A lot of changes will occur at the Urban Food Group’s restaurants on Hillsborough Street by the end of this week. Frazier’s will close down after Sunday and refocus their energy on a new concept and by the end of this week, Porter’s City Tavern will have cleaned all of their draft beer lines and switched over to all North Carolina brews. Eric Cross, the General Manager of both Porter’s and Frazier’s says that their “goal is to give local brewers, big or small, a chance to showcase their beer, and launch new drafts” and their only restriction is that “the beer has to be great!”
This is an exciting change for the bar and for brewers across the state. 2009 was a big year for local breweries and there are already a handful of bars in the downtown area that carry lots of North Carolina beverages and others that carry ONLY NC brews and wines. This is a great move in an economic downtown to help our state’s own economy.
Below is a list of the North Carolina brews that will be available at Porter’s City Tavern by the weekend. Porter’s will still have their list of over 30 bottles and cans of beers from other places that aren’t North Carolina. Note to readers: Help the NC economy. Drink draft beer.
Mother Earth ‘Endless River’ - Kinston
Triangle ‘XPA’ - Durham
Lone Rider ‘Peacemaker Pale Ale’ - Raleigh
Foothills ‘Hoppyum IPA’ - Winston Salem
Red Oak ‘Amber Lager’- Whitsett
Aviator ‘Hot Rod Red’- Fuquay Varina
Big Boss ‘Hell’s Belle’- Raleigh
Carolina ‘Nut Brown Ale’- Holly Springs
Highland ‘Oatmeal Porter’- Asheville
Huske Hardware ‘Sledgehammer Stout’- Fayetteville