Knowledgeable Brewers with heart . . . tried and tested ingredients from Bavaria . . . and the world’s best brewing equipment are the components that make Red Oak Lagers the Best!
With over 60 years of experience between them, the Red Oak Brewers, known respectfully as the “Brew Crew”, are dedicated to their craft and steer the quality of North Carolina’s oldest brewery.
Red Oak employs “Star Trek” technology, and strictly follows the 1516 Bavarian Law of Purity, created when Leonardo da Vinci was alive. Ask the Brewmaster about the process and he sounds like a scientist. He conducts the Tours discussing the process as you move around the Brewery catching the grainy smell of malted barley and seeing the gleam of tanks, kettles, pipes and 22-ton silos everywhere you look.
MEET THE OWNERS
Mara and Paul Shelton are the proud owners of Tobacco Wood Brewing Company; North Carolina’s first female, veteran owned brewery. The Shelton’s are very active in their community, strive to make TWBC an inviting and inclusive space and of course they love craft beer!
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FEATURED CRAFT BEERS
Gizmo Brew Works launched into the public sphere in April of 2013. Gizmo represents the thinkers, tinkerers, and inventors who make up RTP and the Umstead Industrial Park which they call home.
Dad Jokes Pilsner
Easy drinking low-calorie Pilsner.
Brewed with candi sugar for a touch of sweetness. Light bodied and crisp.
Beekeeper Honey Wheat Honey Wheat
Gizmo Gose Wild Strawberry Gose
Sometimes the best way to unwind is to get a little wild. This gose is a great place to start. First we kettle sour, using our house Lacto to lower the acidity to a tart & crisp 3.4 pH. Freshly crushed coriander and pink Himalayan salt complete the style. We didn't stop there. Ever the experimenters, we added loads of freshly pureed strawberries to add a fruity twist on a classic German sour. So pucker up; things are about to get wild.
A lager style brewed as an ale, this Oktoberfest has the traditional malt sweetness but without going overboard and is balanced by a slight bite at the finish. The body is full enough to back up the flavor experience but not become heavy. Brewed annually for Gizmo's Oktoberfest party.
Yeah Toast! French Toast Brown Ale
French Toast Brown Ale - This brown ale’s body is light but bready. Notes of maple syrup and sweet sugar meld with cinnamon and vanilla, creating an irresistible aroma and flavor. Yeah Toast!
A sexy, silky stout. Aroma recalls roasted barley and caramel. A smooth body on the lighter side for a stout. Enjoyable mouthfeel. Finishes on the sweeter side with noticeable chocolate flavor. Try with spicy foods, red meats, fruit-based desserts, and anything containing chocolate.
Double West Coast IPA
Double West Coast IPA
Double New England IPA brewed with Cosmic Punch yeast and Cardinal & Sabro hops
Graham Cracker Porter
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Double New England IPA
To change your point of view, we present Hindsight. This huge IPA is a hazy as the future, juicy and double dry-hopped with Pacific Jade and Cashmere hops.
There will be a time to look back… for now, keep your eyes on the road ahead.
Style: Double New England IPA
Honey Bun Pastry Stout
This stout has a thick, full and viscous body. Hundreds of Honey Buns were mashed and boiled, providing a creamy, pillowey backdrop. Massive amounts of Buckwheat and Wildflower honey were added to the whirl, melding the former’s chocolate woodieness with the later’s lingering rich, fruity notes. Meadowfoam honey was also added during fermentation, providing a nutty vanilla flavor reminiscent of marshmallow. The result is a symphony of sweetness that will leave your pallet buzzing.
Style: Honey Bun Pastry Stout
Available: Limited Availability
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