WILMINGTON ALE TRAIL

WELCOME TO THE PORT CITY.

$5.00 of value at each of 22 breweries, bottle shops and more delivered instantly to your phone.

From hopheads to lager lovers and every beer drinker in between, Wilmington, NC has all palates covered. Sign up and purchase our mobile exclusive ale-trail to discover more about our local breweries and bottle shops, as well as the region's most craft-savvy restaurants and bars.

This go-to guide is a visitor's one-stop shop for Wilmington's local beer scene, including a map and detailed information on all of our breweries and bottle shops. And, when you purchase this mobile passport, you'll get a voucher to spend how you please at each participating location!

Finish the trail by redeeming your vouchers via 4 digit codes at all locations and win a prize! We hope you find the breweries, bottle shops, and beer hot spots as welcoming and lively as our locals do! Enjoy your brewcation at the beach!


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1-Day Wilmington Ale Trail

  • Mobile exclusive
  • Instantly delivered via text and email
  • Valid for 24 hours after first use
  • Must use for the first time within 30 days after purchase
  • Information, map and hours right at your fingertips
  • Redeem vouchers at all participating locations and win a prize!
$15.00

3-Day Wilmington Ale Trail

  • Mobile exclusive
  • Instantly delivered via text and email
  • Valid for 72 hours after first use
  • Must use for the first time within 30 days after purchase
  • Information, map and hours right at your fingertips
  • Redeem vouchers at all participating locations and win a prize!
$20.00

Annual Wilmington Ale Trail

  • Mobile exclusive
  • Instantly delivered via text and email
  • Valid for 365 days after purchase
  • Information, map and hours right at your fingertips
  • Redeem vouchers at 16 participating locations and win a prize!
$40.00

Included Venues

Discover the Participating Breweries:

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Bill's Front Porch
Bill’s Front Porch, the home of Bill’s Brewing Company, is one of Wilmington’s hidden gems located in Midtown off of Market St. This totally renovated building provides a very unique experience with recycled wood making up the entire interior creating a warm, cabin-like feel. The brewpub...
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  • $5 Voucher
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Broomtail Craft Brewery
Broomtail is a friendly, Cheers-like brewery and tap room located just off Market Street in Dutch Square Industrial Park. They specialize in producing true-to-style, clean ales and lagers as well as wild cultured and spontaneous fermentations using locally harvested yeast and bacteria.
The passion...
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  • $5 Voucher
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Edward Teach Brewery
Set in a 111-year-old historic firehouse on North 4th Street in Downtown Wilmington’s Brooklyn Arts District, Edward Teach Brewery features a classy, almost subtle nod to the most infamous pirate of all: Blackbeard, who 300 years ago was a regular on the shores and shallows of North Carolina’s...
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  • $5 Voucher
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Front Street Brewery
Front Street Brewery, Wilmington’s original brewery and restaurant, was founded in May of 1995 and has been an area landmark ever since. When it comes to local brewmasters, you would be hard-pressed to find someone more skilled than Front Street’s Christopher McGarvey. With five flagships...
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  • $5 Voucher
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Mad Mole Brewing
Mad Mole Brewing is Wilmington’s first solar powered brewery! Spun off from a local software company, Mad Mole combines technology and art to brew better beer. Take a tour to see what happens when computer programmers build a brewery.
The first thing you notice when you walk in is the rack of...
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  • $5 Voucher
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Makai Brewing Company
Makai Brewing Company opened at the end of 2017 “toward the sea” in Ocean Isle Beach. Merging the spirit of the Hawaiian Islands with the Carolina coast, you will find beers brewed with tropical fruits or Kona coffee beans and served by friendly staff in their open and airy tap room. Makai also...
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  • $5 Voucher
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Panacea Brewing Company
Tucked away in the corner of the Eastwood Business Park, Panacea Brewing Company's tiny tap room is the retail outlet for Wilmington's only kombucha and kombucha beer brewery.
Panacea Brewing Company uses local and organic ingredients and flavorings whenever possible, crafting the freshest and...
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  • $5 Voucher
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Salty Turtle Beer Company
Salty Turtle Beer Company is a veteran-owned and operated brewery and tap room dedicated to serving the local community. Their on-site tap room offers a relaxing environment that welcomes family, friends, and well-mannered dogs to sit back and enjoy one’s company. They are a 3bbl nano-brewery...
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  • $5 Voucher
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Skytown Beer Company
Skytown Beer Company is a true brewpub with its 5-barrel brewhouse on prominent display and a full menu of BBQ favorites! Chef Stephen Durley features the “Best of BBQ” with his famous St. Louis ribs, Carolina pulled pork, Texas brisket, Alabama grilled chicken, and even smoked jackfruit vegan...
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  • $5 Voucher
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The Sour Barn
The Sour Barn is Broomtail’s ‘wild’ aging site where yeast and bacteria from the local natural environment is used in mixed culture re-fermentation along with occasional batches of full spontaneous fermentation. After aging in oak for one to three years, Broomtail expertly blends the barrels...
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  • $5 Voucher
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Waterline Brewing Company
Waterline Brewing Co. brews a wide variety of well-balanced styles including a refreshing kölsch-style ale, a full-bodied red ale, a spicy and hoppy rye IPA, and a uniquely tart gose brewed with basil and sun-dried tomatoes. Visit their tap room and enjoy a flight, a pint, or fill a growler to...
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  • $5 Voucher
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Waterman's Brewing
Waterman’s Brewing Company (formerly Fibbers near Wrightsville Beach) celebrates the spirit of a long and impressive tradition of coastal watermen and women!
Grasp the trident, come on in, and press your nose to the glass brewhouse to watch new (hoppy juicy/ hazy’s and kettle sours) and classic...
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  • $5 Voucher
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Wilmington Brewing Company
Homegrown from a small homebrew shop to a 11,800-square-foot facility, Wilmington Brewing Company serves you fresh, local beer straight from the tank to your glass. Located right in the middle of town, Wilmington Brewing Company has a 3bbl and 25bbl brewery on site, a tasting room, and a homebrew...
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  • $5 Voucher
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Wrightsville Beach Brewery
Wrightsville Beach Brewery is committed to being a different kind of brewery, both in the beers they make and the impact they have in the community. Their mission is to educate their customers about environmental stewardship and contribute to community-based non-profits while also making...
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  • $5 Voucher

Discover the Participating Bottle Shops:

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Bombers Beverage Company
Bombers Bev Co. is a specialty craft beer retail store and tasting room that provides customers with unique craft beer. They offer daily specials ranging from draft beer to wine and cider! Stay and enjoy a drink in a friendly, inviting environment or grab a few things to go. They will happily fill...
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  • $5 Voucher
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Fermental
Located in North Wilmington along the Market Street corridor, Fermental is set inside the comfortable confines of a 1940’s bungalow with a unique assortment of rooms and seating areas to peruse and/or consume our vast inventory.

The shop sells and serves an eclectic selection of craft beer and...
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  • $5 Voucher
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Leaf & Barrel Provision Co.
Leaf & Barrel Provision Co. has just what you need in the Hampstead area! They are Hampstead’s first and only bottle shop, but with a twist. This Untappd verified venue offers craft beer, fine wine, and premium cigars. Yes! They are the greater Wilmington area’s only bottle shop with a full...
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  • $5 Voucher
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Palate Bottle Shop & Reserve
At Palate we strive to bring to you the best wine & beer from across the globe, from producers that share our same passion in high quality sustainable products. Our carefully hand selected inventory offers up something for everyones palate, from sommeliers & cicerones to back yard barbecues & front porch sippers, we've got you covered.

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  • $5 Voucher
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Session Beer Market
The term Session is used in the beer world to indicate a refreshing, balanced experience that allows you to have multiple beers, within a reasonable time period, without overwhelming your senses or reaching inappropriate levels of intoxication. Embracing this philosophy but not limiting our beer...
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  • $5 Voucher

Discover the Participating Restaurants, Taprooms, Bars and More:

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Port City Brew Bus
Are you ready for the ultimate craft beer experience? Select a date for one of our public tours in Wilmington, NC or get your friends together for your own private tour.

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  • $25 Voucher
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Pour Taproom
Just pour a few ounces, then try something else, and then choose what you like the best. We have an amazing staff to greet you and walk you through the process. We get to be your host and talk with you all about our selection of taps. We think it will change the way you drink beer & wine.

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  • $5 Voucher
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Rebellion
Rebellion's basic tenets were formed from a brief, yet important part of American history, The Whiskey Rebellion. Given that inspiration and its place in our history, we believe that those struggles and sacrifices deserve to be honored. Here at Rebellion, that’s exactly what we intend to do day...
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  • $5 Voucher
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Stalk & Vine
Riverfront establishment that provides its customers with craft beer, wine, and a creative cocktail list along with a variety of modern gastro-fare.

What's Included

  • $5 Voucher