Since it opened its doors in 2014, Good Hops Brewing has been one of my favorite places to visit in Carolina Beach, NC. I mean, this place is so cool and family friendly, I have no problem bringing in the whole family, (and the family dog...gotta love a pet friendly place!).
Crafting a good beer is seriously an art form, and the brew master (Mr. Richard Jones) at Good Hops Brewing is terrific artist. Each beer is carefully crafted with a perfect combination of hops, and flavor. Their beers are brewed daily using a three barrel system, keeping 8 different types on tap at any one given time. Beers are rotated and new flavors are created to satisfy any craft-beer aficionado. And don't forget about the seasonal beers! Porters, Stouts, and the delicious Bilyberry Wheat, brewed with fresh blueberries; believe me, it's awesome.
The establishment is great too. The atmosphere is so cool and relaxed that you feel as if you want to spend hours and hours with your friends there.
Besides beer, they also have juice and root beer for the little ones. Yes, kids are welcome here. In fact, they have a whole section with board games that you can freely grab and play. Or if you prefer to sit outside, you can relax on a bench, play some corn-hole, or venture to play a game of disc golf.
Trinity Disc Golf Course is located on the property and it features a 9 hole challenging disc golf course (also appropriate for beginners). You can enjoy a good brew and exercise all at once. It doesn't get better than that.
Good Hops Brewing also hosts events, live music, as well as tours of the brewery. You can rent the back banquet room, which features a beautifully hand crafted bar and a spacious room for any party needs.
So whether you want to enhance your taste buds with their delicious brews, relax with your friends and family (including Fido), or play some disc golf, check out Good Hops Brewing next time you are in the Carolina Beach area. They are the best craft brewery on the island.
By the way, my favorite beer on tap, the Donna Golden Ale is the perfect and most refreshing flavor, ideal for any occasion.
For more information visit their website at http://www.goodhopsbrewing.com/