raleigh bottle revolution

Trip to Raleigh

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Oowee Products just had a wonderful trip to the Raleigh, NC area! We got to show off our custom leather sleeves to many of the breweries in that area. We got lots of great feedback. Here’s a little recap of our journey:

Fortnight Brewing Company just opened up to the public this past weekend.It was ourfirst stopon Sundaynight starting out with a 30 barrel system and plan to grow by adding another 30 barrels or more.Carolina Brewing Comapny photo (3)

On Monday,we stopped at a Carolina Brewing Company in Holly Springs, NC. Next, we headed to Aviator Brewing Company in Fuquay-Varina and met with Buddy who gave usa tour of the brewery and showed off their new tasting room.

Natty Green'sWe enjoyed lunch at Natty Greene’s Brewing in downtown Raleigh with Bob High, sale rep for the brewery.

After lunch, Oowee checked out Crank Arm Brewing in downtown Raleigh. Travis enjoyed the Eat Sleep Bike English Ale ESB. They have a pretty cool rickshaw business that now runs out of the brewery.

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Next door to Crank Arm Brewing is the Tasty Beverage Company which is retail store for craft beer bottles and cans. We had a few spare moments to check out their beers. Then, we headed out to Smithfield, NC to check out Double Barley Brewing. On the way back to Apex we made a pit stop at Aviator tap house which is an old railroad station for the town of Fuquay-Varina. Travis tried a pint of Saison DeAviator and Gabriel enjoyed the Crazy Pilsner. Buddy was super nice and showed us all around the brewery. He really liked out custom leather sleeves!photo (5) Double Barley (2)Double Barley

The next day, we met up with Bob High to check a smaller new brewery in downtown Raleigh called Trophy Brewing Company. It has a 3 barrel nano system with a full service restaurant

 

Trophy BreweryWe Stop in at Big BossBrewing Company then ventured close by to the Five Point Area to check out a brewery thatnot opening till spring 2014 called union square brewery whichwill house a 20 barrel brewsystem.

We also stopped into Gizmo Brew Works which currently has a 2 barrel system and plan to grow to 7 barrel system by this summer.

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White StreetLater that day, we journeyed out to Wake Forest, NC to pay a visit to White Street Brewing Company. We met up with Harmony VanGundy,director of Sales and Marketing, and Ian VanGundy, director of Brewery Operations, they house a 10 barrel brew system with plans to expand to a warehouse nearby with a large production facility soon. We enjoyed the Hoptimist IPA and Kolsch-Style, the sample of Belgian Dubbel was amazing! They totally dig the leather sleeves too!

We stopped into RaleighBrewing Company. They also have the largest home brew shop. Close by there was Bottle Revolution, a local craft brew shop.

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We got to meet the owner Ted. They have a great selection of craft brew bottles and cans plus a great rotating draft list!

Raleigh is definitely becoming a hot spot for craft breweries. We had a whirlwind of a trip, but met lots of great folks in the craft beverage industry!