Integral to Flytrap's mission is giving back and supporting the community through partnership efforts which raise awareness and financial support for causes we stand behind. We are thrilled to see this list grow as we do!

Local Partners

Native Brew - Our State Magazine, February 2017

The beer and the artwork are both local at Flytrap Brewing- Port City Daily, November 2016

Flytrap Brewing Soon To Have More On Tap -  WilmingtonBiz.com, September 2016

Wilmington Ale Trail - Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015

Swell Ales - North Brunswick Magazine, Summer 2015

America’s Beeriest Beach Towns 2015 - Craftbeer.com, July  2015

A Beer Lover’s Guide to Wilmington (and the Cape Fear region) in 36 Hours - Our State Magazine, June 2015

Flytrap Brewery Hosts Geek-N-Taps Event - Wilmington Business Journal, April 2015

Crafting a Community - Wilmington Magazine,  March-April 2015

Friday Brew Review - Wilmington Beer Blog  January, 2015

National trend proves women and beer DO mix - Wilmington StarNews,  December 2014

City's latest brewery raises awareness, funds for Venus Flytraps - Port City Daily,  October 2014

Flytrap Brewery to celebrate Grand Opening - Wilmington Business Journal,  October 2104

Wilmington businesses  ready to hop on  craft beer craze -  WWAY,  July 2014

Wilmington Looks for Public Feedback on Craft Breweries - Time Warner Cable News,  May 2014

Wilmington wants input on brewery rules- WWAY,  May 2014

Mike Barlas, craft brewer - Creative Profiles ILM,  May 2014

Short film about local beer  brewing on tap Thursday - Wilmington StarNews, May 2014

Four new brewpubs help put Wilmington on the craft-beer map - Devour Magazine , Spring/Summer 2014

Craft beer makers hit the beach - Wilmington StarNews,  April 2014

Breweries opening in Wilmington; City tries to draw more - Wilmington StarNews,  April 2014

Cheers: It's a Brewery Breakout - Focus on the Coast,  April 2014

Brewing Potential - Wilmington Business Journal,  March 2014

New brewery and tap room  coming to Downtown Wilmington - WWAY,  March 2104

Snappy new Wilmington brewery hopes to protect Venus flytraps -  Triangle Business Journal, March 2014

Raise your glasses to trend of new breweries in area - Wilmington StarNews,  October 2013

Homebrew Mania: Beer lovers delight in frothy experiments - Devour Magazine,  June 2013


Flytrap BrewingPress

Fermentation tanks in the Brewery

Mike Barlas, founder and head brewer, is proud to share his passion with the community. Mike has lived in Wilmington since 2004. While earning his MBA from UNCW, he started homebrewing in his garage and was hooked from day one. His excitement for craft beer and brewing grew strong as he developed the ​plan to open Flytrap Brewing.  He dedicated himself to brewing the best possible beers he could.  His focus is creating American and Belgian ales that are well balanced and full of flavor. Mike and his wife, Emily, are excited to have the opportunity to share this  journey  with  fellow  beer  lovers,  from  Wilmington  and beyond.  ​


Flytrap's story began here, at  319 Walnut Street, ​an old office building converted into the brewery and tap-roomFlytrap Brewingopened October, 15, 2014 during Wilmington Beer Week. We are thrilled to be a part of the Wilmington craft beer scene and excited to share our brewing adventures with you!

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From day one, Flytrap Brewing has been created as a community centered business with a neighborhood feel.  Our roots begin here in Wilmington, NC, a port city with a vibrant history and burgeoning craft beer scene.


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