2012 NCBMF Brewer of the Year

Ass Clown Brewing Company

“We believe in making a product that is NOT based off of a profit model, but uses the best local organic ingredients (when available) We also believe it is important to know what is in the beer you drink and that it is made in an environmentally responsible way. Ass Clown Brewing strives to be a "green" brewing company that uses alternative energy and finds uses for brewing waste. For example, our warehouse will have recycled items, lights, furniture and equipment. Local ingredients will also be a focus for Ass Clown Brewing Company. We grow our own hops. As our production expands we will be looking for North Carolina hop growing farms, malting farms, spices and fruits.”