White Street Brewing Co.

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White Street Brewing Co.White Street Brewing Co.
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White Street Brewing Co.White Street Brewing Co.

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

218 S White St
Wake Forest, North Carolina, 27587-2742
United States

(919) 647-9439 | map

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Added by DiverJon on 09-17-2012

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 3
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4.76/5  rDev +26.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bb-magic
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Wo1fpacker
4.53/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jfhrtn92
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of MalibuKenny
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Yetiman420
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Stop #421 on my world brewery tour.

Wake Forest is beautiful urban sprawl. I thought it would be a college town and was told the school moved away decades ago.

White Street Brewing is the model of what I would do if I ever took the plunge to open a brewpub (sans food). Beautiful exposed brick and wood interior of a reclaimed space on a quaint downtown strip. All the stainless exposed with no walls to gawk at while you consume. A couple of big TV's to watch something...if you must. Real dartboards and very nice bathrooms. I'd bet my first born the people behind this spent a lot of cash.

No food but you could bring something in from the places very close by.

The only drawback is the amount of beers offered. What they had was about as well done and spot on for the style. Kolsch, Scottish, IPA, Black IPA, and Double IPA. I had a flight of all except a snifter of the double IPA (wonderful hop aroma/flavor and super dry as it should be). I fancy myself a Kolsch man having brewed it a number of times (and understanding the lager-like challenges). Their offering was wonderful. Not a big fan of Scottish ales but theirs fit the description of a "beautifully sessionable beer."

Servers were a bit ambivalent but I'm looking beyond that.

Had they had another 5-8 beers on tap as well as these, I would put this in the top five of all brew(pubs/eries) that I've been to.

Nice work guys - keep it up. I'll be back!

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of wkfsbeerknurd
2.29/5  rDev -39.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3

Don't expect much when you visit this establishment. I've been a few times...

The Staff knew nothing about their own craft beers. Their selections boards are never updated to show what they have and what they are out of. The have wireless internet but will not give out the code.

Do not recommend.

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3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

White Street has been open for almost a year now, so I thought I'd revisit my initial review.

I have to say that overall I am disappointed by this brewery. After the initial enthusiasm ran out, we are left with a tasting room that is somewhat antiseptic at best. There are no chair/stools at the bar, so unless you want to stand up the whole time you are there you have to go and sit at a table by yourself. I find this to be very off-putting.

There has been live music on several Friday evenings, but each time I went the music was far too loud to have a comfortable conversation with your friends.

What has been most disappointing, however, has been the selection of beer and beer styles that are being brewed. Aside from a flight of flavored dry stouts offered over the winter ( and which were not very memorable) we have been given approximately 5 types of IPAs, (Black, Red, Brown, Imperial Pale and Pale), a scotch ale one-off, a Scottish ale, a Kolsch and a Belgian Singel. IMO, none of them have been exceptional. A couple have been decent, and others have been so-so. but none of them really knocked my socks off and gave me a reason to want to go back.

I have asked several times if they would be brewing some type of porter or stout, and each time I'm told that once the weather cools down, they will have something. I mean, really? People actually do drink dark beers in the summer.

There are so many styles of beer available...my suggestion is to try to make something that is memorable and not just another version of an IPA. I'm having a difficult time with this, because I really want to like this place and make it a favorite place to hang out, but so far it's not working.


(Original review from Sep 2012. Gave this place a 4.5)
Just opened in Wake Forest. This is going to be a go-to location for all of us who live in the area!

There were four beers on tap: Kolsch, Pale Ale, Scottish Ale and Black IPA. Pints were $4/$5 depending upon style. You can also get a tasting flight of 4 5oz glasses for $6.

Beer styles were all very good and fresh! My favorite was the Black IPA, and the Scottish Ale purports to be the best seller so far.

80 inch flat screen on one wall and two flatscreens over the bar.

They don't serve food, however you can bring in whatever you want, and there were food trucks there on opening night. Some local businesses will also deliver to the brewery.

I am very excited to have the business right in town, and I expect I'll be a regular. Once they get wireless internet, I may have to start working from there on Friday afternoons...

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White Street Brewing Co. in Wake Forest, NC
Brewery rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 276 ratings