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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.


Shahab Siahpoosh

Friday, June 15, 2018
I started running with my wife's running club and was introduced to this place, which is supporting the running club and is the beginning and end of the run. Very cool atmosphere with friendly staff even in the chaotic time of arrival of maybe over hundred of runners. Very nice place for us to sit and hang out with our friends after a run. Very good beer of course.

Greg DeJong

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Awesome place to grab a brew and hang out with friends. 4 different areas to sit down and enjoy your drink: bar, cafeteria-like lounge, game room, and outdoors. I love to come here to grab a drink, fill up a growler, play some pinball, and perhaps a card game or two. The only downside is that it is too far from downtown to walk but there is plenty of parking near the building.

David Courtney

Friday, June 1, 2018
Nice place to hang out with friends. Also the third Tuesday of every month there is a comedy night with 4-5 comedians invited and normally it is a very funny night, definitely worth checking out!

Bob Duncan

Friday, April 20, 2018
Their beer keeps getting better and better; the bar food is a good start, if not a bit expensive for what you get. Dog friendly and a very courteous and knowledgeable staff. At least a dozen beers on tap with a styles to please anyone.

Paul Keen

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Favorite brewery in Durham. Hogwash is a favorite. Carver is also good. They have food but I haven't had that. And they sell six packs and growlers. Go! Have fun!

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