The Beer News

Here is this weeks news and happenings in and around the Charlotte and North Carolina area.


  • Monday July 10th 4pm-9pm NODA Brewing will have You Drink, We Donate. Which one-dollar from each beer sold will benefit Piedmont Culinary Guild.
  • Tuesday July 11th 11am-11pm Sugar Creek Brewing Island Luau. More information available here
  • Saturday July 15th 12pm-midnight Wooden Robot Brewery will have it’s 2nd Anniversary with several new beer releases, music from That Guy Smitty, Twisted Eats Food truck will have exclusive anniversary menu. Admission is $10 at the door and $5 tickets for 12 ounce pours. There will be no growler fills. 21+ age event.
  • Thursday July 18th 6pm-8pm Birdsong Brewing Drink for a Cause & Pop-Up, Raptor Center Sustainability salon
  • Thursday August 3rd The Unknown Brewing Co. and Babalu will have a four-course beer dinner paired with Unknown beers and a special Babalu menu. $55 per ticket purchased here

Stone Brewing Ghost Hammer IPA


I would like to thank Brewpublik, ( for Stone Brewing Ghost Hammer IPA, 6.7% ABV. This beer came as part of a delivery. This is a relatively new beer from Stone Brewing in Escondido California. Ghost Hammer pours a golden color with a clear two finger white head with descent retention. Ghost Hammer gives off a piney earthy aroma with a slight yet faint dank note as well, that leads you to a piney bitter earthy grapefruit taste with a refreshing ease of drinking. This IPA has a nice slight bitter grapefruit pine finish and a slight citrus hopped after tastes that linger until your next sip. Ghost Hammer IPA is a rather good Stone IPA, I have had a few Stone IPAs and found that to be too bitter, but this one is not and it’s the right amount of bitterness, and I give this a B+. The easy drinking refreshing qualities along with the nice bitterness make this a good beer and one that is worth trying. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!