The Beer News

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

  • Wednesday, June 19th. 2x Peach Sour Preview at Salud! Salud Beer Shop. 5 pm-8 pm. You’re invited to an EXCLUSIVE first look at two of our most exciting fruited sours yet! Be the first to try this year’s Springs Farm Peach Sour and the first-ever Big Red Peach Sour (see details below.) It’s all going down this Wednesday, June 19 at Salud in NoDa starting at 5pm!

    This all leads up to our double bottle release and Peach Party this Saturday, June 22nd from 12-2pm! Both bottles will be available for purchase starting then, plus we’ll have some live music, peach treats from Springs Farm and Button Macarons, and even a Peach Bake Off.

    The Springs Farm Peach // 7% ABV
    A beer near and dear to Fort Mill’s hearts, this peach sour proudly features 500 pounds of local Springs Farm peaches added in secondary fermentation. We aged this beauty in neutral wine barrels with a mixed culture of Belgian and Brett yeast for nine months, giving the beer a winey quality that slowly unveils itself as the palate adjusts.
    $18 including tax, 500ml. No limit!

    Big Red Peach Sour // 7% ABV
    Our base golden sour was aged in our Italian Chianti wine cask for 7 months. Featuring 250 pounds of “big red” peaches from Springs Farm in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
    $18 including tax, 500ml. No limit!

    Finally, we’d like to extend a big THANK YOU to Salud for hosting this special event!! We look forward to seeing everyone there!


  • Thursday, June 19th. Tap-Takeover with Frog Level Brewing Co. The Wine Shop River Gate. 6 pm-9 pm. Tap take-over, by Frog Level Brewing Co., join us from 6:00-9:00pm June 19th – for a fun night of Brews and Bites! Special Beer Bites pairing menu!
    Pints, Fights, and more!!


  • Thursday, June 20th. Seasonal Release: Fake Plastic Trees! Birdsong Brewing Co. 3 pm-10pm. Fake Plastic Trees is BACK! Join us for the release of Charlotte’s favorite Summer brew and the ORIGINAL Hazy IPA! Cans and draft will go on sale on 6/20/19 at 3pm!

    Cascade | Sorachi Ace | Comet

    Refreshing and distinctive, Fake Plastic Trees is summer in a glass. Lemon citrus notes and a piney hop bitterness compliment a wheat-based malt bill for a Hazy IPA that’s incredibly drinkable no matter the occasion.  


  • Thursday, June 20th. Resident Culture Preview Event Vol. 3. Carolina Beer Temple. 12 pm-11:30 pm. Resident Culture is launching 4 cans on Saturday, but they just couldn’t wait! We will be tapping all four a full 2 days before they are available in the taproom. You won’t find this beer anywhere else in the city on Thursday, even at the brewery! Growlers will also be available, so if you want to take some home early, we are happy to save you the drive to Plaza. After all, with fantastic beer and fantastic company comes fantastic times.


    Skeleton Crew Hazy IPA – 7% ABV – Generously hopped with Simcoe and Vic Secret for a piney, tropical punch

    Highly Suspicious Hazy Oat DIPA – 8% ABV – Brewed with 60% Oats and hopped with Enigma and Citra, with lemon zest in the whirlpool for a little something extra. Collaboration w/ Greenville, SC’s 8th State Brewing

    Plus returning favorites Pils Don’t Pay the Bills Pilsner and Whatever You Feel Just Dance It Hazy IPA! 


  • Friday-Saturday, June 21st-22nd. $3 Beer Special Celebration! Sycamore Brewing. Friday 12pm-Saturday 11pm. 2 Day Event! $3 on select cans-o-beer! Food Truck Friday on Friday + Psychedelic Flow Can Release Saturday! Live music by Pluto for Planet, Clyde Derberry, and ScOOt Pittman! Very good times. See YOU this weekend!


  • Friday, June 21st. Sunkissed Watermelon Kolsch. Triple C Brewing Company. 12 pm-10 pm. We heard you like watermelon. This classic German style Kolsch has a splash of watermelon. Incredibly crisp, and highly refreshing. Grab your sunscreen, this is the summer beer you need!


  • Saturday, June 22nd. Psychedelic Flow Can Release. Sycamore Brewing. 12pm-11 pm. Join us on Saturday, June 22nd in the Sycamore Beer Garden for our Psychedelic Flow Can Release Party! Take a hoppy trip. Its time to fly. Double Dry-Hopped with the Good Stuff. This Psychedelic Flow. Relax, Unwind.


  • Tuesday, 25th. IT’S BACK! – Improper Glassware Night. The Unknown Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. The beer we take seriously; everything else, not so much…Come hang on the lighter side of things and raise a traffic cone, pot, boot or whatever vessel is holding your beer to Improper Glassware Night!

    Join us on Tuesday, June 25th for Improper Glassware Night! We will pour up to 16oz into any item, excluding high gravity beers. We want to see your craziest drinking vessels, so get creative, there will be prizes for the best improper glassware!  

The Beer News

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

  • Wednesday, June 12th. PTT x Burial Beer Co. Tap Takeover. Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop. 2 pm-10 pm. We’ve stockpiled a lot of kegs from Burial Beer Co., so much so that we need to do another tap takeover to clear some room in our cooler. Come join us for one of the most diverse takeovers yet!

    ~~Tap List Below~~

    > The Savages of Ruminating Minds NEIPA – 7.2%abv
    > The Pall of Ominous Aura Brett IPA – 7.2%abv
    > Through the Gates of the Sleepy Silver Door Hazy Pale Ale – 6%abv
    > Born From Death (TRVE Brewing Collab) Saison w/ Peach and Nectarine Blossoms – 4.4%abv
    > Billhook Farmhouse Ale – 7%abv
    > An Abstract Reverie Farmhouse Ale w/ Citrus & Mandarina Bavaria – 4.5%abv
    > Reverence of the Wren Imperial Stout – 10%abv
    > Like Everlasting Shadows Dopplestick Lager – 8.3%abv
    > Torrent of Souls Mixed Culture Saison w/ Marrionberries & Blackberries – 5%abv
    > An Abyss of Human Experience Triple NEIPA – 10%abv
    > This Immortal Coil (Wayfinder Beer Collab) IPL – 7%abv
    > Krystal Artifakts (Pinthouse Pizza Collab) West Coast Style IPA – 7%abv

    See you on Wednesday!!


  • Thursday, June 13th. Scandinavi-Ale. Carolina Beer Temple. 12 pm-11:30 pm. In the past, the Swedes, Danes, and Norwegians were renowned for their fearsome Viking warriors and brutal pillaging of Europe’s coastlines. These days they are more commonly known for IKEA stores, minimalist architecture… and GREAT BEER! While Mikkeller and Evil Twin may have paved the way for the great beers of Scandinavian breweries to reach our shores, but there are so many other incredible ones worth trying that we couldn’t pass on the opportunity to show some of them off. So whether it’s a hazy IPA from Sweden’s Brewski or stout from Denmark’s To Ol, we want to expand your horizons and show you the world of Viking beer for a modern age!


    Brewski Mangofeber Hazy IPA

    Brewski Guavafeber Hazy IPA

    To Ol Mr. Blue Imperial Black Currant Stout

    Mikkeller Wicked Sik Spells NEIPA


  • Friday, June 14th. Triumph Pils Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. Join us on Friday, June 14th, for the release of our Czech Pilsner. This brew, sitting at 4.8% ABV, stays straight forward and traditional with Pilsner grain base and several Saaz hop additions. The batch is then finished off with a newer hop variety, Triumph and then dry hopping it with Triumph to give a unique, citrus/lemon peel accent. A proven style that is already crisp and clean with clean and earthy malt/hop balance. Just what your palate needs this summer!


  • Friday, June 14th. Small Batch Release: Watermelon Cucumber. 3 pm-11 pm. Red Clay Ciderworks. Small batch release number two for this month is a summer favorite from last year; Tell it to the Melon, our semi-sweet watermelon cucumber!
    Served in our taproom only while supplies last, so don’t wait too long!
    And yes, friends, we will be filling your growlers with this deliciousness!


  • Saturday, June 15th Luau Lemonade Release Party. 12 pm-11 pm. Sycamore Brewing Company. Join us on Saturday, June 15th for our Luau Lemonade Gose Can Release Party! We will also be Celebrating our Lobster & Beer Fest! at 12pm in the Sycamore Beer Garden! Live Music, Amazing Food Trucks and the Best of Times! See you there! Cheers!

    Brewed with a Lively Blend of Tropical Fruits, Best Served with Good Friends for Great Times. Kāmau Kī’aha!


  • Saturday-Sunday, June 15th-16th. Father’s Day Fest. 11 am-11 pm & 11 am-10 pm. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Celebrate Father’s Day at OMB all weekend on Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th!


    We’ll be giving away some pretty amazing prizes all weekend. We’re also going to have some fun activities and food features just for Dad!

    Saturday & Sunday 2 – 3pm

    Grand Prize – WIN BEER FOR A YEAR!!!

    Are you a golfer? Even if you’re not, we’re going to have an OMB Chipping Contest set up with multiple ways to win some great gifts/prizes from OMB. Other prizes include OMB gift cards and merch (t-shirts & hats).

    Saturday & Sunday 3 – 4pm

    OMB’s Stein Hoisting Contest returns! We’ll have competitions on both Saturday & Sunday with a chance to win some gift cards to OMB. Win a $25, $50, or $100 OMB gift card for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place (Mens & Womens divisions)!


    On SATURDAY we’ll have some delicious food features:

    Surf & Turf Burger (Fried Gulf Shrimp, Remoulade, 6oz Beef Chuck Patty, Pepper Jack Cheese, Lettuce & Tomato)


    Gulf Coast Wrap
    (Fried Gulf Shrimp, Remoulade, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Spinach Tortilla Wrap)

    ON SUNDAY WE’LL HAVE A BUFFET LUNCH! All you can eat! When you purchase the buffet, you’ll also receive a free gold leaf logo’d OMB Biergarten Mug!

    The BUFFET LUNCH (SUNDAY) will have these options:

    – Roasted Prime Rib
    (Horseradish Cream, Spicy Mustard, Brotchen Rolls)

    – Cut to Order Sausages
    (Kielbasa, Knockwurst, Bratwurst, Gyulai, Country, Franks)
    (Mustard, Spicy Mustard, Apple Sauce, Curry Ketchup, Brotchen Roll)

    – Scrambled Eggs
    – Buttermilk Biscuits – Sausage Gravy. Red Eye Gravy
    – Hash Brown Casserole
    – Bacon & Nueremburger Sausage Links
    – Charred Brussel Sprouts

    – Fresh Sliced Fruit & Seasonal Berries
    – Artisan Greens Salad
    (Goat Cheese, Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onion, Roasted Peppers, Ranch & Balsamic Vinaigrette)
    – Smoked Salmon – Cucumber, Capers, Hard Cooked Egg, Dill Cream

    * Price for Sunday’s Lunch buffet is $29.95 (includes gold leaf logo’d OMB Biergarten Mug)

    * No reservations needed.

    * Our regular menu will also be available and the ‘Garten Grill will be open as well.

    U. S. Open Golf Tournament

    We’ll also be broadcasting the U.S. Open on our tv’s throughout the Brauhaus all weekend! You can grab some fresh beer, kick back and watch the final round on Sunday!


    We’ll also have live music all weekend with 2 bands on Saturday and 1 band on Sunday.

    Join us and celebrate Dad! Prost!


  • Sunday, June 16th. Fatherfest. Brewers at 4001 Yancey. 11 am-10 pm. Fine tune your dad jokes and come celebrate Father’s Day with us on Sunday, June 16.

    In addition to our regular menu, a specialty menu has been built for dad’s that includes:
    🥩 St. Louis Style Ribs | fries, jalapeno slaw, 2X IPA bbq sauce
    🍗 Smoked Half Chicken | ranch potatoes, mixed greens, S.C. mustard sauce
    🍔 Surf-N-Turf Burger | beef patty, fried shrimp, shredded lettuce, American cheese, Old Bay mayo

    🍺 We will also be tapping some of our limited Sixpoint beers for Father’s Day including:
    Hyper Beam
    Stun Gun
    Funky Spritzer
    Super Jammer
    Tripel Take

    ⚽ The FIFA Women’s World Cup will be playing on all TVs at noon! Good food, good brews, and awesome sports sound like the perfect Father’s Day to us!


The Beer News

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

  • Wednesday, July 5th. PTT X Resident Culture Tap Takeover Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop. 2 pm-10 pm. We’re back at it with another great tap takeover with our homies in Plaza Midwood, Resident Culture!! These are preview beers that will be released at the brewery on June 8th. Come be the first in Charlotte to try these amazing brews!
    //BEERS ON TAP//⁣⁣
    UNIVERSAL MIND – HAZY IPA // 7% ABV // One of our all-time favorites coming back home to the ranch. DDH exclusively with Citra. Tropical fruit and citrus all up in your mouth hole.

    DON’T READ THE COMMENTS Collab with WeldWerks Brewing (Greeley, CO) – Imperial Stout // 13% ABV // A decadent Peanut Butter & Coconut stout of creamy dreams. Ideal for cloud sitting, puff popping, and rich, sunshine fields of ponder.

    NEW BOOT GOOFIN’ – HAZY IPA // 6.5% ABV // Bringing back this bad boy for ya. Dry hopped with over 3 lbs per barrel of Citra, Ekuanot, Simcoe, Mosaic, and Cashmere for all the juice. The tropics are real, y’all. This one’s “Just goofin’. New boot goofin’.”


  • Thursday, June 6th. Beer Pairing Dinner. Legion Brewing South Park. 6:30 pm-9 pm. Tickets at Join us Thursday, June 6th for our second Beer Pairing Dinner! Chef Gene Briggs has cultivated a multi-course dinner with an intentionally paired beer for each course. Kick things off with a welcome reception at 6:30pm and sit down for a fun and interactive meal at 7:00pm.

    Tickets for this event are $60 per person. To reserve your space, purchase your Event Deposit here for $30. At the end of the event, each guest will pay for the remaining $30 plus tax and 20% gratuity.


    Tuna Mexicana
    Yellowfin tuna, fresh papaya, fresh mango, tomato, chili de Arbol, garlic, lime, agave nectar, jicama, avocado, cilantro
    Beer Pairing – Gaze of Eternity

    Beer Roasted Marrow Bones
    With mushroom duxelle, parsley, and sweet onion toast
    Beer Pairing – Slainte

    Wood Roasted Grouper Fillet
    With a crab, corn and sea island red pea succotash marinated cherry tomatoes and basil oil
    Beer Pairing – Legion American Wheat

    Stone Fruit Panzanella
    With a supernova zabaglione
    Beer Pairing – Supernova  


  • Friday, June 7th. If You Don’t know, Now You Know. NoDa Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. It was all a dream, except this release. Join us on Friday, June 7th for your favorite Juicy IPA, sitting at 6% ABV. This Juicy IPA was brewed with an insane amount of Amarillo, then double dry-hopped with Cascade, Citra, and Simcoe. 🍻


  • Friday, June 7th. Small Batch Release: Raspberry Lavender. Red Clay Ciderworks. 3 pm-11 pm. For this month’s small batch we’re featuring a raspberry semi-sweet infused with lavender.
    A little sweet, a little tart, and just a hint of lavender.


  • Saturday, June 8th. Even Shitter Trailer Park Party. The Unknown Brewing Company. 6 pm-9 pm. Join us for our Even Shittier Beer Release Party! We will be releasing our Even Shittier Light Lager the only way that seemed fitting, an Even Shittier Trailer Park Party!

    On Saturday, June 8th from 6pm-9pm, we are classing it up with an Even Shittier Trailer Park Party! The party wouldn’t be complete without ax throwing with The Flying Hatchet, Trailer Park Olympics, live music and great food and more!

    Register your team of four for Trailer Park Olympics today! Compete in a watermelon seed spitting competition, plunger races and more for your chance to win Unknown Brewing Co. gift cards! Attire will also factor into your teams points so break out your Even Shittier Trailer Park attire! Register here –

    So, comb your mullet, shine your cowboy boots and join us for an Even Shittier Party!


  • Saturday, June 8th. Tangerine Dream Release. Lenny Boy Brewing Company. 11 am-11 pm.  On Saturday we are releasing one of our favorite fruited beers 🍊🍻🍊🍻

    Tangerine Dreamz is a delicious Witbier with a layered aroma of tangerines and spices. Our spice blend includes coriander and chamomile. We also added a little lactose to smooth out the beer. Tangerine Dreamz is super refreshing and might be your new go-to beer to beat the heat!

    Tangerine Dreamz won the Silver Medal in the North Carolina Brewers Cup in the Fruited Beer category in 2018. We have been looking forward to making this beer available for everyone to enjoy in cans this year.


  • Saturday, June 8th. Hazy River IPA v4. Triple C Brewing Company. 12 pm. Hazy River IPA is a collaboration with the Catawba River Keeper. A portion of the process to go helping keeping rivers and streams clean around our area! Loads of Simcoe, Mosaic, and Idaho 7 hops were used in this brew.


  • Sunday, June 9th, Jester King Brewery Beer Dinner. The Cellar at Duckworth’s. 1 pm-4 pm. Tickets at $80.00. Join us for a delicious 5-course dinner featuring Jester King Brewery from Austin, TX! We’re eager to pair Jester King’s rustic and spontaneously fermented ales with an exclusive menu crafted by Chef Fred Quinones and influenced by their beers.

    Don’t miss your chance to try some of their most limited beers that normally are not available outside of the brewery. Jester King artist Josh Cockrell and Sous Chef Jonah Lipscomb will be on hand! Tickets are Pre-Sale only and very limited!


    1) Boquerones
    Soft Boiled Egg, Brussels Sprout Avocado Slaw, Lemon Lime Ponzu Vinaigrette

    Jester King Provenance Lemon Lime

    2) Warm Red & Golden Beet Salad
    Humboldt fog, Crisp Serrano, Pickled Cauliflower

    Jester King Spon 3 Year Blend

    3) Duck Crepinette
    Stewed Garbanzo, Fennel, Smoked Maple, Duck Cracklings

    Jester King KVASS

    4) Lacquered Lamb Chops
    French Lentils, Bourbon Cherries, Watercress, Macadamia

    Jester King Montmorency vs Balaton

    5) Strawberry Panna Cotta
    Berry Marshmallow, Gingersnap Crumble, Candied Bacon Powder & Red Grape Gastrique

    Jester King Spon Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon


  • Tuesday, June 11th. Woody & Wilcox’s Beer Club. NoDa Brewing Company. 5 pm-7 pm. Join us for Woody and Wilcox’s Beer Club! This pop-up event is our first of the season. As always, a surprise will be awaiting anyone that joins us, and TIN Kitchen will be on the premises serving up delicious dinner!

    Future dates:



The Beer News

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

  • Thursday, May 30th. Kick the Keg Event in Charlotte. Pour Taproom. 6 pm-11 pm. Help your favorite brewery kick the keg for a chance to be showcased on the ever-changing walls at Pour Taproom. Fierce competition between 19 breweries to prove which is best. See our tap list below.

    Wicked Weed Pernicious IPA
    Bold Rock Blackberry Cider
    RJ Rocker’s Son of a Peach
    Catawba White Zombie
    Kona Big Wave
    Goose Island Next Coast
    Abita Strawberry Lager
    Southern Tier Swipe Light
    Sixpoint Resin IPA
    Sycamore Mountain Candy
    White Street Kolsch
    Appalachian Mountain Brewery Boone Creek Blonde
    Sugar Creek Big Oh!
    Devil’s Backbone Gold Leaf
    Dogfish Head SuperEight
    Golden Road Mango Cart
    Elysian Space Dust
    Palmetto Idle Speed Salted Lime Lager
    Patagonia Pilsner 


  • Thursday, May 30th. Generously Hopped at Wooden Robot. 5 pm-8 pm. Tickets at What’s better than a nice, cold beer on a summer evening? A beer that is not only refreshing for you but also spreads hope for pediatric patients at Levine Children’s! Grab a pint (or two) of the Generously Hopped IPA v22* at Wooden Robot and $1 of every large pour or crowler fill will benefit the Pediatric Immunodeficiency Fund at Levine Children’s Hospital. No ticket necessary! Learn more about the fund at

    *Fundraiser ongoing through mid-June, while supplies last.


  • Friday, May 31st. Patio Punch. Triple C Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. Summer came early, and this hot weather deserves a refreshingly cold beer. Triple C Brewing, Co. added tons of grapefruit to a smooth drinking blonde ale to juice up your tastebuds. The carbonation on this beer is slightly amped to give you that final fizzy fix.


  • Friday, May 31st. Passionfruit Gose Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 2 pm-10 pm. Our Passionfruit Gose is back! This Gose, sitting at 4% ABV, is brewed with nearly 50% wheat malt, sea salt, and refermented on passionfruit. Like all of our goses, we used a blend of Burlington Ale yeast with Lactobacillus. It’s the perfect combination of light, sweet, and tart for this warm weather ahead. ☀️ 🍻


  • Saturday, June 1st. Blue Blaze 3 year Anniversary. Blue Blaze Brewing. 11:30 am-10 pm. Happy National Trails Day! And, help us raise a glass to cheers to 3 years!

    Blue Blaze Brewing is celebrating 3 years of providing Charlotte and surrounding communities with fresh, local craft beer.

    Come out with friends (or meet new ones) Saturday, June 1st from 12pm to 10pm. Beer Releases, Food Trucks, Bands, and other Fun throughout the day.

    Look for more announcements coming soon!

    **Beer Releases**
    We’ve got a bunch of goodies planned for you! There are five aged beers, two barrel-aged beers, four brand new beers, and several recently released. Almost all of these are in very small quantities so you’ll want to be sure to get a pour while you can.

    Brewery Beer Tent – Available at Open (Short Pours only Please)
    ***B. MacKaye’s Hell Raisin’ Scotch Ale (Aged since 2017)
    ***B. MacKaye’s Hell Raisin’ Scotch Ale (Aged since 2018)
    ***B. MacKaye’s Hell Raisin’ Scotch Ale Aged on Oak (Aged since 2018)

    Brewery Beer Tent – Tapped at 1:30PM (Short Pours only Please)
    ***Lean Too Doppelbock (Aged since 2017)
    ***Lean Too Doppelbock (Aged since 2018)
    ***Lean Too Doppelbock (2019, Aged for 6 months) Treat yourself to a pre-release sneak peek! You won’t see it again till the holidays.
    ***RUA Whiskey BA Lean Too Doppelbock from a firkin (Aged since 2018)
    ***RUA Whiskey BA Black Blaze Milk Stout (2019, brand new)

    Band Area Beer Tent – Available at Open
    ***YoYo Imperial Hazy IPA (9%) Brand new and one of our three beer hazy series. A higher gravity takes on our New England style hazy IPA made with Citra, El Dorado, Mosaic, Galaxy, and Equanot. Then we double dry hopped it! There’re no adjuncts, no juices, no syrups … all the juicy flavors come from only the hops! (Short Pours only Please)
    ***NoBo Milkshake IPA – Only on Nitro! Another of our three beer hazy series. Made heavy on the Galaxy hops and a touch of lactose. If you’ve never had this style before, this one tastes like OJ mixed with a little bit of grapefruit juice.
    ***SoBo Orangerine Hazy IPA – We recently released this and is the first of our three beer hazy series.
    ***Pinki’s Revenge Milkshake Hefeweizen (5%) Only on Nitro! A super fun, brand new take on our popular Pink Blazer Hefeweizen. We took our Pink Blazer recipe and introduced a touch of lactose, the only adjunct addition. Then we charged it on nitro for a subtle sweet banana & pineapple creamy milkshake-like goodness.
    ***Radler w/ Yellow Blazer Kolsch – When the YoYo kicks, we’ll tap our brand new Radler made with Yellow Blazer Kolsch and our house-made raspberry-lemonade soda. So refreshing!

    **Activities **
    – Bike ride on the Greenway with Carolina Thread Trail @ 11:30am. Registration Required Please.
    – Yoga in the Park @ 11:30am (Free – Sign-in at Ticket Tent)

    **Live Music**
    Māya Beth Atkins @ 12:30pm
    Jeremy Davis & Friends @ 2pm
    Kat Hall Band @ 5pm
    That Guy Smitty @ 8pm

    **Food Trucks**
    The Herban Legend
    Queen City Pretzel Factory
    King of Pops Charlotte
    The Sweetest Thing Bake Shop

    Carolina Thread Trail
    Yappy Hour Bakery
    – Artist Roni Langley
    5 Points Realty

    Walk or Ride your bike … up the Stewart Creek Greenway for those near Uptown. Additional bike racks provided for cyclists! For those on four wheels, parking will be available in nearby lots.

    Event is free. Beer tickets must be purchased to receive pints. Get an awesome Anniversary Party glasses free with the purchase of three beer tickets. Three beer tickets will get you three beers OR you can choose a pitcher of your favorite Blue Blaze beer to share with friends. Beer tickets will be available on-site the day of the event.

    The fun kicks off at 12:00p! We can’t wait to see you there!


  • Saturday, June 1st. Pop The Top 2-year Anniversary Party. Pop The Top Craft Beer Shop. 12 pm. Join us on Saturday, June 1st as we celebrate our 2 Year Anniversary!! We will be giving away a special 2 Year Anniversary glass to the first 50 customers, will have free appetizers from New Wrap Order (while they last), special beer releases ALL day.. live music and more! Doors open at 12pm. CHEERS, FRIENDS and THANK YOU!!

    Tap List with more to come:
    – 2017 Southern Pines Brewing Company Southern Pines Brewing BBA German Chocolate Cake Imperial Stout
    – 2018 Funky Buddha Brewery BBA Morning Wood Imperial Porter
    – 2018 Prairie Artisan Ales Birthday Bomb! Imperial Stout
    – New Anthem Beer Project Steez NEIPA
    – New Anthem Beer Project Sugar Kisses Stout
    – Fonta Flora Brewery Blubade Pink Lemonade Sour
    – Fonta Flora Brewery Big Shrug American Wild Ale
    – Burial Beer Co. The Garden of Earthly Delights V Sour
    – Burial Beer Co. Ascent of the Blessed Golden Sour Ale w/ Pinot Gris & Viognier grapes
    – Hill Farmstead Brewery Anna Farmhouse Ale
    – Wooden Robot Brewery Farmhouse Blanc
    – Brewery Bhavana Elymus Ancient Grain Farmhouse Ale
    – Brewery Bhavana Pithy NEIPA hopped w/ Vic Secret
    – High Branch Brewing Diamond Ring Hazy Double IPA
    – High Branch Brewing Black Current Poke Sour


  • Monday, June 3rd. Mecklenburg Helles Lager Release. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. 11 am-10 pm. OMB’s official beer of summer is back! Join us for the release of Mecklenburger Helles Lager on June 3rd.

    This Bavarian style lager is a liquid homage to our home in Mecklenburg County. With its crystal clear, golden blonde color, Mecklenburger is fresh, smooth and easy to love. A Helles, its slight malty character is perfectly balanced by very subtle, lingering hop notes and a crisp, refreshing finish to help take the steam out of a hot Carolina day.

    Like all OMB beers, Mecklenburger is all-natural — brewed in strict accordance with the famous German beer purity law of 1516: the “Reinheitsgebot.” In line with Reinheitsgebot, it was brewed using natural carbonation from the pure CO2 produced by the yeast during fermentation. We pull our brews from our lager tanks weekly, so you know it’s fresh. And, it was kept cold from production to delivery to you, because all beer should be kept cold to maximize freshness. We hope you enjoy this pure, fresh, cold beer.


    This is a free event. Under 21 are welcome at OMB. Pets are welcome outside in our Biergarten.


The Beer News

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

  • Wednesday, March 15th. New Beer Release: Island Mosaic Hopper. Pilot Brewing. 4 pm- 9 pm. Join us for the release of our next batch of Island Hopper IPA, our single-hopped IPA series, this time featuring Mosaic hops. $3 goblets all night!

    Mosaic hops feature complex but clean flavor characteristics and are known for their triple-use profile encompassing bittering, flavor, and aroma. They have high alpha acids but low cohumulone which makes them pleasantly hoppy, carrying flavors of mango, pine, citrus and herbs and aromas of tropical and stone fruit.  


  • Thursday, May 16th Dreamchasers and Southern Range Dual Anniversary Party. Brawley’s Beverage. 5 pm-9 pm. It turns out that two of our breweries opened around the same time and have anniversary’s on the same weekend this year. So we thought we would celebrate twice! So on May 16th at Brawley’s Beverage stop by to wish these two breweries a happy birthday! We’ll have 4 beers on from each brewery. Rest assured we’ll have some special kegs from each brewery that you won’t be able to get anywhere else.

    Southern Range Brewing:
    Now That’s What I Call Juice – Guava Hazy IPA
    Strawberry Shandy
    Pinky Ring Bling Hazy IPA
    Peanut Butter Cookie Doh (the second keg ever first was at Brawley’s Black and Blue)

    Dreamchasers Brewing:
    Yardbreather East Coast IPA
    Cool Amber Lager
    Hop Files #2 Hazy IPA
    Coconut Yardbreather (tap room only batch) 


  • Thursday, May 16th. Haw River Tap Takeover. Carolina Beer Temple. 12 pm-11 pm. Craft breweries should be about community, sustainability, giving back…. and oh yeah, great beer! Very few breweries live up to this standard to nearly the extent that our friends at Haw River Farmhouse Ales do, and we are proud to have the opportunity to showcase a few of the fantastic traditional(ish) brews that they’ve been serving up for years now! Don’t miss your chance to try some beers from one of the truly elite American farmhouse breweries that you may not have the opportunity to sample again anywhere else!


    -Demitasse Espresso Belgian Singel
    -JavaQue Coffee Cream Stout
    -The Tasseography Project: RED Tea and Peppercorn Saison
    -St. Benedict’s Breakfast Coffee and Oatmeal Dubbel


  • Friday, May 17th. Sunshine Over Phuket Beer Release. The Unknown Brewing Company. 3 pm- 11pm. We’re bringing back a wonderful phuking collaboration beer with our friends at Revelry Brewing!

    Picture yourself on the shores of a south pacific beach. No work, no problems, no phukets given. We brewed a Radler dry hopped with citrus forward hops and tons of ruby red grapefruits. This beer is easy drinking and relaxing at 4.0% ABV.

    When life gives you lemons, go find a beach, add some grapefruit and phuket!


  • Friday, May 17th. NoDajito Release. NoDa Brewing Company 2 pm-10 pm. It’s finally here, the day you’ve been waiting for… Join us on Friday, May 17th at 2 pm for the return of Charlotte’s 2019 Summer Beer. 👏🏻🍻

    NoDajito is back! This Mojito inspired witbier not only holds the 2019 Summer Beer title by Charlotte Magazine but is also a Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal winner. It’s brewed with whole mint leaves and conditioned on lime juice — the quintessential ingredients for the perfect spring and summer brew!


  • Saturday, May 18th. Mai Tai Day. Sycamore Brewing 12 pm-11 pm. Mai Tai IPA Can Release Party. Polynesian Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Killer Q Food Truck, Live Music by Below the Belt, Lil O’s Donuts, Sunshine and Good Times!

    Dive in, and swim up to the bar! Inspired by the classic tiki cocktail, this IPA is READY TO PARTY!!


  • Saturday, May 18th. A Berry Good Hefe. Triple C Brewing Company. 12 pm-10 pm. We juiced up our traditional German hefeweizen with blackberries and raspberries for a twist of tartness.


  • Monday, May 20th. 2nd Annual Captain James Jack Colonial Beer Dinner. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. 6 pm-9 pm. Tickets at shop.oldemeckbrew.comHosted by May 20th Society (Mec Dec)

    Monday, May 20th 6-9pm

    Buy tickets today at

    The May 20th Society and The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery invite you to the 2ND ANNUAL CAPTAIN JAMES JACK COLONIAL DINNER, featuring special guest speaker historical artist Dan Nance.

    Join us for this four-course colonial themed dinner with each course being paired with a different beer from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, including their Captain Jack Pilsner and Hornet’s Nest Hefeweizen.

    1st Course:
    Heirloom Tomatoes w/ shepherd’s cheese, honeydew, honeycomb vinaigrette

    Paired w/ Captain Jack Pilsner

    2nd Course:
    Pickled Short Rib
    w/ purple potatoes, rotkhol, pea tendril

    Paired w/ Copper Altbier

    3rd Course
    Chicken Bog
    smoked sausage, smoked chicken, brown rice & quinoa, heirloom carrots

    Paired w/ Hornet’s Nest Hefeweizen

    4th Course:
    Peaches & Cream
    grilled peaches, beet buttercream, cornbread

    Paired w/ Fat Boy Baltic Porter




The Beer News

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

  • Thursday, May 2nd. Southern Range Tap Takeover. Carolina Beer Temple. 12 pm-11 pm. Free Tickets at Monroe, North Carolina isn’t known far and wide for too many things, but it’s one and only brewery has already put it on the map as one of the best beer destinations around. South Range Brewing have long been favorites of ours here at the Temple, and we are excited to have the opportunity to share their world-class brews with a whole new audience as they take over the taps with some of the best and most exciting options anywhere in the Old North State!


    -Hopsequences Hazy IPA
    -Cookie D’oh Cookie Dough Stout
    -Energizer Blondie Coffee Blonde Ale
    -Strawberry Shandy


  • Friday, May 3rd. Untappd Festival Pre-Game. Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts. 1 pm-11 pm. To celebrate the first ever Untappd Festival at Bank of America stadium, we will be throwing down at our Barrel Arts spot the day before from 1-11P.

    We will have a few guest taps on the night of 5/3, starting at 6P. Here is the lineup, as we have the ability to showcase some of the breweries throughout our Carolinas:
    Amor Artis Brewing – YORK COUNTY, Rye BA Imperial Stout
    New Anthem Beer Project – NEON GOD (DDH Citra/Mosaic), Hazy IPA
    White Elephant Beer Co – IMPERIAL ALMOND TROOPER, Imperial Stout w/ Cacao Nibs, Toasted Almond, and Cinnamon
    King Canary Brewing Company – PARTY FOWL, Fruited Sour IPA
    High Branch Brewing Co.
    HopFly Brewing Company

    And when those six breweries have their beers kick, we called some more of our friends, and are going to put on some extras:
    Flying Machine Brewing Company – FLUTTERING FOLLY, Hazy Double IPA
    Incendiary Brewing Company – BANANA PANCAKE BANE, Imperial Stout w/ Maple, Banana, and Vanilla

    Oh, and we’ve decided to release a small batch beer during this as well! Super stoked about it!


  • Friday-Sunday, May 3rd-5th. Belgian Cellar Raid. Sugar Creek Brewing. Fri 1 pm-4 pm, Sat 1 pm-4 pm, Sun 12 pm-9 pm. ALL WEEKEND long we are raiding the Brew Masters cellar to unleash a few locally brewed interpretations of some Belgian Classics! We’ll start with the release of a white wine Barrel Aged Tripel bugged with lacto and Brett and a white wine barrel aged GOSE on Friday. If that’s not enough we’re also unveiling our new Bottle Conditioned menu FEATURING multiple years of Dubbel, Biere De Garde, Tripels, Barley Wine and Dark Strongs. Don’t miss the opportunity to try some serious labor of love in a glass all weekend long!


  • Saturday, May 4th. 2019 Untappd Beer Festival – Early Access. 3 pm. Tickets at ($65.00) Beer enthusiasts and brewers from around the world will assemble on the field at the stadium to celebrate beer and breweries from across the United States. Over 100 brewers will pour samples of between two and four beers at booths stationed on the field at Bank of America Stadium. The event will highlight dozens of Charlotte-area and North Carolina and South Carolina breweries as well as a strong contingent of brewers from around the country. VIP ACCESS allows for 3:00PM entry into the festival. Must be 21 years and older to attend the Untapped Beer Festival. The Festival is a rain or shine event.

    Sale Dates and Times:

    Public Onsale : Fri, 1 Mar 2019 at 09:00 AM

    Presale Offers : Tue, 26 Feb 2019 at 01:00 PM


  • Tuesday, May 7th. Mother Earth 10 year Birthday Parth with Hoppin’.  Hoppin’. 5 pm-10 pm. Join the entire Hoppin’ brewery crew as we tap 10 great beers to celebrate 10 years! Featuring specialty swag, vintage kegs, and birthday cake.



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.


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  



The Beer News

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

  • Wednesday, April 10th. Highland Brewing Barrel-Aged Cold Mountain Tapping. Duckworth’s Kitchen and Taphouse Park Rd, Charlotte. 6 pm-8 pm. Highland Brewing Barrel-Aged Imperial Cold Mountain Tapping!!
  • Swag giveaways, beer samples and a special tapping of Highland Brewing Barrel-Aged Imperial Cold Mountain!!
  • Highland brews on tap all month:


  • Friday, April 12th. Beer Release: NoBoS Milkshake IPA. Blue Blazing Brewing. 4 pm-9 pm. Join us for a super small, taproom-only release of NoBoS Milkshake IPA. Heading Northbound, this 5.9% milkshake style IPA was brewed with lactose, oats, and galaxy hops producing a full, rich beer with citrus & passionfruit notes.
  • Swing by the taproom from 4:00 – 9:00 for a pint!
  • 5pm Food Truck- Bayou Betty
  • NoBo is a slang term for northbound AT thru-hikers, and there A LOT of them!


  • Friday, April 12th. Cheese & Cider Pairing. Red Clay Cider Works. 7 pm-8:30 pm. Tickets $19 @ Red Clay Ciderworks and Orrman’s Cheese Shop are joining forces to bring you a sensational night of cheese and cider pairings!
  • Cider maker Jay Bradish and cheese expert Rachel Klebaur will be on hand to walk you through four different pairings, each with their own delectable panache.
  • Seating for this event is limited and regularly sells out, so don’t wait to purchase your ticket!
  • Ticket holders please check in at the bar upon arrival.


  • Saturday, April 13th. 4th Annual Pints for Paws Charity. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery 12 pm-6 pm. Tickets free @ Pints for Paws Charlotte will benefit The Live.Wag.BARK! Foundation. The LWB Foundation is a private non-profit, charitable organization located in Charlotte, NC. The mission of the foundation is to educate pet owners on responsible pet ownership.
  • There are many organizations around the world helping animals in need, but that does not solve the problem. The LWB Foundation partners with local animal rescues and shelters, city animal control and pet businesses to show pet owners how to build a bond with their pet, understand their behavior and give them the tools they need to help their pet live a long, happy and healthy life. Visit to find out more about how we accomplish our mission.
  • The 4th Annual Pints for Paws Charlotte will include:
  • Raffled prizes
  • Pet Focused Giveaways
  • Dog contests
  • Local Business Vendor Fair
  • Music
  • Puppy Kissing Booth
  • Dog Photobooth
  • Silent Auction
  • Dog Adoptions
  • Location:
  • The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
  • 4150 Yancey Rd
  • Charlotte, NC 28217
  • The event will take place in the OMB Biergarten from 12-6p. The OMB Biergarten is a popular place for dogs and their owners to hang out while enjoying other socialized pups and local craft beer. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery was the first microbrewery in the Charlotte area. With 8 acres of space, the Biergarten is an ideal place for families to eat, friends to meet and pets to enjoy some downtime with their owners. On a busy Spring Saturday, this Biergarten is occupied by 2,000+ people with seating for over 1,500 at once.
  • Vendor Registration is with open on January 10th, 2019. Early Bird Registration ends February 13th, but there are limited spaces! Registration at
  • Email us at for more information.


  • Sunday, April 14th. Spring Oyster Roast by Birdsong and Rappahannok! Birdsong Brewing Co. 1 pm-4 pm. Spring is upon us and we’re celebrating with an Oyster Roast! Our friends from Rocksalt Charlotte are bringing the oysters and the steamers down from Rappahannock River Oysters, LLC and Rocksalt Charlotte will be onsite serving up their delicious oysters! Buckets of steamed/roasted oysters will be $15 & RockSalt will be shucking raw oysters to order for $15 a dozen!
  • We hope you can carve out a few hours from your busy schedules to relax with a few pints of delicious local beer and enjoy some super fresh oysters sold by the bucket! This event is family friendly, so all are encouraged to join!
  • 4/14/19 1-4 PM.


  • Monday & Tuesday, April 15th-16th. Founder’s Barrel-Aged KBS Tap Release. Hickory Tavern Ballantyne. 12 am. We’re tapping the highly anticipated Kentucky Breakfast Stout on April 15th! Founders Brewing Company describes KBS as an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. This beautifully aged limited release stout carries an 12.2% abv.
  • Each Hickory Tavern in North Carolina will tap only one keg on April 15th and will sell an 8 oz pour for $8.00. Try your bourbon barrel-aged chocolate coffee stout while it’s available!
  • To learn more about the limited release, watch the video here. 



The Beer News

Here are this week’s happenings in the Charlot, North Carolina Area.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd. April Pints for Purpose. Wooden Robot Brewery. 4 pm-10 pm. 2 days after April Fool’s Day? 😬 That’s right, this month’s Pints for Purpose fundraiser will be at Wooden Robot Brewery ( so make plans to visit another one of the great ones in the Charlotte area.
    We will be there with a table set up selling some goodies, handing out tons of info on what our goal is and there will be a bunch of sweet raffle prizes to be had!
    Twisted Eats will be there for all your beer infused menu items for dinner so add it to your 2019 Pints for Purpose calendar.
    Ok… as always click GOING or INTERESTED so you get the reminders and updates and be sure to INVITE your pals to make this a fun one!
    Be sure to check their website out too and sign up for their newsletter and check out all their unique beverages! ❤️🐻


  • Wednesday, April 3rd. Crafty Food Truck at Sycamore Brewing. 4 pm-9 pm. Join us at Sycamore Brewing this spring & summer!


  • Thursday, April 4th. Seasonal Release:  Sunshine Gose! Birdsong Brewing Co. 3 pm-10 pm. Spring is upon us and we are excited to release our Spring Seasonal, Sunshine Gose! Hope you can join us for the release of draft and cans on Thursday, 4/4/19!

    Soak up some rays with our Sunshine Gose, a deliciously tart brew ideal for breezy afternoons and hanging out with good friends. Sea salt and coriander add a touch of brightness while notes of lemon provide a juicy tang for a clean and refreshing drinking experience.



  • Friday, April 5th. Can Release *Riding Down Rodeo Drive* Juicy Double IPA. The Unknown Brewing Company. 6 pm-10 pm. Join us April 4th as we release a delicious Double IPA dry hopped twice with some super juicy and aromatic hops. We will have 16oz cans for sale as well as some LA rap tunes until 7 followed by live music. Cans are limited so come by and try this tasty beer! Food by Passport Dough & Co.


  • Friday, April 5th. NoDable Release: Loch Norman Scottish Ale. NoDa Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. Each month, we release several brand new brews as part of our “NoDable” Series. This week’s brew is our Loch Norman Scottish Ale sitting at 4.8% ABV.

    Join us to celebrate the upcoming 2018 Loch Norman Highland Games with this Scottish 60 shilling. This full-bodied and malty beer will surely get you in the festival spirit. While you are here enjoy a special live performance by the Loch Norman Pipe Band right on our tap room patio!


  • Saturday, April 6th. Strawberry lemonade Gose Can Release. Sycamore Brewing. 10 am-10 pm. Tart and Refreshing, this Whimsical Sour Wheat Beer is brewed with Ripe Strawberries, Lemon Zest and a hint of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt!


  • Saturday, April 6th. Can Release: Alpine Lente Maibock. Blue Blaze Brewing. 2 pm-9 pm. We are releasing Alpine Lente Maibock in cans for the first time in an exclusively small batch! Outside of the available kegs, we will only can one round in the amount of roughly 20 cases.

    Like a springtime alpine meadow, our traditional golden spring German-style bock comes across with very subtle floral and spicy notes from German noble hops, a mild Vienna malt backbone, and finishes fresh and clean. At 6.yeahbaby %, it does the trick.

    Live Music – TBD
    Food Truck – Wild Dog Hot Dogs