When it Comes to Beer, South End Has Struck Gold

July 12, 2018 7:30 am

South End is known for a lot of great things—walkability, puppies, the newest restaurants, the Rail Trail, the smell of fresh-baked pastries, and, of course, breweries.

You probably know that South End has plentiful options for a place to drink with friends but you may be surprised to learn about the world-renowned quality of the beers made right here.

And they have the awards and accolades to back it up. Check out some of the nationally and internationally recognized beers crafted by South End breweries.

 

AWARDS:

  • 2018 Beer Army Beer Awards, 2nd Place – American Stout Category
  • 2017 New York International Beer Competition, Silver Medal – Ale Beer Styles—North America Origin Category

BY THE WAY… Unknown’s Founder Brad Shells says the name of this beer is a reflection of his life’s mission: to venture into the unknown.

 


AWARDS:

  • 2017 New York International Beer Competition, Bronze Medal – Ale Beer Styles—North America Origin

BY THE WAY…  At 4.5% this beer has the flavor you want and the drinkability you need, making it perfect for a pre-game or game time.

 

AWARDS:

  • 2015 Great American Beer Festival, Bronze Medal – American-Style Strong Pale Ale Category

BY THE WAY… This beer’s name comes from the hops used: Citra, Centennial, and Chinook.

 

AWARDS:

  • 2017 NC Brewers Cup, Bronze Medal – Smoked Beer Category

BY THE WAY… You know it as “Grill Friend”, but this brew is actually one of their oldest beers—the “Smoked Amber Ale”, just renamed and repackaged. (Though the same delicious smoky flavor remains).

 

AWARDS:

  • 2017 Great American Beer Festival, Bronze Medal – American-Style Lager or Malt Liquor Category
  • 2017 Great American Beer Festival, Bronze Medal – Light Lager Category
  • 2017 New York International Beer Competition, Silver Medal – Lager Beer Styles—North American Origin
  • 2015 Great American Beer Festival, Bronze Medal – American Style Light Lager Category
  • 2015 Great American Beer Festival, Bronze Medal – American Style Light Lager Category

BY THE WAY… This is South End’s most awarded brew. With a 4.8% ABV and a light sweetness, this refreshing beer is the perfect accompaniment to a hot North Carolina day.

 

AWARDS:

  • 2017 New York International Beer Competition, Bronze Medal – Ale Beer Styles—North America Origin Category

BY THE WAY… Satisfy your sweet tooth with this liquified version of a Lifesaver candy that comes in at an impressive 7.5% ABV.

 

 

AWARDS:

  • 2017 Beer Army Awards, Gold Medal – 28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer Category
  • 2015 National Organic Beer Competition, Best Organic Sour

BY THE WAY… If you’re into Heath candy bars, there is a good chance you will be very into this beer with its chocolate and coffee flavors galore.

 

 

AWARDS:

  • 2018 New York International Beer Competition, Bronze Medal – Heritage Pony Category
  • 2018 Beer Army Beer Wars, 2nd Place – International Pale Lager Category

BY THE WAY… Have your grits and drink them too! This super southern lager is actually made with stone-ground grits.

 

 

AWARDS:

  • 2018 New York International Beer Competition, Silver Medal – American-Style Indian Pale Ale Category

BY THE WAY… This beer is widely regarded as Lenny Boy’s best and most popular beer, plus it’s organic. (Lenny Boy is the only certified organic brewery in North Carolina.)

 

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The great beer doesn’t end there! Wooden Robot Brewing, best known for its coffee blonde Good Morning Vietnam, was also named one of the 33 best new breweries in the country by Beer Advocate magazine in 2015. While South End’s newest brewery, Hyde Brewing, is still pretty new, we’re hoping to see it on some awards lists soon!

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