Monday, June 19, 2017

Brewery Profile:
Big Boss Brewing Company

Big Boss Brewing Company in Raleigh.

Big Boss Brewing Company
1249 Wicker Drive, Raleigh

Phone: (919) 834-0045

Owners: Geoff Lamb and Brad Wynn
Head brewer: Bobby McInerny
Brewing system: 20 barrel
Year established: 2006
Flagship beer: Bad Penny, Hell's Belle, High Roller
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 3 p.m. - 12 a.m.; Friday: 2 p.m. - 2 a.m.; Saturday: 12 p.m. - 2 a.m.; Sunday: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Parking: Paved parking lot, street parking
Free Wi-Fi: Yes
Dog friendly: Yes. Offers water bowels and dog treats
Stickers: Yes

Beers on draft: 22 beers on draft

Pints/costs: $4 to $5, some higher-gravity beers, $6
Flights: $8 for four 4-oz. pours
Cans/bottles for sale: Yes
Growler/howler fills: Yes
Crowler fills: No
Wine available: Yes
Food: Local food trucks, delivery menus
Within walking distance: Lynwood Brewing Concern; Sub Noir Brewing Company
Sampled during our visit: Blanco Diable with Cucumber and Lime Zest; Blood Orange High Roller; Foeder #2 with Cranberry; Bumps & Bruises with Guava; Space Mistress Saison

Related Story: Find out how Big Boss' Blood Orange High Roller compared against other NC IPA's in our Sweet Sixteen IPA Challenge. 

Big Boss Brewing is one of Raleigh's oldest breweries, celebrating its 10-year anniversary in late 2016. It is the collaboration of Geoff Lamb and Brad Wynn, who has an extensive brewing experience with places such as Victory, Wild Goose and Native Brewing Company.

Related Story: Bottle releases from Big Boss and Crank Arm breweries fill up weekend adventures.

Today you can find Big Boss in just about every grocery store in the state. Just head to the beer aisle in stores such as Publix, Harris Teeter, Lowe's Foods, Total Wine, etc. But if you're looking to try something that's not the mainstream, head to the taproom, where they serve up 22 beers on draft. There you can sample the Bumps & Bruises Gose series – while we were there they had a Strawberry, Guava and Pineapple variants. The brewery also offers its Strange Cargo Drafts, which featured a Belgian Dubbel, sour Blonde, an American Wild Ale, and a sour straight out of one of its Foeders.