About Crank Arm

Want to Know Who We Are?

We started with the dream of combining our two passions: bikes and beer. We finally made that dream a reality when we opened our doors in July of 2013 in the heart of the warehouse district in downtown Raleigh, NC.

The idea for the brewery came from Adam in 2012; he loves cycling and saw the need for more quality craft beer in downtown Raleigh. The founders, Adam, Craig, and Mike, combined their varying talents to create Crank Arm with the goal of making Raleigh an even better place with even better beer. 

They began work on the brewery in January of 2013 and officially opened to the public six months later in July. After finding the space and purchasing the brewing equipment, our awesome Kickstarter supporters helped us finish out the space by providing the unique design elements found inside the brewery

What Makes Us Different

With our focus on quality, craft beer and cultivating an active lifestyle in the community, we strive to be more than just your run of the mill brewery. 

After seeing the quality and clarity of our brews, most people find it surprising that all of our beers are unfiltered. Great beer takes time, so we make it a point to never rush our beers. By focusing on the quality, regardless of time or cost, we can continually deliver great tasting beer. 

How We Give Back to Raleigh

Raleigh is a great city, and we love to give back to the community whenever possible. We are actively involved with Oaks & Spokes, which works to promote bicycling culture in Raleigh, and Triangle Spokes Group, which raises money to deliver new bikes to needy children throughout the Triangle area. We’re also involved in the NC Craft Brewers Guild, which is a non-profit organization that promotes North Carolina beer. We are continually finding ways that we can give back to the community whether it’s a ride to raise money for ALS, or hosting a build a bike-a-thon, we love supporting the place we call home.

So, what are you waiting for? Come have a beer with us and support your local community!

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