Since launching in 2010, Fullsteam has purchased over $500,000 in Southern-farmed ingredients, from barley to black walnuts. 

As a Craft Malt Certified brewery, Fullsteam is committed to sourcing from certified craft malt houses...at least ten percent in every beer we brew. Small-batch beers are often nearly all local grain, and at hop harvest, we're able to brew 100% North Carolina beer.

We seek to pioneer and power a Southern Beer Economy. One pint at a time.

Classics

Limited Releases

Eleven years.
Two special beers.

We're grateful for eleven years as Durham's community center, and as a pioneer in brewing distinctly Southern beer. 

For our rather understated (Covid-aware) eleventh anniversary, we're proud to debut two very different beers. Stylistically, they're worlds apart. But when it comes to "sense of place," both speak to the harvest of summer-into-fall in the Beautiful South.



Spritzbeer

Watermelon, Cucumber, and Lime Leaf ale 

brewed in collaboration with Ripe Revival

We're beyond excited to work with Ripe Revival out of Rocky Mount, N.C. The brother-and-sister team of Will and Laura have a real passion for agricultural and fighting food insecurity. We sourced the watermelon puree direct from Ripe Revival (and for a second watermelon beer debuting in a few weeks), and added N.C.-grown cucumbers and lime leaves from Transplanting Traditions to this sparkling ale. 

It's light on hops and full of balanced thirst-quenching flavors -- a one-of-a-kind, lower-ish ABV, style-defying, delicious beer.

// draft + four-pack
// Triangle


American Chestnut

Madeira-barrel-aged chestnut barleywine

brewed with High Rock Farm chestnuts

If you don't know the story of the American Chestnut, well...you should. One in four hardwood canopy trees in the Eastern United States was a native chestnut tree -- it's why there are so many roads and map references to "chestnut," particularly toward the mountains.

A spore that rapidly spread across the Eastern U.S. rapidly killed nearly all the trees. Young saplings still grow, but without isolated care, the small tree will die within ten years.

Over the years, we've seen real progress with Chinese/American hybrids -- trees that are blight-resistant. One of the region's premiere growers of these trees is High Rock Farms, an estate and orchard just north of Gibsonville, N.C.

We purchased several hundred pounds of ground chestnuts (chestnut flour) and added it to a traditional barleywine grain bill, then aged the nutty, sweet beer into Madeira barrels. Six months of barrel aging produced a mellow, raisiny, nutty, and luscious barleywine. 

Sweet chestnut fuses with the grain bill, adding a layer of malty, honey-like goodness, but it's not like you're going to be blown away with chestnut flavor. It's just a delicious barrel-aged barleywine. And that's always a good thing.

// draft + four-pack
// Triangle

Beer Library

Beer Name Beer Style ABV IBU Status
Carver Sweet Potato Lager 5.2 25
Seasonal
Fullsteam Lager 0 0
Retired
Rocket Science American IPA 7 85
Active
Hogwash Imperial Smoked Porter 8 20
Seasonal
Lucky Straw Farmhouse Ale 6.5 40
Retired
Paycheck Pilsner 4.5 35
Active
El Toro Cream Ale 0 0
Retired
Beasley's Belgian Wit 5 16
Seasonal
First Frost Foraged Persimmon Ale 10 18
Seasonal
Fruitcake... The Beer Old Stock Ale 10 0
Retired
Southern Basil Farmhouse Ale 5 12
Seasonal
Farm's Edge: Dinnsen's Orchard Tripel 9.2 30
Retired
Return To Lemuria Imperial Breakfast Stout 0 0
Retired
Humidity Pale Ale 6 50
Active
Cecil B. Demiel Bier de Miel 0 0
Retired
9-VOLT Sour IPA 5 25
Seasonal
Julius Pepperz Smoked Tobago IPA 0 0
Retired
Cack-a-lacky ® Ginger Pale Ale 5.5 35
Retired
Usonia Belgian Table Beer 4 30
Retired
Attack Decay Sustain Release Coffee Helles 5.2 18
Retired
DoubleTake Double IPA 8.5 66
Retired
Fearrington Summer Session India Tea Ale 4.8 45
Retired
Working Man's Lunch Brown Ale 5.7 25
Retired
Steak Knives Imperial Coffee Stout 12 30
Retired
Low Volt: Blanc Dry-Hopped Berliner Weisse 3.7 30
Retired
Low Volt: Motueka Dry-Hopped Berliner Weisse 3.7 30
Retired
Chombers One Belgian Table Beer 6.5 0
Retired
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Working Man's Lunch Brown Ale 5.6 0
Retired
Seventh Anniversary American IPA 7 7
Retired
White Lily Hazy IPA 7.1 15
Seasonal
Difference Engine Hazy Wild Strawberry Ale 6.3 7
Retired
Daily Miel Farmhouse Ale 6.5 47
Retired
Farm's Edge: Alexis Blackberry Brett Saison 6 15
Retired
Fearrington Fall Apple Rye IPA 6 69
Retired
IGOR Imperial Breakfast Stout 10.1 30
Seasonal
Unscripted India Pale Lager 5 60
Retired
Farm's Edge: Border Springs Gose 4.7 15
Retired
Farm's Edge: Deep Chatham Wild Paw Paw Ale 7 36
Retired
Petrichor Hazy IPA 6.5 29
Retired
Farm's Edge: Bahama Brett Saison 5 12
Retired
I AM NOT A ROBOT Hazy IPA 6.6 35
Seasonal
Archipelago Fruited Saison 5 30
Retired
Farm's Edge: Brumley Forest Baltic Porter 8 20
Seasonal
Farm's Edge: Purple State Fruited Saison 4.5 26
Retired
MB's Stout Oatmeal Stout 6 20
Retired
Thieves of Joy Modern IPA 6.4 30
Seasonal
Farm's Edge: Flying Dragon Fruited Saison 5 25
Retired
Farm's Edge: Triple Creek Grisette 4.8 42
Retired
Brawny Pacific Northwest-style IPA 6.5 50
Retired
Foxfire Sorghum IPA 5.5 21
Retired
1807 Chestnut Vienna Lager 4.9 20
Retired
60 to 1 Maple and Lactose NEIPA 7.2 26
Retired
Fearrington Spring Dry-Hopped Rye Saison 4.5 25
Retired
McRae Cray Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy 8.7 21
Retired
Zach Attack Ginger Saison 6.2 10
Retired
Durhama 2018 Hazy IPA 6.6 40
Retired
You Are Here #1 Hazy IPA 6.4 42
Retired
You Are Here #2 Hazy IPA 6.4 37
Retired
Low Volt: Pink Boots Blend Dry-Hopped Berliner Weisse 3.7 31
Retired
CAPTCHA New England-style IPA with lactose 7 35
Retired
Farm's Edge: Deadnettle Foraged Gose 4.7 15
Retired
You Are Here #3 Hazy IPA 6.4 35
Retired
You Are Here #4 Hazy IPA 6.4 35
Retired
American Promise Double IPA with paw paws 8 30
Seasonal
Pine State Pacific Northwest-style IPA 7.2 40
Seasonal
Farm's Edge: Fox Knob Wild Black Saison 7 10
Retired
Enigma Hazy IPA 7.3 40
Retired
Farm's Edge: Indian Grove Blueberry Gose 4.7 24
Retired
Space Farce Hazy IPA 6.8 39
Retired
Batalager Fruited Helles Lager 5.3 18
Retired
Lemon Basil Farmhouse Ale 5 30
Retired
The Usual (2018) Hoppy Wheat Ale 5 32
Retired
Farm's Edge: Sweet Pitchers of Mercy Mole Stout 6 10
Retired
The Point 262 Sports Drink Gose 4.7 14
Seasonal
People Power Beer (2018) Carolina Common 5.8 47
Retired
Farm's Edge: Weaver Meadow Festbier 5.7 24
Retired
Farm's Edge: Ava Mixed Culture Saison (with Scratch Brewing) 7.6 0
Retired
Surprise Me #1 Belgian Wit 4.8 20
Retired
The Shepard Tone Hazy IPA 6.6 35
Retired
Farm's Edge: Horton Grove Sahti 6.7 15
Retired
Venithé Saison 6.3 18
Retired
Surprise Me #2 Robust Porter 4.9 24
Retired
Surprise Me #3 Schwarzbier 5.2 21
Retired
Countdown Brut IPA 6.2 25
Retired
Videri Gold Belgian Blonde 7 26
Seasonal
Todo Vapor Mexican-style Lager 4.8 21
Seasonal
Surprise Me #4 Mexican-style Lager 4.8 28
Retired
Eleven Eight Hazy IPA 6.9 35
Retired
Shenanigans Dry Irish Stout 4 35
Seasonal
Star, N.C. Saison 5.8 19
Retired
Ultraviolet Fruited Sour 4.6 25
Retired
NeXT Hazy IPA 7 36
Retired
Hopfull Hazy IPA 7.2 26
Retired
Big Tent Golden Ale 5.2 12
Seasonal
The Warmest Color (benefiting Out! Raleigh) Hazy IPA 6.9 25
Retired
Brett Lager Mixed Culture Lager 6.9 14
Retired
Durhama (benefiting Full Frame) Brut IPA 5.8 17
Retired
Durham 150 Amber Ale 5.9 32
Retired
1990 Called / 2020 Calling Porter 5.3 29
Retired
Big Tent Razz Golden Ale with raspberries 4.5 17
Retired
UV-2 Fruited Sour 4.6 14
Retired
We Live In a Society Dry-Hopped Pilsner 5 51
Retired
Farm's Edge: Barrel-Aged Ava Mixed Culture Saison (with Scratch Brewing) 7.6 0
Seasonal
Full Stem (collab with Stem Cider) Graf 6 24
Retired
Music for Airports Hazy IPA 7 27
Retired
Shorthanded Hazy IPA 7 38
Retired
ITA India Tea Ale 4.7 47
Retired
The DL India Pale Ale 3.7 16
Retired
UV-3 Fruited Sour 4.6 14
Retired
Mountweazel Juicy IPA 6.8 32
Retired
Catapult Pale Ale 5.3 36
Retired
Rabbit Eye Blueberry Rye IPA 6.5 70
Retired
Stars IPA 6.1 21
Retired
UV-4 Fruited Sour 4.8 14
Retired
La Frida Mole Stout 6 27
Seasonal
Autumn Lager Festbier 6 15
Seasonal
Émigré White IPA 7 40
Retired
First Frost Belgian Dark Strong 8.8 16
Seasonal
Chai Amber Amber Ale 5.9 12
Retired
IGOR CAKE Imperial Bakery Stout 9 40
Seasonal
Kerning Hazy IPA 7 14
Retired
Coffee is for Closers Iced Coffee Porter 6 21
Seasonal
Twelve Four Double IPA 8.1 20
Retired
Strenna Golden Stout 8 2
Seasonal
Bananas Froster Belgian Dark Strong 10.4 21
Retired
Citroën '19 Belgian Pale 5.3 25
Retired
Hardy Bois (collab with Steel String) Hazy IPA 7.1 10
Retired
IGOR PIE Imperial Bakery Stout 9.8 30
Seasonal
Anni Venti Italian Pilsner 5.7 40
Retired
Lotus-Eater Juicy IPA 6 15
Retired
The Road to Nowhere Pacific Northwest-style IPA 6.6 25
Seasonal
UV-5 Kettle Sour 4.2 6
Retired
20 Minutes into the Future Modern IPA 6.8 20
Retired
Tuxpeño Gold Cream Ale 4 15
Retired
Untitled Document Modern IPA 7.1 20
Retired
White Hat Witbier 5.9 15
Retired
UV-6 Kettle Sour 4.1 6
Retired
Transitional Zone Pale Ale 4.8 30
Retired
Innocence of Trees Modern IPA 6.7 20
Retired
Dayspring Helles Lager 5.2 18
Seasonal
Coyote & Badger Double IPA 8.2 94
Retired
Pierre Delecto (Elderflower) Saison 6.5 20
Seasonal
Big Tent Strawberry Golden Ale 5.5 12
Retired
Malabar Hills Oatmeal Stout 6.3 15
Retired
Maibock Maibock 6.4 23
Seasonal
Wild Durham Modern IPA 6.1 9
Retired
Witwalla American White Ale 4.9 15
Retired
All Together Modern IPA 6 15
Retired
Juneteenth Unfiltered Pilsner 4.2 20
Seasonal
Big Tent Blue Golden Ale 5 16
Retired
Bucky Double IPA 8.5 80
Retired
AFAR: Mango and Goldenberry Fruit Beer 6 15
Seasonal
Encyclopedia of Sandwiches Double IPA 8.3 31
Retired
UV-7 Neapolitan Sour 5.7 5
Retired
Chance of Rain Session IPA 4.9 10
Seasonal
The Usual Pale Ale 6 50
Seasonal
Please Scream Inside Your Heart Double IPA 7.3 26
Seasonal
9-VOLT: Mosaic Sour IPA 7 25
Seasonal
Uzzz Modern IPA 7.3 24
Seasonal
UV-75 French 75-inspired Sour 5 5
Seasonal
AFAR: Papaya and Peach Fruit Beer 4.4 15
Seasonal
Pierre Delecto (Pear & Sumac) Saison 6.8 20
Seasonal
Brightfall Autumn Lager 6.1 30
Seasonal
The Path Forward Double IPA 9 65
Seasonal
People Power (2020) Hazy IPA 7.3 20
Seasonal
Gaffney 2049 Hazy IPA w/ peaches 6.8 30
Seasonal
Blend No. 53 Porter w/ Chocolate, Earl Grey, and Lavender 6 15
Seasonal
Lx2 Session IPA 4.2 10
Seasonal
9-VOLT: Cascade Sour IPA 7 25
Seasonal
Starlight IPA 7.3 33
Seasonal
Oxygen IPA 7.5 30
Seasonal
Bon Débarras! Belgian-style Tripel 10.2 33
Seasonal
Videri Black Stout 5.7 1
Seasonal
Strawberry Quiksour Sour IPA 7.4 30
Seasonal
Champer Kellerbier 5.7 30
Seasonal
Brain Surgery Double IPA 9.1 100
Seasonal
Pine Four White IPA 7.5 30
Seasonal
Canela Coffee Chai Amber 6.5 18
Seasonal
Human | Kind Italian Pilsner 5.2 27
Seasonal
Planet Moon Hazy IPA 7 30
Seasonal
Pierre Delecto (Winter Saison) Winter Saison 6.8 15
Seasonal
Orange Co. Double IPA 9 90
Seasonal
Memento Mori Imperial Breakfast Stout 8.7 30
Seasonal
Delicata Farmhouse Lager 6 1
Seasonal
Churro Churro Strong Ale 8.5 20
Seasonal
Chocolate! Cherry! Berry! Jubilee! Fruited Sour 5.4 6
Seasonal
Spring Peeper Double IPA 9 60
Seasonal
Tomorrowland India Pale Ale 7.5 25
Seasonal
Cold Fusion India Pale Ale 7 50
Seasonal
Honeybell Tangelo Candy Sour 4.8 14
Seasonal
The Turtle Whisperer Kölsch 5.5 10
Seasonal
Ordinary Unicorn Fruited Wheat Ale 4.5 10
Seasonal
Gin Barrel-Aged Pierre Delecto Saison 6.8 15
Seasonal
Tidewater Rice Lager 6 10
Seasonal
Central Park Foraged IPA 7 20
Seasonal
Little Gem Double IPA 8 60
Seasonal
Astro Snacks Neapolitan Sour 5.5 5
Seasonal
Things We Don't Say Hazy IPA 6 20
Seasonal
Meet Me at the Skatepark Double IPA 7.8 60
Seasonal
Ploughshare Double Dry-Hopped Saison 8 20
Seasonal
Pierre Delecto (Summer Saison) Summer Saison 6.5 20
Seasonal
Proper Summer Dortmunder Lager 5.5 35
Seasonal
Mighty Army Modern IPA 7.5 25
Seasonal
Above-Ground Pool Witbier 5.4 15
Seasonal
Bramble Arch Fruited Porter 5.4 15
Seasonal
Avoir la Pêche Fruited Sour 5 5
Seasonal
Common Good Kentucky Common 4 7
Seasonal
Old Orchard Creek Blueberry Double IPA 8.5 60
Seasonal
Watermelon & Cucumber Spritzbeer 5 10
Seasonal
American Chestnut Madeira-Barrel-Aged Barleywine 10 33
Seasonal
Institutional Critique (Collab with Starpoint Brewing) IPA 7.2
Seasonal