Sebastian Wolfrum admiring a freshly brewed beer

Wolfpack Brewing Lab

Housed in Schaub Hall since 2006, the brewery operates as a research and teaching facility under Dr. John Sheppard. We aim to develop an educated workforce and advance the science of brewing in support of the local, state, and national brewing industries.

Brewing beer is an art and science, and we employ methods from chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and sensory analysis to produce high-quality products.



  • Pack Pilsner – A pale yellow/golden lager, light-bodied and refreshingly dry with a hint of malt combined with soft, rounded bitterness and spice flavor from Noble type hops
  • Brickyard Red – A light-bodied ale with moderate caramel malt flavor inviting initial sweetness and a roasted, dry, smooth finish

Honors and Awards

  • Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) Editor’s Pick, August 2011
  • NC Brewers Cup: 1st place India pale ale (Chancellor’s Choice), 3rd place dark lager (Schaub Schwarzbier), 3rd place pilsner (Pack Pilsner)

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