Local Craft Beer in the 919

Oktoberfest, Do you have what it takes ?

  On our Brew It Forward day, we decided that you weren’t having enough fun so we decided to release a Marzen (nice!) and also have a Stein Hoisting Oktoberfest competition. Bring your mugs if you have them. If not, we will have some. Show off how much spinach (or beer) you have been consuming […]

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A Visit To Neuse River Brewing

Photo Credit: Trianglelife.tv Last week I found myself in the Five Points part of town, so I decided to stop by Neuse River Brewing and see how things were coming along. Lots of progress has been made and the guys were very generous in taking a few minutes out of their construction to talk to […]

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N.C. among top states in ranking of beer’s economic impact

Photo Credit: BizJournal.com North Carolina is No. 12 in the nation when it comes to the economic impact of the beer industry, a new report claims. Beer and its related industries pumped roughly $7.8 billion into the state’s economy in 2014, according to an economic impact study commissioned by the Beer Institute and National Beer […]

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The Grainfather has arrived!

Homecrafted is proud to announce we now offer The Grainfather electric all-grain brewing system. Click Here for Price The Grainfather is your all in one brewing system to make beer from grain. The sleek look, user friendly design, and innovative features, make this your perfect brewing companion for both new and experienced all grain brewers. […]

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Beer Prevents Kidney Stones

Photo Credit: EverydayHealth.com A study in nearly 200,000 patients published in 2013 showed that while sugary soda and punch boosted kidney-stone risk, beer drinking reduced the likelihood of kidney stone formation by 60 percent. “Our study suggests that beer consumption is associated with reduced risk of forming stones in three large U.S. cohorts,” says Pietro […]

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Lululemon is launching its own craft beer

Photo Credit: MSN.com There’s the downward dog. And then there’s the hair of the dog. And while it may seem that the only thing to connect yoga and beer is a loose, canine reference, the launch of a new craft beer from Lululemon and the popularity of brewery-hosted yoga classes are bringing two seemingly divergent […]

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Cowboy In Black (Black IPA) Rides in Town

  Releasing on August 10th – The inky night considers Cowboy in Black its friend. Soulfully listen to the tunes of Johnny Cash the Man In Black and enjoy a great Black IPA. Come by The Hideout to enjoy a fresh pint or Cowboy In Black will be riding into select locations starting that week. […]

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Beer Protects Brain Cells

Photo Credit: EverydayHealth.com Xanthohumol — that chemical found in beer that can shrink liver tumors in rats — can also protect brain cells from oxidative damage, according to a 2015 study from China. Austrian researchers reported in 2013 that xanthohumol and other beer ingredients promoted the growth and development of neurons — in the lab. […]

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Beer ‘Polishes’ Your Teeth

Photo Credit: EverydayHealth.com That slimy stuff that collects on your teeth if you haven’t brushed in a while? It’s called biofilm, and beer can keep it from forming — and even help get rid of it. UK researchers tested the effects of several plant-derived extracts on bacteria that form biofilm and promote tooth decay and […]

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