The Beer News

Here are this week’s happenings in the Charlotte, North Carolina area!

  • Wednesday. April 24th. Sycamore Beer Dinner @ The King’s Kitchen. The King’s Kitchen. 6:30 pm. Tickets at Join The King’s Kitchen for a beer dinner in collaboration with Sycamore Brewing! Chef Phil Barnes will be serving a five-course meal inspired by five of the best beers in Charlotte. We will be pouring a beer pairing with each course so you can see why Chef Phil was inspired. A representative of Sycamore will be talking about each beer and we will tell you about the food and why it was paired with the beer. Tickets are all inclusive! No need to worry about tax or gratuity, we will take care of that for you. Tickets are limited and are on a first come first serve basis.


  • Wednesday – Sunday. April 24th – 28. NC Beer Month Celebration. The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte. 11 am-11 pm.  Tickets at ballantynehotel.comEnjoy 50% of all North Carolina beer in April at The Royal and Gallery Restaurant.


  • Thursday, April 25th. IPA Series Release: In Bloom IPA. Birdsong Brewing Co. 3 pm-10 pm. The IPA Series continues throughout 2019 and we’re excited to bring you the next brew in the series: In Bloom IPA join us for this limited release brew on Thursday, 4/25/19 at 3 pm! With fragrant floral notes and hints of tropical citrus, In Bloom IPA will have you feeling like you’re walking through a field of sunshine and flowers. Bright and refreshing with a slight haze, we’re highlighting the abundant Loral, Azacca, and Centennial hops used so you get a bouquet of aromas and flavors with each sip.
    6.5% ABV Draft and cans will go on sale in our taproom on 4/25 at 3 pm. You can expect to see a very limited amount of In Bloom hitting fine retail establishments the week of 4/29/19.


  • Friday, April 26th. Sal’s Paradise Saison Release. Triple C BrewingCompany. 4 pm-10 pm. This year’s release of Sal’s Paradise Saison.
    Belgian Saison yeast gives this ale a dry fruity character. We brewed it with Carolina Malt this year and a touch of Sorachi Ace hops.


  • Saturday & Sunday, April 27th-28th. Louisiana Spring Fest. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. 10 am-11 pm. Pinch Some Tails at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s Louisiana Spring Fest!OMB’s 9th Annual Spring Fest: Cajun food, music & culture + fresh beer Let the good times roll at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s Ninth Annual Louisiana Spring Fest on April 27 & 28. OMB has three premier events each year: Weihnachtsmarkt, Mecktoberfest & Louisiana Spring Fest. But, something about Spring Fest really captures Charlotteans’ attention…“There’s something special about drinking beer, eating mudbugs and listening to banjos under the warm spring sun or in the shade of our massive Biergarten trees,” says OMB’s founder, John Marrino. “New Orleans is a special place where crawfish and beer are a spring tradition. Louisiana Spring Fest is the best way to celebrate that tradition and the spirit of NoLa’s ‘bons temps’ culture right here in Charlotte.” Like previous years, the festival will focus on authentic Louisiana cooking. Guest chef and Louisiana native Brett Harris returns — boiling fresh crawdads flown in overnight direct from the bayou. Other staples include mouthwatering jambalaya, boiled shrimp, red skin potatoes and corn on the cob. The Biergarten will be strewn with ready-to-wear Mardi Gras beads, while Cajun, Bluegrass and Jazz music fills the air all day. This year’s band lineup:  SATURDAY Jazz Revolution: 11a-2p CLT’s six-piece jazz and soul band – Carolina Gator Gumbo: 3p-6p A locally famous Cajun/Zydeco band – Book Club: 7p-10p Indie Folk Americana SUNDAY
    Jazz Revolution: 11a-2p
    CLT’s six-piece jazz and soul band

    Carolina Gator Gumbo: 3p-6p
    A locally famous Cajun/Zydeco band

    The Local Boys: 7p-10p
    Features Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Dobro and Mandolin Fresh crawfish should be accompanied by fresh beer, we’ll have plenty. Year-round offerings Copper Altbier, Captain Jack Pilsner, and Hornet’s Nest Hefeweizen will be on tap. Plus, OMB’s spring seasonal Munzler’s. This Vienna Lager can be described as a wonderful combination of Copper & Mecktoberfest, slightly sweet with hints of graham cracker. Southside Weiss will make another exciting appearance for those who have missed this citrus wheat brew! Due to the overwhelming response at our Anniversary Party, we decided to brew another special batch for our fans to release on April 26th. Don’t miss out on our newest tradition: The Stein Hoisting Competition. We will hold the competition on Saturday afternoon. OMB’s Director of Brewing Operations, Dave Martin: “All OMB beers are brewed using only four ingredients: water, malt, hops, and yeast in strict accordance with the world-famous German beer purity law of 1516, the Reinheitsgebot. Our creativity is not restrained by Reinheitsgebot but refined by it. The number of combinations from just these four ingredients is endless. We hope you’ll join us for pure beer in several delicious varieties at this year’s Louisiana Spring Fest.”
    The event will be up on Facebook very soon. Prost! MORE ABOUT THE OLDE MECKLENBURG BREWERY
    Founded in 2009 in Charlotte, NC, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery believes in delivering fresh, local beer and adhering to Germany’s oldest beer purity guideline, known as the “Reinheitsgebot”. Four beers are available year-round and at least 9 others make seasonal and holiday appearances — always delivered in refrigerated trucks to preserve freshness and meet the demands of ultra-premium beer consumers. OMB is one of only nine craft breweries included on the Inc. 5000 list, and the only one in North Carolina. The Brewery has received numerous regional and international medals in North America and Europe. OMB was also named Best Brewery Tour in the country by the readers of USA Today and receives many accolades for its multi-acre Munich-inspired Biergarten, which seats over 1,000. For more information, visit or @oldemeckbrew on social media.


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