About Carolina Brewery

AN UNWAVERING COMPANION FOR YOUR CAROLINA ADVENTURES

If you could describe the perfect world, what would it be? For us, it’s life in the Carolinas. The rolling hills, pulled pork barbecue, postcard beaches, rambling rivers, and melt-in-mouth biscuits. Cheering for the Panthers. Or the Hornets. Or the RiverDogs.

Of course, we’re most at home near the water. Any water. Sailing off the Outer Banks? Hiking along the French Broad River? Friends weekend on Sullivan’s Island? We’re there.

Carolina Brewery stands beside anyone who wants to see what’s out there, to dream big, to make the most of their Carolina Life. For them, we brew benchmark, classic flavors like our Sky Blue Kölsch, Copperline Amber, American IPA, or Costero Lager.

Next time you’re preparing for an adventure, big or small, invite us along. Grab a cold six-pack from your favorite beer aisle—or stop in for our timeless Southern cuisine and a pint-sized sample from our brewpub. We’re all in.

OUR STORY

One summer, a college sophomore from North Carolina’s Outer Banks traveled through Europe and fell deeply in love. With beer.

This was before ‘craft beer’ was a thing. For Robert Poitras, though, the traditional, artisanal brewing techniques became an obsession. In 1995, with the ink barely dry on his UNC-Chapel Hill business degree, Robert set out to build his own brewery.

Since those humble beginnings, the Triangle’s oldest continuously-operating brewery has evolved and thrived. Robert teamed up with fellow Tarheel Allen Corey, CEO of SquareOne Holding Company and the former CEO of Gordon Biersch and Craftworks. Together, they have built a truly world-class brewery. Carolina Brewery’s pursuit of flavor over hype has won hearts on both sides of the Atlantic—consistently earning top honors at the Great American Beer Festival, the World Beer Championships, and other premier competitions.

We proudly carry on our tradition of excellence with SquareOne’s Brewmaster, Becky Hammond, a rising craft beer star and Clemson graduate . Combining time-honored methods with new approaches, Carolina Brewery serves up iconic varieties like our Sky Blue Kölsch, Copperline Amber Ale, American IPA, Costero Lager, and a growing family of specialty and seasonal releases.

Today, Carolina Brewery is a place where friends gather around Southern cooking and crisp, delicious beers that celebrate the Carolina Life, 16 ounces at a time. We’re a true-blue companion to football tailgaters, paddle boarders, surfers, anglers, kayakers, mountain bikers, and anyone who loves the Carolinas like we do.

From our brewery restaurants in Pittsboro or Chapel Hill to the shelves of your favorite store, great beer is the pride of our Carolina Life. We hope you make us part of yours.


Beers made by Carolina Brewery

Copperline Amber Ale

American Amber / Red Ale

Brewery Contact

Phone Number

+1 (919) 545-2330



Tap into the Pittsboro
Craft Beer Scene

Find Pittsboro breweries "near me" with this interactive map, list and guide to locally-made craft beers.

Visit the Pittsboro Beer Guide