It was a short drive to our next stop but we were still behind schedule. Luckily there were beers to be enjoyed at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham.
It took us a short thirty minutes to drive from Raleigh's Big Boss Brewery to the next beer maker on my list. Yes the list was back but only as more of a guideline and less of a "we HAVE to follow the list!".
Fullsteam is unique. It's mission is to craft "distinctly southern beer" and to create a "southern beer economy one pint at a time" . To do this they try to stick to the most local ingredients, sometimes tying in local botanicals, and use heirloom grains to brew their beers.. The words plow to pint are everywhere. They say that by keeping it local it helps not only the local economy in Durham but also for the entire state of North Carolina.
Our bellies were so full. We decided to skip straight to Charlotte. Check in for the hotel was long past and the clouds were moving in, not to mention if we could have seen the sun it would be precariously close to the horizon. For those who have more time on their hands you could stop in Greensboro and hit up Natty Greene's. The taproom here holds twelve of their most popular brews plus a smattering of other brews and seasonals. Downtown Greensboro has a couple great food and beer stops near the brewery so it makes it worth the stop. We, however, did not have time sadly and we trucked on to Charlotte.