UPDATE: This headline/article originally said “only craft brewery located in a minor league baseball stadium.” We forgot about Against the Grain. And probably others. Sometimes we mess up.
Founded in 2015 by Capitol Broadcasting Co., Bull Durham Beer is brewed at the home ballpark of, arguably, the most famous minor league baseball team in the world: The Durham Bulls. CBC also owns the Bulls, which came to fame as the centerpiece of the classic movie Bull Durham and is constantly in contention for league championships.
Operations will remain as they were with the majority of brewing happening at the landmark ballpark by head brewer Tate Little.
“There are few breweries in this country with as unique of a setting and history attached to them as Bull Durham Beer,” said John Glover, R&D Brewing. “We see a tremendous opportunity to take this iconic brand and combine it with our brewing industry expertise to make Bull Durham Beer a household name for craft brew.”
R&D Brewing is a team of industry veterans with more than 120 years of brewing experience who came together to start their own brewery in Downtown Raleigh.
“Our family has had a long relationship with John and his team, and we’re confident that the vision he has for Bull Durham Beer will take this brand to new heights,” said Michael Goodmon, senior vice president, CBC. “I can’t wait to see Bull Durham Beer in the hands of thirsty baseball fans coast to coast.”