North Carolina Triad Beer: A History

North Carolina Triad Beer: A History

North Carolina Triad Beer: A History

North Carolina Triad Beer: A History


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Now centered on Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point, the Triad was home to one of North Carolina's earliest brewery operations in the Moravian community of Bethabara. Easy access by rail and then highways attracted national breweries, and starting in the 1960s, the region began producing beer for companies like Miller and Schlitz. The passage of the "Pop the Cap" legislation led to an explosion of craft beer and brewpubs, and in 2019, three of the top five producing craft breweries in North Carolina were anchored in the area. Local beer historians Richard Cox, David Gwynn and Erin Lawrimore narrate the history of the Triad brewing industry, from early Moravian communities to the operators of nineteenth-century saloons and from Big Beer factories to modern craft breweries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467146432
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 07/19/2021
Series: American Palate
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,135,436
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

The authors cofounded Well Crafted NC (, a project focused on documenting the history of beer and brewing in North Carolina through historical research, oral history interviews with industry professionals and the collection of records from modern craft breweries. All three work in the UNC-Greensboro University Libraries: Richard Cox as digital technologies consultant, David Gwynn as associate professor and digitization coordinator and Erin Lawrimore as associate professor and university archivist.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

1 Beer and Brewing in Early North Carolina 15

Bethabara 16

Salem 19

Salem Meets Winston 21

2 Saloons of the Triad 23

The Saloon Scene in Greensboro 23

The Saloon Scene in Winston and Salem 29

The Saloon Scene in Other Parts of the Triad 34

3 Prohibition in the Triad 36

Temperance Organizations 38

Alcohol on the Ballot 39

Implementing Prohibition in the Triad 42

Post-Prohibition and the Alcohol Beverage Control Law 46

4 Big Beer Comes to the Triad 47

Buying Beer after Prohibition 47

Beer Production after Prohibition 48

Anheuser-Busch Company 50

Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company 51

Miller Brewing Company 54

The Coming Change 58

5 The Brewpub Boom 59

Loggerhead Brewing Company 61

Spring Garden Brewing Company 62

Liberty Brewery and Grill 65

Natty Greene's Brewing Company 67

Foothills Brewing Company 68

Beer-Related Businesses 71

Pop the Cap 73

6 Craft Beer in the Triad Today 75

Local Laws and Regulations 75

Studying Brewing Sciences at RCC 80

Triad Brewers Alliance 82

2014-2019: A Period of Growth 84

2020: COVID-19 and Triad Beer 90

Appendix: Triad Craft Breweries Today 101

Notes 119

Index 137

About the Authors 141

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