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 Bills Brewing. Opening the doors to their brewery is a dream come true and they strive to create a fun, family friendly 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 excited to be your family friendly neighorhood brewery.
What is a DrumTrout?
Many years ago, when Joe was still home-brewing beer on the porch of their WB surf shack, he bought a skiff and it became the "DrumTrout". They made lasting memories enjoying the unique lifestyle on Wilmington's coast. When it came time to open their brewery in Wilmington, Joe wanted it to reflect his passion for the water. What better way to do that than honor their first boat?
What to Expect
DrumTrout was created with a simple vision, to become your friendly neighborhood brewery. 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 atmosphere is airy and the beer is crisp.