Who we are

Compass Rose Brewery opened its doors as Northeast Raleigh’s first craft brewery in 2015. We are an independently-owned 10-BBL brewery founded by two businessmen with a passion for exploration and a love of fresh craft beer.

Mission statement

Our primary goal is to provide an extensive variety of exceptionally hand-crafted beers to our customers at the taproom and around the Triangle area. With our taproom, we hope to provide an inviting setting where family and friends, neighbors and travelers can experience consistent quality while engaging in conversations, renewing old friendships, and forming new ones.
Our inspirations come from around the globe—from our own backyard in beautiful North Carolina, to destinations overseas. By drawing from the flavors of various cultures, and with continuous input from our friends and customers, we hope to develop a long list of unique recipes that appeal to a wide variety of beer connoisseurs who wish to experience new and exciting things!


Our taproom offers over 5,500 square feet of space, with a high ceiling and industrial décor reminiscent of a German beer hall. A mix of long tables and small high tops provides the opportunity to make new friends or catch up with old ones. We currently offer over 10 of our own styles at any given
time (with more variety on the way), along with cider and a respectable wine list. We have a competition-level dart area with two boards, cornhole, and other games, as well as a large projector screen for “the big game” or private presentations. The open concept makes the taproom a great place to host events such as business meetings, parties, anniversaries and wedding receptions. Regular events include Sunday Yoga, Thursday Trivia, occasional live music, and a rotation of food trucks parked out back from Wednesday through Sunday (see Calendar for schedule).

We love our local families–kids included!  It is a goal of ours to allow families to enjoy their neighborhood brewery together as a family, and to educate and promote responsible alcohol consumption.  However, we ask that all children who visit the brewery be actively supervised and well-behaved while sharing the taproom with other guests.  In an effort to offer compromise for those with kids and those without, our taproom is limited to ages 21+ after 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Our Values and Objectives

Constantly pushing the limits to develop new and unique recipes, challenging ourselves and inspiring others
Customer service
To provide an exceptional customer experience every day; indulging the passions of craft beer lovers, and igniting the curiosity of newcomers
Never compromising on the quality of our beer, including seeking out the best ingredients and using local sources whenever possible
Growing as a locally and nationally recognized brand, while always remembering our craft roots
Being excited about crafting beers and our industry, and the chance to share that joy with others in our community

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