Breweries with the most highly ranked beers in North Carolina

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November 9, 2022
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Breweries with the most highly ranked beers in North Carolina

In a world where just a small number of massive companies dominate the beer market, sipping on a brew created close to home can be all the more satisfying.

The last decade has seen an explosion of breweries that operate on a smaller scale and offer a wider, and sometimes more experimental, selection of beer. While craft beer often has a higher price tag than your average domestic beer, consumers are clearly willing to pay more: In 2020, craft beer accounted for almost a quarter of the U.S. retail beer market.

Stacker compiled a list of the breweries with the most beers ranked in the top 100 in North Carolina using data from BeerAdvocate. Any ties were broken by the highest-ranking beer. Continue reading to find out which North Carolina breweries have the tastiest offerings.

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#26. D9 Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #95. Viking Fraoch (Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale)
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#25. Hillman Beer

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #87. ESB (Extra Special Bitter) (Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB))
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#24. Boojum Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #84. Get Off My Cloud (New England IPA)
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#23. Haw River Farmhouse Ales

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #81. Saxy Machismo (Quadrupel (Quad))
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#22. Pisgah Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #64. Chocolatized (Russian Imperial Stout)

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#21. The DreamChaser's Brewery

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #61. Yard Breather (New England IPA)
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#20. Highland Brewing

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #42. Black Watch (Sweet / Milk Stout)
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#19. Casita Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #37. Querido Y Perdido (American Imperial Stout)
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#18. Triple C Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #32. Up All Night Breakfast Porter - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (Imperial Porter)
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#17. Raleigh Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #28. The Miller's Toll (American Imperial Stout)

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#16. Deep River Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #19. Collaboration Without Representation (American Imperial Stout)
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#15. Green Man Brewery

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #6. Maceo (Wild Ale)
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#14. Wooden Robot Brewery

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 2
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #77. What He's Having (American IPA)
--- #91. Galactic Nexus (Wild Ale)
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#13. Brewery Bhavana

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 2
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #59. Grove (New England IPA)
--- #89. Pithy (American IPA)
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#12. The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 2
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #55. Munzler's Vienna Lager (Vienna Lager)
--- #80. Mecktoberfest (Märzen)

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#11. Wilmington Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 3
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #24. Kitten Biscuit (New England IPA)
--- #53. Lemur Party (Milkshake IPA)
--- #79. Blair's Breakfast Stout (American Imperial Stout)
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#10. Southern Pines Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 3
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #13. Drunken Vigils Breakfast Stout (American Imperial Stout)
--- #69. Bourbon Barrel Aged German Chocolate Cake Stout (American Imperial Stout)
--- #70. Drunken Vigils - Bourbon Barrel Aged (American Imperial Stout)
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#9. Resident Culture Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 4
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #48. God Complex (New England IPA)
--- #62. Vicky Virago (Imperial IPA)
--- #73. Whatever You Feel Just Dance It (New England IPA)
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#8. Fonta Flora Brewery

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 4
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #41. Meemaw (Wild Ale)
--- #57. Need A Hug (Wild Ale)
--- #67. Funk Fuzz (Wild Ale)
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#7. NoDa Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 4
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #20. Hop, Drop 'n Roll (American IPA)
--- #56. Imperial Hop Drop (Imperial IPA)
--- #68. Sticky When Wet (American IPA)

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#6. Olde Hickory Brewery

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 4
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #8. The Event Horizon (American Imperial Stout)
--- #12. Appalachian Walker (English Barleywine)
--- #18. Lindley Park (American Imperial Stout)
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#5. Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 5
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #9. Sexual Chocolate - Barrel-Aged (Russian Imperial Stout)
--- #16. Olde Rabbit's Foot (American Imperial Stout)
--- #25. Jade IPA (American IPA)
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#4. Heist Brewery

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 9
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #1. CitraQuench'l (New England IPA)
--- #3. Blurred Is The Word (New England IPA)
--- #5. Über Quench'l (Imperial IPA)
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#3. Burial Beer Co.

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 11
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #27. Seasoned Skillet (American Imperial Stout)
--- #36. Griddle (American Imperial Stout)
--- #38. Skillet Donut Stout (Oatmeal Stout)
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#2. New Anthem Beer Project

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 13
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #21. Neon God (New England IPA)
--- #23. The Illest (American Porter)
--- #29. Lexington Queen (American IPA)

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#1. Wicked Weed Brewing

- Number of top beers in North Carolina: 22
- Highest ranked beers in North Carolina:
--- #2. Red Angel (Wild Ale)
--- #4. Angel Of Darkness (Wild Ale)
--- #10. Framboos Morte (Wild Ale)

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