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Triangle Brewery Roundup: Cary and Apex

(The Triangle Trend) — Microbreweries are a pervasive, unique, and essential thread in the cultural fabric of the towns we call home. They are a refuge, a detour, and a destination. Whether it’s drowning sorrows or celebrating successes, the microbrewery, like the local bar, fits the bill. Add a generous helping of food trucks, live music, and an eclectic mix of cool events, and you have a wonderfully open and inviting venue. Then comes the beer. You don’t have to love, or even like, beer to visit these establishments, but it doesn’t hurt. Keep reading for our list of some of the best microbreweries in Cary and Apex (and look for our companion article focused on Holly Springs and Fuquay Varina soon)!


Fortnight Brewing Company

Established in 2013, Fortnight is Cary’s oldest brewery and can be found at the intersection of SW Maynard and Chatham Street. While they specialize in English style beers, they have built an exceptional portfolio of beverages using both traditional and cutting-edge methods.

Owner: Stuart Arnold 

Brewmaster: Devin Singley 

1006 SW Maynard Road

Cary, NC 27511 

(919) 342-6604 

Bond Brothers Beer Company 

Established in 2016 in historic downtown Cary, the Bond Brothers brewery, taproom, and beer garden has 14 beers on tap and features spacious indoor and outdoor seating. They fancy themselves a must-see destination in the heart of the Triangle and are dog and kid friendly. 

Owners: Jay and Jeremy Bond, Whit Baker, and Andy Schnitzer 

Brewmaster: Whit Baker 

202 E Cedar Street

Cary, NC 27511 

(919) 459-2670 

Cotton House Craft Brewers 

Located in the historic Pasmore House on Academy Street in Cary, the Cotton House contributes to the town’s continued makeover, further establishing it as a destination. They’ve partnered with their next door neighbor, The Mayton Inn, to handle food orders. Indoor and outdoor seating available. 

Owners: Brent and Caryl Webb 

Brewmaster: Justin Loughridge 

307 S Academy Street 

Cary, NC 27511

(984) 333-0050 


Brüeprint Brewing Company

Apex’s first brewery was established in 2014 and is located near the intersection of the Apex Peakway and Perry Road. Brüeprint says that beer has always been at the center of civilization and social connectivity. Because of that, Brüeprint endeavors to take an active role in the local community and focuses on promoting traditional socialization. 

Owner: Eric Wagner 

Brewmaster: Jamie McMillan 

1229 Perry Road, Suite 101

Apex, NC 27502

(919) 387-8075 

Southern Peak Brewery 

Established in 2016, this brewery can be found off of Highway 64 in the Villages of Apex neighborhood. Guests can enjoy their indoor taproom and outdoor patio. Southern Peak’s philosophy, as noted on their website, is not one of nostalgia, but more a spirit that revives a certain character, defined by hard work, personal touch, and a strong sense of community. They exist to craft a return to community. 

Owners: Nathan Poissant and Ken Michalski

Brewmaster: Matt Ehlers 

950 Windy Road, Suite 100

Apex, NC 27502

(919) 623-0827 

Vicious Fishes (brewed in Angier, NC) 

Established in 2018, this Apex taproom, beer garden, and coffee house can be found at the intersection of Old US 1 and Humie Olive Road. The spacious indoor taproom is complemented by an outdoor beer garden—there is even a pontoon stage (keeping the nautical theme alive) for outdoor live music events. Vicious Fishes’ philosophy is to produce interesting and delicious beers of the highest quality that make it really hard for you to decide what to have next.

Owner: Ken O’Berry 

Brewmaster: John Federal 

2237 Old US 1

Apex, NC 27502 

(919) 362-8972 

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