North Carolina boasts the largest number of craft breweries in the American South, with more than 320 breweries and brewpubs. Our mission is to advance the interests of the craft breweries of North Carolina and to promote North Carolina craft beer.

Recent News

Founder of Highland Brewing Wins Brewers Association Recognition Award

July 01, 2020
Highland Brewing Founder, Oscar Wong, receives national recognition for leadership in craft beer. In the 26 years since Wong founded Asheville’s first craft brewery, thereby kicking off the craft beer movement in Asheville, Highland has become the largest native brewery in North Carolina and Asheville clai...

T-Shirts Support #NCBeer!

June 30, 2020
Purchase of a “State of Southern Beer™” t-shirt and directly support the Guild's work to help sustain North Carolina's independent craft breweries. Wear the shirt and show everyone your appreciation for the finest beers in the country, as well as your support for local community breweries.

NC Breweries to Open in Phase II

May 22, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22,2020 In accordance with new guidance issued by the Governor’s Office, North Carolina's breweries, taprooms, and brewpubs will be able to open at 5:00PM today. We’d like to thank Governor Cooper and his staff for working with the NC Craft Brewers Guild to provide the nee...