short list winners

The votes are in, and it’s official: the winner of November’s Chapelboro Short List for “The Best Place For A Micro-Brew” in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area is Steel String Craft Brewery!

Steel String Brewery in Carrboro might lose its outdoor seating.

Steel String Craft Brewery in Carrboro has been open less than a year, but it has already become a fixture on the thriving local craft beer scene. Two of their aggressively-hopped ales are available year-round, and then seasonal beers are featured as the time and ingredients dictate. The brewers try to use as many local and state-sourced ingredients as possible, in their bid to create true North Carolina beers.

In addition to its popular beer selections, Steel String lives up to its name with regular concerts. The taproom’s founders played bluegrass together in college, and traditional music of all kinds is heavily represented in the offerings.

Also on the Short List

Tyler’s Restaurant and Taproom

Tyler__s_CarrboroTyler’s Carrboro location boasts one of the area’s largest selections of micro-brews, with a rotating cast of 38 craft and specialty beers on tap at all times. From local favorites to international gems, they offer a chance to taste the full spectrum of beer (along with their delicious pub-style food).

Beer Study

beer-studyChapel Hill’s Beer Study is an amazing hybrid, combining the tremendous selection of a bottle shop with the laid-back atmosphere of a draft bar. You can choose from a dozen carefully-selected micro-brews on tap, or dig into their vast library of bottled beers from some of the world’s best breweries. Not to mention access to shuffleboard and video games!