Gizmo Brew Works is a craft brewery and taproom in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, whose eclectic flavored and named beer can be found in retail shops, bars and restaurants across the state. You can visit it on East Franklin Street near Bandido’s Mexican Cafe


When launched in April 2013, it inherited a two-barrel brewhouse in Raleigh. At the time, it was one of the smallest production breweries in North Carolina. Over the years, it made its mark in the competitive beer market, growing in size. In 2015, new infrastructure helped the business expand with larger tanks and a seven-barrel brewhouse. A few years later, in 2019, Gizmo wanted to grow their brewing capacity. They also opened their first taproom in Chapel Hill. 


Bryan Williams is the president and founder of Gizmo, with Joe Walton as the head brewer. The taproom features both year-round beers as well as a large selection of seasonal and experimental beers. They sell flights, pints, bottles, growlers and kegs of beer. 

Gizmo also hosts events like their annual Oktoberfest celebration. They can accommodate larger groups and offers entertainment like trivia, open mic nights, live music and beer specials. 


Year Round Beers

  • Beekeeper

  • Gizmo Gose Wild 

  • #FakeNews

Seasonal Beers

  • The Assist

  • Roller Girl 

  • Deep Blue 

  • Kolsch Me Outside 

  • Yeah Toast! 

  • Peppermint Stiletto

Rotating Hops

  • Heavy Is The Head 

  • Breakfast Ball 

  • Damn Right Raspberry

  • 2021

Forbidden Fruits

  • Blueberry Gose 

  • Papaya Mango Gose

  • Passion Fruit Gose Ale 

Inventor Series 

  • Maillard Reaction 

  • Trebuchet 

  • Apis 

  • Bright Idea 

  • Renaissance Man

  • One More Thing 

  • Scovilliaus Maximus 

  • Queen Bee

  • Enigma 

  • Aztec Gold 

Brewers Whim 

  • Oktoberfest

  • Coffee Stiletto

  • Palisade Wasp 

  • Damn Right 

  • Et Tu?

  • Black Hop Down 

  • Arachibutyrophobia 

  • Brier Creek 

  • Born to Bee

  • Blackberry Born to Bee

  • Black Stiletto

  • Skimboard

  • Biplane 

  • Big S.I.P.A.

  • Snowmaageddon

Online ordering is available for to-go and curbside pickup. 


Gizmo’s Chapel Hill Taproom and Bottle Shop is located at 157 East Franklin Street, Suite 100

Taproom Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 3 - 8 p.m. 

Friday - Sunday: 3 - 9 p.m.

For more information, visit Gizmo’s Facebook Page