Aviator Brewing Company
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 Floridaâ€™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 Dobleâ€™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. Itâ€™s easy to see the brewery has become a local hot spot, while providing an exciting new culture for Fuquay-Varina.