Beth Boylan and Tim Harper founded Starpoint Brewing in their Carrboro, NC garage in 2012 and quickly developed a dedicated following for their small batch IPAs.
Using premium malts and time-honored brewing techniques, Harper and head brewer Ken Hampton craft their signature brews Surfin’ Buddha (IPA), Duh! (Double IPA), Hipster or Hobo? (Pale Ale), year-round while seasonally offering old favorites like Tekkno Boy (Double IPA), and special limited-edition beers.
The unique names of Starpoint beers are inspired by Harper’s misspent youth as a touring musician and sound engineer as well as his adventures and experiences traveling with family and friends….
“I know what I like to drink, so that’s what I brew! We don’t do a lot of funky stuff. No fruited kettle sours. We stick to what we do well. Mainly IPA’s. I’m not into elaborate, flowery descriptions or stuff like food pairing suggestions either (I’ll leave that to my chef friends). I’m more of a “get to the point” kind of guy. I hope you like our beers. That’s about as “salesy” as I get.”
In January 2017, Starpoint moved their brewing operations to a shared space with the Beer Study Bottle Shop in Durham, NC allowing them to triple their brew capacity and focus on what they do best — brewing top flight IPAs and small-batch seasonal ales, lagers, porters and stouts. Starpoint beers are available on tap at the Durham brewery and at bottle shops, bars and restaurants in the Triangle and along the coast of North Carolina.