Aviator Brewing Company
A local success story known for their non-traditional ales and experimental beers
In November of 2008, Mark Doble launched Aviator Brewing Company in an airplane hanger in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. Mark, an aviation enthusiast, had purchased the Triple W Airport hanger to house his own plane, named Mustang II. He had some extra room in the hanger, so he bought a few used dairy tanks and used them to make some beer on the side. Mark had a solid background in homebrewing, starting at the age of 16 while he was studying in Holland, and it continued as his family opened Florida's Tampa Bay Brewing Company in Ybor City in 1996. Brewing was clearly in the Doble bloodline. By 2008, Mark was losing interest in his engineering job at Hewlett- Packard and decided to give brewing his own beer a solid chance.
By April of 2010, his venture had garnered a bit of a following so Mark moved the brewing company to an independent facility in Fuquay-Varina with 10,000 square feet of space. He added more fermentation tanks and a large cooler to help up his production numbers. Aviator Brewing Company was taking off!
Perhaps the biggest reason Aviator Brewing Company has been such a success is Mark Doble's approach to brewing traditional ales in a non-traditional style. He strives to put a new spin on beer styles and continues to be complimented and awarded for his unique efforts.
Today, Aviator fans have three locations to enjoy all the brewery has to offer. A brief drive from the brewery is the Aviator Tap House bar, located in a 101-year-old train depot, and always filled with lively crowds and live music. Across the street is the Aviator Smokehouse restaurant, serving lots of meaty favorites. It's easy to see the brewery has become a local hot spot, while providing an exciting new culture for Fuquay-Varina.