Breweries with the most highly ranked beers in North Carolina

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February 16, 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 top 100 ranked beers 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.

#20. Brewery Bhavana
- Top 100 beers in North Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beer:
--- #69. Grove (IPA - New England)

#19. The DreamChaser's Brewery
- Top 100 beers in North Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beer:
--- #64. Yard Breather (IPA - New England)

#18. Highland Brewing
- Top 100 beers in North Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beer:
--- #49. Black Watch (Stout - Sweet / Milk)

#17. Triple C Brewing Co.
- Top 100 beers in North Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beer:
--- #42. Up All Night Breakfast Porter - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (Porter - Imperial)

#16. Raleigh Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in North Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beer:
--- #40. The Miller's Toll (Stout - American Imperial)

#15. Deep River Brewing Co.
- Top 100 beers in North Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beer:
--- #23. Collaboration Without Representation (Stout - American Imperial)

#14. The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
- Top 100 beers in North Carolina: 2
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #50. Munzler's Vienna Lager (Lager - Vienna)
--- #98. Mecktoberfest (Lager - Märzen)

#13. Casita Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in North Carolina: 2
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #5. Follow Your Heart Southward (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #37. Querido Y Perdido (Stout - American Imperial)

#12. Green Man Brewery
- Top 100 beers in North Carolina: 2
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #4. Bootsy (Wild Ale)
--- #9. Maceo (Wild Ale)

#11. Wilmington Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in North Carolina: 3
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #30. Kitten Biscuit (IPA - New England)
--- #63. Lemur Party (IPA - New England)
--- #94. Blair's Breakfast Stout (Stout - American Imperial)

#10. Southern Pines Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in North Carolina: 3
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #19. Drunken Vigils Breakfast Stout (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #84. Bourbon Barrel Aged German Chocolate Cake Stout (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #97. Drunken Vigils - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Stout - American Imperial)

#9. NoDa Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in North Carolina: 4
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #25. Hop, Drop 'n Roll (IPA - American)
--- #68. Imperial Hop Drop (IPA - Imperial)
--- #83. Sticky When Wet (IPA - American)

#8. Resident Culture Brewing Company
- Top 100 beers in North Carolina: 5
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #39. God Complex (IPA - New England)
--- #71. Lightning Drops (IPA - New England)
--- #72. Vicky Virago (IPA - Imperial)

#7. Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
- Top 100 beers in North Carolina: 5
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #12. Sexual Chocolate - Barrel-Aged (Stout - Russian Imperial)
--- #17. Olde Rabbit's Foot (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #31. Jade IPA (IPA - American)

#6. Olde Hickory Brewery
- Top 100 beers in North Carolina: 5
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #2. Omega Point (Barleywine - English)
--- #11. The Event Horizon (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #16. Appalachian Walker (Barleywine - English)

#5. Fonta Flora Brewery
- Top 100 beers in North Carolina: 6
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #15. Rhythm Rug (Wild Ale)
--- #52. Meemaw (Wild Ale)
--- #54. Razzmatazz Vol. 2 (Wild Ale)

#4. Burial Beer Co.
- Top 100 beers in North Carolina: 8
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #38. Seasoned Skillet (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #45. Griddle (Stout - American Imperial)
--- #56. Skillet Donut Stout (Stout - Oatmeal)

#3. Heist Brewery
- Top 100 beers in North Carolina: 10
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #1. Citraquench'l (IPA - New England)
--- #6. Blurred Is The Word (IPA - New England)
--- #8. Über Quench'l (IPA - Imperial)

#2. New Anthem Beer Project
- Top 100 beers in North Carolina: 11
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #27. Neon God (IPA - New England)
--- #28. The Illest (Porter - American)
--- #33. Lexington Queen (IPA - American)

#1. Wicked Weed Brewing
- Top 100 beers in North Carolina: 24
- Highest ranked beers:
--- #3. Red Angel (Wild Ale)
--- #7. Angel Of Darkness (Wild Ale)
--- #13. Framboos Morte (Wild Ale)

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