North Raleigh Has a New Brewery – Compass Rose
Compass Rose Brewery has been open six weeks as of this blog post. Located in North Raleigh this is a bright, clean, cool spot to hang out.
Even though you can see it from Gresham Lake Road its important to note you can not drive to it from there but rather turn off onto Northside Drive (which we learned the hard way and had to make a u-turn).
The brewery is located on the corner side of the building and they took advantage of all the windows; six floor to ceiling garage sized windows make the already large space open and inviting.
Polished cement floors, reclaimed wood accent walls and chandeliers made out of chain and rope adorn the space. There is even a large blackboard painted wall that allows for people to leave their mark.
The spic and span brewing space, almost as large as the tap room, showcases seven conical fermenters that are proudly displayed from the tap room through a wall of windows.
There is ample seating at Compass Rose with much variety. You can choose to sit at one of the four over-sized picnic style tables, at two common tables with seats of eight each at normal height or choose the same at bar height. In addition there are 12 bar height rounders and 12 bar stools. In other words this place is huge!
With four televisions you can be sure not to miss a game and the bartender is accommodating should you prefer a specific sport or team.
Compass Rose has 16 taps and six small bar cooler refrigerators for bottles and while today they have yet to sell their own brews, they are offering a great selection of quality local brews as well as wine. They plan to offer their own brews shortly once their tax stamp has been approved.
With flavors like Tamarind Saison, Agave Cream Ale and of course IPA you will not want to miss the tap event. Their brews which I am to understand will be as diversified as the four owners. Compass Rose – is owned by 4 people John Coulter, Thomas Vincent, Jose Luis Martinez and Gary Kohake with experience in the food and beverage industry.
It is a friendly and inviting atmosphere where people can gather to chat or play one of the many board games placed on the tables. The bar also has built in electric outlets so that you can sit and use your laptop or plug in your cell phone. We hope to have a Pints and Pups event here soon since it is dog friendly. I am told there is plans to put in a dog park outside on the premises. How cool is that?Posted on: July 26, 2015, by : Jan Delory