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The History

We are a craft retail beer store and tasting room in the Mordecai/Oakwood community just outside of downtown Raleigh, opened in December 2015. Even though we are small, we offer an extensive selection of craft beer, wine and cider to take home or enjoy in our tasting room.  


Pelagic Beer & Wine, named for the oceanographic term Pelagic, meaning “of or pertaining to the open sea” represents the owners' respect for the environment and protection of the world’s oceans. The company donates a portion of proceeds to ocean conservation and nonprofit organizations in support of the environment. Each year we have donated over 5% of our profits to charity.

As native North Carolinians, we focus on supporting the local economy and growing craft beer industry in our state and region. We have committed to only support and sell beer from independent craft breweries in our store. This commitment meant saying goodbye to a few long-time fav beers, but we truly believe that supporting the little guys is best for the growth and success of the craft beer industry. 


We love being a part of the creative, inspiring Person Street Business District, and look forward to continuing to positively contribute to the neighborhood. 

The Mission

Pelagic Beer & Wine seeks to provide a wide-selection of tastefully selected craft beer and wine for its patrons.  Pelagic Beer & Wine seeks to be an ethical, environmentally and socially conscious company that contributes to the local economy and community.

The Action

Pelagic Beer & Wine will:


  • Offer an extensive, creative, evolving selection of Independent craft beer, wine, and cider.

  • Promote local and regional breweries, wineries, and ciders.

  • Collaborate with nearby businesses to positively contribute to the neighborhood. 

  • Utilize environmentally friendly business practices and products that promote reuse and sustainability.


  • Support local merchants, artists and musicians through retail sales and on-side public events.  

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