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Top Wrightsville Beach Breweries

22 Jan 2020
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Craft breweries have been popping up all over the country for several years now, and the Wilmington/Wrightsville area is no different. On your next trip to coastal Carolina, don't miss these top spots to sip locally produced suds. We hand-picked some of the best-reviewed brewpubs and breweries that are a short drive from our Wrighstville Beach vacation rentals.

#1 - Mad Mole Brewing

Mad Mole Brewing is the brainchild of two local beer and science lovers: Martin de Jongh and Ole Pederson. Their "craft" began as home brewing, but as news of their delicious concotions spread, it became clear that they had a product that the masses wanted. Thus, Mad Mole Brewing formed. Their impressive seven-barrel electric brewing process is entirely powered by solar energy. Their specialty brews include a variety of Belgians, IPAs, and more. Enjoy a pint or tasting flight at their beer-garden style taproom and patio, located at 6309 Boathouse Road in Wilmington.

Mad Mole Brewing Hours:

  • Sunday: 12 p.m.– 8 p.m.
  • Monday: 4 p.m.–9 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 4 p.m.–9 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 4 p.m.–9 p.m.
  • Thursday: 12 p.m.–10 p.m.
  • Friday: 4 p.m.–9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12 p.m.–11 p.m.

Mad Mole Brewing Address: 6309 Boathouse Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403

#2 - Waterman's Brewing

Situated right before the Wrightsville Beach bridge sits Waterman's Brewing Company, a favorite hangout among visting and local beer lovers. Enjoy a rotating selction of craft brews and ciders, as well as brunch, lunch, and dinner. You can even bring your furry friend and sample drafts on Waterman's dog-friendly patio. Don't miss their seafood specialties such as Low Country Boil and classic Southern pub fare. Brewery tours are available, but must be scheduled in advance.

Waterman's Weekly Specials

  • Sunday: Brewery Brunch
  • Monday: Kids Eat Free
  • Tuesday: $6 Burger Special
  • Wednesday: 1/2 Off Wings
  • Thursday: 1/2 Price Select Wine Bottles
  • Saturday: Brewery Brunch

Waterman's Daily Specials:

  • 3pm - 6pm Happy Hour
  • ​1/2 LB Shrimp & Beer- $10
  • Brats & Beer - $9.75
  • Clam Chowder & Beer - 9.75

Waterman's Brewing Location: 1610 Pavilion Place, Wilmington, NC 28403

#3 - Wrightsville Beach Brewery

Wrightsville Beach Brewery serves up tasty craft beer and food to match, particualrly fresh, locally sourced seafood. Enjoy lunch, brunch, and dinner at this popular brewpup, located just off Bradley Creek Waterway. Slate your palate inside at their indoor beer garden or outdoor on their patio. Come see for yourself why Our State Magazine named them among "6 Breweries with Meals that Rival Their Beers".

Wrightsville Beach Brewery Hours:

  • Sunday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Monday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Wrightsville Beach Week Events:

  • Tuesday: Brewery Tour / Special Tap Tuesday
  • Thursday: Live Music from 6 - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: Brewery Yoga @ 10 a.m. & Live Music from 3 - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: Bi-weekly Reggae at 3 - 6 p.m.

Wrightsville Beach Brewery Location: 6201 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403

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