About Us

Harlem Beer Distributing


At Harlem Beer Distributing, one taste does not fit all. We seek to bring extraordinary beers with empowering stories directly to those who want it.  We’re dedicated to offering great beverages that reflect the flavor and uniqueness of the craft and communities that inspire them.  

Our story began more than 20 years ago, when word spread about a beer from Harlem. Starting with small batch home brews, our flagship Harlem Sugar Hill Golden Ale and Harlem Renaissance Wit were instant hits! From its launch at the Studio Museum in Harlem and early partnerships with Sylvia’s Restaurant and the Apollo Theater, Harlem Brewing has always brewed it forward, supporting countless charities and community organizations. Over the years, calls and IGs from beer lovers across the country and around the world poured in asking where they could find the beers. Yet few distributors understood the craft beer revolution or how to cultivate the diverse consumer market.

These days, commercials aren’t driving brand awareness, grassroots marketing and social media are. We're proud of the many long standing partnerships that helped sustain our growth both online or on-premise. Over the years, many independent craft beverage suppliers called for advice on how to brew, register, distribute and market their brands. Harlem Beer Distributing and our team of experts in manufacturing, distribution, sales and marketing was the answer. We offer competitive prices, great values, and consistent inventory. We strive to compete favorably and professionally and pride ourselves on continuous growth and excellent service!

Harlem Brewing Company

Craft Beers

Harlem Sugar Hill Ale

Named for the neighborhood immortalized by musicians during the Harlem Renaissance. Sugar Hill Golden Ale offers an unusually rich, smooth character, well-balanced taste    and uncompromised artisanal quality.   This medium body, golden pale ale is known for its drinkability and has a subtle citrus accent with a light  finish of hops and malt flavor. ABV 5.4%  IBU 35   SRM

Harlem Renaissance Wit

The Renaissance Wit is a refreshing and tasty Belgian style wheat ale brewed with spices.

Lightly hopped with rich coriander, cumin, grains of paradise and orange peel for a mellow finish. 

ABV 5.8   

IBU 20


GRAINS 2-Row, Victory, Wheat


Harlem 125 IPA

A refreshing hip hop aroma of citrus and spice. A nutty malt sweetness with everything nice. A mellow finish and a bitterness as long as 125th Street. 

 STYLE American IPA

ABV 6.8%

IBU 49


GRAINS Pale, Crystal 60

HOPS Citra and Cascade

Strawberry Hard Cider


Semi-sweet with rich layers of flavor and natural fruit astringency, a complement to the fines cuisines. Strawberry  infused cider with a classic blend of New York apples. Enjoy Strawberry Hill forever! Abv 5.7%

Harlem Renaissance Wit glass

 Nucleated Pint Glass with HB láser etching inside bottom of glass.
The HB laser etched “nucleated” glass provides a great sensory experience. When beer is poured onto the etched bottom, this creates more bubbles that  last longer and therefore produces a more stable head.



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(919) 808 5634

Harlem Beer Distributing NC

By appointment: 2210 E. Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC 27703, US

(919) 808-5634


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