The Beer News

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The Beer News

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

  • Wednesday, March 11th. Beer & Cupcakes Pairing! Sycamore Brewing. 4 pm-10 pm. Because who doesn’t LOVE a FREE cupcake from Smallcakes Steele Creek with a purchase of a flight/pint? There is a special Sycamore Beer Cupcake is in the making… Can you guess which beer we will be using?! See you soon! Cheers!(Vegan/Gluten-Free options will be available!)


  • Wednesday, March 11th. D9 Brewing Co. Tasting! Carolina Beer Temple. 6 pm-8 pm. Join us from 6-8pm on Wednesday, March 11th for a beer tasting with D9 Brewing Co! Beers TBD!


  • Thursday, March 12th. Irish Stout Release. Catawba Brewing Company Charlotte. 3 pm-10 pm.  Celebrate Paddy’s Day early with a pint of Irish Stout!


  • Thursday, March 12th. Cookie-Inspired Beer Preview Night & Cookie Pairing. NoDa Brewing Company. 4 pm-9 pm. Join us for a Cookie-Inspired Beer preview night at our North End location where we will be serving up one of our most popular seasonals by the pint or flight! We will also be pairing up each flight with the 4 cookies that inspire these delicious brews! And if you’d rather enjoy a whole pint, you’ll be able to order them without cookies as well. 👌

    – Coconut & Chocolate Ale (Blonde Ale brewed with coconut and cocoa nibs)
    – Mint Porter (Porter brewed with mint)
    – Lemon Shortbread Kolsch (Kolsch Ale brewed with lemons)
    – Peanut Butter & Chocolate Brown Ale (Brown Ale brewed with cocoa nibs and peanut butter)

    Pricing –
    Pint: $6
    Flight: $8
    Cookie Flight: $10

    No four-packs will be available for purchase until 3/13 on the official release day.


  • Thursday, March 12th. Wild and Sour Beer Education. The Hop Shop 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. Join us for an exclusive guided beer tasting led by our friend Adam with Allagash Brewing Company!

    Learn how the brewers at Allagash craft their wild and sour ales, and taste the nuances of flavor as Adam guides you through a series of carefully curated, limited production beers. Keep your Allagash tasting glass.

    Q&A session after the tasting. Limited bottles are available for purchase.

    Farm to Face
    I Believe in Love
    Coolship Peche

    Limited seats. Presale tickets are available now at the bar. $25.


  • Thursday, March 12th. Dry Irish Stout Release. Triple C. Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. Always After Me Lucky Charms Dry Irish Stout!

    This sessionable stout pours an almost opaque black with an off-white head. Aromas of dark roasted coffee and perfectly toasted bread. Smooth roast flavors with a touch of cold brew coffee on the tongue and a dry finish.

    4.7% ABV


  • Thursday, March 12th. Olde Hickory Event. Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse Ballantyne. 6 pm-8 pm. Olde Hickory will be here with swag giveaways and free beer samples!

    On tap:
    Death By Hops
    Piedmont Pilsner


  • Friday, March 13th. Cookie Beers Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 2 pm-10 pm. ** Available at both taprooms. **

    Join us for one of our favorite (and tastiest) events of the year. 👌 🍪

    We’re thrilled to be bringing back our highly anticipated cookie-inspired beers:

    – Coconut & Chocolate Ale
    – Mint Porter
    – Lemon Shortbread Kolsch
    – Peanut Butter & Chocolate Brown Ale

    Just like last year, we expect the MIXED FOUR-PACK cans to sell out quickly, so be sure to get here early if you want to claim a couple for yourself!


  •  Friday, March 13th. Varsity Barleywine & Shadow Puppet Release. Town Brewing Company. 2 pm-11 pm. Intensely malty and complex, this rich barleywine boasts notes of caramel, toffee, orange marmalade, and dried dates. Chinook hops provide a pleasant balance to the malt sweetness. A rich, velvety body and smooth warmth from the alcohol combine to make this great sipper that will age gracefully for as long as you can resist popping the cap. Barleywine is life! Don’t let your eyes deceive you! While dark in hue, Shadow Puppets is a far cry from the boozy, sweet pastry stouts that have come to dominate the dark beer landscape in recent years. This sessionable, Czech-inspired dark lager balances rich malt character and light roast with the pleasantly mild flavor and bitterness of Saaz hops. The result is a smooth, easy-drinking dark beer with the refreshingly crisp finish that lovers of lagers crave.


  • Friday, March 13th. Wicked Weed Pint Night. Mac’s Speed Shop Southend. 7 pm Free Tickets at Wicked Weed Pint Night @ 7 pm!

    Wicked Weed will be here with specials and swag for a Pint Night!
    Watch the ACC Semi-Finals!
    Brewery of The Month Friday!
    $4 Wicked Weed Beers
    $6 Carolina Mules
    $5 Fireball


  • Saturday, March 14th. St. Patrick’s Day Bash. Sugar Creek Brewing. 11 am-11 pm. Don’t miss our St Patty’s Day celebration next Saturday the 14th with Live music 3-6pm. We’ll be tapping our Irish Red Ale the Snake Chaser and serving up Irish Car Bombs made with Sugar Creeks Belgian Pastry Stout!
  • Thursday, March 14th. St. Pat’s Day Return of the Emerald Curtain! Red Clay Ciderworks. 12 pm-11 pm. Our St. Patrick’s Day small-batch, The Emerald Curtain, is making its return for year 3!

    This all-natural, green-inspired, semi-dry cider starts with sweet & tart kiwi, moves to cool cucumber in the middle, and culminates in a citrusy lime finish.

    Happy St Pat’s Day!


  • Saturday, March 14th. Paloma Gose Can Release! Sycamore Brewing. 12 pm-11 pm. Ruby Red Grapefruit, Bright Lime, Agave Syrup and Just a Pinch of Salt, All Layered Over a Tart Gose Base. Welcome to the Fiesta! Just in time for St. Patricks Day Par-tay!!



The Beer News

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

  • Wednesday, March 4th. Small Batch: Frolicking Fig with Almond & Oak. GoodRoad Ciderworks. 4 pm-10 pm. We’re tapping an almond & oak version of a fan favorite mead, Frolicking Fig! Catch it in our taproom starting Wednesday, 3/4!


  • Wednesday, March 4th. Temple Talks: Wild Ales. 7 pm-8:30 pm. Tickets at join us for discussion and sampling of Wild (sour) ales in our latest Temple Talks presentation.

    Wild ales are a bit like the natural wines of the beer world. They’re fermented with wild (or natural) yeasts, imbuing them with a funk-fuelled flavor profile—think earthy, sour cherry, barnyard, bacon, or desiccated pear. Nearly extinct 20 years ago, this beer style was rescued from obscurity by American craft beer bars and brewers who worshipped its weird, funky flavors. Join Certified Cicerone Aaron Gore on a journey into Wild Ales.


  • Thursday, March 5th. Steam Punk Beer Release. Triple C Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. We brewed this small batch for the 2020 Queen City Brewers Festival and saved a keg for our taproom! Steam Beer is deep amber in color with a thick creamy head and rich, distinctive flavor. Brewed in the historic vein of old, this beer is a tip of the hat to one of the oldest styles in America.

    4.8% ABV.


  • Thursday, March 5th. IPA Series Release: Interstellar Feller. Birdsong Brewing Co. 3 pm-10 pm. It’s almost time for our first IPA Series release of the year! We hope you join us for the release of Interstellar Feller! We will be releasing Interstellar Feller on draft and in cans on 3/5/20 at 3p.

    It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Interstellar Feller, the latest in our IPA series. Strata, Comet and Idaho 7 hops give this beer a unique West Coast dankness with hints of passion fruit, grapefruit, and red berry. Smooth and bright, this IPA will have you seeing stars!


  • Thursday, March 5th. Irish Red Release. Catawba Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. Paddy’s Day is just around the corner!


  • Friday, March 6th. Par 4 Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. Stay in the zone with a low ABV beer that still packs robust flavor and mouthfeel. Brewed with nearly four pounds of hops per barrel and mashed with oats, Par 4 has a smooth and balanced body to even out the payload delivered by a bouquet of select West Coast hops.👌

    This session IPA, sitting at 4% ABV, will be available on draft and in cans at both locations! 🍻


  • Friday, March 6th. Wicked Weed 50 Tap Takeover and Live Music. Mac’s Speed Shop Steele Creek. 7 pm- 10 pm. Free tickets at Wicked Weed 50 Tap Takeover and Live Music by Flannel is the New Black @7PM!
    Brewery of The Month Friday!
    $4 Wicked Weed Beers
    $6 Carolina Mules
    $5 Fireball


  • Friday, March 6th. Bramblin’ Blackberry a Seasonal Cider. Red Clay Ciderworks. 3 pm-11 pm. You know springtime is here and summer is just around the corner when we release Bramblin’ Blackberry!

    So please join us Friday, March 6th to be the first to taste this year’s batch! Available to enjoy on draft or to take home in 4 packs of 16oz cans!


  • Saturday, March 7th. Unknown Brewing’s 6.5ish Anniversary Music Festival. The Unknown Brewing Company. 12:30 pm-11. Tickets free at The Unknown Music Festival is back, March 7th! The best Anniversary party in the QC & IT’S COMPLETELY FREE! JUST RSVP!

    Kelley Jo & Phriends: 4:50-5:50p
    Akita: 6:05- 7:05p
    No BS! Brass Band: 7:25-8:8:25p
    Empire Strikes Brass: 8:45- 9:50p
    Petey Pablo: 10:00p

    6.5ish Kriek Sour Ale Release: 12p in the Tap Room!
    Beer & Wine Specials, Charlotte’s Best Food Trucks, Fireworks Show, Festival Shenanigans & A FREE Rockin’ South End Concert!

    The first 75 people get an Unknown Gift Bag with RSVP!


  • Saturday, March 7th. 2 Year Anniversary Celebration. Divine Barrel Brewing. 12 pm-11pm. We’re quickly coming up on our 2nd Anniversary, and we can’t wait to throw down and celebrate on Saturday, March 7 with all of you amazing people who’ve helped us reach this milestone! You can expect a day full of beer releases, 3 amazing and different bands, and Hot Tamale serving delicious Mexican all day! We’ll be releasing some special barrel-aged and non-BA beers that were crafted specifically for this momentous occasion. We’ll have fun collabs and even a couple guest taps again. We can’t wait to share this special day with you, but we’re not done yet… we’ve got a couple more surprises up our sleeves to announce before the event!


  • Saturday, March 7th. OMB Cans Release Party. The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. 11 am-11 pm. For the first time ever, on Saturday, March 7th, you’ll be able to purchase OMB BEER IN CANS!!!

    We’re releasing Copper Altbier, Captain Jack Pilsner, Hornets Nest Hefeweizen, 704 Hazy Wheat Ale, and our seasonal Früh Bock in BPA-free cans starting at 11am on Saturday, March 7th!
    Please come to the OMB Brauhaus to purchase our cans.

    Everyone who stops in to buy a 4-pack of our 16 oz. cans will receive a free OMB koozie! Choose from 5 different colors!

    During the day we’ll be serving draft beer in our taprooms and Bier Hut. We’ll also have some fun food specials to complement the momentous day.

    Stay tuned to our social media for a few more surprises/contests leading up to March 7th.

    ** PLEASE NOTE ** We ask that you not open the cans on-premise to drink. Any packaged beer (including cans) must be taken off-site to be consumed.


The Beer News

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

  • Wednesday, February 26th. Brewdog Launch Party. Duckworth Grill and Taphouse Uptown. 6 pm-8 pm. Help us give BrewDog a Queen City welcome! We’ll have BrewDog wristbands, tattoos, stickers, hats, glassware and t-shirts. Not to mention these outstanding beers:

    Hazy Jane IPA
    East Coast Crush
    Elvis Juice
    Punk IPA
    Choco Libre


  • Wednesday, February 26th. Foothills Brewing Event. Duckworth’s Taphouse & Grill Rea Farms. 6 pm-8 pm. Help us celebrate Foothills’ 15th Anniversary with beer samples (hello, Barrel-Aged Sexual Chocolate!) and swag giveaways!

    On tap:
    Barrel-Aged Sexual Chocolate
    Festival Express
    Craft Happiness IPA Project – Wish IPA
    Sexual Chocolate


  • Thursday, February 27th. Wreak-Havoc American Barely Wine Release. Triple C Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. An American barley wine with aromas of fruity-esters, caramel, and toffee. Pours a light copper in color, with flavors of caramel malt sweetness, charred sugar, and a hint of bourbon. With a dry finish and deceiving drinkability, this will ensure that havoc will be wrecked!

    12.5% ABV


  • Thursday, February 27th. Cranes in the Sky Draft Release. Triple C Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. We have a new Hazy Pale Ale out draft only for this release followed by a second with cans soon!

    This hazy pale pours a light yellow with a pillowy white head. Aromas of juicy fruit, candied pineapple, sweet mango, and a hint of shredded coconut. Flavors of tropical fruits, bright citrus, juicy mango, and a slight melon presence. With a soft bitterness and creamy mouthfeel, this pale will bring you to the tropical beaches of the southern coast. 


  • Thursday, February 27th. Banana Pancakes Hefeweizen Release. Pilot Brewing. 2 pm-10 pm. Drop-in on Thursday, February 27 for the release of our new Banana Pancakes Hefeweizen by a guest brewer, Kylee Gordon! This beer was brewed with Maris Otter malt and maple syrup.


  • Thursday, February 27th-Friday, 28th. Olde Hickory Imperial Stouts Event. 5 pm (27th)-11 pm (28th). Carolina Beer temple Charlotte. Dark Days of Winter Part 3 will feature 4 incredible imperial stouts from Olde Hickory.
    Lindley Park, Event Horizon, Photon Sphere
    and a vintage aged Imperial Stout

    Olde Hickory believes great beer is the result of meticulous attention to detail throughout the brewing process. OHB beers begin their life as freshwater that flows from the granite slopes of the Blue Ridge and culminate in small batches less than 800 gallons each. 


  • Friday, February 28th. A-MAIZE-ING Southeastern IPA Release Pilot Brewing. 11 am-10 pm. Join us for the release of our next Southeastern IPA, A-Maize-Ing! This was brewed with flaked maize and single hopped with mosaic.

    Enjoy $3 goblets all day this Friday!


  • Saturday, February 29th. Too Blessed to Be Stressed. Free Range Brewing. 12 pm-11 pm. Join us for Too Blessed to be Stressed. This German Helles Lager, sitting at 5% ABV, is a collaboration between breweries to celebrate the life of Scott Brooks. The NoDa and Plaza neighborhood breweries wanted to honor Scott and his family for the impact they have had on the NoDa community, through Brooks Sandwich House.

    The batch is to be split in kegs for each brewery taproom, while 100% of the proceeds of sales will be donated to Habitat Charlotte in honor of Scott Brooks.

    The charity was close to the family’s heart and was the charity they selected to benefit from the sales of the batch. The beer is styled in a traditional German Helles Lager (German Light Lager) and is easy drinking, approachable, versatile for food pairing and a style we hope Scott would enjoy.

    Too Blessed to be Stressed” t-shirt. 100% of net profits will go to Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte benefitting the 2.1 acres of land donated by the Brooks family in 2019.

    Moreover, with the blessing of the Brooks Family, Glory Days Apparel is partnering with Habitat For Humanity of Charlotte. They have designed and are selling a t-shirt to echo Scott’s frequent mantra of “Too Blessed To Be Stressed”, heard often as he would greet customers. You can preorder this shirt on their website now. They will also be available for sale at our NE taproom on the day of this release.

    Participating breweries:
    Free Range Brewing
    NoDa Brewing Company
    Birdsong Brewing Co.
    Salud Cerveceria
    Heist Brewery
    Pilot Brewing
    Resident Culture Brewing Company
    Divine Barrel Brewing
    Bold Missy Brewery
    Wooden Robot Brewery


  • Saturday, February 29th, Hoppin’ 2 Year Anniversary. Hoppin’, 11 am-11:30 pm. Free tickets at **OUR BIGGEST EVENT EVER AND IT IS COMPLETELY FREE**

    We’ve made it for 2 years and are ready to celebrate with our biggest party ever! If you came to our 1-year party last year then you know this isn’t a party to be missed! As a thank, you to all of our amazing supporters the tickets for this event are completely FREE!

    This celebration will include the unveiling of our special 2 Year Anniversary beer in collaboration with Seaboard Brewing, an incredible DJ spinning music all day, a photo booth, beer & wine specials, specialty beers on tap, food by Twisted Eats, Scratch Off Style Giveaway (first 500 people will receive prizes), and many more surprises that we will reveal the closer we get to the date!

    So make sure you clear your calendar on February 29th and get ready to celebrate Hoppin’s 2 Year Anniversary!


  • Saturday, February 29th. Big Fat Juicy Mango IPA Taproom Can Release. Sycamore Brewing. 12 pm-11 pm. Get em’ while you can! This limited delicious IPA will be available THIS Saturday in our taproom! Brewed with oats, milk sugar, and ripe mangoes. Heavily hopped with Citra, Idaho 7, Mosaic, and Galaxy!


  • Saturday, February 29th. Take Me Home Tonight Can & Draft Release! 2.29. The Unknown Brewing company. 12 pm-11 pm. With an 8.8% ABV, our Hazy Double IPA is just screaming Take Me Home Tonight! Releases Saturday, 2/29 in cans and on draft, only in the Tap Room!

    Take Me Home Tonight is a “whatever the question is, the answer is yes” kind of beer.

    DISCLAIMER: Any decisions made while drinking Take Me Home Tonight are at the expense of the drinker and are not a direct reflection of Unknown Brewery. But just like Ronnie sang…

The Beer News

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

  • Wednesday, February 19th. Crosswalk Melomel Release. GoodRoad CiderWorks. 4 pm-10 pm. Join us this Wednesday as we tap Crosswalk, a fruited mead with Cab Franc grapes, black currant, boysenberry, and sweet cherry! We’re thrilled to have Adeline’s Indian Cuisine serving up delicious food from 5-9pm as well!


  • Wednesday, February 19th. 25th Anniversary Glass release. The Flying Saucer Charlotte. 7 pm-11:30 pm. Celebrating 25 Years of the original Flying Saucer with this badass 25oz Stein.


  • Thursday, February 20th. Limited Release. Buffalo Trace Turtles on Pterodactyls. Birdsong Brewing Co. 3 pm-10 pm. Our Imperial Stout aged on cinnamon and cacao nibs in Buffalo Trace Barrels will be back on 2/20/20! Welcome back Turtles on Pterodactyls! We’re only making a limited amount of this fan-favorite so mark those calendars and join us for the release!

    A new adventure awaited our brave pterodactyl and turtle dudes– a snarling mongrel stood in their way to freedom! What else to do but woo it with friendship? With their powers combined, our dino friends concocted a smooth, dark imperial stout with cacao nibs, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Aged in Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels, this Prehistoric Dog variant will go down in history as one bodacious brew. 


  • Thursday, February 20th. King Cake Pastry Stout Release. Catawba Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. The King of Mardi Gras will return for a second year in a row on Feb. 20th – just in time for some Mardi Gras festivities.


  • Thursday, February 20th. Hopscraper Hazy Triple IPA & Kingdom Belgian Quadruple Release. Triple C Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. This amped up Triple IPA is brewed with honey and tangerines. Hazy & golden orange in appearance, with a massive nose of orange pulp, underripe pineapple, and a hint of passion fruit. Flavors of citrus sherbet and tropical smoothie dominate with a hint of honey sweetness and floral hop flavors.
    **Does contain Lactose

    10.3% ABV  This Belgian quad pours a beautiful deep ruby color. Aromas of mild Belgian spicy esters and sweet toffee blend into flavors of plump raisin, juicy plum, sweet fig, and a hint of black cherry. A touch of sweetness and alcohol upfront, smooth on the finish.

    10.4% ABV


  • Thursday, February 20th. Beer and Cookie Pairing. Sunset Brewing. 7:30 pm-9:30 pm. Tickets at Come join the ladies of Charlotte Girls Pint Out at Sunstead Brewing for a cookie and beer pairing. Bring one box of cookies to share. If you haven’t found a scout to purchase from, click the ticket link below to help Jaime Lowe’s daughter with her sales.

    This is a ladies-only event. Please RSVP and let us know in the discussion which cookie you will be bringing.

    Each lady will be responsible for the price of their own flight.

    There are two entrances into the parking lot, one is a left off of Palmer St which has you drive right down beside the brewery, perpendicular to South Graham. The other entrance is off of South Graham Street, right past the building on the right, or right before the building if you are heading towards the Panthers Stadium, from Southend.


  • Friday, February 21st. Blood Orange Gose Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. Join us for a new Gose, coming to a can near you. 😆🍻
    *Draft and cans will be available at both locations.*

    This Gose sitting at 4% ABV, is a salted kettle-soured German-style Wheat Ale. It’s fermented in blood orange puree and brewed with blood orange peel. 🤤🍊

    This zesty brew is gluten-reduced and offers the perfect flavor profile while being a light brew you can sip on as often as you’d like!


  • Friday, February 21st. Cheese & Cider Pairing. Red Clay Ciderworks. 7 pm-8:30 pm. Tickets at Red Clay Ciderworks and Orrman’s Cheese Shop are joining forces to bring you a sensational night of cheese and cider pairings!

    Cidermaker Jay Bradish and cheese expert Rachel Klebaur will be on hand to walk you through four different pairings, each with their own delectable panache.

    Ticket holders, please check-in at the bar upon arrival.

    (Please be aware that a minimum number of attendees is needed to hold the event) 


  • Saturday, February 22nd. Mardi Gras at Sycamore! Sycamore Brewing. 12 pm-11 pm. Celebrate Mardi Gras 2020 with us in the Sycamore Beer Garden! Delicious Beer and Great Food by Bayou Betty and Caribbean Buzz Food Truck and More! Live Music by @ScOOt Pittman, Wag the Dog and @Late Night Special!


  • Saturday, February 22nd. Triple Can Release. Wooden Robot Brewery. 12 pm-12 am. Join us Saturday, February 22nd at Noon at both The Brewery – South End & The Chamber – NoDa for a Triple Can Drop of three of our favorite beers:
    Space Magic – IPA – 7.0%
    100% Local Barley and Oat Malt
    Dry-Hopped with Mosaic & El Dorado
    $14 (+ tax)

    Pops’ Pilsner – German-Style Pilsner – 5.0%
    Unfiltered Lager
    100% Local Pilsner Malt
    $12 (+ tax)

    Beast Foot – Imperial Espresso Stout – 12.0%
    Imperial Stout w/ Espresso Beans
    100% Local Barley, Oat, and Roasted Malts
    Locally Roasted Enderly Coffee Espresso Beans
    $18 (+ 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!


  • Saturday, February 22nd. Beer Release: Thom Thaid. Thirsty Nomad. 1 pm-10 pm. Thom Thaid is blending of Thai Breaker grains with fruity hops first suggested by fellow Nomad Thom. The aroma is bright and citrusy. The flavor is smoothly balanced wheat malt and bright bitterness. ABV is low and the finish is dry, making this an excellent session ale.

    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! 


  • Tuesday, February 25th. Foothills Brewing Event. Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse Uptown. 6 pm-8 pm. Help us celebrate Foothills’ 15th Anniversary with beer samples (hello, Barrel-Aged Sexual Chocolate!) and swag giveaways!

    On tap:
    Barrel-Aged Sexual Chocolate
    Festival Express
    Craft Happiness IPA Project – Wish IPA
    Sexual Chocolate


The Beer News

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

  • Thursday, February 13th. Galentine’s Day at Sycamore. Sycamore Brewing. 4 pm-10pm. Join us for Galentine’s Day at Sycamore THIS Thursday! We’ll have Half-Priced Wild Blossom Cider and wine flights all night long! Food by TOLA Rose Italian Eats Food Truck, delicious snacks from Holy City Waffles (including Red Velvet Cake, Strawberry Cheesecake and Pink Cookie Dough Dip Waffles), Small cakes AND Live music by Late Night Special!
  • Thursday, February 13th. Raspberry Cobbler Sour Release. Catawaba Brewing. 3 pm-10 pm. We’ve got a delicious Passport beer release for you this week – Raspberry Cobbler Sour! This pink drink is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!


  • Friday, February 14th, PTT x Resident Culture Valentine’s Day Tap Takeover. Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop. 12 pm-11 pm. Forget about chocolates and flowers for your significant other. Instead, bring them to our Resident Culture Brewing Company Tap Takeover this Friday 2/14 Valentine’s Day! We’ve got dark beers instead of dark chocolate because let’s face it, beer makes everything sweeter 🙂
    We’ll be previewing one of the most anticipated stouts this season that will be released the next day at the brewery. So come out and enjoy the funkiest and most delicious beers in town!

    // THA BEERS //

    >> DEDICATED MIND EXPANSION BREAKFAST STOUT // 13% ABV // BBA Imperial Stout aged in Four Roses bourbon barrels for 14 months, conditioned on Toasted Pecans, High Low Farms Maple Syrup from Vermont, and Pure Intentions Coffee

    >> HIGH CULTURE – Hazy Double IPA, Collab w/ High Branch Brewing Co. // 8% ABV // Hopped with our 2019 Selected Mosaic, Simcoe, and Galaxy. It’s a hazy tropical bomb full of fire. We can’t get enough

    >> HOT TAKES: WHY CAN I GET A DOUBLE CHEESEBURGER BUT NOT A DOUBLE HOTDOG – Fruited Kettle Sour // 5.5% ABV // Cherry Lime Kettle Sour inspired by the slushies at a certain drive-thru

    >> OVER SOUL – NEIPA // 7% ABV // Featuring Strata hops back with a Citra bang. It’s drinking super soft and fruity with a great juicy mouthfeel. Tropical and citrus flavors & aromas all the way

    >> ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? – Baltic Porter // 8.2% ABV // Dark Lager that is chocolaty & smooth but still crisp and dry

    >> ADVANCED FALCONRY – Hazy Pale Ale // 6% ABV // Hazy Pale Ale hopped with Mosaic and Rakau hops

    >> THERE IS NO LIGHT WITHOUT THE DARK – Schwarzbier // 5% ABV // Easy drinking, light, crisp, and crushable malty lager


  • Friday, February 14th. Single AF: Second Annual Anit-Valentines Day Party. Wooden Robot Brewery. 5 pm-12 am. ARE YOU SINGLE AF? We have a party just for you.
    Join us for our Second Annual Anti-Valentines Day Party Friday 2.14.20 from 5pm-Midnight.
    This party will be the debut of our brand new taproom expansion & temp. controlled, outdoor Biergarten!
    We will have flights of a brand new Cherry Currant Gose, Roseson & Beast Foot!
    Crowned Sparrow Craft Co. will be with us from 6:30-8:30pm to create your own Voodoo Doll! 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 sign up ->
    Walk-ins are available!
    We will also have Anti-Valentines day desserts with proceeds benefitting The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!

    If you’re Single AF & proud (or lonely, that’s ok too), come drink with us!


  • Saturday, February 15th. Breakfast Stout & Brunch. Sunstead Brewing. 12 pm-3 pm. Inspired by our Russian Imperial Stout – Vladimir Puddin’, we’ve crafted a tasty morning brew, rested on whole coffee beans from our friends at Jags Head. At Noon we pour foam-laden pints of this special release directly from our serving tanks. Bring your taste buds too. Our brewer and chef are working on some unique creations for a delicious waffle brunch! Grab a breakfast stout and some waffles covered with your favorite toppings.

    *We will offer growler fills after 3pm. After 3pm we’ll also open up our regular menu*


  •  Saturday, February 15th. Hi-Wire Brewing Spotlight. Carolina Beer Temple Charlotte. 12 pm-11 pm. We welcome back Hi-Wire for a Post Valentine’s Day Tap Takeover.

    Tap List TBA



The Beer News

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

  • Thursday, February 6th, Limited Release: Purple Rain Blueberry Strawberry Sour! Birdsong Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. The people have spoken!! We brewed a small batch of Purple Rain Sour with Blueberries and Strawberries back in December and the positive feedback was so overwhelming that we decided to make a big batch and throw it in cans! We hope you can join us for this limited release of Purple Rain on draft and in cans on 2/6/20 at 3p!

    Fabulous and funky, Purple Rain is a smooth American Sour Ale with blueberries and strawberries. With big berry notes and a hint of effervescence, this beer is juicy on the palate with a pleasant, clean finish.


  •  Thursday, February 6th. Sangria Zombie Release. Catawba Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. A twist on an old classic! (Draft ONLY)
    Try a Zombie Flight today!


  • Thursday, February 6th. CCCerveza Mexican Lager Release. Triple C Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. Our traditional Mexican Amber lager is the result of a renewed focus on lager brewing. This Mexican-influence recipe features a lager strain from a well know Mexican brewery, a grain bill of primarily Vienna malt and flaked corn. This lager pours a copper-amber color with a fluffy white head. Aromas of clean malt character with a hint of corn and caramel. Medium-bodied with a balanced sweetness. Crisp and easy to drink!

    5.7% ABV


  • Friday, February 7th. Dual Tap Takeover Featuring Resident Culture/High Branch. The Hobbyist. 5 pm-10 pm. Don’t miss out on having two amazing local breweries taking over the taps at The Hobbyist. Featuring Resident Culture Brewing Company and High Branch Brewing Co.– each bringing 3 kegs PLUS their fresh collaboration!
    Starting at 5pm and going until close.
    Also, free, live music every Friday and Saturday night- Jay Mathey will be playing Friday, Feb 7th!

    Delicious tacos are available from at Chillito Tacos!

    **Draft list will be updated as we get the info **

    Current Drafts:

    *HIGH CULTURE* – 8% Hazy DIPA Resident Culture / High Branch Collab – Hopped with Mosaic, Simcoe, and Galaxy

    – Resident Culture –
    *OVER SOUL* – 7% DDH NE IPA featuring Strata and Citra Hops

    *SLEEPING ON THE BLACKTOP – Other Half Collab
    9.5 % Hazy Triple IPA DDH w/ Citra, Simcoe, and HBC 692 Hops

    *BEAUTY HAS IT HARD – Other Half Collab
    3.5% Rustic Table Lager featuring aged hops and Mandarina Bavaria

    – High Branch –

    *BOSSMAN* (w/ Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Vanilla, and Marshmallow)
    10.2% Imperial Milk Stout **QCBF Best In Show Award Winner!!

    *HERE WE GO*
    8.3% DIPA Double Dry Hopped w/ Centennial, Azacca, and Citra Hops

    *Plus One final Draft Selection*


  • Friday, February 7th. Small Batch Release: Cran Eye for the Orange Guy. Red Clay Ciderworks. 3 pm-11 pm. Cran Eye For The Orange Guy is coming back on draft and in CANS!

    This semi-dry, semi-tart cranberry cider is infused with orange zest, fennel, and just a touch of coriander.

    Soooo good!


  • Saturday, February 8th. Release Day Bottle/Can Share. The Barrel Room at Triple C. 11 am- 12 pm. Join us across the street in The Barrel Room at Triple C an hour before the Chocolate Covered Pretzel Stout Release for a bottle and can share! Bring a buddy and a beer to share. We will have plenty of glasses, ice and seating ready.  


  • Saturday, February 8th, Goin’ Donuts! Chocolate Stout Can Release Party! Sycamore Brewing. 12 pm-11 pm. A baker’s dozen, fresh out of the oven, and all of the donuts knew. Time for the party, so into the mash, with coffee and chocolate, too! Fresh @SuarezBakery donuts AND @BeachShackCoffee will be dancing their way into this batch! See you on 2/8.


  •  Tuesday, February 11th. Chocolate and Beer Pairing. The Unknown Brewing Company. 7 pm-8:30 pm. Tickets at for $25. Chocolate and beer are a match made in heaven….. and there is an art of pairing them correctly.
    Join certified chocolate expert Dr. Jessica Henderson learning about craft chocolate and the guidelines of how to pair chocolate and beer.
    Come experience how sweet and bitter come together to create some amazing and interesting taste combinations.
    After we cover the “rules” we will try some adventurous and unconventional pairs and experiment to determine what YOU like best.
    Try something new – indulge the senses – and have fun with us.
    $25 per person
    Reservation Link coming soon.


The Beer News

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

  • Wednesday, January 29th. Beer & Wine Tasting. NoDa Company Store. 6 pm-8 pm. Join us for a FREE tasting with Faber from Mutual and our friends and D9 Brewing Company – plus Lobster Dogs-Food Truck will be on hand with their lobster rolls and avocado bowls!D9 will have:
    Superstitious Pigeons
    Defying Gravity: Infinite Improbability

    And Faber will be bringing:
    Proverb Chardonnay (2018)
    Storypoint Pinot Noir (2017)
    Proverb Pinot Noir (2017)
    Barone Fini Merlot (2017)
    Edge Wines Cabernet (2016)


  • Wednesday, January 29th. Resident Culture Event. Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse Rea Farms. 6 pm-8 pm. We’re showcasing one of Charlotte’s favorite breweries… Resident Culture Brewing! Stop by for FREE swag & beer samples!On tap:
    Double Universe
    Free Skate
    Turn Style
    Re-Up Pilsner


  • Thursday, January 30th. Battle of the Brews Battle Royal! Carolina Beer Temple Charlotte. 6 pm-11 pm. We’re bringing back all of our 2019 Battle of the Brews winners for a Battle Royale competition! The first keg to kick or most pints sold wins a dedicated tap at Carolina Beer Temple!2019 Winners Competing for include:
    Lenny Boy Brewing
    Great Lakes Brewing
    Fiddlin’ Fish Brewing
    Catawba Brewing
    Dirty Bull Brewing
    Primal Brewing
    Sugar Creek Brewing
    Town Brewing

    Come out and support your favorite brewery! Tap list TBA!

  • Thursday, January 30th. McScotchy McScotchface Wee Heavy.  Triple C Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. Deep ruby red in color, this Scotch ale has aromas of sweet caramel, milk chocolate, and a hint of fruitiness. Full-bodied and malt flavors of caramel covered candied apple, toffee bar, and warming alcohol notes.10.2% ABV


  • Friday, January 31st. Früh Bock Beer Release. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. 11 am-11 pm. For your drinking pleasure, we are releasing Früh Bock this FRIDAY, JANUARY 31st!“Früh” (pronounced “froo”) means “early” in German. Our seasonal “Early Bock” combines 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:


  • Friday, January 31st. Tart t Finish Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. *This release will be available at both locations.*Join us for a Kettle Sour fermented on tart cherries and raspberry purée, resulting in a tart and fruity easy-drinking beer. Sitting at 4.5% ABV, this brew is the perfect combination of both light and flavorful.


  • Saturday, February, 1st. Queen City Brewers Festival. Queen City Brewers Festival 800 Briarcreek Rd. 10 am-9 pm, Tickets go on sale Friday, November 29th, come try our new beer releases at the festival.


  • Saturday, February 1st. PTT X Burial Beer Co. Tap Takeover. Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop. 12 pm-11:30 pm. This seems to be a reoccurring theme that we can’t help but get excited for EACH.AND.EVERY.TIME! Another Burial Beer Co. tap takeover. This time it’s on the 1st day after Dry January!! Wet your whistle. Don’t sleep!// Imbibable Liquids // ** NOT yet finalized**

    > Finite Spectrum of Existence- Hazy Triple IPA // 10% ABV // – TDH w/ more than 6lbs/barrel of Citra, Strata, Mosaic, & Cashmere hops

    > The Savages of Ruminating Minds – Hazy IPA // 7.2% ABV // – DDH w/ copious Mosaic, Motueka, & Idaho 7 hops

    > A Doom For The Superorganism – Hazy Double IPA // 8.2% ABV // – DDH w/ 100% Oregon-grown Mosaic hops. Made with Wheat & Lactose

    > A Modern Ballad of Self-Torture – Hazy IPA // 7.5% ABV // – DDH w/ 2019 crop of Galaxy, Simcoe, and Sabro, and finished with some Simcoe Cryo

    > The Inception of Ritualistic Malice – Hazy IPA // 6.8% ABV // – DDH w/ 2019 hand-selected Cashmere & Citra, and finished with dank Enigma hops. Imbibe among berry-soaked dank, strawberry cream and tropical citrus candies

    > Display of Vulgarities – Hazy Double IPA // 8.5% ABV // – DDH w/ Mosaic, Vic Secret & El Dorado hops

    > Gang of Blades – Hazy Double IPA // 8.3% ABV // – DDH w/ Citra, Simcoe, El Dorado, and Amarillo Cryo

    > To Wear The Feathers of Slain Beasts – Sour Ale w/ Peaches // 4.5% ABV // – Mixed culture ale aged for several months in the taproom oak puncheons. Then racked into steel upon 2000lbs of Carolina peaches. The resulting aromas are peach rings, white peach LaCroix, minerals, and prickly wine

    > Griddle – Imperial Espresso Stout // 10% ABV // – Roasted coffee beans from Asheville’s Penny Cup Coffee and lactose sugars. The resulting aromas offer bold roast, dark fruit and the mild smokiness that drives the aroma

    > The Mercy – Coconut Porter // 6% ABV // – Made with dark malts and a simple dose of lactose and experimental hops. The beer was actively fermented atop more than 10lbs/barrel of raw macaroon coconut. Think roasted coconut treats, mocha, tropical cherry cola and more.


  • Sunday, February 2nd. Superbowl LIV (54). A TV near you! 6:30 pm. 

The Beer News

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

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


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


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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

    – Fat Boy aged in Doc Porter’s Bourbon Barrels

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



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


    $40 ticket includes:

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

    $50 ticket includes:

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

    BA Fat Boy Buffet Breakfast Menu:

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

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

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

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

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

    Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Javesca Coffee and Decaf


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

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!