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Raleigh Brewing Company

- Present

Raleigh Brewing’s mission is to embrace the City of Oaks (Raleigh) with every beer brewed. From the murals of the capital city on the taproom walls, to the names of our beers and our involvement with local community organizations and nonprofits, we thrive for this city. Raleigh Brewing is currently operating on a 20bbl and 3bbl brew house, with a taproom pouring 32 taps 7 days a week. RBC is in over 200 accounts in the Triangle area of NC and Wilmington.​


Oral history interview with Kristie Nystedt (2022)

Our whole intention with Raleigh Brewing was always to be very community and local focused, and not really to expand too far out of the Triangle with distribution and just really being somebody who's integrated in the community and a thread of what's going on here and around the Raleigh area.

Kristie Nystedt is the president of Raleigh Brewing Company, Atlantic Brew Supply (ABS), and ABS Commercial. In this interview, she discusses the operations of both Raleigh Brewing and the two brewing supply companies. She talks about the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic and associated supply chain issues impacted all three businesses. She also discusses the role of organizations like the Pink Boots Society in supporting women in the craft beer and brewing industry.

View the Kristie Nystedt oral history interview.

Raleigh Brewing Company Archive