Craft beer is making itself known downtown.
New breweries and bottle shops opened this week despite a few permitting issues. The owner of Flytrap Brewery Mike Barlas ran into some issues with the city.
Breweries are now a defined class of business in Wilmington's city code.
Wilmington City Council voted on a final approval for breweries in the Port City Tuesday night. The change allows small local breweries to open up in areas already zoned for restaurants.