Fortnight Brewing Company
1006 SW Maynard Rd
Cary, North Carolina
Visited on February 21, 2015
I stopped into Fortnight with my wife, sister-in-law, and the latter’s boyfriend, after a family excursion for lunch in Raleigh. We had some time to kill before a Duke basketball game, and figured trying out a new local brewery was a great idea.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news almost as much as I hate being negative about a local watering hole, but I just didn’t like their beer at all. I appreciate the effort they’re making into traditional English ales, hand pumped at the bar and everything, but none of it delighted my palette in the least. The only thing I found decently drinkable was the IPA, probably because hops are notorious for covering up flavor flaws.
The three of us started up a game of Cards Against Humanity, and I had every intention of ordering a pint after my wife and I split a sampler. But after getting through the flight, we just decided to quit and head home, because none of the beers were really worth ordering a pint of.
Perhaps their lines were off or they hit a rough spell in their brewing, because I swear I’ve had them at festivals before and didn’t find their ware off-putting. But that day, it was near undrinkable. And it’s a shame because their location is pretty cool – a giant space with a big bar, comfy couches, a few chairs, and a lot of board games for people to play.
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