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Drink Local: Deep River Brewing Riverbank Rye-It ~ Clayton, NC

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Deep River Brewing Co. ~ Clayton, NC

I hear the Triangle is expecting some icy weather tomorrow. As you might expect the grocery stores are jumping with people making last minute trips for bread and milk. I’ve got those staples covered already so instead I made sure my fridge is fully stocked with beer in anticipation of the inclement weather. This week I am drinking Riverbank Rye-It Pale Ale from Deep River Brewing Co. out of Clayton. This is currently one of my favorite beers. It’s is an amber pale ale, with subtle hints of rye and citrus. If you haven’t visited the brewery in Clayton yet I recommend you check them out. They have a great tap room featuring most of their beers and often host food trucks on the weekends. You can read more about the brewery and my recent trip to the taproom here.

Meet the Brewers
On Thursday January 15th you can  meet the owners / brewers from both  Deep River Brewing Company and Raleigh Coffee Company at Brew Coffee Bar in downtown Raleigh. Guests can try a new Raleigh Coffee Co coffee infused beer and a special limited batch of Deep River’s Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout. Event runs from 6-8pm and is open to the public.

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A Visit to Deep River Brewing Company ~ Clayton, NC

Deep River Brewing Company ~ Clayton, NC

Deep River Brewing Company opened in Clayton back in April 2013 and is touted as Clayton’s first “legal brewery”. The brewery and taproom is the creative passion of husband and wife team Paul and Lynn Auclair. Together they have created what is quickly becoming one of my favorite local breweries. The brewery, located just off Main Street in downtown Clayton has a great tap room that is open Thursday through Sunday. It is a great place to relax, enjoy a pint, and grab some food from a gourmet food truck.

Deep River Brewing Co. Taproom

Deep River Brewing Co. Taproom

I took the scenic 30 minute drive from my home in North Raleigh down to Clayton earlier this summer to visit the brewery for the first time. Inside is a great open space with high ceilings and a cool rustic bar to perch at and enjoy your beer. There are also a few large picnic tables and old whisky barrels used as tables providing providing additional indoor seating.

The bar

The Bar

Deep River keeps a variety of their beers on tap ranging between $4-$5 a pint and they even offer other local beers on a guest tap (which I always think is great). On my last visit they had Fullsteam Brewery’s Summer Basil on featured on the guest tap. You can purchase a pint, try a sample flight, fill a growler, or buy one of their several canned beers to take home with you.

Pint of Deep River’s Riverbank Rye-it Pale Ale

I’ve been to the brewery twice now and have sampled their Twisted River Wit, Riverbank Rye-it Pale Ale, and the Double D’s Watermelon Lager. I enjoyed them all, but I think my favorite so far is the Rye-it Pale Ale. They also have several others beer offering ranging from a Black IPA to the 4042 Chocolate Stout. You can see a full list of their beers here.

 Outdoor Seating & Visit by Sol Tacos Food Truck

Outdoor Seating & Visit by Sol Tacos Food Truck

Another thing I lover about the setup at Deep River is the additional picnic table seating outside. The picture of the outdoor seating area above is from earlier this summer. A few weeks after I took it they installed a beautiful wood bar top along the rock wall the encloses the outdoor seating section. On the weekends you will typically find people playing corn hole, enjoying live music or grabbing lunch or dinner from one of the scheduled local food trucks. You can see the monthly food truck schedule here.

Deep River’s Watermelon Lager

I highly recommend paying a visit to Deep River, but if you don’t have a chance to go out to Clayton you can still find their beer for sale in several Triangle bars. Deep River has also started a canning line for several of their beers and they can now be found on the shelves of many of the local bottle shops, Whole Foods, Harris Teeter, and Weaver Street Market stores.  The Deep River taproom is open Thursdays 5-9pm, Fridays 4-9pm, Saturdays 1-9pm, Sundays 1-6pm. Tours by request Thurs-Sat.

Deep River Brewing Company
700 W. Main Street – Suite 102, Clayton, NC (map)
website: http://deepriverbrewing.com
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acebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeepRiverBrewing
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Weekend Picks: May 22-25th

Deep River Brewing Co.

Deep River Brewing ~ Clayton, NC

Thursday May 22nd

Latte Art Throwdon at HQ Raleigh
Triangle coffee fans gather this Thursday at 7pm at HQ Raleigh to watch a friendly competition between the Triangle’s best baristas as they celebrate the local coffee community and go head to head to see who can create the best latte art. Free to spectate, $5 to compete. Event Details

Ponysaurus Beer at Beer Study in Chapel Hill
You are  invited to stop by the Beer Study to learn about the brews of Ponysaurus with Brewmaster Keil Jansen, and to ponder what it means to brew the beers beer would drink if beer could drink beer. Event Details

Find Your Cool Free Jazz Concert in Durham’s CCB Plaza
The Gravy Boys (Country, roots rock, honky tonk, bluegrass) are putting on a Free show this Thursday 7-8:30 at CCB Plaza in Durham. Make sure you stop in The Parlour just down the street for some of the best ice cream in the Triangle! Event Details

Big Wheel Race in Downtown Raleigh
 Like the idea of adults racing on big wheels? The Flow Mini of Raleigh Big Wheels Downhill Monster Race at Natty Greene’s this Thursday at 6:30pm to benefit Action for Healthy Kids. After the race, the bar is offering drink specials. Awards given for race winners and best costumes. Sure to be good people watching! Event Details

Friday May 23rd

PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series
Watch the movie “Dirty Dancing” and music by the Nick River Band 5-10:30pm. For six Fridays this summer, the movie series is expected to attract over 6,000 attendees to City Plaza. This year, the movie series will feature films made in North Carolina. Prior to each movie, the event will host a variety of local food trucks, downtown restaurant offerings, and regional microbrew beer options. Event Details

Blues on the Plaza at Northgate Mall in Durham
Free Blues show 6-9pm by Jimi King Trio, Rocking Blues trio, specializing in danceable swinging Texas-style blues. This power trio from Raleigh features guitar, bass, drums and vocals, interweaving the sounds and styles of many of the great blues giants. (Food available for purchase from Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse and Deli-icous Food Truck; Beer available for purchase from Bull City Burger & Brewery) Event Details

Friday on the Porch at Carolina Inn
Vintage Jazz Band Tea Cup Gin will be putting on a Free show tonight in Chapel Hill. Fridays on the Front Porch (FOFP) is a popular end-of-the-work-week celebration that takes place every Friday from 5 PM until 8 PM. Tea Cup Gin will be performing tonight; delicious food, beer, wine will be offered, and enjoy our comfortable seating on the shady front porch and lawn. No cover charge or reservations required. Event Details

Saturday May 24th

NC Hops and Roots Festival
A family friendly festival Saturday & Sunday celebrating local craft breweries, vineyards, food, farms, and music. Takes place at Shakori hills in Pittsboro. Keep and eye out for Chapel Hill’s own Topo Distillery and their local spirits! Event Details

25th Annual Piedmont Car Show
Free outdoor car show celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Chevrolet. The Show will be at Lake Wheeler Park, 6404 Lake Wheeler Road in Raleigh.  Open Show to Cars & Trucks USA Makes 1990 or older.  Event Details

Sunday May 25th

Ornamentea PopUp Market
POP-UP Sunday is this Sunday from 12-5pm in the Ornamentea Parking Lot. The event provides local businesses, artists and the community a chance to mingle. This Sunday’s market will feature several artist vendors, Big Boss Beer, and Stuft food truck with their tasty gourmet stuffed potatoes. Always a fun time and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Event Details

Belgian Waffle Truck at Deep River Brewing Company in Clayton
Staying in town? Make the short drive down to Deep River Brewing Company in Clayton and enjoy a cold pint in their cool taproom. They have plenty of seating at the bar and at picnic tables outside where you can enjoy a belgian waffle from the new Belgain Waffology food truck this Sunday from 1-6pm!

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