Lonerider’s Ales for Outlaws really aim to please

Celebrate American Craft Beer Week with Lonerider at Total Wine on May 17

Jackie Nelson ours at Lonerider tasting room.

Raleigh’s Lonerider Brewery (Ales for Outlaws) isn’t the fanciest facility you’ll find in the area. But whatever it lacks in atmosphere, Lonerider more than makes up for in beer quality and fan support. Any afternoon or evening Lonerider is open, you’ll find a crowd hanging out at the makeshift loading dock/tasting room.

The first Lonerider beer I ever had was Shotgun Betty (Hefeweisen, with hints of clove and banana), probably at a local cinema, and I like it more every time I order one. I’m also fond of Sweet Josie (American brown ale), and the seasonal porter, Deadeye Jack. You’ve gotta love these beer names!

The tasting room is popular, thanks largely to beer tender Jackie Nelson (said to be the inspiration for Shotgun Betty). She’s never met a stranger and is always a great hostess, despite the heavy demands on her skills.

Brewery tours are now offered second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 2-5 p.m., for a fee of $1. Upcoming tours dates are: May 26, June 9, June 23, July 14 and July 28.

lonerider's deck

When the tasting room’s open, there’s always a crowd on the deck.

And holy cow, how did this get by me – is this really American Craft Brew Week? It is at Total Wine, and in honor, Lonerider is pouring at North Hills Total Wine, Thursday, May 17, 4-7 p.m.

Outlaws are invited to visit the brewery tasting room at 8816 Gulf Ct., Suite 100,
Raleigh, NC, during these hours: Thursday: 5-9 p.m.,  Friday: 5-9 p.m., Saturday: 2-7 p.m.

For more on Lonerider Brewery and upcoming events, visit: www.loneriderbeer.com

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