Well Crafted NC: The history, business, and culture of North Carolina beer

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Archives & Research Collections

The majority of our digital materials are discoverable via the search bar above, by browsing the digital archives, or browsing based upon our industry partner. While the majority of the collections and archives within Well Crafted NC are digitized or born digital, many are not, primarily due to existing copyright or format.

Bull City Ciderworks employees research historic cider recipes.

Project participants

Businesses, industry professionals, and organizations within the brewing economy who are participating in and providing materials to the Well Crafted NC project.

Bobby Bush Collection

Bobby Bush is the author of hundreds of articles about the U.S. beer and brewing industry dating back to the early 1990s. His publication credits include Celebrator Beer News, Ale Street News, and Southern Draft Brew News, among others. Under the pen name Suds Brewer, Mr. Bush produced a decade of articles exploring the U.S. beer and brewing industry and culture as a part of his long-running "Beer & Loafing" column for FOCUS.

The Bobby Bush collection includes over 1000 articles, photographs, manuscripts, and publications from Mr. Bush's prolific career and donated to Well Crafted NC.

Craft beer racism and sexism statements, May 2021

In May 2021, brewer Brienne Allan posted a call on her personal Instagram account (handle @ratmagnet) for women to share their stories about experiencing sexism in the beer industry. She received thousands of responses. This collection contains some of the official responses from craft breweries, industry professionals, and organizations to the issues highlighted in these responses.

Web archives

Collections of select web sites, social media and blogs. Archives created with the Archive It tool built at the Internet Archive.