Fullsteam Brewery

Fullsteam Brewery

Brewery and Beer Garden$$$$
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    Chris M.
    "Contrary to what that one donkey says, summer basil is delicious."(6 Tips)
    Nick D.
    "Get the Cackalacky, and you won't regret it!"(6 Tips)
    Beer 47
    "First Frost in particular is fantastic."(4 Tips)
    "hogwash bacon beer"(4 Tips)
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  • Nick D.heart icon on user image
    Nick DiColandreaJanuary 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Start with the Southern Lager, the brew that made Fullsteam. Then go down the rabbit hole with the rest of their delightful beers! Great open atmosphere for catching up with friends, old and new!
  • Stephni H.heart icon on user image
    Stephni HillFebruary 20, 2015
    All you beer loving yogis: don't miss out on Sunday yoga. It's donation based, and finishes up right at noon so you can grab a beer afterwards. Be sure to get there early though, it fills up quick.
  • Michael M.heart icon on user image
    Michael MJune 21, 2015
    Comfortable seating, wide variety of beers to try with new ones coming on"steam" frequently. Buy their outstanding design tshirts to show your friends your excellent taste in locally brewed beer.
  • The News & Observer
    Try any of their Plow to Pint beers, which are made with North Carolina agricultural products. Try Hogwash, a hickory-smoked porter; Carver Sweet Potato and First Frost, a wild persimmon ale. Read more
  • Kaitlinheart icon on user image
    KaitlinOctober 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite brewery in the Triangle. Haven't had a bad beer there yet, and the atmosphere is just awesome. Working Man's Lunch is my all-time fave. Great seasonals, too.
  • jiresellheart icon on user image
    jiresellJanuary 1, 2017
    Really enjoyed the variety of beers here! They also have a great selection of board games to play while you drink.
  • Teresa P.heart icon on user image
    Teresa PetroAugust 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Come with a clean palate/flush your tastebuds with water, so you can taste the wonderful complexity of these beers! Then fill up on whatever awesome food truck is parked outside.
  • Melissa K.
    Melissa KMay 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love getting the half pints ($2 each!) and sampling different brews. The bourbon beer is fantastic - and so is the people watching. If you're hungry, hit up the food trucks.
  • Carlos M.
    Carlos MApril 21, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    Make sure to go to Trivia on Thursdays, but be sure to go early it fills up fast. Awesome selection of beers, for something a little funky try to the Kentucky Common
  • James W.
    James WhiteApril 22, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    This place is awesome; they have guest taps, guest tap events, R&D beers and their new stuff with Rachel's yeast is killer! GO NOW!
  • Kheart icon on user image
    KFebruary 17, 2016
    Cool space. Beers are A+, especially the CackaLacky! Nice stage space & lots of room. Even have games to play as you walk in.
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew TNovember 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful place to hang out with tasty microbrews & a food truck out front. This is a dog & family friendly place, there are often several young kids around.
  • Jane A.heart icon on user image
    Jane AgueroMarch 19, 2018
    Great selection of unconventional beer varieties - actually got to do a sampling of sours as opposed to having only one option.
  • Valentinos Food Truck
    Valentinos Food TruckJuly 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    No Bull Hero $ 8 Thin sliced spice cured sliced roasted pork tenderloin with bacon,provolone cheese & ciderworks glaze!
  • Will B.heart icon on user image
    Will BumgarnerOctober 8, 2015
    Best brewery in Durham, hands down. Welcoming atmosphere and great selection of bar games, as well as ample seating.
  • Jordan G.heart icon on user image
    Jordan GrosecloseSeptember 27, 2014
    One of the best breweries around. Great beers with standard and unique choices. Love the atmosphere.
  • Greg F.heart icon on user image
    Greg FullerJuly 10, 2018
    Nice microbrew right next door to the Pit restaurant. Only could try one beer but it was good and left me wanting more.
  • Visit North Carolina
    Check out the Conde Nast Traveler's Fullsteam Brewery review. They're a fan of the plow-to-pint approach and the "forager" series, as we all are. Read more
  • Keith K.heart icon on user image
    Keith KisselSeptember 5, 2014
    The hogwash is delicious. Keep a Look out for food trucks in the area as well for a bite to eat.
  • allie s.
    allie sanfiAugust 2, 2011
    awesome space, awesome owners. the summer basil beer is great (especially with pizza). i hope they make the persimmon beer again this winter.
  • Dean B.
    Dean BrowellMay 25, 2012
    Wonderful and unique beers in a truly memorable space - plus fantastic food trucks often support outside! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • John B.heart icon on user image
    John BurnorNovember 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantastic beer! Great atmosphere: live music, board games, darts, you name it. Definitely try the Hog Wash porter!
  • Christopher A.heart icon on user image
    Christopher AzarFebruary 1, 2015
    Do your mouth a favor and grab a sweet potato beer
  • Chris M.
    Chris MuirSeptember 24, 2011
    Contrary to what that one donkey says, summer basil is delicious.
  • Marionheart icon on user image
    MarionNovember 2, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Beasley's honey white, First Frost (persimmon winter seasonal), or Cackalacky (ginger pale ale) = guaranteed success.
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CJuly 30, 2014
    Great brewery. Try out the flight so you can figure out what your favorite flavor is.
  • Jaimie M.
    Jaimie McBrideAugust 10, 2016
    I love their beer and laid back atmosphere.
  • Amanda B.heart icon on user image
    Amanda BurdNovember 30, 2014
    Loved their Cackalacky Ginger Pale Ale, the Belgian wit with black pepper and the Rocket Science IPA.
  • RaleighWhatsUpheart icon on user image
    RaleighWhatsUpAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great hangout spot! Super casual, even kid friendly with ping pong and old school pinball machines. Love their beers.
  • Jess G.heart icon on user image
    Jess GAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Lots of dogs and kids if either of those are your thing. Always a good food truck out front.
  • Chris V.
    Chris VuocoloApril 25, 2014
    Come here when stuff at Durham Central Park, like the Art Of Cool Fest, gets rained out.
  • Candace C.
    Candace CorbettJanuary 12, 2014
    El Toro - "American Cream Ale" - this beer is awesome but tastes slightly like boiled peanuts.
  • Michal S.heart icon on user image
    Michal SchmittMarch 8, 2016
    Rocket Science (beer) is excellent. Board games and ping pong inside. Dog friendly.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RomanJune 5, 2011
    Not a hop head? Carver sweet potato is awesome, as is the El Toro cream ale (though it's weak). And try the pear cider if they have it on tap.
    BRANDON ViscontiMay 5, 2012
    Try the hogwash bacon beer if you enjoy dark, beasly's is delicious if you want something on the lighter side
  • Jordan G.heart icon on user image
    Jordan GrosecloseJanuary 6, 2015
    Amazing local brewery with an amazing atmosphere.
  • Brad S.
    Brad SimpsonDecember 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The seasonal beers are great. Try the one hop rye and the basil.
  • Valentinos Food Truck
    Valentinos Food TruckAugust 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Fullsteam Head And Enjoy What's Left of the Weekend with us till 8pm
  • Jim C.heart icon on user image
    Jim CzechMay 27, 2016
    Great selection of beers, and friendly staff.
  • Liz D.heart icon on user image
    Liz DanielianAugust 11, 2014
    Great beer, dog friendly, a great place to hang out.
  • Beer 47heart icon on user image
    Beer 47March 17, 2012
    Try a beer from the Forager series. Maybe with local fruit. First Frost in particular is fantastic.
  • Margret Anne
    Margret AnneOctober 30, 2012
    Love the carver sweet potato lager. Fab food trucks outside, Nom Nom
  • Thomas M.heart icon on user image
    Thomas MifsudJune 3, 2016
    Drink the Cackalacky! One of a kind and absolutely delicious!
  • Nick D.heart icon on user image
    Nick DiColandreaJune 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Cackalacky, and you won't regret it!
  • Carlos P.
    Carlos PerezMarch 13, 2013
    The Fullsteam beer is good. Like a red hook kind of taste.
  • Ethan M.heart icon on user image
    Ethan MooreAugust 30, 2017
    Beers were okay. Nothing struck me as particularly amazing. It felt like it wanted to be hipster, but also wanted rich people money.
  • Christopher A.heart icon on user image
    Christopher AzarFebruary 2, 2015
    Dog friendly! Bring you pooch or pet a strange pup!
  • Kristal K.heart icon on user image
    Kristal KatherineDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Their regular beers are awesome, but be sure to try their seasonal beers, too!
  • Mandy B.heart icon on user image
    Mandy BurganDecember 28, 2014
    Get a flight. $9. Great vibe, great beer.
  • Tresa P.
    Tresa PickupJuly 29, 2018
    The Basil beer is awesome.
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