American Promise

Pawpaw IPA


We love working with the enigmatic, curious, and fragile paw paw fruit.

North America's largest native tree fruit, paw paws grow in the wild, thriving in areas with wet soil and sunny canopies. Think riverbanks and streams.

We get most of our fruit from a our dear friend Wynn, a paw paw grower in Chatham County. While foraging for paw paws is great fun, it's less reliable -- and the critters often get to them before us humans are up to collect the fallen fruit.

As for the beer, we married the dank, curious fruit with locally farmed and malted barley and fruity, tropical hops like El Dorado and Mosaic. Hazy, but without lactose. It *looks* like a paw paw beer. It tastes like the Beautiful South.

We encourage you to seek and explore the land for native paw paw fruit. To taste a ripe one if you can. Plant one and care for it if you're able.

And, at this time, we encourage you to join us in supporting the UNC Cancer Center and the Dr. Matthew Milowsky fund, a cause important to Wynn. We're donating $1 per pint sold to the fund and we'd love for you to consider contributing what you can. We love you, Wynn!

Alc. By Vol.
N.C. Malt
To-Go Options
Drink It With
Grains Locally malted barley (Chit), Locally malted barley (Foundation), Flaked wheat, Flaked oats, Two-row brewer's malt
Hops Mosaic, Citra, Azacca
Yeast London Fog Ale
Other Local paw paw fruit

Awards & Certifications

Craft Malt Certified



Local paw paw fruit


Locally malted barley (Chit)


Locally malted barley (Foundation)