Thirsty Skull Brewing

In the middle of winter, we recommend warming up with a cold beer. Thirsty Skull Brewing in Siler City has exactly what you need to make that happen. Food Truck Fridays are in action at Thirsty Skull Brewing on January 14 and January 21, serving up local food favorites and hoppy brews. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., take a seat and get a head start on the weekend.

The Food Trucks:

Friday, January 14 – IDK Kitchen: All the comfort foods, including coffee, biscuits and gravy, burgers, tacos and French Toast.

Friday, January 21 – Smoke City Cooking: A husband and wife team sharing their passion for cooking with fellow food lovers.

The Brewery:

GPS time! Located at 915 N. 2nd Avenue in Siler City, Thirsty Skull Brewing is open Wednesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from noon until 9 p.m. Since 2018, the brewery has been distributing its beer to Raleigh, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas. Founded by father and son team, Brandon and Steve Russell, head brewmaster Eric Stevens and veteran Christopher Hackney, the four had a vision for creating a “small, high-quality and locally-focused” brewery in the Pittsboro area.

The Beer:

If you live in North Carolina, you can shop for Thirsty Skull Brewing’s products in bars, restaurants and in bottle shops. You can also go straight to the source in Siler City! What’s on tap? If you’re leaning toward a pilsner, an amber ale or an IPA, they’ve got it all. Current brews on tap include:

  • Pittsboro Pilsner – German-Style Pilsner
  • Pushing Daisies – Mosaic Pale Ale
  • California Dreaming – West Coast-Style IPA
  • Sunset Amber Ale – Amber Ale
  • Pressure Drop – New England-Style IPA
  • 1830 Vienna Lager – Vienna Lager

Bursting with a variety of flavor profiles, explore the malty, bready, flowery, fruity options they have to offer. Let us know your recommendations!

The Legend of the Thirsty Skull:

The brewery, the myth, the legend… Before you go, you’ll want to know all about the legend of the Thirsty Skull. The setting is a small town in North Carolina. The mystery is a strange light emerging from a graveyard, stretching to neighboring railroad tracks. At dawn, the light is gone.

Nearly a century ago, a man named Bolton regularly frequented festivals held in a small town between Wilson and Goldsboro. He happened to have a rather large skull, as he was a rather large man, and a large appetite for drinking. Smashing barrels with his head, the crowd would cheer him on. One day, he became confident he could smash anything with his head, including a moving train, corralling a group of people to the railroad tracks to watch him.

Of course, the oncoming train brought an end to Bolton and the crowd proceeded to carry him down to the graveyard. Since that very night, the green light has escaped from that graveyard, seeming to take the shape of a relatively large skull. Whether you believe in ghosts or just love good beer, you’ll want to visit Thirsty Skull Brewing in Siler City!