Raleigh, N.C. — Crabtree Valley Mall now has a beer garden and bottle shop.
The Crabtree Beer Garden has opened in the old Tomato Pie location. There are 42 taps featuring about 75 percent North Carolina beers, including Crank Arm, Raleigh Brewing, Lonerider, Fullsteam and Wicked Weed. There is also wine and cider available. The food menu mirrors that of it's sister location in Brier Creek. So look for spicy candied bacon, lots of burgers and more upscale gastropub cuisine. The Crabtree location does have one new item though – flatbreads – courtesy of a wood-fired oven.
The former patio seating that extended into the mall is now a bottle shop. There are about 300 to 400 beers available, including local and international selections. Shoppers can also get 64 oz. growlers.