The Beer News

Here are this week’s news and events happening in the Charlotte, North Carolina area!

  • Thursday, January 23rd. Small Batch Release: Tequila’n Me Softly. GoodRoad CiderWorks. 4 pm-10 pm. We’re tapping our first small batch of 2020 this Thursday, January 23! Tequila’n Me Softly is a cider with notes of oak, tequila, and citrus! Great with or without a salt rim.Very small quantity available, so come taste it before it kicks!


  • Thursday, January 23rd. New Release: Dressed to Chill Winter White Ale. Birdsong Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. We’ve got a brand new seasonal coming and we can’t wait to share it with you! Join us for the release of Dressed to Chill Winter White Ale with Tangerine and Spices on 1/23/19! Dressed to chill will be released on draft AND in cans at 3p!Balanced and refreshing, Dressed to Chill has pleasant aromas of tangerine with complimentary spice notes of cardamom, coriander, and clove. With an unbeatable depth of flavor, our latest White Ale is perfect for celebrations or just relaxing in your PJs.


  • Friday, January 24th. Small Batch Release: Blueberry Crumble A Nitro Cider. Red Clay Ciderworks. 3 pm-11 pm. This month’s small batch is the Blueberry Crumble, a semi-sweet blueberry cider with vanilla, caramel, a touch of cinnamon and served on NITRO!Available in our taproom on draft only!


  • Friday, January 24th. Strataganza Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. *This release will be available at both locations.*Strataganza is a single-hopped lower-carb IPA featuring the amazing new hop variety Strata. 🤤 Strata offers an amazing complex aroma and flavor profile full of tropical and citrusy notes all in a lower-carb beer.

    The beer still has an ABV of 6% and full of hop character but comes in a reduced carb package for those trying to keep their carb count in check.


  • Saturday, January 25. 2020 Barrel Aged Fat Boy Breakfast. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. 9 am-11 am. Purchase tickets here:

    Join us on Saturday, January 25th for our 6th Annual Barrel Aged Fat Boy Breakfast! The event will start at 9am and run until 11am. This is one of OMB’s most fun and unique events, so you don’t want to miss this!

    This year’s batch of BA Fat Boy was aged for 2 months in Great Wagon Road Distilling’s Fat Boy Rúa barrels.


    ** NEW FOR 2020 ** 3 new Barrel-Aged Fat Boy variants **

    – Fat Boy aged in Great Wagon Road Distillery’s Rúa Port Wine Barrels

    – Fat Boy aged in Muddy River’s Queen Charlotte’s 4yr Reserve Rum Barrels

    – Fat Boy aged in Doc Porter’s Bourbon Barrels

    *Available only on draft at OMB on the day of the event



    We will be mailing tickets to you this year. Please bring your ticket(s) with you on the of day of the event to gain entry. We will be checking everyone in by the main entrance.


    $40 ticket includes:

    One 22oz Bomber of BA Fat Boy
    OMB Snifter Glass with gold detail
    Pour of BA Fat Boy at event
    Buffet Breakfast (all you can eat)

    $50 ticket includes:

    Two 22oz Bombers of BA Fat Boy
    OMB Snifter Glass with gold detail
    Pour of BA Fat Boy at event
    Buffet Breakfast (all you can eat)

    BA Fat Boy Buffet Breakfast Menu:

    Fat Boy Waffles and Cinnamon Pumpkin Pancakes (Attended) –
    Maple Lager Syrup and Candied Pecan Butter

    Freshly Cooked Eggs (Attended) –
    Scrambles or omelets your way! Cheese, peppers, onions, mushrooms, shredded cheddar, avocado, and spinach

    Freshly Sliced Fruits and Berries –
    Pineapple, Honeydew Melon, Cantaloupe, Kiwi, Strawberries, Blackberries, and Raspberries.
    Yogurt Dip and Nutella

    Cheese and Cured Meat Board –
    Assorted Meats and Cheese, Jams, spreads and freshly baked bread

    Freshly Baked Pastry Board –
    Blueberry Muffins, Croissant, Danish, Mini Eclairs, Cinnamon Buns, Fat Boy Biscuits

    Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Javesca Coffee and Decaf


  • Saturday, January 25th. 2019-ish Chili Cook-Off. The Unknown Brewing Company. 12 pm-4 pm. Tickets at’s always tons of chili cook-offs, but only ONE that matters in the Queen City! (We meant to have it last year, but something came up).
    But January 25th, 2019-ish, 15 of Charlotte’s best amateur chefs battle for Chili supremacy!
    $10 gets you endless samples of Chili, then you vote for the fan-favorite! Paired with live music + special guest judges + vendors + a portion of proceeds going directly to Purple Heart Homes to assist our Veterans! I will be attending this event! If ya see me say hi!

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