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It’s time for a “cold one” and Greensboro, NC has you covered. Whether or not you’re a connoisseur of beer, you’ll be impressed with the city’s craft brewery community.

There are currently five breweries in operation here and two others are opening soon. All range from small hometown breweries to one of the largest in the state.

First in the beer line was Natty Greene’s Brewing Co., serving top-notch beverages since 2004. On a daily basis, Natty’s pairs great food at terrific prices with unique craft beers, making it the third largest craft brewery in the state. Twelve taps serve up the brews it’s most famous for, plus a rotation of brewhouse exclusives, seasonals and one-of-a-kind inventions.

Joining Natty’s for a share of the thirsty public are the breweries below. Belly up to the bar at one — or all — of these local gems and say “cheers” to Greensboro! We’ll say “cheers” right back at you!

Red Oak Brewery is America’s largest lager-only craft brewery. This brewery follows the 1516 Reinheitsgebot (Purity Law), the world’s oldest consumer protection law, which means the beer contains only Bavarian malted barley, noble hops and lager yeast. These fresh, pure lagers are unfiltered and unpasteurized for a rich, smooth taste.

Pig Pounder Brewery is named after a beer launched by the Darryl’s restaurant chain in 1988. It’s a local microbrewery specializing in producing outstanding authentic UK-style beers such as Extra Special Bitter, English Dark Mild, and Milk Stout. The brewery also features an interactive tasting room, made for connecting with guests and educating them more about beer.

Gibb’s Hundred Brewing Co. is a family owned and operated microbrewery in downtown Greensboro that brews a consistently high-quality craft beer with a focus on ingredients and craftsmanship. Visit the taproom and be welcomed into the Gibb’s community to have a drink, learn about beer with friends or take a tour.

Preyer Brewing Co. is Greensboro’s newest addition, and it’s also located downtown. Along with beer, Preyer has wine, Blue Blaze sodas, Beansboro coffee, Vida Pour teas, and mineral waters. The taproom has an open food policy, allowing customers to bring in their own food, order delivery or place an order with the next door restaurant.

Wise Man Brewing is slated to open in downtown Greensboro in late 2015 and Mansfield Brewery is in the planning stages.