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TOPO Brewery


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TOPO Brewery


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From the tank to your glass. 

After opening our doors in 1996, TOPO's brewery is now the 8th oldest surviving brewery in North Carolina. We brew all of our beers right on the premises. We're also proud to be the first establishment in the South to have a full-time cask-conditioned ale program on premise.


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Freshly Tapped

Three beers are maintained on tap year round–the Kenan Lager, Old Well White and Ram's Head IPA. Three other taps rotate styles that vary between a total of approximately 20 beers being brewed every year out of 60 TOPO recipes. 

Cask Ales This Week

Pineapple Rams Head IPA: English style IPA with a strong hop flavor, but not overwhelming. Added pineapple flavoring to give it a fruity profile. 

Imperial Stout: A strong dark beer with dark chocolate flavor profile. 

 

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Local Minded

For years we've been a part of the movement to source as much of our ingredients as close to home as possible. Our protein-rich spent grain makes its way to local farms to feed livestock. The restaurant buys meats from a number of these farms, creating a 360 degree local food hub.

The Awards are Piling Up

Top of the Hill Brewery is one of the few breweries in the nation to have platinum medals for three separate beers. Although you can only get it at TOPO in Chapel Hill, we are recognized world-wide for being purveyors of fine brews. If you'd like to peruse our awards over the years, click here for a full listing. 

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Singleton Strong ale

A seasonal strong ale, the Singleton gets its name from uses only pale malt and Liberty hops in the brewing process.

ABV: 9.3%
10oz Pour Only: $5.00

Rams Head IPA

Strong hop flavors dominate, but don't overwhelm, this internationally known beer. This IPA took platinum in the World Beer Championship.

ABV: 6.9%
20oz Imperial: $6.00
16oz Regular: $5.00
10oz Half: $4.00

 

 Lewis Black imperial stout

A strong, dark beer with a coffee and dark chocolate flavor profile. Served over nitrogen to create a distinctive creamy texture.  

ABV: 9.3%
10oz Pour Only: $5.00


Kenan Lager

A refreshing beer with a very light color, a delicate taste and a dry finish. Named after UNC benefactors Frank & Betty Kenan as a token of thanks for giving the proprietor his scholarship to law school.
ABV: 4.2%. 

20oz Imperial: $6.00
16oz Regular: $5.00
10oz Half: $4.00

Old Well White

A smooth and refreshing Belgian style wheat beer that is hazy in the glass. The characteristic flavor of wheat is partnered with orange peel and coriander for a refreshing, sweet and spicy beer.
ABV: 6.0%. 

20oz Imperial: $6.00
16oz Regular: $5.00
10oz Half: $4.00


 

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the assist ipa

In the second annual collaboration with Gizmo Brew Works of Raleigh, together we brewed an American style IPA featuring a citrus and floral hop profile.
ABV 7.1%
20oz Imperial: $6.00
16oz Regular: $5.00
10oz Half: $4.00