Chapel Hill in a glass.
Top of the Hill has crafted beers for the Chapel Hill community since opening our doors in 1996. As the eighth oldest surviving brewery in the state, we have had the privilege of playing an active role in North Carolina’s emerging craft beer scene from nearly the beginning! Initially founded on English styles and sensibilities, working in the craft and local communities over the past decades has inspired us to develop over eighty different varieties of beer. From our flagship Old Well White and Kenan Lager, to seasonal favorites like the Blue Ridge Blueberry Wheat, and to new projects like the Campus Session Series, each beer is an expression of the history and everyday life of our community.
We are proud to brew a taste of Chapel Hill, and we hope you enjoy!
Always on Tap
All of our beers are brewed in house and served fresh on tap. We feature our Old Well White year-round, and our Kenan Lager for most of the year (we brew a version with local hops after the harvest in the fall). Our other taps represent the changing seasons and inspirations of our team: English and American-style IPAs, fruit-accented wheats, and dark beers served on a nitrogenated tap.
We source our ingredients from a variety of locales, and try to draw on our community as much as possible. We use quality malted grain from UNC alumni-run Fawcett & Sons, Pittsboro-grown hops from Be Hoppy Farms when available, and locally cultivated honey, among other products. All of our used grain is given as feed to Hillsborough’s Hoof Beat Farm.
Brewing, like any craft, is a dialogue between craftsperson and community, and we are always looking for opportunities to collaborate with local producers. We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas! You can contact the brewers anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.