Aviator Brewery

Where Award-Winning Beer is Born

Fly With Us

Tour, Drink, & Play

Come see where our beer is made and how we do it.  Located just down the road from our restaurants, the brewery is a fun place to see the beer-making process in action.

Take a tour, sample plenty of beer, and afterwards stay for some fun and games in our brewery taproom.  Sit and relax on the patio, or maybe pick up a game of cornhole!

We have merchandise for sale at the brewery that includes pint glasses, t-shirts, and coffee mugs.

Cheers!

Brewery Bar & Tours

No Reservations for tours necessary.

209 Technology Park Ln (Map)
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
(919) 567-BEER (2337)

TOURS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL Phase 3.  Sorry!

 

NO Reservation Required!

Our tour is $5/per person 21 yrs and older. Under 21 Free. 

The tours start from the back Hangar bar at the hours above.

Children of any age are allowed on the tour!

The tour length is approximately 30min

We have 19 different beers on tap for you to try. Samples of any beer are free! 

We offer pints of beer for sale at the brewery

We have 6-packs, 4-packs, and cases of beer for sale at the brewery

We are more than happy to allow you to try a sample of any of our beers before you buy a pint.

Drink responsibly if you want to.

We give you beer on the tour.

Cans are better than bottles.

Brewery Location (Map)
209 Technology Park Ln
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
(919) 567-BEER (2337)

The Beginning

Aviator Brewing Company started in Nov 2008 in an airplane hangar. I (only one employee..me) initially brewed into two used dairy tanks. Each tank held 300gallons of beer. Much to our surprise we quickly outgrew these tanks!

I added two used 30bbl fermentors to the brewery and the capacity increased. In Jan 2009 we had started distribution into the Triangle area. The demand for the beer grew faster than we could brew.

In April 2010 we moved from the airplane hangar at Triple W airport to a larger building about 4 miles away. We have expanded the brewery yet again and have added more fermentation tanks and a large cooler. We had 4 employees.

Growing

Sept 2009 the Aviator Tap House opens at 600 E. Broad St in Fuquay Varina in the old Varina Station train depot building built in 1910.

March 2011 the Aviator SmokeHouse opens in the old Varina Hotel

Sept 2011 we added (3) 60bbl fermentation tanks to our current 130bbl of fermentation.

Aug 2011 we added a 8 head Cimec 22oz bottling system to put some of our beer on the store shelves.

June 2012 we added (3) 100bbl fermenters and a 30bbl brewhouse.

Sept 2012 we added (7) 100bbl fermenters and (2) 100bbl brite tanks.

Nov 2012 we added a Canning machine and are canning HotRod Red, HogWild IPA, and Devils Tramping Ground Tripel and all of our seasonal beers.

Jan 2014 we finished our addition of 12,000sq. ft to our 10,500 sq.ft.

We sold our bottling line finally! We only can our beer now for better quality.

March 2014 We added an Alfa Laval centrifuge.

June 2014 we had canned 1.2million cans of beer!

And Growing

Oct 2014 the Aviator Beer Shop opens in the old cabinet makers building.

Nov 2014 Aviator acquires the rest of the Varina hotel building and plans to knock a hole in the wall for the Aviator Event Space for beer dinners and events.

As of June 2015 we have canned 3.5million cans of beer!

We just picked up Korea, Taiwan, Brazil for export…May 2015.

May 2015 Aviator signs a sales contract to purchase the Gold Leaf tobacco building in Varina a 5-acre site.

July 2015 we just ordered a still…we are gonna make some liquor.

July 2015 we just ordered 3 more 100 bbl fermenter tanks and a new cooling system to expand our production facility.

May 2016 We ordered our new canning line. 300 cans per minute

June 2016 New multipacks ordered 18-pack and 15-pack. Cartoning machine ordered BrewPack Jr. from SwitchBack Corp.

Aug 2016 Sign new contract with wholesaler in the UK for distribution to 1800 locations.

Expanding

Nov 2016 New canning line startup! One of the fastest canning lines for craft beer in the world! Our new still for liquor is installed and ready for operation.

Nov 2017 We started construction of the Aviator Kitchen onto the Aviator TapHouse. The kitchen opens April 2018.

March 2018 Aviator purchases 202 Main St. in Fuquay Varina. 

Jan 2018 we started the planning of a large brewery expansion to increase capacity on a new 5-acre site with the addition of a restaurant (yep another one!), bar, and larger still to complement the one on the way to the brewery now. Hoping the new brewery has a helipad. We are adding a new 4-vessel 60bbl brewhouse fully automated.

 Dec 2018 we purchased a 60bbl 4-vessel brewhouse that is fully automated.  Construction on the new brewery should start in late 2020 or early 2021.  

 

Stay tuned…!

 

Our Beers

DEVIL’S TRAMPING GROUND TRIPEL 

9.2% alc/vol SRM: 4 IBU: 31 

Our Tripel is a golden colored ale that has a fruity spicy flavor that finishes a bit sweet. The Devil’s Tripel is light tasting from the addition of candy sugar. We add just the right amount of hops to balance out the sweetness.  The Devils Tramping Ground is an actual place in North Carolina….it is rumored that the devil himself emerges from the ground here.  Multiple Gold Medal winner.

 

Available in 4-pack/12oz Cans, 4-pak/16oz Cans, 50L kegs, and 1/6bbl kegs

 

HOGWILD IPA

6.7% alc/vol SRM: 5 IBU: 108

A golden brew made with Pale Ale and Vienna malts. A veritable fest of Chinook, Columbus, and Cascade Hopps then dry hopped with Magnum and Williamette. A very hoppy and refreshing award winning ale.  NC Championship of beer Gold Medal Winner many years in a row.

 

Available in 6-pack/12oz Cans, 4-pack/16oz Cans, 50L kegs, and 1/6bbl kegs

 

BLACKMAMBA STOUT

6.5% alc/vol SRM: 20 IBU: 11

 This oatmeal stout has an explosion of flavor created by dark roasted malts and pale ale base malt. A full bodied stout that has tastes of coffee & chocolate.

 

Available in 4-pack/16oz cans, 50L kegs, and 1/6bbl kegs.

 

CRACKPOT PILS

5.2% alc/vol SRM:4 IBU:34

Crackpot Pils is a Bohemian style Pilsner with a crisp refreshing flavor with traditional Saaz and Hallertau hops.
Available in 6-pack/12oz cans, 50L kegs, and 1/6bbl kegs.

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