Well Crafted NC

The initial project launch of Well Crafted NC promotes Downtown Greensboro 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 in Greensboro, 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 in Greensboro.

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

News & updates

Launch Event!


The UNCG University Libraries in collaboration with the North Carolina Brewers Guild will host a Well Crafted NC project launch event on April 14, 2018, from 3-7 pm at Little Brother Brewing. This event will be open to the public and free of charge. An exhibit of historical photos, recipes, and other items related to beer and brewing in Greensboro will be on display. Visitors will be able to browse the digital project and speak with the project coordinators. Giveaway prizes, such as custom pint glasses, will be available in limited supplies, and we will be collaborating with Little Brother Brewing on a new, unique beer celebrating the event. You may read more and sign up to attend via the Facebook event page.

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.

Announcing "Well Crafted: A History of Downtown Greensboro Brewing"


UNCG University Libraries is excited to launch the new project "Well Crafted: A History of Downtown Greensboro Brewing." The project will collect and promote the history of breweries in downtown Greensboro from the saloons of the 1890s to the craft breweries of today.

We will be conducting oral history interviews with many of the key players in the downtown Greensboro brewing scene, digitizing materials related to local brewing history, and creating timelines and maps to help trace the changes in the brewing industry in Greensboro. Read More.

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