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Lonerider Beer

- Present

Lonerider opened its doors in Raleigh, North Carolina on January 23rd, 2009 with a beer and a dream. Today, Lonerider is distributed in nine states and is counted amongst top 150 breweries in USA. An Inc. 5000 and CED Top 25 winner, with an eye for quality, Lonerider crafted each of its beers with the highest quality ingredients. As a result, Lonerider has a portfolio of award-winning beers, including medals from the Great American Beer Festival.


Oral history interview with Anita Riley (2018)

A large part about Pink Boots is just communicating that women are here. Women are doing great things. Women are standing out and rocking their careers, and there is an open invitation for women to join the ranks.

Anita Riley, assistant brewer at Lonerider Brewing Company in Raleigh, NC, discusses her education from Asheville-Buncombe Technical College, her work with the Pink Boots Society and its annual Biere de Femme festival, and her writing about women in the North Carolina beer industry.

View the Anita Riley oral history interview.

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