Mike Barlas, founder and head brewer, is proud to share his passion with the community. 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.
Since then, Mike has been dedicated to brewing the best possible beers he can - with a focus on American and Belgian ales that are well balanced and full of flavor. Now, Mike and his growing team is excited to share this journey with fellow beer lovers!
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
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
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.
Flytrap's story began here, at 319 Walnut Street, an old office building converted into the brewery and tap-room. Flytrap 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!
M - W 3p-10p . Th 3p-10p . F - S 12p-12a . Sun 12p - 10p
Pints for a Purpose
Fermentation tanks in the Brewery
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!