This is an archive of The Brewlog, a blog effort we began during Regulator’s planning stages and retired in 2018.

Giving Tuesday 2016: Supporting Local Farm and Food System Initiatives

Since there are still a few hours left of #GivingTuesday, we wanted to take a second to plug some non-profits in our area who contribute to the strength and versatility of our local food market.  Regulator really appreciates, and in some ways directly benefits from, the […]

Holiday Gift Ideas!

It’s the day after Thanksgiving… we here at Regulator are thankful for each other, our families, our community, and–of course–beer.  If Black Friday has turned your thoughts to gift-giving, we’re here for you: we have plenty of t-shirts for the beer lovers on your list, […]

Happy Birthday to Regulator!

Last week, Regulator celebrated the one-year anniversary of our launch party. It’s hard to believe we’re one year old already!  It’s been a blast, and we wouldn’t be here without such a supportive community. Just for fun, we thought we’d take a look back at the […]

This weekend: Eastern Triangle Farm Tour

The Regulator crew is taking a (short) road trip this weekend! We’ll be helping the beautiful Blue Whistler Farm in Rougemont celebrate their first year on the Eastern Triangle Farm Tour: selling pints, and tussling with chickens. If you’ve never been on one of Carolina Farm […]

What’s Making Us Happy to Brew in NC, Part 3: Kegs and Hops and Yeast! Oh My!

In our previous post, we talked about how lucky NC breweries are to get great raw ingredients from local agribusinesses (shout out to Farm Boy Farms in Pittsboro for fresh hops).  Did you know that NC breweries can also source just about everything else they […]

What’s Making Us Happy to Brew in NC, Part 2: Local Maltsters using Local Grain grown by Local Farmers

In part two of our NC Beer Month series, we’re taking you back to the beginning of the beginning – where the grain in our beer comes from and how it gets to us.  Since we use at least 75% local ingredients in each batch of […]

What’s Making Us Happy to Brew in NC, Part 1: Happy Cows

You may have heard: April is North Carolina Beer Month! In honor of NC Beer Month, and inspired by Pop Culture Happy Hour‘s segment, “what’s making us happy this week,” we’re doing a series here on the brewlog: “what’s making us happy to brew beer […]

Let’s hear it for the gals!

It’s been a good week to be a lady: first, the Pink Boots Society Big Boots Brewday on Saturday the 5th–then, International Women’s Day on the 8th. In celebration of these, and the fact that 50% of Regulator Brewing Company packs an extra X chromosome, Anna and […]

Beer for the People: Kickstarter Rye Pale Ale

It’s one of the challenges of launching a Kickstarter campaign in support of a new brewery: federal guidelines prohibit offering beer as a reward for donation. So, we thought: if we can’t give our backers beer brewed with local ingredients–the thing they’re supporting us to […]

On “Locally Sourced:” an explanation of our 75% promise.

First and foremost among Regulator Brewing Company’s values is our commitment regarding local ingredients: we’ve promised that we’ll buy at least 75% of the ingredients of each batch from local farms. This investment (even if, like us, it’s relatively small) keeps us in lockstep with our local economy […]