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Type: Bar, Store, Homebrew Store

7250 Market St
Ste B
Wilmington, North Carolina, 28411-9446
United States

(910) 821-0362 | map

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Added by PorterPatrol on 01-23-2013

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 24
Photo of Gyranthir
4.89/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place is great, in the week we were in the area, we went 3 times.

They have some real gems at this place including Prairie - Apple Brandy Noir, and they had a keg of Prairie - Paradise, which is only available via keg, no bottles. While we were in town they also had an Almanac Tap Takeover with some pretty great beers as well.

This place looks like a shack from the outside and the parking lot is unpaved and it's not well marked, but the atmosphere and selection once you step inside the door is unsurpassed, things could be a bit better sorted but the staff is knowledgeable and know where most of the stuff you're after is hidden, tucked away, or stocked.

We absolutely loved this place, we will be back when we are in the area again.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Really the only store in the Wilmington/ Carolina Beach area that I have found, but also a top notch selection. Had a little bit of everything. Some breweries off the top of my head: Bell's, Founder's, Terrapin, Sweet Water, Boulevard, Thirsty Dog, Hoppin' Frog, Victory, Oskar Blues, Clown Shoes. There are bombers (lots), 4 packs, 6 packs, 12 packs, and 1 cooler of singles. Really good selection of local stuff too. Doesn't look like much from the outside, but worth the trip in for sure. Very helpful and also have tastings and live music.

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Photo of kristougher
4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

My Go to in Wilmington, always spend too much while stopping in. Very small store in what looks like used to be a house, plenty of great bottles to choose from arranged very interestingly around the shop. Always have a solid beer on tap to sip on while making my selections. I never go to wilmington without stopping in here!

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Photo of Nemz
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Definitely a spot worth visiting if you’re in Wilmington. A house re-modeled as a store, Fermental offers a unique ambiance you won’t find anywhere else and is one you won’t soon forget.

The selection is top-shelf for any beer aficionado. Can be a bit pricey if you have one of those overly-sophisticated palates, but the quality and variety more than make up for it. The staff is extremely knowledgeable in their stock and do a very good job at providing information and offering free samples without being pushy.

Though I haven’t attended any of their weekly soirees, I’m looking forward to going to their live band shows out back that feature local bands and free wine and beer tasting.

The only real drawback is its location. Market Street is extremely busy at times and the parking situation leaves much to be desired, but sometimes you have to take what you can get and make it work.

Fermental makes it work. It is more than worth the traffic and potential parking headache to partake in their vast selection of exquisite beer. If you’re in Wilmington and love beer, Fermental is a MUST see. You won’t regret it.

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Photo of justintidalcreek
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Not your typical beer & wine shop. This place will quickly become a hidden gem in the Ogden area of Wilmington. I was able to grab a six-pack, enjoy a beer with good company and pick up some hops/brew supplies to experiment with back home.

The shop was once a house so there are a few different rooms to explore and lounge around. It has a family-style charm, complete with a bathroom guest book to leave your mark.

The selection was impressive and unique. I tried some hop-flavored candy I had never experienced and noticed that they had wine-flavored ice cream. Tons of beers I had never tried but the staff had some great recommendations. This is a great after-work hangout spot, or just a great place to go talk good beer/wine.

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Fermental in Wilmington, NC
4.27 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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