Well Crafted NC

Well Crafted NC promotes North Carolina breweries and their history to a broad community, helping locals recognize and appreciate that the current breweries are part of a long history of brewing, while also providing local breweries with a single online resource that traces their histories and places them within the context of the broader development of the brewing industry across the state.

This project is a celebration of brewing history in North Carolina, bringing people into the area to celebrate history and beer and encouraging them to drop by their local breweries during their visit.

News & updates

Launch Event Recap


Our Well Crafted NC launch event was held on Saturday, April 14th at Little Brother Brewing in Downtown Greensboro. We were blown away by the support we got for the project! We were so busy talking with folks about Well Crafted, beer, and archives that we weren’t able to get an accurate count of how many folks stopped by – but we’re estimating that we had around 130 to 150 people come through and chat with us or look at the exhibit! Read on.

Downtown Greensboro Breweries 2004-2017


Many donated materials to our Downtown Greensboro project are now publicly available online. View 70+ items from Little Brother Brewing, over 60 from Natty Greene's Brewing Co., and over 40 from Gibb's Hundred Brewing Co. Additionally, 4 of our 5 oral history interviews are now up, indexed, and viewable!

Guilford Benbow Hotel, circa 1900-1910

Historic Greensboro Saloons, 1896-1904


From the Cascade to the J.R. Stewart Saloon, Well Crafted NC locates and documents over 20 different businesses in Greensboro from 1896-1904, including historic photographs, addresses, street views, and more.

A brief overview of the Loggerhead Brewing Co.


The Loggerhead Brewing Company first opened its doors in April of 1990, was the fifth brewpub in North Carolina, and the first to open in Greensboro. The business was located at 2006 W. Vandalia Road.

The brewpub was co-owned by Gary Vickers and Larry Stanley, with Duane Abbott on board as assistant brewmaster. Read More.

Pop The Cap


Pop The Cap: North Carolinians for Specialty Beer was a movement begun in 2003 by 35 people with the expressed goal of getting a bill on the 2005 NC General Assembly legislative calendar that would raise the alcohol by volume (ABV) cap in North Carolina from 6%. This percentage had been in place since the end of Prohibition in 1935 when mill owners lobbied the legislature, fearing their employees wouldn’t show up for work on Mondays. Read More.

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