Our Beers


Six of Twelve

Style American I.P.A. · ABV 6.3

In June 1771 Six of Twelve Regulators captured in the Battle of Alamance were hanged in Hillsborough.  Honoring their fight for farmers’ rights, we brew our IPA with six bold hop varieties.

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Style Kolsch-style Ale · ABV 4.9

Capsheaf, “the cream of the crop,” celebrates the Piedmont’s strong agricultural tradition by pairing local wheat and barley with a revolutionary blend of hops for the perfect everyday beer.

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Tavern Alley

Style Hazelnut Brown Ale · ABV 5.7

Tavern Alley led to a popular watering hole in colonial Hillsborough where friends gathered.  In this tradition, raise a glass and enjoy our American brown ale with a hint of dark chocolate and a smooth hazelnut finish.

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Blueberry Sandy Creek

Style Saison · ABV 6.8

We took our Spring/Summer staple–Sandy Creek Saison–and punched it up with fresh blueberries from Cedar Grove Farm just up the road. It’s sweet, it’s tart, and spicy just like we like our Saison–with an awesome purple color, to boot!  Grab it before it’s gone.


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Style Black I.P.A. · ABV 6.3

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Sandy Creek

Style Saison · ABV 6.8

Grab a pint of this beautifully balanced farmhouse ale and head out into the great wide open–scratch that, you probably have an open bar tab. Stay put and imagine sitting in a [field/meadow/shady glen] with your [best friends/loyal hound/pet unicorn] while the warmth of the afternoon sun filters through [dandelion seeds/an oak tree canopy/puffy clouds] to kiss your smiling, upturned face (but not your beer, because that’s still the perfect temperature.) With me?  That’s what this beer is about.

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Style Pale Ale · ABV 5.1

This beer started with a batch of Six of Twelve IPA whose hop profile just wasn’t up to snuff. While we couldn’t call it Six of Twelve, we could call it a great opportunity: we infused “Battlegrounds”–a hoppy pale ale–with fresh coffee from Hillsborough roasters Joe Van Gogh. The result is so tasty it may become a Seasonal release.

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Lawless Fury

Style Pale Ale · ABV 4.6

The “lawless fury” of the Regulators plagued Governor Tryon in Hillsborough in 1770; this pale ale brewed with jalapeño and cayenne peppers also brings some heat.

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Special Editions


Style Strawberry Hefeweizen · ABV 6.3

Stammtisch is a cool word–as the affable Rick Steves notes, “A good goal for a traveler is to be invited to the Stammtisch — the table you’ll find in most German bars and restaurants reserved for family, staff, and regulars.”  We’re pretty sure most tables in Hillsborough qualify.

This brew was adapted from our Saison recipe for a light and flavorful body. We switched things up with a Hefeweizen yeast, and a late addition of fresh Summer strawberries.

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Style Stout · ABV 6.2

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Blackberry Capsheaf

Style Kölsch-style Ale · ABV 5.2

We took our flagship Kölsch recipe and put a seasonal spin on it: gobs of blackberries from just up the road were added to make this special edition a fantastic late-Summer treat.

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Style Berliner Weisse · ABV 3.5

Light, crisp, and tart: our Berliner Weisse is either named for the “tuft of long hairs in plants such as barley and wheat,” or our favorite hirsute bartenders. Maybe both. We’ll let you decide. 

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Knavery & Collusion

Style Scottish Ale · ABV 4.6

The “knavery and collusion” of crown agents led the Regulators to riot. We got together with our fellow knaves at Mystery Brewing Company for our very first collaboration. “Knavery & Collusion” is a smooth, malty Scottish ale inspired by German chocolate cake–brewed with cacao nibs and coconut. No riots necessary–but if you’re in the mood for a party, wish Mystery a happy fourth birthday!

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Style White IPA · ABV 5.4

One of our most enthusiastic Kickstarter supporters got to design her own beer! We developed this recipe to blend her chosen style (White IPA) with her inspiration (Earl Grey Tea.) Wharrgarbl is flavored with Seville orange peel (source of bergamot oil), and spicy peppercorns. It’s bold and citrus-forward.

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Kickstarter Rye

Style Pale Ale · ABV 5.3

We polled our Kickstarter supporters for the characteristics of their favorite beers and promised to deliver a crowdsourced recipe. The results suggested a classic American pale ale with a little extra spice, so we incorporated a little rye and wet-hopped this brew with Cascade hops from down the street. If you love it, feel free to take credit!

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