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 eventbrite.com. 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 oldemeckbrew.com 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 – https://queen-hemp-company.myshopify.com/

    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 eventbrite.com $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!
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-range-brewing-beer-dinner-tickets-58404487394

 

  • 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 events@heistbrewery.com.  

 

 

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:
    Wanderlush
    Starchaser
    Pils
    Gaelic   

 

  • 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 @ eventbrite.com. 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 @ eventbrite.com. 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 thelwbfoundation.org 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 eventbrite.com
  • Email us at events@thelwbfoundation.org 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.
    https://bit.ly/2Ua5qN7 

 

 

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 (www.WoodenRobotBrewery.com) 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 

 

 

The Beer News

Here is this week’s happening in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.

  • Thursday, March 21st, Wise Man Brewing Tap Takeover. Carolina Beer Temple Charlotte. 12 pm-11:30pm. Free tickets at eventbrite.com. Wise up to one of the hottest breweries in North Carolina right now as we welcome Wise Man Brewing into the Temple! Whatever the style, few breweries bring the level of balance and skill to the craft as they do, and we want to show them off for the Queen City. After all, when the great philosophers pondered the secrets of the universe, we like to think they did it over a pint or two of beer fit for the Wise.

    TAP LIST:
    -Body Electric Hazy DIPA
    -BBA Merry World Breakfast Stout (One of the only kegs in great Charlotte!)
    -Not a Role Model Dunkelweizen
    -Spring Veil Maibock

 

  • Friday, March 22nd. Taproom Release: SoBo Orange Hazy IPA. Blue Blaze Brewing. 4 pm-9 pm. Join us Friday for a super small, taproom-only re-release of SoBo Orangerine Hazy IPA. Heading Southbound, this 6.4% New England style hazy, juicy IPA was brewed with (in addition to water, malt, yeast, and hops) only oranges yielding a citrusy, refreshing beer.

    (No purees, extracts, or additives)

    Swing by the taproom from 4:00 – 9:00 for a pint!

    4pm Food Truck- Baltimore Crab Cake Company

    SoBo is a slang term for southbound AT thru-hikers.

 

  • Friday, March 22nd. Par 4 Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. Mark your calendars for the arrival of Par 4, which will be available on tap and in cans. Join us in the taproom as early as 3pm to celebrate this wonderful time of year!

 

  • Saturday, March 23rd. Street Food Fest. Sycamore Brewing. 12 pm-10 pm. Join us for Street Food Fest at Sycamore!

    A Taste of Cuba with No Forks Given
    A Taste of Venezuela with Queen City Chamo
    A Taste of Latin Flavors with Chef Rays!

    Live Music from Miguel & Urban Roots and Below the Belt!

    Fresh Sycamore Beer, Wild Blossom Cider, Wine, Prosecco Pops, Frosé and more!

 

  • Saturday-Sunday, March 23rd-24th. OMB 10 Year Anniversary. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Sat 11 am-11 pm & Sun 11 pm-10 pm. OMB’s 10th Anniversary celebration includes live music, fun surprises, and lots of fresh, pure beer!

    The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery has been enriching the quality of life in the CLT region for ten years this March: from premium, award-winning beer to a unique, award-winning Brauhaus & Biergarten experience to partnerships with local charities, foundations, vendors, craftsmen, etc. to our team of passionate, service-minded Charlotteans.

    SATURDAY, March 23rd

    Hours: 11a-11p

    Beers on Tap: Year-round offerings Copper Altbier, Captain Jack Pilsner, and Hornet’s Nest Hefeweizen will be on tap, along with our usual Anniversary release, Anniversary Alt. “Anni Alt” is like a bigger version of OMB’s flagship Copper: rich in flavor, but with more malty sweetness and a higher ABV. Spring seasonal, Früh Bock, will also be available. Früh combines a slight malty sweetness with a refreshing touch of citrus aroma from its noble Bavarian hops.
    Southside Weiss will make an exciting appearance for those who have missed this citrus wheat brew! OMB temporarily discontinued Southside Weiss due to tank capacity restrictions, but we’re brewing a special batch for our fans to release this Anniversary weekend.
    Keep an eye out for a barrel aged release as well.

    Music:
    1-4pm Thirsty Horses (the 60s to Today Rock Covers) https://www.brettmilstead.com
    5-7pm Brother Oliver (Psychic Folk Rock) http://www.brotheroliver.com/
    8-10pm Mermaid Motor Lounge (Space Cowboy Alt Rock) https://www.mermaidmotorlounge.com/

    Commemorative Glassware: Gold-leaf logo’d Das Boot (1L) available for purchase with the first fill of fresh beer included for $19.99. Limited Quantity. First come, first served.

    Fun Surprises:
    • Discovery Place Noon-4pm
    • OMB’s Inaugural STEIN HOISTING COMPETITION 2:30-4pm
    • Face Painting & Balloon Animals 3pm-5pm
    • Glow Balloons 5pm-7pm
    • Custom Caricatures available for purchase Noon-4pm

    SUNDAY, March 24th

    Hours: 11a-10p

    Beers on tap: Same as above!

    Music:
    2-5pm DECARLO (DECARLO is the band featuring Tommy DeCarlo, best known for having performed with Boston since 2007. Get ready to rock!) https://www.decarlorocks.com/

    Commemorative Glassware: Gold-leaf logo’d Das Boot (1L) available for purchase with the first fill of fresh beer included for $19.99. Limited Quantity. First come, first served.

    Fun Surprises:
    • 24 Foundation 1pm-4pm
    • Face Painting & Balloon Animals 3pm-5pm
    • Custom Caricatures available for purchase Noon-4pm

    Under 21 are welcome at OMB. Pets are welcome outside in our Biergarten.  

 

  • Sunday, March 24th. Keg & Eggs: Brunch at the Bot! 10:30 am-3 pm. Wooden Robot Brewery. Introducing Kegs & Eggs Brunch at the Bot happening every Sunday from 10:30am to 3pm. Get $5 Mimosas or hook up one of our beers with a shot of juice for a Beer-mosa! If your a bloody mary fan try a Michelada, our house lager with a shot of tomato juice.
    Expect brunch menu items from Twisted Eats by Kre8 like:
    Beer Cheese & Biscuits
    From scratch buttermilk biscuits, country ham, farm fresh egg over easy, Chef Rob’s OG beer cheese
    Shrimp & Grits
    Blue cheese & cheddar grits, blackened shrimp, Tasso ham gravy, crispy onions
    Avocado Egg Toast
    Farm fresh egg sunny side up, sliced tomato, avocado mash, wild mushrooms, micro cilantro
    Stuffed French Toast
    Hazelnut mousse, sliced banana, maple syrup, chantilly cream

    $1 off all Medium Beers ALL DAY LONG!

 

 

The Beer News

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

  • Wednesday, March 13th. Blankets and Brews. Sycamore Brewing. 6:30 pm- 9:30 pm. Tickets at arworkshop.com. Let’s get cozy at one of our favorite local spots! Enjoy craft brews while crafting up your very own Chunky Knit Blanket at Sycamore Brewery.

 

  • Wednesday, March 13th.  1775 Pale Ale. NoDa Brewing Company. 4 pm-9 pm. This week’s brew has been made in collaboration with Charlotte Independence, for its second annual return. This Pale Ale is coming in at 5.5% ABV, filled with El Dorado and Simcoe hops, giving you a piney and citrusy taste. A great sipper for the Spring weather! Not to mention, just in time for Charlotte Independence’s first home game of the season on Friday, March 15th!

 

  • Thursday, March 14th. Pink Robots Release: Raspberry & Blackberry Kettle Sour. Birdsong Brewing Co. 3 pm-11 pm. Coming back by VERY popular demand, we have a release date for Pink Robots Blackberry/Raspberry Kettle Sour! Hope you can join us for the release on Thursday, March 14th, 2019!

    Brewed with raspberry and blackberry, our kettle-soured ale is bright, tangy and deliciously fruity. Upfront berry aromatics and a lingering tartness come together for an easy-drinking experience. It won’t take long to see why it’s a fan and staff favorite. Even Yoshimi would agree—Pink Robots can’t be beaten!

    We will be releasing this beer on draft & in CANS at 3pm! Cheers!

 

  • Thursday, March 14th. Irish Coffee (Beer) Celebration. Carolina Beer Temple Charlotte. 12 pm-11:30 pm. Free tickets at eventbrite.com. The only right way to get ready for St. Paddy’s Day is with Irish Coffee. No, not that one, with the whiskey. The other one! We mean coffee beers from across the Carolinas! So come on out and try local favorites like Wooden Robot’s Good Morning Vietnam or special treats like Blue Blaze Brewing’s Bantu Gluten-Free Coffee Brown. What better way to feel Irish for a day, and get ready for the biggest day in beer?

    TAP LIST IN PROGRESS:

    -Amor Artis Sospeso Coffee Blonde

    -Blue Blaze Bantu Gluten-Free Coffee Brown

    -Catawba Evening Joe Coffee Blonde

    -Wooden Robot Beast Foot Espresso Stout

 

  • Friday, March 15th. Triple C Chocolate Covered Pretzel Flight Night. Flying Saucer Charlotte. 6 pm-2 am. Serving variations of Triple C Chocolate Covered Stouts including
    Original
    Cayenne/Cinnamon
    Coconut
    Paired with Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

 

  • Friday, March 15th Pilot Brewing & Cabot Cheese Paring Fundraiser. Pilot Brewing. 5 pm-9 pm. Beer and cheese are a match made in gastronomic heaven.

    Join us for a beer and cheese pairing with Cabot, a co-operative of farm families, benefitting the Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love, our March Charity of the Month. Come on out to learn more about their amazing organization and get to meet some of their Great Danes!

    We will be hosting a Raffle benefiting Ruff Love. Raffle Prizes include Beer Gift Baskets from Cabot Cheese and Pilot Brewing swag and beer. There are a number of ways to earn raffle tickets!
    1. Order an item from the food truck!
    2. Purchase them! 2 for $5 or 5 for $10
    3. Donate an item from Ruff Love’s Wish List:
    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3FE1PNCGQ1FNY?
    4. Participate in the Cheese Tasting for $10
    * All proceeds from ticket sales are donated to Ruff Love

    Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love is Pilot Brewing’s Charity of the Month for March. All month long, $1 of every Crowler to-go beer sale will be donated to the non-profit.

    Bad Mother Smokers food truck will also be on-site slinging their delicious BBQ from 5PM – close.

    About Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love –
    Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love was born in 2009 to meet a major need in the world of rescue: the emphasis of quality of rescues instead of just quantity. We believe that our handling of each case should be top quality, even at the expense of time or money, so that in the long run we are able to make a larger dent in the number of dogs we successfully save. This translates into happier dogs and adopters. We have rescued over 720 dogs! We are an extension of Ruff Love Rescue, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Thomasville, NC.

 

  • Saturday, March 16th. Beer Release *Fashionably Late* Hazy IPA. The Unknown Brewing Company. 12 pm-3 pm. Come Join us this Saturday at noon as we release Fashionably late. this Hazy IPA was brewed with tons of citrus hops and a has a smooth creamy mouthfeel. only 25 cases made (No Distro). Yes, its a long time coming for us to join the haze craze but we’ve never been good about paying attention to current trends. If you’re going to live without boundaries, Might as well be Fashionably Late!

 

  • Saturday & Sunday, March 16th-17th. St. Patrick’s Day in LoSo 2019. The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. 11 am-11 pm. Charlotte’s most diverse selection of locally produced beverages is the destination for a good time on St. Paddy… Lower Southend & OMB are ready for green attire, festive music and lots of delicious food and drink on March 16th & 17th!

    If you’d like to join a LoSo Bar Crawl on Saturday, visit CrossFit Mecklenburg’s Facebook page. OMB is a stop on the crawl and will be celebrating the holiday all weekend long! We especially invite y’all to join us on Sunday for a laid-back St. Pat’s after your Saturday shenanigans.

    At OMB, relax under the trees in our Biergarten with our spring seasonal: Früh Bock. Früh Bock captures the promise of warmer days ahead, combining a slight malty sweetness with a refreshing touch of citrus aroma from its noble Bavarian hops. Your year-round favorites will also be on tap including Copper Altbier, Captain Jack Pilsner, Hornet’s Nest Hefeweizen & Fat Boy Baltic Porter. Don’t forget – our 1 Liter steins will be available!

    Festive food specials:
    -McDublin-
    (6oz Angus Beef & Brisket Patty, All-Natural Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, Many Islands Dressing, Irish Mustard, Pretzel Bun), Choice of Side Item

    -Our Bangers & Mash-
    Sliced Bratwursts, Colcannon – (Mashed Potatoes, Cabbage, Onion, Bacon), Charred Brussel Sprouts, OMB Copper Gravy

    We’ll also have live music on Saturday & Sunday.

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

 

  • Sunday, March 17th. Black & Blue X Hangover Party. Wooden Robot Brewery. 10:30 am-9 pm. This Sunday, March 17th, celebrate your Annual Brawley’s Beverage Black & Blue Hangover and St. Paddy’s Day at the Bot. In honor of the 10th year of the festival, we will be pouring local #NCbeer from our friends at Fonta Flora Brewery High Branch Brewing Co. Eurisko Beer Company & Zillicoah Beer Company as well as some of our specialty beers from the cellar. Official beer line-up will be announced soon, stay tuned!
    Twisted Eats by Kre8 will have an exclusive Hangover Brunch menu all day long!
    Treat your 10th Annual Black & Blue Hangover with respect and come have a drink with us!
    *All are welcome; not exclusive to festival-goers

 

  • Tuesday, March 19th. NoDable Release: Danksta IPA. NoDa Brewing Company. 4 pm-9 pm. Each month, we release several brand new brews as part of our “NoDable” Series on Fridays. This week’s brew is our Danksta IPA sitting at 4.9% ABV. This Danky IPA is brewed with Ariana hops and dry hopped with Ariana and Citra hop oil, providing us with the perfect combination of citrusy and fruity flavors.


     

 

The Beer News

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

  • Wednesday, March 6th. Cookie-Inspired Beer and Cookieparing with NoDa Brewing. NoDa Brewing Company. 4 pm-7 pm. Tickets at Eventbrite.com. Join us on Wednesday, March 6 at NoDa Brewing after 4 p.m. to sample the brewery’s limited edition, cookie-inspired beers paired with cookies from local pastry chefs. Justin-Burke Samson, Laney Jahkel-Parrish (300 East), Hannah Heacock (Earl’s Grocery) and Samantha Allen (Wentworth & Fenn) put a pastry chef’s touch on four classic cookies. We’ll be there until cookies sell out, which might not take long, so get a ticket to make sure you get a chance to try these delicious desserts!

    Guests must be 21+. Tickets recommended; cookie quantities are limited.

 

  • Wednesday, March 6th. Launch Party – Untappd Beer Festival. Legion Brewing SouthPark. 4 pm-7 pm. Join Untappd to celebrate the launch of the Untappd Beer Festival! The festival will take place May 4th at Bank of America Stadium and the kickoff event will be held on March 6th from 4:00 – 7:00pm at Legion Brewing SouthPark! Come learn more about this awesome festival coming to the Queen City!

 

  • Thursday, March 7th. Resident Culture Tap Takeover. Pop The Top Craft Beer Shop. 2 pm-10 pm. **UPDATE** We need to push the RC tap takeover out a week due to the beers not being ready by the 28th.**

    We are extremely excited and elated to share the news that we will be doing a tap takeover with one of our favorite breweries in the QC….. @residentculture

    Thursday, February 28th is when we’ll be tapping 3 sneak peek brand new beers that will later be released at the brewery on March 2nd! There is also the possibility of some other great stuff that RC will bring out, so you don’t want to miss out on this takeover!
    #stayfunky @residentculture #plazamidwood #southend #bottleshoplif 

 

  • Thursday, March 7th. Cookie and Beer Pairing. Carolina Ale House Waverly 4 pm-9 pm. Tickets at Eventbrite.com. Cookies and beer, we can’t think of a better pairing!

    Join us for a Cookie and Beer Pairing featuring 4 types of cookies and a flight of 4 beers from our taps!

    Cookies Paired with:

    Stone Tropic of Thunder Lager
    Kentucky Blackberry Porter
    Lonerider Sweet Josie
    Cigar City Jai Alai

    *Beer subject to change based on availability. 

 

  • Friday, March 8th and 9th. Bold Missy Tap Takeover. Pout Taproom. 5 am- 12 am. This Friday Bold Missy Brewing Company takes over Pour Taproom as we host the exclusive release of their Famous Glitter Beer – A Touch of Whimsy!

    This is a night you do not want to miss!

    DJ Hollywood will be providing the music from 9pm to midnight

    Bold Missy will also be bringing their:
    Irish Amber and Suffragette (Dark Kettle Sour)

    Tag your friends and we’ll see you on Friday!

 

 

  • Saturday, March 9th. Greenway IPA Release. Triple C Brewing Company. Back by popular demand, the first IPA we brewed back in 2012! Greenway IPA returns with the same hop punch and new to us Vienna and Carolina Gold Malt from Carolina Malt House, Inc.!

    New Wrap Order will be on the patio!

 

  • Saturday, March 9th. Dual Can Realise. Divine Barrel Brewing. 11 am-11 pm. Join us this Saturday, March 9th at 11am for our second ever can release! We’ll be releasing two beers for you before our One Year Anniversary Celebration! We’re bringing back fan favorite Ice Cream Paint Job and a new American IPA we’re calling Basement of My Brain. There will be NO limits on either beer and will be priced at $16.99 + tax per 4-pack.

    Ice Cream Paint Job: Berliner Weisse, 4.6% ABV – A jammy Berliner fermented with vanilla, lactose and over 500 lbs of raspberries, sweet cherries, and blueberries. Sweet jammy fruit and vanilla explode on the forefront with a subdued lactic and berry tartness to round it out.

    Basement of My Brain: American IPA, 6.5% ABV – A juicy IPA brewed and double dry-hopped with Mosaic, Cashmere, and Denali hops. Filled with dank and juicy hops, look for flavors of pine, mango, pineapple, and slight berry undertones.

 

  • Sunday, March 10th. Cousins Maine Lobster at Lenny Boy Brewing. Lenny Boy Brewing Co. 12 pm-4 pm. Who wants more sunlight in their day? We do! Sunday, March 10th is Daylight Savings. Spend your extra daylight hour with us at Lenny Boy Brewing. We’ll be dishing out our famous Maine Lobster Rolls and Lenny Boy has all the beer you need. We’ll see you there.

 

 

 

  

The Beer News

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

  • Thursday, February 14th. Amélie’s & Birdsong Collab & Dessert Pairing. Birdsong Brewing. 5 pm-7pm. Join us on Thursday, February 14th from 5-7p for a special Birdsong and Amélie’s French Bakery & Café beer release and pairing in honor of Valentine’s Day! Amélie’s will be on site to pass out samples of their delicious hazelnut torte to pair with a duo of imperial stouts being released that very same day!

    We will be releasing both Prehistoric Dog Barrel Aged Imperial Stout and Turtles on Pterodactyls Barrel Aged Imperial Stout on draft and in cans at 3pm that day!

    Amélie’s is a French bakery and café located in Charlotte NC, Rock Hill SC and Atlanta GA. Their mission is to foster a feast for the senses and unique experience for each and every person that walks through their doors

  • Thursday, February 14th. Single AF: Anti-Valentines Day. Wooden Robot. 4 pm-10 pm. Are you single AF? Come party at the Bot.
    Join us for our Anti-Valentines Day Get Together on Thursday 2.14.19 from 4-10pm.
    We will have flights of our brand new S’mores Stout, Hibiscus Honey Balm Saison & Dragonfruit Passionfruit Sour. That day only we will be bringing back our beloved Strawberry Swirl It! and pouring Good Morning Vietnam infused with Caramel Oreo Brownies! Boozy, sugar coma warning warranted with this one…
    A local Caricature Artist will be drawing portraits if you are in need a good laugh from 6-8pm.
    Crowned Sparrow Craft Co. will be with us from 6:30-8:30pm offering Voodoo Doll crafts! She will have all the supplies you’ll need to create your own talisman of contempt over your Single AF status, including lots of different colors and embellishments to focus your energy on! Hit the link to reserve a spot. Walk-ins are available as well! bit.ly/2HInVTV
    Be Single AF and Proud! Come drink with us!

  • Friday, February 15th. Beer Release: Bantu Blaze Coffee Brown (Gluten Free Ingredients). Blue Blaze Brewing. 4 pm-9 pm. We’re excited to release Bantu Blaze Coffee Brown in draught. It’s a 4.5% bantu beer that was brewed using all gluten-free ingredients. This unique beer boasts a universe of complex flavors including hints of tart, oats, and coffee, and has a lingering hop finish.

    Made with all gluten-free ingredients, Bantu is an alcoholic beverage common throughout Africa (and other parts of the world) that has been made with millet or sorghum. This 4.5% beer was brewed using 100% gluten-free ingredients, such as millet, oats, etc. and infused it with local Enderly Coffee Company so that it comes across superbly nice as a coffee brown ale without many of the sour notes that are typical of gluten-free beers. As any gluten-free dieter will tell you, it is incredibly difficult to find a gluten-free beer that tastes great … but we think we’ve found it!

    Independently lab tested at under 10ppm gluten (max. 20ppm) and Made in a Gluten Facility.

    Swing by the taproom from 4:00 – 9:00 for a pint or growler to go!

    Food Truck- Ace Of Spuds Truck

  • Friday, February 15th. Hop Cakes Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 2 pm-10 pm. Pour yourself a stack of Imperial IPA goodness soaked in lots and lots of delicious Vermont maple syrup. Then put down your axe, loosen your suspenders and enjoy sweet, citrus, hops and resin flavors in this special release treat. Enjoy immediately (do not cellar). And feel free to come back for seconds!

    Available in cans and on draft, this 10.2% brew is one you don’t want to miss! While you’re here, enjoy some grub from TIN Kitchen, a tour at 6 pm and live music at 7 pm

  • Saturday, February 16th Azacca Acid Test Release. Triple C Brewing Company. 12 pm-10 pm. The third release in our Acid Test Series is coming soon!

    4.7% ABV- Kettle soured and loaded with Azacca Hops, this is a tart and refreshing ale with dank tropical fruit hoppiness.

    Draft, 16 oz cans and 32 crowlers will be for sale. New Wrap Order food truck will be in the house and Hunter’s Travesty playing from 5-8.

  • Saturday, February 16th. Rainbow Dust IPA Can Release. Sycamore Brewing Company. 12 pm-10 pm. Magic in a Can! Bursting with Six Rare Hops for Pure Hoppy Happiness. Expect Ripe Melon, Berry and Tropical Fruits.

    Join us for an Oyster Roast at Sycamore, too!

  • Sunday, February 17th. No Brainer IPA Release Party. Brewers at 4001 Yancey. 11 am-10 pm. No Brainer IPA is here! Be one of the first to try it and make sure you stock up.

    Beer taps when we open and we’ll have The Office trivia at 5 pm, giveaways, tons of board games, music, food and everything else you need for a perfect no-brainer Sunday!

    No Brainer IPA features a special selection of fruity, citrusy hops, real, all-natural hop flavor and delicious tangerine and mandarin orange notes. Our brewers spent months developing this brew to make sure it was the perfect formula for any IPA lover, no matter the occasion, no matter the day.

    We’ll be celebrating the release in style with a Sunday Funday full of trivia, games, great giveaways, food, fun and much more!

    Stay tuned for some great announcements as we get closer to the day

  • Monday, February 18th. February Pints for Purpose! NoDa Brewing Company. 12 pm-9 pm. As part of our Pints For Purpose Fundraising series, we are thankful for Noda Brewing Company to be included in their “You Drink, We Donate” program scheduled for 2/18/19!

    Mark your calendars as it’s a holiday and you’ll have all day to hang out, socialize, eat and have a few drinks while learning about what our charity has to offer!

    For every pint purchased that day, NoDa Brewing will donate $1 back to Cara’s Purpose!

    We will also have some merchandise to purchase such as wristbands, stickers, shirts, etc…

    Did we mention RAFFLE PRIZES? 🤩

    (1) Put the date in your phone right now and (2) say you’re coming to the event and (3) be sure to invite all your pals as it’s going to be a great day and a great event!

    We are very appreciative of all of you who may attend and to NoDa Brewing for their great way to give back to non-profits in the area!

    Be sure to check their website for all they have going on, their boatload of offerings and to sign up for their newsletter www.nodabrewing.com.

The Beer News

Here are this week’s new and events happening in the Charlotte, NC area!

  • Wednesday, February 6th. Hacker-Pschorr 1 Liter Stien Night. Flying Saucer Charlotte. 7 pm-10 pm. Buy the beer, keep the 1 liter Stein. First come, first serve. Weather should be perfect to enjoy a patio beer

 

  • Thursday, February 7th,  Burial Tap Takeover. Carolina Beer Temple. 12 pm-11:30 pm. Tickets by eventbrite.com. Burial is kind of a hot brewery right now. If by kinda hot, you mean blazingly hot with the fire of a thousand suns. And it is easy to see why. Fantastic beer after a fantastic beer is always a good thing, and the guys over at Burial never fail to deliver. So we have invited them to come in from the cemetery and into the Temple, to share some of their best brews with our incredible congregation.

    TAP LIST TBD

 

  • Thursday, February 7th. Blueberry Chocolate Wheat Ale Release. Catawba Brewing Charlotte. 3 pm-10 pm. It’s just as delicious as it sounds…

 

 

  • Friday, February 8th. Almost Heaven Release! The Unknown Brewing Company. 6pm. Come out Friday, Feb. 8th as we get ready for Valentine’s day with this sensual beer! Made with decadent berries and creamy white chocolate! You will think you were Almost in Heaven. Thanks to our brewers for being good sports for the label!! Available in 16oz cans and kegs.
    We will also have amazing and romantic keyboard music and indulge yourself in lemon and raspberry macarons from Le Macaron French Pastries Charlotte !!!

 

 

  • Friday, February 8th. Sally’s Rosemary Saison Pilot Batch Release. Triple C Brewing Co. 4 pm-10 pm. A blend of Belgian and French yeasts provide an earthy and slightly peppery taste that compliments the late addition of rosemary in this highly drinkable Saison.

    100% of the proceeds will go to help Sally Moore on her quest for a new liver. Please consider a donation here if you can’t make it to the brewery! https://www.gofundme.com/sally-moore-a-new-life-and-liver

    Bleu Barn Bistro has dinner covered!

 

  • Saturday, February 9th. Strawberry Seduction – Can Release. Lenny Boy Brewing Company. 11 am-11 pm. Strawberry Seduction is making its return just in time for Valentine’s Day. We use cold-pressed strawberries to unveil a sweet and tart flavor profile in this sour ale. Come by the Taproom on Saturday, Feb 9th and be the first to try our seducing strawberry sour. It’s sure to steal your heart.

    Strawberry Seduction will be available in 4-packs and on draft at the Taproom. We will also put some of this sour in distribution around North Carolina and South Carolina.  

 

  • Saturday, February 9th. Food Truck: Queen City Sliders. Blue Blaze Brewing Co. 12:30 pm-6 pm. A local food truck serving the greater Charlotte area.
    Queen City Sliders is a new and exciting food truck hitting the Charlotte area. We specialize in delicious old fashioned sliders and waffle tots!

 

  • Sunday, February 10th. Food Truck: Cousins Maine Lobster Co. Blue Blaze Brewing Co. 1 pm-5 pm. Cousins Maine Lobster serving up fresh and authentic Maine seafood!

 

  • Sunday, February 10th. Kegs & Eggs: Brunch at the Bot! The Wooden Robot Brewery. 10:30 pm-2 pm. Introducing Kegs & Eggs Brunch at the Bot happening every Sunday from 10:30am to 2pm. Get $5 Mimosas or hook up one of our beers with a shot of juice for a Beer-mosa! If your a bloody mary fan try a Michelada, our house lager with a shot of tomato juice.
    Expect brunch menu items from Twisted Eats by Kre8 like:
    Beer Cheese & Biscuits
    From scratch buttermilk biscuits, country ham, farm fresh egg over easy, Chef Rob’s OG beer cheese
    Shrimp & Grits
    Blue cheese & cheddar grits, blackened shrimp, Tasso ham gravy, crispy onions
    Avocado Egg Toast
    Farm fresh egg sunny side up, sliced tomato, avocado mash, wild mushrooms, micro cilantro
    Stuffed French Toast
    Hazelnut mousse, sliced banana, maple syrup, chantilly cream

    $1 off all Medium Beers ALL DAY LONG!

 

The Beer News

Here are this week’s news happening in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.

  • Thursday, January 31st. Seasonal Release: Hazy Sexy Cool New England IPA! Birdsong Brewing Co. 3 pm-10 pm. Back by VERY popular demand, we’re reintroducing our New England Style IPA, Hazy Sexy Cool, as a seasonal this year! We first released Hazy Sexy Cool last year as part of our IPA series and it was so popular that we’ve decided to bring it back and keep it around a little longer!

    Hazy Sexy Cool will release in the tap room at 3pm on Thursday, 1/31/19! Look for it around town at local shops starting the following week!

    Hazy, sexy, and cool. We’ve been making hazy, unfiltered beer for years, long before the haze craze and love for the New England style IPA, but why not really haze it up? Brewed with Citra, Mosaic & El Dorado hops, this IPA is sure to deliver all that citrusy juiciness we’ve come to know and love.  

 

  • Thursday, January 31st. Fist Monthly Battle of the Brews. Carolina Beer Temple Charlotte. 6 pm-9 pm. Tickets at eventbrite.com. Well, all of the breweries will leave, but only one gets to win! This marks our first monthly BATTLE OF THE BREWS, where 3 breweries from across the country battle for YOUR vote! Here’s how it works. Three breweries each pick one of their best beers. For one night only, all three will be on tap and available for your enjoyment. Whichever beer sells the most or kicks their keg first wins, and earns a guaranteed tap at the Temple for the next whole month. They also are guaranteed the chance to defend their title of Grand Brewery Champion at the next month’s battle! So come on out, support your favorites, meet reps from the brewery, and have a great time, all the while helping us crown a winner.
    PARTICIPATING BREWERIES:

    Great Lakes Brewing

    Cavendish Brewing

    Wooden Robot Brewing

  • Friday, February 1st. Beer Release Purple Blaze Common Lager. Blue Blaze Brewing. 2 pm-10 pm. Join us for the re-release of Purple Blaze Common Lager in a super small batch on draught only. This is our interpretation of the California common, or steam, style of lager that is truly American in origin.

    What’s in a name? The purple color refers to when people of different political stripes come together for the common good. California common, or steam, style of beers were very popular with working-class folks during the 1800s and early 1900s.

    We’ll have local food truck The Plated Palette at 6pm.

    Swing by the taproom from 2:00 – 10:00 for a pint!

    (With super limited quantities, please no growlers. Thank you!)

 

  • Friday, February 1st. Lord Hobo Brewing Release. Flying Saucer Charlotte. 6 pm-2 am. Welcoming this sought after brewery to the area by tapping their flagship Boom Sauce IPA, Meat & Potatoes Stout, and Consolation Prize Double IPA

 

  • Saturday, February 2nd. Beer for Breakfast! A Donut and Beer Pairing Part Deux! Pop the Top Bottle Shop. 10 am-1 pm. **UPDATE** Beers and Donuts finalized below!!
    We’re back at it and doing another collab pairing of beer and donuts from Your Mom’s Donuts! See below for the pairings. After getting through January, what better way to celebrate than with the best selection of curated beer and donuts from your favorite bottle shop?!?! Deets below:

    The Lineup:
    – Burial Beer Co. collab with WeldWerks Brewing Company Tessellation of Space Moroccan Coffee Spiced Imperial Stout. Brewed with lactose, Jamaican allspice, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and star anise. *Suggested donut pairing will be a Dark Chocolate Ganache and crystalized ginger crumble donut.
    – Catawba Brewing Company – Charlotte Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout with whole roasted NC peanuts & Madagascar Vanilla Beans. *Suggested donut pairing will be a Peanut Butter, banana, and bacon donut.
    – Wooden Robot Brewery Good Morning Vietnam Coffee Blonde Ale. *Suggested donut pairing will be a citrus curd donut.
    – Foothills Brewing People’s Cherry Porter aged in bourbon barrels with tart cherries from the Pacific NW. *Suggested donut pairing will be a Vanilla Bean icing and pistachio crumble donut.

    A few items to know for the event:
    > A flight of 4 beers (4 5oz. tasters) from the above-suggested pairings as well as any flight of beers will run at $13.
    > Each beer above will also be available to purchase individually as either a 16oz. or 10oz. pour (depending on the ABV of the beer) that can be enjoyed with any of the donuts
    > The event will go until all donuts are finished, but the beer will continue to pour until closing time at 11pm

    We hope you can come out to this very popular event and enjoy this custom pairing. Cheers! 

 

  • Saturday, February 2nd. Can Release: Double Blaze Black IPA. Blue Blaze Brewing. 2 pm-7 pm. We are releasing Double Blaze Black IPA 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 40 cases. 
    When hiking, double blazes indicate a junction of two trails, sharp turn, or caution. For our Double Blaze Black IPA (ABV 6.1%), we brought together the mash profile of a porter & hop profile of an IPA to form something unique & delicious: balanced citrus hop flavors & tropical aromas, packed tightly into a medium‐body dark ale.

    Live Music – TBD
    Food Truck – A Taste of Culture

 

  • Sunday, February 3rd Sour Draft Kids – Beer Release. Legion Brewing. 10 am-8 pm. The Kids are taking over! Sour Draft Kids will be in the taproom on Sunday, February 3rd, after making its debut at Queen City Brewers Festival the day before. This kettle sour is a mix of sweet and fruity with a tart, mouth-watering effect that will bring back those fond childhood memories.

    This event is fun for the whole family! We’ll be serving up a special Sour Patch Kids Mocktail for our younger friends, plus they’ll have the opportunity to decorate the chalk walls with their illustrations of Sour Patch Kids.

 

  • Monday, February 4th. Früh Bock Release. The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. 11 am- 10pm. Früh is “bock” on Monday, February 4th! Join us for the release of our spring seasonal. 
    “Früh” (pron. “froo”) means “early” in German, and is also short for “Frühling,” meaning “spring.” Our seasonal “Spring Bock” captures the promise of warmer days ahead, combining a slight malty sweetness with a refreshing touch of citrus aroma from its noble Bavarian hops. The result is an amazingly fresh, crisp beer that masks a higher alcohol content in its smooth character. Big bodied and warm enough for chilly evenings, but bright and aroma-hop forward enough to compliment beers on the patio.

    Like all OMB beers, Früh Bock 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. Prost!

    Under 21 welcome at OMB. Pets welcome outside in our Biergarten.

    Visit our website for more info on Früh Bock: https://www.oldemeckbrew.com/beer/fruhbock