Over the past several years, the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area has become a mecca for local breweries. Across the Triangle area, there are 25+ breweries with open barstools waiting to be checked out! From IPAs, Stouts, Porters to Pilsners here are plenty of great options.
A New Brew in Cary
This week, Kelly and I decided to check out a new brewery in the heart of downtown Cary, the Cotton House Craft Brewers. Downtown Cary is a vibrant destination featuring the Mayton Inn, the Downtown Park, the Cary Arts Center and the soon to be renovated Cary Community Library. The Cotton House is one of the newest businesses to call downtown Cary home.
The Cotton House has a different look and feel than most breweries in the Triangle. The taproom is located in a historic house, The Pasmore House, a registered National Historic Site built in 1900. The house features an expansive front porch with high back rocking chairs perfect for sipping a finely crafted beer while greeting the passers-by on Academy Street.
Inside, there is a room that resembles a turn of the century formal parlor. This room features period style furniture with an original brick fireplace. This room is a great place to relax and enjoy conversation with your friends. The taproom includes a 25-foot prohibition-era style bar with a stunning Italian marble top. There is also a large back deck with views of the Cary downtown fountain and the new library complex.
The Beers & the Bar Menu
The Cotton House focus is on a limited release of beers. Kelly and I both sampled the Hazy Days IPA, while I opted for my second round to go dark with the Houndstooth Stout. Both were delicious! The stout, while dark, was not overly heavy and the IPA is sure to get my taste again on a future visit.
One of the unique features of the Cotton House that separates itself from other taprooms around the Triangle is that the bar menu features selections from Mayton Inn next door. The owners also plan to offer a selection of rotating food trucks.
The Cotton House is a great addition to the Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill beer scene and if your travels find you in downtown Cary, the Cotton House is definitely a tap house that you should check out. I know that I will definitely be back again!
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