In 2019, Governor Roy Cooper signed a proclamation that April was to be “NC Beer Month.” Whether you are a local or you plan to visit Lenoir & the NC Foothills this month, you are in for a great time at the local beer joints and beverage locations that this area has to offer. While we also have our fair share of wineries and distilleries, you’ll definitely be able to celebrate beer month in style when you check out our breweries. Here are a few you won’t want to miss:
Fercott Fermentables in Lenoir
Fercott Fermentables is located at 107 Main Street NW, Lenoir, North Carolina. With the refurbished antique tin ceiling tiles and wooden bar displaying the Blue Ridge Mountains, the beer isn’t going to be the only thing you remember about this popular location. With a tap room, bottle shop, and homebrew supply shop in a welcoming atmosphere, this is definitely a don’t-miss location during beer month. You’ll also enjoy the food that pairs with beer so well, including cheese and charcuterie boards, small plates, and pretzels. Fercott Fermentables is ready to appeal to all beverage tastes, with custom drafts, hard seltzer, mead bottles, cider, and wine.
Liquid Roots Brewing Project in Lenoir
Liquid Roots Brewing Project is located at 1048 Harper Ave., Lenoir, North Carolina. This family and pet-friendly craft brewery and taproom is a popular choice with locals and visitors alike. They offer local beer, wine, and in-house roasted coffee. Food is offered by a food truck at certain times, but when it isn’t available, you are welcome to take in food you’ve purchased elsewhere. They also offer an open mic on Wednesdays from 7pm to 10pm. When weather permits, take advantage of their outdoor seating.
Granite Falls Brewing Co. in Granite Falls
Granite Falls Brewing Co. is located at 47 Duke Street, Granite Falls, North Carolina. In 2012, they purchased the 117-year-old Granite Bottling Works/Pepsi-Cola Bottling building and reinvented it into a craft brewery. It now houses an award-winning production brewery and 220-seat tasting room. With their extensive gastropub food and drink menus, you’ll find yourself celebrating Beer Month in style. Their staff is very kid-friendly, and the patio is dog-friendly, so bring the entire family! With 38 taps and craft beers, ciders, meads, and local wines, you are sure to find something to quench your thirst.
MoonJoy Meadery in Lenoir
MoonJoy Meadery is located at 110 Church Street NW, Lenoir, North Carolina. This meadery focuses on small-batch artisanal meads using local fruits and honey whenever possible. Their support of the community doesn’t end there, as they are always looking to support local causes. If you are looking for a unique environment and experience, you can’t go wrong with a visit. To fully immerse yourself, consider purchasing a drinking horn! There’s no better way to bring out your inner Viking!