Community. That is our motivation. We strive to brew beer not only for our neighbors, but with our neighbors. We aim to source local ingredients as often as possible and actively work with and support our fellow North Carolina brewers. Conquering the beer world is not our intention; brewing the best beer for the local community is our number one priority.
Tobacco Road Brewing opened its doors in the historic powerhouse building in December of 2016 and officially started brewing in August of 2017. Chris brought his brewing expertise to us and shaped this space with his creative beer recipes and love for the local and craft community.
Being in the heart of craft beer country, we couldn’t resist being a part of this exciting and booming industry. Our brewery location crafts top of the line beer, using local ingredients as often as we can, whether that comes from our local malt company or fruit from farmer’s markets.
Head Brewer Chris Atkins
Meet our head brewer, Chris! Before joining us at Tobacco Road Brewing, Chris studied at The Siebel Institute in Chicago, and later in Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany. He completed an International Diploma in Brewing program before returning to the United States, where he put those skills to the test for the next six years at Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery, four years which were spent as the co-head brewer.
Chris’ international and local craft beer knowledge brings a unique perspective to Tobacco Road Brewing, and we’re confident you’ll taste that in his beers.