What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Bull Durham bucks hop trends, goes for drinkability

Posted October 6, 2015

— Bull Durham Beer Co. is one of only a few microbreweries situated in an athletic stadium, and the only one in a Minor League ballpark in the United States.

Conceived as an amenity for loyal Bulls fans, Bull Durham Beer Co. embraces its stadium home. This is reflected in its beers: simple, honest styles as delicious to drink as they are well crafted.

In the busy North Carolina beer community, Bull Durham Beer Co. stands out from the crowd by innovating. While the current fashion in brews is bitter, hoppy, and high-gravity, Bull Durham Beer Co. keeps it light and approachable with its Lollygagger kolsch style ale, a German style native to Cologne. And where most wheat beers are notable for their flavors of banana and coriander, BDBC opts for a recipe that lends a lemon-y citrus zing to its Water Tower wheat ale.

Bull Durham Beer Co. was also an early adopter of “Bottoms Up” beer dispensing equipment, which has not only mesmerized scores of fans, but has also reduced beer waste.

With upcoming projects like a pop-up beer garden at the Contemporary Art Museum in downtown Raleigh, and a year-round taproom adjacent to the ballpark and American Tobacco Campus, Bull Durham Beer Co. will be raising its profile all over the Triangle. After its inaugural baseball season, Bull Durham Beer Co. will begin selling to restaurants and bars in the area.

Brad Farran in brand manager for the Bull Durham Beer Company, which is owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company. This is the second in a series of blogposts for Out & About about craft brewing and beer.


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