Monday, June 12, 2017

Brewery Profile:
Sub Noir Brewing Company

Michael Stagner of Sub Noir Brewing Company in Raleigh.
Michael Stagner's passion lies in sour beers.

Sub Noir Brewing Company
2039 Progress Court, Raleigh

Phone: (919) 480-2337

Owner: Michael Stagner
Head brewer: Michael Stagner
Brewing system: Half barrel
Year established: June 2013
Flagship beer: Eccentrica; Cassis; Zee Count
Hours: Friday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Parking: Paved parking lot
Free Wi-Fi: No
Dog friendly: Yes
Stickers: Yes

Beers on draft: 4 beers with 1 guest draft

Pints/costs: $6 to $7
Flights: No, but offers half pours
Cans/bottles for sale: No
Growler/howler fills: 32-oz fills (members only)
Crowler fills: No
Wine available: No
Food: No
Within walking distance: PineTop Distillery; Lynnwood Brewing Concern; Snoopy's Hot Dogs
Sampled during our visit: Violet Beauregarde; Cassis

The taproom at Sub Noir Brewing Company in Raleigh.
Guests at Sub Noir enjoy beers during Memorial Day Weekend.

If you're looking for a small boutique brewery that specializes in sour beers, you might want to head over to Raleigh's Sub Noir Brewing Company. Head brewer Michael Stagner operates the smallest brewery in North Carolina, or pretty close to the smallest, with his 1/2 barrel system. The brewery, however, has an incredible cult following looking to sample any of the new beers Stagner releases – just look at some of the lines he gets at local beer events such as the annual Brewgaloo festival.

A couple things that make this small boutique different than other local breweries is that Sub Noir does accept BitCoin – so if you're looking to spend your BitCoin money, go buy a beer or two there. Also, in the taproom is an assortment of classic video game consoles. From Nintendo 64 to the Nintendo Gamecube, hook up your favorite system and pick from over 60-plus games to play.

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