Well Crafted NC

Fullsteam Brewery

- Present

Fullsteam's mission is to craft distinctly Southern beer that celebrates the farm and food traditions of the American South. They express their love for community and the land through the Southern Beer Economy. Through the act of commerce -- including a commitment to a living wage for employees -- their purchases (and yours) foster community and agricultural pride, create wealth, and encourage entrepreneurship within the post-tobacco South. And though the Fullsteam mission is lofty, they aim to keep it all fun. At the end of the day it's beer: the beverage of celebration, backyard gatherings, good food, and good people.


Oral history interview with Sean Lilly Wilson (2018)

There's a sense of optimism, a sense of purpose and pride that comes with the vision we have of making a distinctly Southern beer, using local ingredients in this plow to pint vision that we have.

Sean Lilly Wilson is the Founder and Chief Executive Optimist at Fullsteam Brewery; President, Pop The Cap Movement

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Oral history interview with Erik Lars Myers (2019)

One of the reasons that I like that I'm happy and proud to have landed at Fullsteam is because it's something that really resonates with me and something that I'm very proud of, the idea of being able to go in and help grow that Southern beer economy. I think that it's great.

Erik Lars Myers is the Director of Beverage Operations at Fullsteam Brewing. He was the founder, CEO, and head brewer of Mystery Brewing Co. in Hillsborough, NC. In his interview, he discusses the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild, his book North Carolina Craft Beer and Breweries, Mystery, and his current role at Fullsteam Brewing.

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Oral history interview with Brian Mandeville (2018)

As a brewer, just feels very humbling to be like, this kind of non-consequential thing that I'm really excited about, beer... I can use that as a vehicle or a tool to help somebody preserve wild property in the triangle, which is profoundly meaningful and important.

Brian Mandeville was the head brewer at at Fullsteam Brewery from 2014-2018

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Fullsteam Brewery Archive

The Fullsteam archive includes product labels, merchandise art, product reports, and more.

View the Fullsteam Brewery Archives.