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WILMINGTON ALE TRAIL RESOURCE LIST: Local brewery and bottle shop offers in one place

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Jeremy Tomlinson makes sure Wilmington Ale Trail (WAT) continues to be a local resource on what’s happening in southeastern NC’s local beer scene. He publishes a WAT print edition twice a year: once before the Azalea Fest in March and then after Labor Day in September. However, the spring 2020 edition, slated for delivery right now, is being postponed. Tomlinson maintains a newsletter and calendar, updated with events and happenings, and also launched WAT Passport last fall. The mobile experience encourages people to visit local breweries and bottle shops, complete with maps, money-saving vouchers and prizes.

In light of Gov. Cooper’s executive order to shut down bars and restaurants for dine-in service, Tomlinson is still trying to keep WAT advertisers (many of which also support encore) top-of-mind as locals look to support local business while they can. “Everything is changing so fast, but we are going to try to keep [local brewery and bottle shop offers] updated on our blog post,” Tomlinson says. He has compiled a list of his supporters’ take-out and delivery options, and will be updating it constantly.

“Right now, we are just trying to take care of our industry folks that have been laid off due to closures and doing what we can to make sure we have an industry after the epidemic,” Tomlinson says. “I would ask that if you are going to purchase beer to do so at one of one of our breweries, bottle shops or bars. These are all locally owned small businesses that employ over 500 people in our area. The grocery store chains will survive this; some of our smaller businesses may not.”

Tomlinson knows firsthand how the governor’s executive order and CDC recommendations of social distancing have impacted Wilmington. He heads the nonprofit Cape Fear Craft Beer Week, which was cancelled this month due to COVID-19 precautions.

“It was a pretty big blow to our local craft beer community and those of us that have been working on it for almost a year,” Tolmlinson says. “The menu for Cape Fear Craft & Cuisine [the finalé event] was unbelievably amazing, and with the help of the Wilmington CVB, we had national and regional media coming to town. The city was scheduled to pass a resolution for Cape Fear Craft Beer Week and Mayor Saffo was going to kick off the festivities at our Ultimate Brewing Championship launch party. The sponsorships from that week make up 90% of our operating budget for the year. We are a nonprofit and do not have any paid staff—all volunteers.”

Already, Tomlinson is pivoting to bring back CFCBW in 2021. For now his focus remains on the health of local beer.

Below are listings of all WAT-supported bottle shops and breweries. To join the group and be added, please, contact

Bill’s Brewing Company

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Captn Bill’s is going to be open for take out food, and Bill’s Brewing cans will also be available.

Bombers Beverage Co

Currently open for to-go sales. All room temp product can be chilled in rapid chiller. Also offering a delivery option! Just call 910-833-5107

Broomtail Craft Brewery

Growler fills, crowler & 16oz can fills, and bottle sales

Cape Fear Wine & Beer

Packaged beer and wine to-go as well as growler fills are available. Full list is on Untappd.


Beer. Wine. Cider. Mead. Sake. Port. Cigars. Cheese. Meats. Pickles. Carry out + Growler fills. FREE local delivery 12pm-8pm. 910-821-0362.

The Sour Barn

2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Growler fills, crowler & 16oz can fills, and bottle sales


Flying Machine Brewing Co.

12-8 p.m.

Delivery orders can be placed by calling the brewery at 910-769-8173 from 10am to 1pm. Payments must be taken over the phone by credit card. The beer will be delivered the same day for all orders made before 1pm. A valid ID from the same person who made the order must be presented to the driver. Delivery minimum: $50. Free delivery to 28403, 28401, 28405. $5 delivery charge to 28409, 28411, 28412, 28480, 28428, 28451. 4 packs of cans are available for purchase to-go at the beer tent outside of the brewery. WilmyWoodie will be at the brewery on Friday and CheeseSmith on Saturday to sell food to-go. Details to come.

Flytrap Brewing

11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Bottles, crowlers, and wine are available to-go. Call ahead orders are encouraged. Up-to-date menu available on the website.

Front Street Brewery

Monday-Saturday: 11:30a-8p Sunday: 11:30a-5p
Open for take-out and curbside pickup from 11:30am til 8pm Monday – Saturday and until 5pm on Sundays. Simply call 910-251-1935. Don’t forget the beer! All 32oz beer to-go is only $5. Find the designated parking spot directly in front of the Brewery.

Edward Teach Brewery

For available cans we have: 4 packs $14

German Lager, Session IPA, Peach Wheat, Double Witt

Growlers we have:

32oz $14 & 64oz $22   German Lager, Session IPA, Double Witt, Black Lager, Hazy Pale Ale

Wines: $18

Contempo Red Blend, Atlantique Rose, Pulpoloco Sangria $6, Da Luca Prosecco in both 750ml Bottles $18 & Splits $6

Ciders & Seltzers $4

White Claw Mango, Black Cherry & Lime

Austin East Ciders Original Dry

We will also have Nachofalt Food Truck on Friday from 3pm-8 for To Go Only (possible Deliver Options) and Just for the Shell of It Sunday from 4-7 To Go only.

We will be taking delivery orders each day (excluding Monday) from 2-4. Deliveries will begin at 4p and there will be a $30 minimum. This is by credit card only, no cash allowed, must have ID present at time of delivery. Please include gratuity over the phone when ordering.

Our delivery will be Downtown, Midtown, Leland, Ogden, & Monkey Junction.

Please call the taproom at (910)523-5401 to make delivery orders.

Leaf & Barrel Provision Co

All package product is available to-go, and updated list is available on Untappd. Mixing a six pack is also an option. Delivery available with a $50 minimum and a $5 delivery fee. Deliveries will go out around 6 pm each day, but arrangements can be made for other times. Delivery is card only, no cash.

Phone number is 910-821-1810

Mad Mole Brewing

Crowlers, growlers, and 4-packs are available to-go and for curbside pickup. Customers can call ahead to order & pay with a credit card over the phone.

Makai Brewing (Ocean Isle)

Makai Brewing Company is doing 32oz Crowler cans to-go with hopes of getting 16oz canning started in the next couple weeks.  We have 7 beers available to-go and will continue brewing operations and releasing new beers over the next couple weeks  The current list can be found on our website:  Our hours (for now) are M-F: 1pm-6pm; Sat & Sun: 1pm-4pm.  Call ahead for curbside pickup or stop by the brewery during normal hours.

New Anthem Beer Project

4-packs available to-go and for curbside pickup at Greenfield ONLY. Delivery options will be available after the program is ironed out.



Panacea Brewing Co

A select menu and kombucha, elderberry syrup, kombucha fire, & kombucha beer are available to-go. Take-n-bake options are also available. (Call ahead is preferred, but walk-ups are also an option.) 910-769-5591


Pour Taproom

Limited menu available for take out and curbside pickup. Crowlers and gift cards are also available.


Limited menu. Take out curbside and a small walking delivery radius. Plus beer and wine to-go. Menu available on Facebook. Now offering $7 wings everyday! 910-399-1162

Red Hare (Shalotte)

Closed Wednesday & Thursday

Salty Turtle Beer Company

Growlers, crowlers, cans, and merchandise are all available to-go. Due to health and safety concerns, customer growlers will not be filled. A delivery option is also available through

Session Beer Market


All package product is available to-go, and draft is available in growlers and crowlers. Call (910) 399-4576.

Stalk & Vine

Limited menu, plus wine and beer are available to-go.


Wilmington Brewing Company

Homebrew shop is open, plus growlers, crowlers, and cans are available for pick-up and delivery. An online ordering option has not yet been added, but it is on the way. Delivery requires a $60 minimum + $5 delivery fee.

Tipsy Goat

All package is available to-go and for curbside pickup. Draft is available in crowlers. Check Untappd for current list.

Wrightsville Beach Brewery

Full food menu, plus growlers and cans are available for to-go and curbside pickup. Delivery is also available, but with a limited menu and within a 2 mile radius of the brewery.

Waterman’s Brewing

Waterman’s Brewing will be offering To-Go orders on their full menu (while supplies last) as well as their beer (growlers & kegs!) for curbside pick-up from 11am to 7pm! Give them a call at the pub (910) 839-3103!

Waterline Brewing

Tuesday-Thursday: 2-7p Friday: 2-8 Saturday-Sunday: 12-8

Curbside crowler, cider, wine, and hard seltzer sales! Poor Piggy’s BBQ will be available for to-go food only (no consumption in the beer garden) on Friday from 3-8p. More food truck information coming soon.

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