Brewery Profile: Sub Noir Brewing Company

Michael Stagner's passion lies in sour beers.

Michael Stagner's passion lies in sour beers.

Sub Noir Brewing Company

2039 Progress Court, Raleigh

Phone: (919) 480-2337


Owner: Michael Stagner

Head brewer: Michael Stagner

Brewing system: Half barrel

Year established: June 2013

Flagship beer: Eccentrica; Cassis; Zee Count

Hours: Friday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Parking:Paved parking lot

Free Wi-Fi: No

Dog friendly: Yes

Stickers: Yes

Beers on draft: 4 beers with 1 guest draft

Pints/costs: $6 to $7

Flights: No, but offers half pours

Cans/bottles for sale: No

Growler/howler fills: 32-oz fills (members only)

Crowler fills: No

Wine available: No

Food: No

Within walking distance: PineTop Distillery; Lynnwood Brewing Concern; Snoopy's Hot Dogs

Sampled during our visit: Violet Beauregarde; Cassis

Guests at Sub Noir enjoy beers during Memorial Day Weekend.

Guests at Sub Noir enjoy beers during Memorial Day Weekend.

If you're looking for a small boutique brewery that specializes in sour beers, you might want to head over to Raleigh's Sub Noir Brewing Company. Head brewer Michael Stagner operates the smallest brewery in North Carolina, or pretty close to the smallest, with his 1/2 barrel system. The brewery, however, has an incredible cult following looking to sample any of the new beers Stagner releases – just look at some of the lines he gets at local beer events such as the annual Brewgaloo festival.

A couple things that make this small boutique different than other local breweries is that Sub Noir does accept BitCoin – so if you're looking to spend your BitCoin money, go buy a beer or two there. Also, in the taproom is an assortment of classic video game consoles. From Nintendo 64 to the Nintendo Game cube, hook up your favorite system and pick from over 60-plus games to play.

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