The Beer News

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

  • Friday, October 2nd, Special Release Vanilla Grodgeous Cask! NoDa Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm.

Pumpkin spice and everything nice… AKA Tahitian vanilla! 🍂We brewed a cask of our seasonal pumpkin beer, Gordgeous, infused with Tahitian vanilla beans. Fun fact: Casks allow beer to naturally carbonate, a process referred to as “real ale” in the UK because it is the original process of packaging beers.This brew is a taproom exclusive sitting at 6.20% ABV. It will be available in a cask at our NorthEnd taproom only. We expect the cask to run out very quickly, so come on Friday, Oct. 2nd to try it while you can!

  • Friday, October 2nd. Raising Hope IPA Can Release. Sycamore Brewing. 4 pm-9 pm.

We’re proud to announce a partnership with Brewing Funds The Cure! We’re brewing our own version of Rising Hope IPA and donating 100% of proceeds to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. We will release Rising Hope IPA on October 2nd in the Sycamore taproom, and for local delivery and pick-up at IPA is brewed with raspberry, blood orange, and Bulgarian rose. Don’t miss it!Read more about this amazing project here:…/sycamore-brewing-partners…/

  • Saturday, October 3rd. Pumking Fest 2020. Brewers at 4001 Yancey. 11 am-11 pm.

Pumking Fest is back on Saturday, October 3. While things may look a little different this year, we still have a lot to celebrate. 🎃We will have the entire Pumking Family available, new and vintage, PLUS Pumking Whiskey!We will also have:🎃Live Music 3pm to 6pm and 7pm to 10pm
🎃 Specialty Cocktails
🎃 Pumking Milkshakes
🎃 Pumking Menu Features 
🎃 Plus an EXCLUSIVE Pumking draft 

  • Saturday, October 3rd. Festbier Draft Release. Triple C Brewing Company. 12 pm-10 pm. Festbier – A traditional German Festbier brewed to celebrate Oktoberfest in Germany. Golden in color, with aromas of biscuit, toast, and honey. Medium bitterness from German Saphir and Perle hops with a solid malt backbone. Crisp and dry for a perfect fall beer. 6.0% ABV
  • Saturday, October 3rd. Can Release: S’mores Blonde Ale. Blue Blaze Brewing. 12 pm-8 pm.

Back by popular demand .. We are re-releasing S’mores Blonde Ale in cans and on draft in an exclusively small batch! (Limit 2 case per person)Made with real cocoa nibs & vanilla beans, this Smores Blonde Ale packs rich notes of chocolate & vanilla, while maintaining a medium body. The biscuit malt gives way to hints of lightly toasted graham cracker. With just one sip you’ll be taken back to memories of roasting marshmallows around a crackling campfire.Live Music – Scott Smith 
Food Truck – TBD 
Plus: Yappy Hour Dog TreatsFAQs: 
Can I order online and pickup curbside? 
Yes, you can! Online ordering for S’mores will be available at on the day of release. In the meantime, please enjoy all of our other great beers that are currently available. Can someone else pickup my growler or cans? 
Sure! Just note the person’s name in the Notes section when cashing out. They, of course, need to be 21.Can I use my own growler to be filled? 
NC ABC requires “original manufacturer’s packaging” so in order for us to be legally compliant, we must use ‘Blue Blaze’ growlers. However, the $7 for the growler is similar to a deposit; when you are done-done with the growler, we will refund the $7 when you bring in the growler in good condition for taproom credit on anything else in the taproom.Can I order online and have it delivered to my home? 
Yes, you can! Online ordering for S’mores will be available at on the day of release. We provide home delivery on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturday inside & just outside of I-485 for $5. You, of course, need to be 21 and available to present your valid ID upon delivery. In the meantime, please enjoy all of our other great beers that are currently available. Are the pints also to-go? 
The pint option is for on-site ordering & consumption across all of our styles. We implemented them recently as a way to help minimize contact points during this challenging time. Anytime you visit to have a pint with us on-site, you may order directly from your phone and we’ll bring it out to you on our patio. You don’t even need to come into the taproom, or touch any of our point-of-sale systems! There is a notation highlighting “Taproom Only” for all of these on-site options. 

  • Saturday, October 3rd & Sunday October 4th. 2020 Orval Day. Carolina Beer Temple Charlotte. 12 pm(3rd)-11 pm(4th).

So what is Orval? Orval is a brett beer, in fact the first brett beer to hit the shores of the US. This classic Belgian Pale Ale took the US by storm with its slight acidity and crisp dryness, making for a very refreshing beer drinking experience. We will be doing bottle pours of several vintages of this classic beer, as well as giving away many Orval specific glasses to the lucky few who make it here first!Orval day is a day of celebration of this world renowned beer as well as a day of charity. The brewery that produces Orval donates a portion of their proceeds from its Orval day sales to a charity, with over 600 bar and restaurants participating every year that is a big chunk of change!The charity partner this year is Safe Water Network, which helps to bring safe and clean drinking water to Ghana and India. So come out to Carolina Beer Temple to learn about and enjoy this classic Belgian beer while helping those in need!

  • Monday, October 5th. Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Swag Pack Giveaway, Duckworth’s Taphouse & Grill Ballantyne. 6 pm-9 pm.

Come and Celebrate Oktoberfest at Duckworth’s with Sierra Nevada. Sierra Nevada Beer Steins will be given away while supplies last. We will be raffling off a Swag Pack which includes:2 pairs of Suspenders
2 Alpine Hats
2 Glass Mugs
Bottler Opener
Pennant Flag
Selfie Props
Pin the Tap on the Keg GameRaffle tickets are provided during your visit, no purchase necessary.We will announce the winner at a late date after the drawing. If you win, we will be in touch!

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