The Beer News

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

  • Saturday, January 25. 2020 Barrel Aged Fat Boy Breakfast. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. 9 am-11 am. Purchase tickets here:
    https://shop.oldemeckbrew.com/collections/frontpage/products/barrel-aged-fat-boy-breakfast-ticket
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    Join us on Saturday, January 25th for our 6th Annual Barrel Aged Fat Boy Breakfast! The event will start at 9am and run until 11am. This is one of OMB’s most fun and unique events, so you don’t want to miss this!

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

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

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

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

    – Fat Boy aged in Doc Porter’s Bourbon Barrels

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

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    TICKETS

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

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    $40 ticket includes:

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

    $50 ticket includes:

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

    BA Fat Boy Buffet Breakfast Menu:

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

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

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

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

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

    Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Javesca Coffee and Decaf

 

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

The Beer News

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

  • Friday, January 17th. Citrus Pale Ale Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. *This release will be available at both locations.*

    Join us for a refreshing Pale Ale brewed with Citra hops, sitting at 5.10% ABV. This zesty brew was fermented on Valencia orange peel for the perfect combination of flavors.

 

  • Friday, January 17th. Apricot Head Rush Brett Beer. Triple C Brewing Company.  4 pm-10 pm. We took our base Brett beer and added a copious amount of apricots. We re-fermented the fruit in the base beer after primary foeder fermentation to extract the aromatics and flavors of the fruit. Apricots lend this beer a vibrant golden orange color and aromas of peach cobbler and preserves. The fruitiness of the nose is accompanied by undertones of wet oak along with a touch of barnyard and earthy funk.

 

  • Saturday, January 18th. Other Half Collab Can Release. Resident Culture Brewing Company. 12 pm-6 pm. A few weeks ago, we had the honor of hosting our friends at Other Half Brewing Company from Brooklyn for a double brew day.

    We’re celebrating these beautiful beers being ready with a bottle share patio party to kick things off, and Other Half Tap Takeover hitting the taproom, and releasing 4x new cans (2x OH collab cans).

    Super excited to share these tropical bombs with you, along with a few others.

    Doors open at Noon, NO NUMBERS.

 

  • Saturday, January 18th. Picobath: Yes Ma’am Brett IPA. Thirsty Nomad. 1 pm-10 pm. A fruit-forward, dry, and moderately bitter IPA. Brett IPAs predate and presage the juicy craze and stand out like a signpost on the road to more flavorful hop-forward beers. Fermented in a barrel, this was a fun experiment that we’ll likely never do again. All things must pass.

    As most of our experiments, quantities are extremely limited and only available at Thirsty Nomad’s taproom. These things go quick, get it while you can!

 

  • Sunday, January 19th. PTT x Resident Culture Brewing Tap Takeover! Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop. 12 pm-10:30 pm. We’re partnering up with our funky friends from Plaza Midwood for our first tap takeover in the new decade! This one is going to be pretty special as there are 2 special collaboration beers from Other Half Brewing that you don’t want to miss!

    // DA BEERS//

    > SLEEPING ON THE BLACKTOP – Collab with Other Half Brewing – Hazy Triple IPA // 9.5% ABV // DDH with our 2019 Citra, Simcoe, and the experimental variety HBC 692. A giant burst of fruit juice, sunshine, and cosmic vibes.
    > BEAUTY HAS IT HARD Collab with Other Half Brewing – Rustic Table Lager // 3.5% ABV // Hopped with aged hops and Mandarina Bavaria. Earthy, herbal, hay-like, bitter, and super dry & CRUSHABLE.
    > SECOND COMING – Hazy IPA // 6.5% ABV // Dry Hopped with three of the new crazy sexy cool hops: Strata, Sabro, and HBC692. Minty pineapple juice with hints of coconut and mango. A total standout and one of the more unique hop profiles to ever come out of our brewhouse.
    > RE-UP PILS – Kellerpils // 5% ABV // – Hopped with Summer and French Aramis. FYI Kellerpils is an unfiltered lager and is typically not lagered quite as long as others which results in the haze. Crisp and dry with a nice little hop bite.
    > DOUBLE UNIVERSE – Hazy Double IPA // 8.2% ABV // DDH with 100% 2019 Citra hops. Tropical Fruit notes & dank orange peel all up in your mouth hole.
    > EMERGENCY MEDITATION – Hazy Pale Ale // 5.8% ABV // Hopped w/ Strata, Vic Secret, & Mosaic Cryo

    > A surprise Hazy Double IPA will be the 7th keg to be put on!

The Beer News

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

  • Wednesday, January 8th. Co-Pilot Release Amanda’s Wind Shear Witbier. Pilot Brewing. 2 pm-9 pm. Join us for the special release of Amanda’s Wind Shear Witbier, an unintentional test batch for a new big batch of witbier coming soon. Don’t miss this sneak peek and the chance to give Amanda a high-five!

 

  •  Wednesday, Perennial Tap Takeover! Protagonist. 3 pm-10 pm. Our friends at Perennial Artisan Ales are taking over our taps again for an awesome post-holiday lineup on Wednesday, January 8th. The lineup:

    Vanilla Abraxas – 11.5% – Additional Vanilla Beans added to our Imperial Stout brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks. Pouring deep brown with a thick head, this beer has a complex body with a delicious lingering roastiness

    Coffee Abraxas – 11.5% – Imperial Stout with Ancho Chilies, Cacao Nibs, Cinnamon, Vanilla Beans and Dark Matter Coffee’s Pacas Vieja from Santo Petrona

    Honeydewdz – 8% – Honeydewdz is a DDH DIPA we brewed in collaboration with Resident Culture Brewing Company with honey supplied by the National Honey Board! Built around a sturdy malt bill of Golden Promise and Malted Oats, we threw some delicious MO Wildflower honey and NC Sourwood honey into the whirlpool with a heavy hand of Simcoe and finally dry-hopped twice with Mosaic, Citra, and Simcoe Cyro

    Polite Nodding – 5.5% – Polite Nodding is our next “Hazy Lite” rolling out of the brewery. Each version displays a sturdy malt bill with rotating hop selections. This version is hopped with Ekuanot Cryo and Citra. Notes of citrus, honeydew, fresh-cut grass, and the dankness, with a cereal finish to balance. Reminds us of hot-boxing your car in the college parking lot right after breakfast

    Prism – 5.5% – This Prism utilizes the same simple grist and classic Belgian yeast strain, and is dry-hopped with German-grown Mandarina Bavaria and Spalt. This beer reminds us of peeling an orange by the pool in July, black pepper Wheathins, humid bike rides to the Botanical Gardens, and taking a shower after mowing the grass.

    Crowlers available while supplies last and rumor have it we may have a few bottles of the big guns available too. Don’t miss out!

 

  • Thursday, January 9th. Honey Pie IPA Release. Birdsong Brewing Co. 3 pm-10 pm. It’s no secret that our Honey Pie Double IPA is often referred to as “Heaven in a glass.” In this limited release brew, a solid malt foundation is complemented by a generous amount of locally harvested honey from Cloister Honey, and you guessed it… HOPS! Our unique blend of hops will deliver you aromas of honeydew and grapefruit, and will have you pouring the second beer before you’ve finished the first!

    Join us for the release of Honey Pie Double IPA on Thursday, 1/9/20! CANS and draft will go on sale at 3pm and will be first come, first served.

    ***Limit will be once case per customer, this is subject to change based on availability.

 

  • Thursday, January 9th. Schwarzbier Release! Catawba Brewing Company Charlotte. 3:30 pm-10 pm. It’s time to join the dark side.

 

  • Friday, January 10th. Captain Peanut Butter’s Chocolate Revenge Release! NoDa Brewing Company. 2 pm-10 pm. *This release will be available at both locations.*

    It’s back! Join us for a big, malty and smooth Imperial Porter, sitting at 9.2% ABV, which will be available on draft and in cans at both of our taproom locations. 🍺This Imperial Porter was brewed with a massive load of cocoa nibs to give dark chocolate notes, and roasted peanut butter to add a rich twist to this imposing dark beer. 🍫 🥜

    While you’re at our NE location, enjoy grub from TIN Kitchen. They’ll be joining us at 5 pm. 🌮

 

  • Friday, January 10th. Dark Days of Winter. Carolina Beer Temple. 12 pm-11 pm. It’s cold outside. Really cold. And dark. But hey, guess what? So is our beer. Escape the dreariness of January with some of the best dark beers on tap anywhere in Charlotte. This is a great 2 Night Event. No one ever said that the Dark Days of Winter can’t be filled with great beer and even better company, did they?

    Tap List
    Sierra Nevada Brewery, Asheville, NC Narwhal (2016) Imperial Stout
    Casita Something So Sincere Imperial Stout
    Hi-Wire Brewing 10W-40 Mexican Hot Chocolate Imperial Stout

 

  • Saturday, January 11th. Winter Warmer Festival. Lenny Boy Brewing Co. 11 am- 11 pm.  Our annual Winter Warmer Festival is Saturday, January 11th.

    We are releasing new beers and variants of your favorite classics 🍻

    We’ll have Free Smores for everyone to make by the fire and snack on while enjoying our new releases. We will also have a new soup on the menu that day to try out.

    And both of our Barrel-Aged Stout’s will be served with donut holes on Saturday 🍻

    NEW RELEASES:
    Vanilla Ground Up Coffee Milk Stout / we release this limited variant once a year. We blend a small batch of our seasonal Ground Up Coffee Milk Stout with Vanilla each year for Winter Warmer. 5.3% abv.

    Seven O Quad / a strong Belgian ale with a bready maltiness, red fruit flavors, and tons of seasonal spice notes. 11% abv

    Magellan / a spiced brown ale with notes of cinnamon and raisins. This beer will remind you of your favorite oatmeal cookie! 5% abv.

    Coffee & Vanilla Kombucha – this is a new blend using Pure Intentions Coffee. Our kombucha brewer is excited to use a specialty coffee blend made for us in this kombucha.

    Other Winter Warmer Beers that you must try:
    Crown Town Stout / a Horchata inspired Imperial Stout aged in Crown Royal barrels blended with cacao nibs, cinnamon, and vanilla. Enjoy this warm twist on a Latin American classic. 10% abv.

    Breakfast in Heaven / our annual bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout rested in Heaven Hills barrels and blended with Counter Culture coffee, Madagascar vanilla beans, cacao nibs, and lactose. 10% abv.

 

  • Saturday, January 11th. Co-Pilot Release: Chai Porter. Pilot Brewing. 11 am-10 pm. Join us for the release of a new Co-Pilot batch, Chai Porter! This American porter was brewed with chai spices with help from a recent Brewer for the Day winner!

The Beer News

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

  • Wednesday, December 18th. Firestone Walker Tap Takeover. The Hobbyist. 6 pm-9 pm. Firestone Walker is coming to town and they are taking over our taps! Come on in for tastings after work Wednesday afternoon 6p-close!
    We will be opening fun bottles and will have some swag to give away too!

    Drafts:
    Nitro Merlin
    Luponic Distortion 14
    23 (XXIII)- Anniversary Ale
    Mole Merkin

 

  • Thursday, December 19th. High Branch Tap Takeover! Pop the Top Craft Bottle Shop. 2 pm-11 pm. We are SUPER stoked to announce a tap takeover with one of our absolute favorite breweries in not only the Charlotte area but all of NC…… High Branch Brewing!! And to make the night even more special, Head of Sales Brandy Logan will be here from 6pm-8pm to share laughs, talk about the beers, and spread some holiday cheer.

    We’ll have 6 of their amazing beers on tap as well as a few of their cans to-go!

    Taplist (*subject to change based on the readiness of each beer*)
    > Mingo (Black Currant & Blueberry w/ Vanilla)
    > Highly Unstable Triple Hazy IPA
    > Pilsner (to be determined)
    > Rocky Road Stout
    > Sixth Sense (Barrel-Aged Sour on 2nd Use Cherries)
    > Hazy IPA (to be determined)

    Cans
    > Mingo (Black Currant & Blueberry w/ Vanilla)
    > Highly Unstable Triple Hazy IPA

    Don’t sleep. These beers will not last long…

 

  • Thursday, December 19th. Rare Form Blonde Stout. Birdsong Brewing Co. 3 pm-10 pm. Just in time for the holidays, we’re bringing you a brand new limited release that we hope will satisfy your urge for a wintery, holiday brew! This beer was brewed as a small batch by our brewer Alex and quickly became a staff favorite! Imagine a smooth blonde stout with white chocolate and nutmeg and you’ll be imagining Rare Form! Rare Form is unique, seasonally fitting, and DELICIOUS!

    Cans and draft will release on 12/19/19 at 3p at the taproom and a limited amount will hit wholesale the following week!

    Rare Form is a delightful confection-like stout with notes of white chocolate and nutmeg for spicy aromatics and a pleasant creaminess on the palate. This smooth ale is rich and golden, and will have you doing double takes! 

 

  • Friday, December 20th. Small Batch Release: Bourbon Oaked Vanilla Nutmeg on NITRO. Red Clay Ciderworks. 3 pm-11 pm. t’s back for year two! Cousin Eddie’s Moose on the Loose, a bourbon oaked semi-sweet with nutmeg, vanilla on NITRO! 

 

  • Saturday, December 21st. Sticky Crystals IPA Can Release! Sycamore Brewing. 12 pm-11 pm. That real sticky icky, OOH WEE! Loaded with hop hotness, Sabor and pungent New Zealand varietals. Put it in the air.

 

  • Saturday, December 21st. Triple Release Saturday. Wooden Robot Brewery. 12 pm-12 am. PRE-SALE NOW AVAILABLE* hit the link to purchase – https://woodenrobot.craftcellr.com or download the app!

    Join us Saturday, December 21st at Noon at both The Brewery – South End & The Chamber – NoDa for a Triple Can Drop of three of our all-time favorite beers:
    Max Lux – Light Lager – 4.5%
    Unfiltered Lager
    100% Local Pilsner Malt
    $12 (+ tax)

    West By Southeast – WC Style IPA – 7.2%
    West Coast India Pale Ale
    100% Local Pilsner Malt
    Dry Hopped w/ Citra & El Dorado
    $16 (+ tax)

    Aww Fudge – Salted Caramel Fudge Stout – 12.0%
    Imperial Stout w/ Cacao Nibs & Salt
    100% Local Barley, Oat, and Roasted Malts
    Locally Roasted Cacao Nibs
    NC Outer Banks Sea Salt
    $20 (+ tax)

    ALL Sold in 4-packs (16oz) – No individual cans
    No purchase limit

    We will also have a limited amount of each beer on draft.
    These cans will be FRESH off the canning line! Come party!

    *SPECIAL RELEASE*
    Facts & Figures Collaboration with Divine Barrel Brewing
    Red Wine Barrel-Aged Mixed Culture Saison w/ Lemonade Blueberries, Raspberries & Blackberries
    more info coming soon!

 

 

The Beer News

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

  • Wednesday, December 11th. Tap Take Over & Meet the Brewer with Protagonist. Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop. 6 pm-10 pm. Come out and meet one of the newest & tastiest breweries in Charlotte, Protagonist!

    We are doing a tap takeover with these amazing guys and as a special treat, the head brewers will be there to talk about their beers as well as all things craft beer. They will also bring some barley and hops so that we can smell and feel these special ingredients that make beer so tasty.

    Finalized Tap List Below

    > Magyver – NEIPA (5.6% ABV) – Pithy aromas of lemon & lime citrus with a soft texture. Notes of berry from the addition of Mosaic, Azacca, Mandarina Bavaria & Waiti hops with a slightly rounded sweetness leading into a noticeably hoppy bitter finish.

    > Mouth – NEIPA (7.0% ABV) – Dank aromas of tropical fruit and citrus featuring Idaho 7, Citra, Motueka, & Waiti hops. A soft and creamy texture due to the addition of Spelt, with a light bready malt character and some lingering bitterness.

    > Persephone – Pomegranate Stout (5.5% ABV) – Restrained roast, toast & caramel balance a bright impression of fresh pomegranate that adds a ruby hue to the edges and a gentle sweetness.

 

  • Wednesday, December 11th. Fashionably Late: Chai Jacked Can Release. Red Clay Ciderworks. 3 pm-10 pm. We may be late to the party, but we’re bringing the good stuff!

    A limited amount of our popular seasonal Chai Jacked will be available in cans!

    Cans will only be available in our taproom bottle shop!

 

  •  Thursday, December 12th. Buffalo Trace Barrel Aged Up All Night Breakfast Porter Release. Triple C Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. We aged an entire batch of Up All Night in Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels for this year’s release! Our 10% Breakfast Porter is back and in 16oz cans for the first time!! Brewed with flaked oats, honey, lactose, chocolate malts, and Magnolia Coffee Company coffee.

    We will be selling single cans and 4 packs. There are 4 Golden Tickets under the caps of 4 random 4 packs to be sold in our taproom. Winners will get one of the Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels we aged the beer in!!

 

  • Thursday, December 12th. White Tea White Ale Release. Catawba Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. It’s tea time here at Catawba! Brewed with 2 pounds of White Tea, 5 pounds of Juniper and 1 pound of Hibiscus, this herbal white ale will put you in the mood for a tea party!

 

  • Friday, December 13th. Monstro 2019 Bottle Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 2 pm-10 pm. *Bottles exclusively at our NE location*

    Neptune said to the sea there should be a terrible Monstro, born from its deepest depths. It should be stout with the strength of a whale. This is that beer… A Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial stout, fortified with molasses and accented with cocoa nibs. 🤤 Enjoy the deep.

    It’s finally that time. 👏🏻 Join us on Friday, December 13th, as we release our VERY limited run of this deliciously deep Russian Imperial Stout. See details below:

    – Doors open at 2 pm.
    – We’re releasing a limited quantity of bottles.
    – There’s no bottle purchase limit.

    500 bottles will be available.

    If you’re interested in tasting variations that are very limited, make sure you head over to OG You Drink We Donate – Safe Alliance, which will feature these Monstro variations:

    – Toasted coconut and vanilla.
    – Hazelnut and double cocoa nibs.
    – Coffee and vanilla.

    While Monstro will be released at both taprooms, this special flight ($15) will ONLY be available at the OG. Snifters of any flavor variation ($7) will also be available at the OG location.

    Thanks to The Jelly Roger, we’ll have a cookie pairing at the OG on 12/14 at 12 pm until sold out. Indulge in perfectly curated cookie flavors, which complement this deep Imperial Stout and our new variations.

    Cost: $2 per cookie
    Cookie flavors:
    – A Bourbon Pecan cookie for a standard variation
    – A Lemon Ginger cookie to go with the Toasted Coconut and Vanilla
    – A Mint Irish Cream cookie to go with the Coffee and Vanilla
    – and a Caramel Apple cookie to go with the Hazelnut Cocoa

 

  • Friday, December 13th. Dunkle Bock Release. Pilot Brewing. 11 am-10 pm. Our GABF 2019 Bronze Medal winner for the Bock Category will be back on tap starting Friday! Enjoy $3 goblets of the award-winning beer all day. 

 

  • Saturday, December 14th. Beer with Santa. Legion Brewing 12 pm-3 pm. Bring the kiddos (and even the big kids) to meet Santa from 12pm – 3pm! There will be a photographer on-site taking photos that will be emailed to you, plus you can take photos with your phone. Photos are free BUT we’re asking for donations to Operation Sidekick, an organization that trains rescued pit bulls as service pets for veterans. So you can decide which list you want to be on – naughty or nice?

 

  • Saturday, December 14th. New Anthem Tap Takeover. Carolina Beer Temple Ayrsley. 12 pm-11:30 pm. One of the Southeast’s hottest breweries is coming to the Temple! Wilmington’s New Anthem Beer Project has been turning out some of the best IPAs, Stouts, Sours, and more, with national acclaim following wherever they go. This is your chance to try some of their best offerings, all in one spot. Don’t miss out.

    TAP LIST:
    Love Gone Bad Imperial Stout
    Velvet Lies IPA
    Throwing Shade IPA
    Little Star Kellerbier

The Beer News

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

  • Thursday, December 5th, Flat Brim Hazy IPA Release. Triple C Brewing Company.  4 pm-10 pm. Flat Brim IPA is back and brewed with ridiculous amounts of Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops. 5.2% ABV

 

  • Friday, December 6th. Yule Bock Release. The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. 11 am-11 pm. Come and celebrate the start of OMB’s Christmas Market on December 6th with the release of YULE BOCK!

    Yule Bock usually sells out before the end of Weihnachtsmarkt, so drink it while you can! This holiday delight is an authentic “Weihnachtsbock” (Christmas Bock). Premium European barley malts and noble hops give this bock lager its rich crimson color and smooth malty character. If you’re looking to add some happy to your holidays, have a Yule Bock!

    Like all OMB beers, Yule 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.

    See our other event pages for more details on Santa & Weihnachtsmarkt. Under 21 is welcome at OMB. Pets are welcome outside in our Biergarten. Thanks & Prost!

 

  • Friday, December 6th. Premium Roast Breakfast Stout Release. NoDa Brewing Co. One of your favorite winter seasonals is back! 🍻☕️ Rise and shine for a pint of our Breakfast Stout, a perfectly rich and roasty brew, thanks to our custom Ethiopian and Colombian coffee bean blend provided by Nightflyer Roastworks. This Stout, sitting at 5.5% ABV, is rich and full of flavor but not overly heavy, or high in alcohol. 👌🏻

    While you’re here sipping on this delicious brew, stick around for food from TIN Kitchen and live music in the taproom! Premium Roast Breakfast Stout Release featuring syrups and infusions. 3 pm-10 pm. OG NoDa Brewing Co. One of your favorite winter seasonals is back! 🍻☕️ Enjoy a pint of our Breakfast Stout, a perfectly rich and roasty brew, thanks to our custom Ethiopian and Colombian coffee bean blend provided by Nightflyer Roastworks. This Stout, sitting at 5.5% ABV, is rich and full of flavor. 👌🏻

    Enjoy it as is, or with coffee syrups to take things up a notch. We’ll have amaretto, hazelnut, caramel, Irish cream, and vanilla syrups available to be paired with our Premium Roast Breakfast Stout, or with any other brew on tap. 🍺

    Last, but not least, If you want to see how our other brews on tap would taste with a coffee twist, try out our coffee infused options where we use a french press to steep coffee beans on one of our non-coffee infused IPAs. ☕️

 

  • Saturday. December 7th. Birdsong 8 Year Anniversary. Birdsong Brewing Co. 11 am-10 pm. Limited Beer Glass and four Beer Tokens $15.00 on Facebook or eventbrite.com. We’re turning 8 (WOW) and we hope you’ll save the date to celebrate with us! We expect no shortage of awesome people, good vibes, and DELICIOUS beer! Mark yourself as interested or going to this event and you’ll get all of the updates on beer releases, food trucks, music, and other fun stuff!

    We are so excited to announce that we are switching things up this year and will be offering 5oz pours so you can try ALL of the awesome beers we’ll have at our anniversary party!

    SCHEDULE:
    MUSIC
    1p: The Robertson Boys
    4p: The Shana Blake Band
    7p: Sinners and Saints
    3-5p: Ira the 3rd (production space)

    MARKET VENDORS:— 2-6p
    Shelves Bookstore Pop up
    The Tinsel Crown
    Moxie Mercantile
    Jim Hanley Stoneware
    Lumen CLT

    FOOD:
    11:30a-4:30p: My Sausage Buddy & Sun Burger Vegan
    2-7p: Queen City Pretzels and Pierogies!
    4:30p-9:30p: Chimi Spot and Bleu Barn Bistro

    Also NEW this year, you will be able to pre-purchase a package with the anniversary glass + 4 beer tokens online so you can skip the line and come right on in! Of course, you can always purchase more tokens at the event and we WILL be honoring tokens here at the taproom for future purchases beyond the anniversary. We can’t wait to celebrate with you all! Here’s the breakdown:
    $15 Pre-Sale Token Package = Limited edition anniversary glass + 4 beer tokens. (you can wait and purchase tokens and/or glass at the door in any quantity you desire)

    Token Breakdown:
    ONE TOKEN = 5oz POUR
    TWO TOKENS = FULL POUR (16oz standard pint size OR 12oz high gravity and barrel-aged brews)

    **Must be 21 with valid ID to purchase/ pickup beer tokens. You do not need to pre-purchase anything to attend the event. Tokens and the anniversary glass will be available for sale at the door.

    IN CASE YOU DIDN’T NOTICE, WE ARE BRINGING BACK HAZY SEXY COOL IPA!

    The Barrel-Aged List has been finalized:
    2018 Turtles on Pterodactyls stout
    Four Roses Bourbon Barrel Aged

    2018 Rich Girl Imperial Oatmeal Raisin Porter
    Muddy River Rum Barrel Aged

    2018 Prehistoric Dog Stout
    Bookers Bourbon Barrel Aged

    2018 Let’s Stay Together barleywine
    buffalo trace bourbon barrel-aged

    Dirty Bird imperial lazy bird brown ale
    4 yr Muddy River Rum Barrel Aged

    Vein Melter sour w/ black currants
    Tequila Barrel Aged (contains lactose)

    Besamé Mucho Gose w/ lime and tangerine zest
    Tequila Barrel Aged

    Too Many Puppies gran cru fermented w/ cherries
    Brandy Barrel-aged

    Skipping Rocks white double IPA
    16 yr George Dickel Whiskey Barrel Aged  

 

  • Saturday, December 7th. Beach Shack Coffe Blonde Ale Release! Sycamore Brewing. 12 pm-11 pm. Crafted with a variety of the finest, hand-selected coffee microlots and vanilla beans, chosen by our own coffee roastery – Beach Shack.

 

  • Sunday, December 8th. Keg Tapping! 1st Ward Beverage Company. 12 pm-10 pm. Come join us for Sunday Funday and enjoy Cold Mountain on tap from Highland Brewing Company

The Beer News

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

  • Thursday, November 21st. Up All Night Breakfast Porter Release. Triple C Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. The best thing about New Years is the Christmas lights! Our 10% Breakfast Porter is back and in 16oz cans for the first time!! Brewed with flaked oats, honey, lactose, chocolate malts, and Magnolia Coffee Company coffee. There may be a couple surprise draft-only variants too…

 

  • Thursday, November 21st. Blackberry Lemon Tart Release. Catawba Brewing Company. 3 pm-9 pm. This week’s Passport Beer is straight out of the bakery! Brewed with fresh lemon peel and blackberries, this pink drink is a little sweet with a tart bite.

 

  • Friday, November 22nd. YWDW Foster Village & Elderly Coffe IPA Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 9 pm. Did we just make your favorite IPA? 🍻If you’re a coffee AND IPA lover, this brew was made with you in mind.

    It gets better though! If you come by the OG to enjoy this brew, you’ll be contributing to a charitable cause. 👏 We’ll be donating $1 from every pint sold during the ENTIRE weekend to our friends at Foster Village Charlotte, whether you order our Enderly coffee IPA or another brew on tap. They’ll also be joining us at the OG on Friday!

    If you want to see how our other IPAs on tap would taste with a coffee twist, try out our coffee infused options where we use a French press to steep Enderly coffee beans on one of our non-coffee infused IPAs. ☕️

    This coffee IPA, sitting at 6% ABV, is a bright west coast IPA. It’s brewed with a special blend addition of Guatemala and Colombian coffee beans from our friends at Enderly. The base IPA is brewed with a heavy dosage of Simcoe and Mosaic hops and is infused with coffee in a small dose. It then received a heavy dose after fermentation, to bring this rich roasted coffee addition to the piney IPA. 👌🏻🤤

 

  • Friday, November 22nd. Citra Acid Test Release. Triple C Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. As soon as we heard we had won a 2019 GABF Bronze in American-Style Sour Ale, we brewed up a batch of Citra Acid Test. Limited draft and only 80 cases. Don’t miss yours!!

    4.7% ABV, Kettle soured and loaded with Citra hops, this is a tart and refreshing ale full of juicy tropical fruit notes.

 

  • Saturday, November 23rd. Russian Roulette Beer Release. The Unknown Brewing Company. 11 am. We’re opening at 11am this Saturday for the Russian Roulette can release!

    Our delicious Imperial Stout is brewed with chocolate, spices, & peppers, sold only in 4-packs, and 1 out of every pack is EXTREMELY hot from the Carolina Reaper pepper!

    1 case per person!
    VERY LIMITED QUANTITY ON HAND!
    Get here early if you wanna play a little Russian Roulette the Unknown way!  

 

  • Saturday, November 23rd. Christmas Cookie Can Release. Sycamore Brewing. 12 pm-11 am. It’s back! 🎄🍪 Christmas Cookie Winter Ale will be released Saturday, November 23rd in our taproom! There are limited cases and they will go fast. ‘Tis the season!

 

  • Sunday, November 24th. Fall Oyster Roast at Birdsong! Birdsong Brewing Co. 1 pm-4 pm. 📣📣 UPDATE: DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL: The oyster roast is rescheduled to 11/24 (same time). We want the best possible experience for our customers and hope you’ll join us on 11/24!

    Fall is in full swing and we’re celebrating with an Oyster Roast! Our friends from Rappahannock Oyster Company are bringing the oysters and the steamers down from Rappahannock River Oysters, LLC! We’ll have buckets of steamed/roasted oysters & they’ll be shucking raw oysters to order by the dozen! We’ll be brewing up a special Oyster Stout in honor of the occasion, hope you can join!

    Mark your calendars for one of Charlotte’s favorite oyster events! This event is family-friendly, so all are encouraged to join!

    WHEN: Sunday, November 24th, 1-4 PM.

 

  • Monday, November 25th. Mimosa Gose Release. Pilot Brewing. 2 pm-9 pm. Our award-winning Mimosa Gose will be back on tap soon! Join us for $3 goblets on release day.

The Beer News

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

  • Wednesday, November 13th. Wild Beer Round-up and The Hobbyist. The Hobbyist. 5 pm-9 pm. Allagash is bringing the rare beers to The Hobbyists for wild beer round-up! The tap list will be stacked with limited Allagash offerings like Farm to Face and Nancy.

    Bottle pour flights and bottles available to bring home. We hope to see you there!

 

  • Thursday, November 14th. Good Golly Miss Molly Pickle Gose. Triple C Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. We have something special for National Pickle Day! We brewed Good Golly Miss Molly Pickle Gose with lots of Molly Poe’s Party Pickles Juice. A must-try for any pickle lover!

 

  • Thursday, November 14th. Imperial Stout w/ Red Grapes Must. Catawba Brewing company. 3 pm-10 pm. The weather is getting colder and the beers are getting darker! 

 

  • Friday, Novermber 15th. Cranberry Gose Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 2 pm-10 pm. Your favorite Gose is back, just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. 👌🏻 This brew, sitting at 4% ABV, is made with our base Gose recipe and to accentuate the tartness and create some additional flavor, it is fermented on cranberries. 🍻

    Who needs a warm and cozy mug when you can reach for this tart and refreshing pint instead? 😆⁣ You’ll want to come by to have it on draft AND leave with it in cans. Lucky for you, it will be available on draft and in cans at both locations!

 

  • Friday, November 15th. Mango Starr Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 3 pm-10pm.  Get ready for a thirst-quenching Saison, sitting at 5.5% ABV. This Saison was brewed with flaked oats, aged in oak barrels for two years on a mixed Brett culture, then refermented on mangos. 👌

    This exotic brew is the perfect combination of juicy and tart! 🥭 🍻  

 

  • Saturday, November 16th – Sunday, November 17th. Thicket as Thieves ’19 Bottle release. Wooden Robot Brewery 12 pm-12 am. Join us for the return of one of our beloved brews, Thicket as Thieves – Blackberry Sour Ale
    Saturday, November 16th at Noon

    Doors will open at The Chamber and The Brewery at noon! We will have a limited quantity on draft at both locations on the day of the release!
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    Thicket as Thieves ’19:
    Thicket as Thieves starts life as a sour golden ale brewed with local malt from Epiphany Craft Malt. It ages in our oak foeder with our house mixed culture, then re-ferments on over 2 pounds per gallon of local blackberries for a delightfully tart and juicy flavor. Bottle conditioned, please pour carefully.
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    $16 (+tax) per 500mL bottle
    No limit on purchases

    Cheers, see you all on Saturday 11.16.19!

The Beer News

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

  • Thursday, November 7th. PBB&B Sandwich Imperial Pastry Stout Release. Triple C Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. Clocking in at 12%, this collaboration was brewed with Hidden Springs Ale Works and inspired by what Elvis might eat!

    This Imperial Sweet Pastry Stout has all the flavors of peanut butter, banana, & bacon sandwich. Pours an opaque black, with a viscous mouthfeel and low silky carbonation. Sweet and complex with notes of bacon on the nose from cherrywood smoked malt, freshly ground peanuts, and a hint of ripe bananas. Rich flavors of brownie batter, sweet peanut butter pie, chocolate-dipped banana milkshake, and smoky, crispy, fried, candied bacon.  

 

  • Thursday, November 7th. IPA Series Release: Haze-Ology. Birdsong Brewing Co. 3 pm-10 pm. Join us for another brew from our Limited Release IPA Series!

    This time we’re bringing you Haze-ology, a hazy IPA, with a unique blend of 5 hops which lends to big juicy tropical fruit notes upfront with a citrus finish. Join us for the release of this limited IPA on Thursday, 11/7!

    Robust and floral with hints of tangerine and grapefruit, Haze-ology is balanced and bright. We used Eureka, Comet, Amarillo, El Dorado, and Galena hops to create a one-of-a-kind IPA that seamlessly blends the hop character of West Coast-style brew with the hazy qualities of East Coast IPAs.

    Haze-ology IPA will release on draft and in cans at 3p!

 

  • Friday, December 8th. Holy Mole Dunkle Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. Holy Moly! Join us on November 8th for a special release. This brew, sitting at 6% ABV, is a Dunkelweisse (Dark German Wheat Ale) brewed with Mole sauce spices giving a dark, spicy but drinkable twist on a classic German Style. This was the Charlotte Beer Babes 2019 homebrew winning recipe. It’s a brew not to miss!

 

  • Friday, November 8th. Seasonal Release: Pomme Pom. Red Clay Ciderworks. 3 pm-11 pm. Our semi-sweet pomegranate fall/winter seasonal is back!
    Deep red in color with hints of both apple and pomegranate on the nose, this cider hits the pallet with apple sweetness and finishes with a tart pomegranate burst of flavor!

 

  • Friday, November 8th. Apple Crumble Ale Release. Triple C Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. A cozy winter ale featuring 15 lbs. of caramelized apples and a generous dash of cinnamon.

    5.9% ABV

 

  • Saturday, November 9th. 2019 Strange Brew Beer Festival. The Unknown Brewing company. 7 pm-10 pm. Tickets at eventbrite.com. We’re celebrating 5 years of being strange! Some of the best breweries in and around Charlotte are joining us to put on a festival based on brews no one would expect, or even dare to create!

    This unique adventure pits the Queen City’s top breweries against each other in a battle of weirdness. The goal is to brew, filter, and infuse the weirdest ingredients into the strangest beer!

    Over 20 breweries will be in attendance this year. Your ticket gets you access to try every beer multiple times throughout the night!

    Its gonna be a freaky good time!
    – Live music all night!
    – Special performances!
    – Shenanigans!

    Last year’s winner, Cabarrus Brewing Co. will be back to defend their Strange title! Who’s gonna come out on top?  

 

  • Saturday, November 9th. Veteran’s Day Celebration. Sugar Creek Brewing. 11 am-11 pm. Come celebrate Veterans Day this Saturday with veteran-owned and operated craft beer here at the brewery. We’ll have the USO of North Carolina set up and selling raffle tickets to WIN 2 Indian Motorcycles, great food, and drink specials, $5 dollar everything and of course Veterans Discounts. Celebrate our Veterans with Veteran Beer!

 

  • Sunday, November 10th. Cinnamon Bun Brown Ale Release. Pilot Brewing. 10 am-9 pm. One of our fall favorites will be ready for release this Sunday, November 10! Join us for Sunday Market and $3 goblets of Cinnamon Bun Brown Ale all day.

The Beer News

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

  • Thursday, October 31st, Winter Blaze Winter Ale Release. Triple C Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. Everybody’s favorite winter ale returns on draft and in cans on Halloween!White Blazes mark the entire 2200 miles of the Appalachian Trail leading weary hikers in the right direction. We brewed this Winter Ale with Ceylon Cinnamon and Vanilla Beans, in honor of the great App Trail that provides a respite from our chaotic city lives.

    6% ABV

 

  • Thursday, October 31st. Mexicali Stout Release. Birdsong Brewing Co. 3 pm-10 pm. You guys have been asking and here it is!
    Charlotte’s FAVORITE cold weather beer is back, FINALLY! Join us for the release of Mexicali Stout on Halloween! Cans and drafts will be available starting at 3p!
    Warm coffee and cinnamon complement a smooth chocolate flavor in our full-bodied stout. With just a hint of chile heat from fresh habaneros and the addition of cacao nibs and local coffee, MexiCali Stout captures everything you would expect from a traditional molé.

    Stay tuned for updates!

 

  • Thursday, October 31st. Burial Beer Co. Tap Takeover! Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop. 2 pm-10 pm. What better brewery to celebrate all things scary and cool on Halloween than Asheville’s own Burial Beer Co.! We’ve got a KILLER tap list that you don’t want to miss. Some of these beers are very exclusive and cannot be found anywhere else but the brewery itself.~~The Beers~~
    1. Impaled by Indoctrination IPA 7.2%abv – Fresh wet hops of Chinook & Cashmere, and dry-hopped w/ Citra & Idaho 7
    2. Fragmented Shards of Subconsciousness DIPA 8.5%abv – DDH w/ 2019 harvest crops of Strata, Vic Secret, Galaxy, & Motueka
    3. ICED Foudre Aged Lager 4.5%abv – Collab w/ Modern Times Beer
    4. The Tearing of Flesh From Bone DIPA 8.2%abv – DDH w/ Mosaic & El Dorado hops
    5. March Into Torture Pale Ale 4.8%abv – Dry hopped heavily w/ Huell Melon & Comet hops
    6. The Nothing They Need IPA 7.2%abv – DDH w/ Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic, and Centennial Cryo
    7. Under a Tide of Eternal Conquest DIPA 8.8%abv – An East Coast take on Double Surf Wax. DDH w/ Citra, Mosaic, & Simcoe Cryo
    8. Ample Absurdity Doppelbock w/ Maple Syrup & Coffee 9%abv – Brewed with Funk Grove’s maple syrup and cold-brewed coffee from Counter Culture Coffee
    9. The Allegory of Immortality Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Fashioned Sour w/ Peaches and Orange Peel 9.6%abv – Dark Sour Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels, conditioned upon peaches for 5 months before adding orange zest
    10. The Perils of Living in Pretend Barrel-aged Mixed Culture Ale with Second use Cherries 9.4%abv – Fermented with classic Belgian yeast & aged in oak barrels for over 2 years with mixed cultures of Brettanomyces and lactobacillus
    11. For Now, We Are Laid to Rest Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cuvee 12.5%abv – 2019 Burnpile VIP exclusive beer, a blend of BBA Barleywine, BBA Imperial Brown Ale, & BBA Imperial Stout
    12. Of Strength And Solace Farmhouse Ale 8%abv – Fermented with mixed culture & aged in imported Port Barrels for 9 months before being racked on top of 1 ton of Sauvignon Blanc pomace provided by the folks at Pleb Urban Winery
    13. Skillet Donut Imperial Stout 8%abv – A healthy scoop of oats, molasses, milk sugars, and freshly roasted Counter Culture coffee beans

 

  • Friday, November 1st. Hungry Girl IPA Release. Birdsong Brewing Co. 7 pm-10 pm. Celebrate the release of Hungry Girl’s new album, “Rip Currents”. Hungry Girl IPA will be available in limited supply.Listening party/tunes by DJ Justin Aswell.

    No cover charge.

 

  • Friday, November 1st. Meinā Jūra. NoDa Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. Join us on the first day of November, as we rock the boat with this unique Baltic Porter. Meina Jura means “black Sea” in Lithuanian. This brew, sitting at 8.2% ABV, is a smooth, rich, dark and strong porter that is further rounded in its sweet finish from Lager Fermentation. This Baltic Porter was brewed with traditional European hops to balance out the heavy malt bill with a slight accent of cocoa nibs. Come test the waters and try this new release!

 

  • Saturday, November 2nd. Founders Brewing CBS 2019 Release!Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse Rea Farms. 11 am-1 pm. Sadly, this will be the final batch of Founders CBS for a foreseeable future, so let’s celebrate and enjoy it while it’s here!Also on tap… 2018 CBS, 2018 KBS and Curmudgeon’s Better Half (flights available!). We’ll have 12 oz. bottles and a limited supply of 750ml bottles of 2019 CBS (available for takeout as well).

    Lots of brewery merchandise giveaways… till 1pm!

 

  • Saturday, November 2nd Sausagefest 2019. JJ’s Red Hots East Blvd. 3 pm-7 pm. Tickets @ eventbrite.com. We’re back in 2019 for one of Charlotte’s favorite events of the year!
    JJ’s Red Hots 8th Annual Sausagefest takes place on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 at JJ’s Red Hots in Dilworth. This is an intimate beer and sausage tasting event hosted in our parking lot and rooftop deck. Ticket holders will receive an 8oz tasting glass to fill throughout the event. Take these home as souvenirs… they’re included in your entry fee!
    Highlights (included in entry fee):
    • Over 30 beers from 10 different local Charlotte breweries (to be announced in the coming weeks)

    • A wide variety of sausages made EXCLUSIVELY for SausageFest (to be announced in the coming weeks)

    • Live Music from The Whisky Dollars and Toleman Randall
    Click here to view past Sausagefest Event Photos

    *Due to space, tickets are limited. We like to keep this a small-ish event so you can enjoy more food, beer and music and less standing in line.

    Questions/Comments? Email Melissa mluther@jjsredhots.com I WILL BE THERE! Please come and say hi!

 

  • Monday, November 4th. Dunkle Release. The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.  11 am-10 pm. OMB’s Dark Lager returns Monday, November 4th!

    Enjoy this fresh Winter favorite by the fire and let it warm your spirit as it pleases your palate!

    This beer is SMOOTH, with caramel and roasted malt flavors courtesy of Dark Munich and Carafa malts. Winter’s wrath is no match for this tasty beer!

    Very sessionable at 4.9% ABV, Dunkel is perfect to enjoy through the holiday season, and into the new year!

    Water. Malt. Hops. Yeast. Nothing Else.
    Prost!