The Beer News

Here are this week’s news and happenings in the Charlotte, NC area!

  • Wednesday, April 17th. Brewery of the Month Wicked Weed. World of Beer Epicenter. 8 pm-11 pm. Wicked Weed will be giving out swag and pouring up pints at World of Beer Wednesday 17th of April. 5pm-8pm.
    Trivia will start at 8:15pm.


  • Thursday, April 18th. Imperial Red IPA Release. Catawba Brewing Company Charlotte. 3 pm-10 pm. REDiculous lovers rejoice! This small batch Red IPA will be similar to the old REDiculous IPA that we used to brew! Hoppy and a little malty. Yumm!


  • Friday, April 19th. New Belgium Pint Night. Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Blakeney. 5 pm-7 pm. Time for a Pint Night featuring everyone’s favorite, New Belgium Brewing!

    New Belgium drafts will be $4 a pour and, as always, we’ll be slingin’ complimentary NB glassware and swag.


  • Friday. April 19th. True Grit Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 2 pm-10 pm. This beer’s got grit…True Grit. Join us for the release of True Grit on Friday, April 19th, at 3 pm.

    This Southeastern Style IPA, sitting at 5.5% ABV, replaces the heavy mouthfeel of adjunct grains found in Northeastern IPAs with a staple from the South… grits. This grain adds a clean, crisp finish to compliment the intensity of the Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra, Centennial and Chinook hops. (8lbs of hops per barrel).

    Enjoy this brew and TIN Kitchen while you’re here! Don’t forget to take seconds with you (four-packs and crowlers will be available).


  • Saturday, April 20th. Flat Brim Hazy IPA 4/20 Can Release. Triple C Brewing Company. 12 pm-10 pm. We are letting the dank juice loose on Saturday, April 20th with our Flat Brim IPA returning on draft and in cans for the first time. This Hazy IPA was brewed with ridiculous amounts of Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe hops!

    We have two bands joining us to celebrate on the patio.

    Toleman Randall from 1-4ish followed by
    Wicked Powers from 4-7ish

    Queen Hemp Company will also be joining us on the patio to educate folks about their natural, high quality, affordable health, and wellness products for you and your pets! They will have products for sale too. More info on the first farm licensed and certified to grow and produce Industrial Hemp in Charlotte, NC under the 2014 Agricultural Bill can be found here –

    Golden Cow Creamery will be here with delicious craft Ice Cream, including the Flat Brim Hazy IPA ice cream.

    New Wrap Order will be here too!


  • Saturday, April 20th. Beer Release: Magic Bus 142 Schwarzbier Black Lager. Blue Blaze Brewing. 12 pm-10 pm. We are super excited to re-release Magic Bus 142 for the first time in a couple years. Magic Bus 142 Schwarzbier Black Lager (4.8% ABV) is a dark German lager that is light in body and has subtle coffee/roast and chocolate notes. If you love easy drinking lagers with a roasty backbone, then you are going to love Magic Bus 142!

    Swing by the taproom from 12:00 – 10:00 for a pint, or growler or keg to go!

    Food Truck- Wild Dog Hot Dogs
    Music – TBD


  • Sunday, April 21st. HAPPY EASTER!


  • Monday, April 22nd. Bee(r) Dinner. Free Range Brewing. 6:3- pm-9 pm. Tickets at $45. Join us at Free Range Brewing to enjoy a four-course honey bee inspired menu all paired with Free Range beers in an effort to raise awareness to the issues facing some of our most important pollinators.

    Free Range Owner/Brewer Jason Alexander will be joined by Chef/Owner of Heirloom Restaurant and fellow beekeeper Clark Barlowe along with representatives from the Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Association to host this one night only dinner.

    The menu is below, beer pairings will be updated as they are brewed. Tickets are $45.

    Free Range Brewing Bee(r) Dinner
    April 22nd, 2019

    1st Course
    Flower Power Salad
    Chef Foraged Flowers, Orrman’s Cheese Shop Parmesan Reggiano, Propolis Vinaigrette
    Pairing: Seasonal Free Range Beer

    2nd Course
    Beeswax Cured Yellowfin Tuna
    NC Chili Sauce, Fair Share Farm Baby Fines Herbs, Hickory Nut Oil, Crispy Red Onion
    Pairing: Seasonal Free Range Beer

    3rd Course
    Garlic Crushed Potatoes, Honey-Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Fermented Honey-Bison Jus
    Pairing: Seasonal Free Range Beer

    4th Course
    Honey Water Sponge Cake
    Crispy Rose Petals, Quince Blossom Syrup, Fermented Honey Ice Cream
    Pairing: Seasonal Free Range Beer

    Dietary restrictions we receive 72 hours in advance will be accommodated to the best of our ability

    Get your tickets here!


  • Tuesday, April 23rd. Mother Earth Food Pairing. Heist Brewery. 6 pm-9 pm. What? You thought Mother Earth was only doing beer? Nope
    We have teamed up with Mother Earth Spirits to offer a Food Pairing dinner, utilizing Mother Earth Spirits in different cocktails, along with some of our beers, because we don’t want to miss out on ALL the fun. Ambassador Heather McGillicuddy and Distiller Daniel Safley will be here to speak with everyone about their lineup and answer any questions people may have. They also will be bringing menu cards for guests to take home and make their own Mother Earth cocktails!

    Tickets for this event are $60, covering a 5-course menu that includes food and drinks. The menu will be announced next week with pairings.

    For tickets to this, please email  



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