Five tasty, local beers to try (That are not IPA’s)

The Cape Fear’s craft brewery industry has seen a boom in the last several years. And for a good reason. Some of the top brewers in the nation are drawn to our area for the weather, atmosphere, and of course, location. With that diversity comes tasty new flavors and styles!

Here are five unique beers for those that are hopped out:

Salty Turtle- Surf City

Permuda Select Oyster Stout

Made with oysters gathered less than a mile from the brewery, this brew has an oatmeal stout base, rich and roasty malt base with hints of salty and brine through the finish

Permuda Select Oyster Stout (Source: Salty Turtle)

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Makai Brewing Company- Ocean Isle Beach

Island Falls Cream Ale

Easy drinking, bright, and smooth, let the Cascade hops take you to your favorite timeless, tranquil place.​ Named after the famous Rainbow Falls in Hilo, Hawaii

Island Falls Cream Ale (Source: Makai Brewing)

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Waterman’s Brewing- Wrightsville Beach

Glamping Imperial Stout

Chocolate, Vanilla, and Cinnamon. The roasty, chocolatey, and thick mouthfeel lay the foundation for the addition of Guinean cacao nibs, cinnamon sticks, and vanilla that come together for a s’mores- like flavor. Let this beer bring you to the casual nights by a campfire, no stress, just a delicious time!

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Check 6 Brewing Company-Southport, NC

Fox 2 Chipotle Ale (Seasonal)

Fox 2 is an Irish Red Ale that is carefully brewed with Chipotle Peppers. This beer has a slight smokiness that comes from the roasted peppers we use. The subtle heat will be noticeable by the end of your first pint. Pours a dark amber color. Very smooth and drinkable for a pepper beer.

Check 6 Brewing Company (Source: Check 6 Brewing Company)

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Flytrap Brewing-Downtown Wilmington

Belgian Chocolate Stout

Decadently crafted Stout fermented with house Belgian yeast strain, aged on Dominican cacao.

Belgian Chocolate Stout (Source: Flytrap Brewing)

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