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Booze Cruise In Wilmington: Local Beers To Enjoy

Without a doubt, the Port City likes to drink beer. Everywhere you turn is a brewery that churns out not only amazing craft beer, but also food that pairs extremely well with said beer. Before hopping on your booze cruise in Wilmington aboard the East Coast BrewBoat, why not grab a sixer or a growler of some local beer? Below are a few of our favorites that we recommend checking out:

Front Street Brewery

Located in Historic Downtown, the Front Street Brewery is Wilmington’s original restaurant & brewery. They offer SEVERAL unique beers that you will definitely want to try. Their Brewmaster has also won a prestigious Gold Away at the World Beer Cup, so you know it has to be good! This is definitely a spot that you want to visit when you are hungry. Try their pulled chicken nachos for the ultimate experience!

Beers To Try:

Black Razz House Blend: The tangy high notes of real raspberry juice strike a profound new chord when layered on top of the complex mocha depths of dark malt.

Coastal Kolsch: This crisp German classic embodies pure refreshment: it’s light, balanced, and clean, with enough nuance to reward good taste.

Wilmington Brewing Company

Homegrown from a small homebrew shop to a 11,800 sqft facility, Wilmington Brewing Company is here to serve you fresh local beer straight from the tank to your glass. Located in the middle of the Port City, they offer a full brewery, tasting room, and a supply store.

Beers To Try:

Tropical Lightning IPA: Their flagship West Coast IPA is refreshing with notes of citrus, mango, and pineapple to the nose. Pouring a pale gold color, there are notes of pine, resin, and malt with a lingering bitterness to the finish.

Sneaky Goose Double IPA: With notes of resin, pine, and orange, this boozey (9.4% ABV) goosey beer has a fantastic malt backbone while being a hop rocket for IPA lovers.

Broomtail Craft Brewery

Broomtail was founded by a husband and his wife in 2014 as way to share their love of brewing, using her Artistic Ability and his Scientific Expertise to develop consistent, high quality, delicious beer. Barry (a water chemist and formulator by profession) began home brewing in 1990. Their recipes surely make for tasty, tasty beer!

Beers To Try:

Moe Beer: Distinct caramel flavor, darker in color, yet light body so it’s not as filling as most brown ales. Looks can be deceiving.

Acerbic Ecstasy: English style hybrid IPA with huge hop aroma and precise bittering.