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Crank Arm Brewing

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89
very good

32 Ratings
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 14.5%
Active Beers: 18
Beer Ratings: 92
Beer Avg: 3.63
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

319 W Davie St
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601-1718
United States
phone: (919) 291-0643

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @crankarmbrew

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(Place added by: wedge on 07-31-2013)
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Highbury09, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of Yetiman420
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Stop #435 on my world brewery tour.

Stopped in early on a Monday. Big, open space with a cycling vibe. Exposed brewery in back. Nice looking chocolate shop next door in the warehouse district.

Eight beers on tap. I had two flights. Belgian Wit with Citra, Single Hop Pale Ale (Wakatu), Rye IPA, Hefe, ESB, Mole Porter w/ Habenero & Chocolate, Lemongrass Ginger Saison, and Pumpkin Porter.

All beers were very good. I especially liked the mole porter - exceptional balance. Pumpkin porter could have used a bit more pumpkin.

On my 3 day beer tour or Raleigh, Crank arm and Raleigh Brewing came out on top. Crank has a better atmosphere.

Yetiman420, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of Zimm
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Fantastic vibe with excellent service. Focus is Belgium inspired beers. Very knowledgable and happy to answer questions. One feels at home when they enter the place. Place is decorated beautifully with bike parts. Pleasure to have had this place suggested to me!

Zimm, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

ncstateplaya, Aug 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Sicem99, Aug 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

boondogglefob, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

MalibuKenny, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

jak, Aug 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Barhoppin13, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

metmorg, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

CavemanRamblin, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

macuistin, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

woodchip, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

RyanAU, Jun 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

WarEagleJeep, May 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

SFNC, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

GJ40, May 03, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Not a bad place to visit if you're an out-of-towner but not a place I would frequent. Nothing bad with this brewery at all, mind you, it has about nine or ten beers although it's all their own selection and I think one guest tap (their beers range from awful to great so it's hit or miss), dog friendly, bartender was nice, so nothing bad. Just not a varied selection, a big, spacey area with not much going on (no food/kitchen) and the bartender, at least on night I was there, had his buddies on one side so my wife and I got respectable service.

clayrock81, Apr 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

zigzag8336, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of bigkingken
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%

Crank Arm might be the best all-around brewery in Raleigh, and I’m pretty sure I’ve been to all of them now. It’d be a close call between them, Raleigh Brewing, Lonerider, and Big Boss, but given the details the edge might go to Crank Arm.

I love the space. It’s big and bold, has excellent lighting, and I love the decorations made out of old bicycle parts. Whoever took the time to put together the giant wall murals of bicycle wheels that all turn together with the single crank of a pedal mounted to the wall deserves a medal. It somehow manages to combine modern, chic, cozy, hipster, and retro all in one space.

Plus, the beer is pretty damn good. I tried a sampler with my wife and thoroughly enjoyed each offering. They have a nice range of beers from classic, lighter styles to higher gravity experimental versions, like stouts with cocoa nibs and chili peppers. I liked the IPA enough to take home a growler of it, and that’s saying something.

The bartenders were pleasant and laid back, plus they really knew their schtick about beer. All in all, Crank Arm sets the bar for Raleigh breweries, at least downtown if not the entire city.

bigkingken, Apr 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Yoda22, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

BurningShodag, Mar 03, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49.1%

OldhouseRecs, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

leftstagebrew, Jan 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30%

sleepyteacher, Jan 05, 2014
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Crank Arm Brewing in Raleigh, NC
89 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.