Well Crafted NC

Red Oak Brewery

- Present

One of North Carolina's oldest breweries, Red Oak began in 1991 as Spring Garden Brewing in Greensboro before moving to their current Whitsett location in 2007. A brewer of fresh, pure Bavarian Inspired Lagers, Red Oak strictly adheres to the Reinheitsgebot or 1516 Bavarian Beer Purity Law, creating all of their lagers with only 4 ingredients. Unfiltered, Unpasteurized with Natural Carbonation.


Oral history interview with Chris Buckley (2018)

We use a very traditional approach to beer making despite all the automation. We're really just using four ingredients to create, currently, seven different recipes. We do not filter the beer, we don't pasteurize the beer.... We're doing it the way it was in 1516 except we have hard drives controlling the timing and the temperatures.

Chris Buckley is the Brewmaster at Red Oak Brewery

View the Chris Buckley oral history interview.

Red Oak Brewery Archive

The Red Oak Brewery archive includes product labels, merchandise art, product reports, and more.

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