On the Main Street of old Fuquay Aviator Brewery also have a bar - The Tap Room,
a store - The Bottle Shop
First stop though was the brewery for a brewery tour. What do you do when you fly private aircraft and have some down time - you start brewing beer of course! When you have so many friends stopping by for a glass and the owners of the airplane hangars say that is too many people then what? You move premises and start craft brewing on a much larger scale and Aviator Brewery is born.
After tasting some of the beers on offer we began our tour around the brewery. The whole process is done in a compact and ultra modern environment. It is a very slick operation with only 23,000 sq ft of space to brew and can now fill 300 cans per minute!
A quick pit stop for a pint before finishing our tour. Cheers!!
Our guide said "Anyone can make a beer, the craft is hiding the alcohol taste and leaving the beer taste.". There were loads of pallets loaded with beer cans waiting to be filled,
Following our tour we proceeded to The Tap House and sat outside on a warm Spring evening, drinking beer and listening to live, local music - pure Southern comfort!