DrumTrout Brewing Company is located in Pine Valley at the intersection of 17th Street and S. College Road in Fulton Station.
Meet the Owners
Ali and Joe Bagwell have lived in Wilmington, North Carolina for over seventeen years. Joe graduated from NC State University with an engineering degree and Ali graduated from UNCW in psychology. Even though DrumTrout Brewing Co. is new to Wilmington, Joe and Ali have several decades of experience in the brewing/service industry. With Joe's brewing knowledge and Ali's service management background, they make the perfect team together. If you are local, you may even recognize them from their time at Bill's Brewing Company. Opening the doors to their brewery is a dream come true and they strive to create a fun and approachable atmosphere. Their passion to create delicious craft beer is matched by their passion to support local artists and musicians. Expect to see a variety of events on the monthly calendar in addition to food truck schedules. Having a young son themselves, they are eager to provide a family-friendly neighborhood brewery.
What is a DrumTrout?
Many years ago, when Joe was still home-brewing beer on the porch of their South End WB surf shack, he bought a skiff and it became the "DrumTrout". Whether it was fishing, surfing, campingWhen it came time to open their brewery in Wilmington, they wanted it to reflect their love for the water. What better way to do that than honor their first boat?
What to Expect
DrumTrout Brewing Co. was created with a simple vision to create delicious craft beers in a friendly neighborhood brewery. Our 12 taps are constantly rotating with fresh brews, along with wine, seltzer, cider and kombucha offerings. The unique taproom has elements of natural wood in combination with beautiful teal floors that make you feel like you're walking on water. The outdoor patio area has ample picnic tables, adirondacks, outdoor heaters and fire pits, providing a comfortable setting all year long! And we are dog-friendly (for friendly dogs).