Our Beers

Baby’s Oatmeal Stout

Baby’s Oatmeal Stout is a nod to Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve in a Presidential Cabinet.  A workers right advocate, she was Secretary of Labor under both Roosevelt and Truman.  Baby is a reference to her namesake, Frances Houseman, and we hope that no one puts Baby’s Oatmeal Stout in a corner.

Barrel Aged Manneken Stout

Using a similar roasted grain bill as our Uisce Mona Stout, we boasted the base malt and hops to achieve a higher ABV (6.8%) and bitterness (34 IBUs) and used a Belgian trappiest yeast for fermentation to add flavor complexity. This beer then spent ~10 weeks in white oak barrels that previously held rye whiskey and bourbon. The beer was blended back together for carbonation and kegging. Whiskey flavors and aroma dominate this full-bodied stout, enjoy this beer on those chilly NC days.

Buddy’s Pale Ale

An English style pale ale featuring Epiphany Foundation malt and East Kent Goldings hops. Buddy (always referred to as “my male dog, Buddy”) was the owner’s favorite dog and deserves to have a beer named after him. All humans should be so lucky to have a buddy dog. 4.4% ABV, 34 IBU.

Cascades of Insanity IPA

An English IPA based on an overabundance of Cascade family hops for bitterness, flavor and aroma. As IPAs have trended to more and more bitterness and hops flavors, when can we say we have reached maximum hop overload and just end the insanity? Not yet! 7.4% ABV, 49 IBU.

Covfefe Coffee Blonde Ale

Coffee Blonde is our first Beverage District collaboration beer.  Brewed with cold brew concentrate from Vortex Roasters Sumatra Manheling coffee, this beer also boasts Epiphany Foundation and Vienna malts with Cascades bittering and Simcoe aroma hops. 4.6%ABV, 18 IBU.

Golden Moments Belgian Pale Ale

Belgian pale ale made with Vienna and Pilsner malts from Epiphany Malt in Durham, NC. This beer is 7.0% ABV with 22 IBU from Hallertau Blanc and Saaz hops to finish.

Local Yokel Landlord’s Epiphany India Pale Ale

We thought we would brew a beer based on the grain bill used for a malt whiskey wash and cleverly call it a malt liquor. Instead, our aggressive bittering and dry hopping of the resulting wort led to a great West Coast IPA, but nothing resembling a malt liquor. We present to you our latest IPA, 7.6% ABV, 71 IBU of bitterness, hoppy nose and clean finish, perfect for enjoying here at the Plant!

Mendel’s Dominant Recessive Kölsch

Kolsch is a German-style ale  traditionally brewed in and around Koln, Germany.  We plan on brewing our Kolsch-style ale using a traditional German ale yeast but will focus on North Carolina-sourced hops and grain. This beer honors the father of modern genetics, Gregor Mendel, and his world-changing hereditary research based on seven characteristics of pea plants. Over several years, he tracked plant height, along with the color and shape of the pea pods, seeds, and flowers, which established the initial rules now known as Mendelian inheritance. 4.8% ABV, 24 IBU.

McClintock’s Tiara Red Ale

A traditional Irish ale brewed to honor the pioneering female corn geneticist Barbara McClintock, this beer contains flaked corn, leading to a drier finish. Also, to honor all of the women in our lives, wear that tiara proudly and be yourself! 4.3% ABV, 22 IBU.

New England Style India Pale Ale

This IPA boasts Simcoe hops and is as hoppy and refreshing as any summer night in the mountains and valleys of Western Massachusetts. One sip of this beer will transport you to the stunning views from the Goat Peak observation tower or to the quiet tranquility of the Montague Book Mill and Lady Killigrew Cafe. 6.8%ABV, 51 IBU.

Pit Pucker Peach Sour Ale

Yeast hunters identified a unique Lachancea yeast strain collected in Philadelphia that produces both lactic acid (sour) and ethanol in the same fermentation. We used this new yeast strain in our first sour and added over 2 lbs per gallon of peach puree to the fermentation. With 26 IBU of bitterness and a moderate alcohol level, this beer will become your favorite session sour.

Trudy’s 1918 Milk Stout with Vanilla  (cans only)

Born in 1918, Trudy Elion was a biochemist/pharmacologist right here in North Carolina.  In 1988, she shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with George Hitchings and Sir James Black for their use of innovative methods of rational drug design for the development of new drugs.  Her work led to creation of AZT and acyclovir (anti virals) and azathioprine, and anti-rejection drug. She spent her life encouraging women to pursue science careers, so this vanilla milk stout is a tribute to her and all women in the sciences.

Uisce Móna Stout (ish-ka moan-a) 

A Gaelic phrase roughly translating to “bog water.” We have an Irish friend who must be the lone Irish citizen on the face of the earth who does not like stout, and we can credit her for the name. This beer will also be used as the basis for stronger barrel-aged beers. A version known as Manneken Stout  will also be produced on a regular basis, with our Irish Stout made stronger by the addition of Belgian candied sugar and fermented with Trappist yeast. 4.8% ABV, 23 IBU.

Von Frisch Dancing Bee Honey Brown Ale

This brown ale was made with local epiphany grains to give it not only a malty backbone, but a nutty finish. A lighter color brown that will make you think you have a glass of honey in your hand. Brewed with American wildflower honey straight from the hive, this brown ale tastes so good it will have you dancing like a bee! 5.6% ABV and 31 IBU.

Zöe’s Small American Ale  (back soon)

Zöe was a small, sleek, short-hair black domestic cat that ruled the house, in spite of her diminutive size. This small American ale is brewed with a traditional Midwestern lager grain and hop bill. Corn and low bitterness (11 IBU) dominate with a clean finish. At less than 3.5% ABV, feel free to enjoy several of these beers while remembering your favorite feline friend.

Carolina Fermentation Unlimited Beers

bmc brewing is proud to showcase the extraordinary brews of the North Carolina Homebrewer’s Association very first Brewer of the Year.  These small one-barrel batches of beer are guaranteed to move fast, so get them while they’re on tap!

Cottidae Grapefruit India Pale Ale – West Coast-Style IPA with plenty of citrus highlights from Simco, Amarillo, and Cascade hops enhanced with grapefruit zest and finished with fresh ruby red grapefruit juice.  Hopped to 70 IBU and fermented to 7.5% ABV.  Inspired by Sculpin!

Dinkel Tinkel Saison Farmhouse Ale – Dinkel Tinkel is a traditional farmhouse ale in the French Saison style brewed with 30% malted spelt grain. Dry and fruity with moderate bitterness. An experimental New Zealand hop provides citrus, hay and soft spiciness. 6.3% ABV and 40 IBU.

1711 Burst Pale Ale (cans only) – A simple American Pale Ale exploring a new hop developed at NCSU and grown in Chatham County at Bee Hoppy Farms. This is a single hop ale using 1711 for bittering, flavor, and aroma. How do you like it? Should more be grown?

Black Squirrel English Style Brown Porter brewed with coffee – A frisky version of the historic English brown porter containing a high percentage of brown malt. Moderately roasty with bold coffee enhancement from cold-brewed Aceh Sumatra and fresh roasted Kanyon Mountain Farm Kenyon beans. Moderate bitterness from Northdown hops and an ABV of 4.3%


Stay Tuned:

A variety of specialty and seasonal beers, including Bite My Pickle Sour, Kid Spit Double Rye IPA, Crushed Jack-o-lantern Pumpkin Ale, and many more will also be offered on a rotating basis. These will be part of a line of beers known as “Stay tuned” and will be offered throughout the year, with particularly popular beers joining our regular line of taps.