Information on:

Durham - Fullsteam Brewery

726 Rigsbee Avenue

About Us

To create distinctly Southern beer that celebrates the culinary and agricultural traditions of the South.

To pioneer a Southern Beer Economy through the act of commerce, where our purchases (and yours!) foster new jobs, create wealth, and encourage entrepreneurship within the agricultural South.

We embody our values in the beer we make. See how we realize these goals in our act of commerce, purchasing local ingredients.

We're four years in, and we don't pretend to have the all the answers to the question, "What is Southern beer?" Maybe we'll never figure it out. But here's what we believe so far:

Southern beer pairs great with food.
Beer is a key element to community, conversation, and the shared table. But beer is not the be-all, end-all.
No one needs to apologize for crafting something balanced, simple, and refreshing. In fact, that's the ultimate goal and compliment.

Local adjuncts play an important role in Southern beer, emphasizing local terroir and celebrating seasonality. North Carolina doesn't have a robust hops industry (yet) and two-row barley doesn't thrive here (well...that seems to be changing!). True Southern beer gets creative by working with native flavors that DO thrive in the South. Just as Southern food flourished by its reliance on whole animal cooking and backyard gardens Southern beer's paucity of local hops and barley can be turned into a positive, if we double down on the goodness that does, in fact, flourish here.
No matter what, the final product must be delicious. Experimenting is fun and noble, but we're nothing without well-crafted beer. It may not be for everyone, but it damn well has to taste great and be free of flaws.


Andrew Zimmerman

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
A great community brewery. Fun atmosphere with a friendly neighborhood feel. Dogs are welcome and if you get bored you can play ping pong or pinball games. They keep a few wines available if someone in your crowd doesn't drink beer. They now have a lot on tap and have prepackaged beer to buy and take home with you.

Paul Riley

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
I picked up a growler of the 1807 beer on Friday. This my first taste of their beer and I'm not disappointed. The 1807 is very good and I have to say that it's my one of my favorites now. Great beer.

Alan Cleeland

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
Craft beer excellence! Fullsteam mirrors the best brew pubs I’ve visited throughout the US. New brews being produced, existing popular brews maintained. A fun place, decent food and a great team of employees to help you enjoy! Thanks Fullsteam!

Culleebo Rodriguez

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017
Great selection of beer, fun atmosphere, and board games! The beer is always good and it's usually not a long wait to get served at the bar. Just a heads up, there's no central AC so it can get pretty hot in the summer. They have tons of board games for everyone to use, as well as two dart boards and a cornhole set outside. They usually have a food truck parked outside so you can get some good eats too! I definitely recommend swinging by for a pint or two.

Robert Lewis

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018
Great spot to kick a few Brew's back. Easy street parking, ping pong, darts and great music. Shout out to bartender Alex for taking good care of a pair of out of state holiday visitors.

Fullsteam Brewery is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media