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 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!

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

    Shelves Bookstore Pop up
    The Tinsel Crown
    Moxie Mercantile
    Jim Hanley Stoneware
    Lumen CLT

    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.


    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!
    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 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 @ 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 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.

The Beer News

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

  • Thursday, October 24th. Up All Night Breakfast Porter Release. Triple C Brewing Company. 4 pn-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…

    The Dumpling Lady food truck joins us for the release.


  • Thursday, October 24th. Dogfish Head Tap Takeover. 1st Ward Beverage Co. 5 pm-12 am. Another Tap Takeover! This time, it’s Dogfish Head coming in hot to takeover our taps! 3 Great beers will be featured as well as a complimentary Burgers and Hotdog bar for all paying patrons. Come enjoy good food and the best brews in town!


  • Friday, October 25th. FALL FUNK FEST. The Unknown Brewing Company. 6 pm-10:30 pm. Ticket free at On October 25th we will be hosting the biggest event of the season and tickets are completely FREE! What’s that mean for you?…

    🍁 Free Concert with performances from your Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, AKITA, Ajeva, and VonHunter!

    🍁The first look at the much anticipated Unknown Wood & Grain Project! We will be giving tours of the new facility along with a limited release of our very first project!

    🍁The first release of our new fall beer “Squash Those Pumpkin Beers”!

    🍁 Then of course…food trucks, pop up shops, pumpkin chucking contest, bobbing for apple’s contest, flannel contest and much more!

    Make sure you guys get your tickets and come venture into the Unknown on October 25th for the Fall Funk Fest!


  • Friday, October 25th. Velvet Elvis Chocolate Ry Stout Release. Triple C Brewing Company.  4 pm-9 pm. A rich chocolate stout that wraps your palate in a warm blanket of sweet milk chocolate and brownie batter flavors. Rye and Chocolate Rye malt contribute to this full-bodied beer with added complexity and subtle malty spiciness. This stout finishes with burnt coffee flavors from Roasted Barely, giving it a balance of sweetness and roastiness. A beer truly fit for The King!

    One keg only, so don’t miss it!

    7.5% ABV 


  • Saturday, October 26. Beer for Breakfast: A Beer and Donut Pairing. Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop. 10 am-3 pm. It’s that time of year again and we are excited to bring our 3rd iteration of Beer for Breakfast: A Beer & Donut pairing! We are switching it up this go-around and partnering with Pepperbox Doughnuts to pair with some fantastic beers! Mark those calendars!! You don’t want to miss this great event!

    Taplist and donut pairing have been finalized!! Check it out below!

    ~~ The Beers w/ Donut pairing~~
    > Hi-Wire Brewing Mexican HOT Chocolate 10W-40 Imperial Stout brewed w/ Chocolate, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Pasilla & Carolina Reaper peppers
    ~~Paired w/ Mexican Chocolate Donut w/ Dark chocolate icing infused with sea salt, cinnamon, & cayenne pepper. Topped with crunchy cacao nibs

    > Burial Beer Co. Skillet Donut Imperial Stout brewed w/ Oats, Molasses, Milk Sugars, and Counter Culture Coffee beans
    ~~Paired w/ Orange Honey Butter Donut covered with orange honey butter glaze then finished with crunchy, toasted doughnut crumbs

    > Wooden Robot Brewery Good Morning Vietnam Coffee Blonde Ale brewed w/ Madagascar Vanilla beans & Enderley Coffee
    ~~Paired w/ Brownie batter topped w/ rich chocolate buttercream, mini milk chocolate chips, & brownie bits

    > Foothills Brewing Pumpkin Ale brewed w/ real pumpkins and spices
    ~~Paired w/ Mini Apple Fritters classic apple fritter, bite-sized, filled with chunks of local apples & glazed w/ apple cider.  I will be there, so come say HI!


  • Saturday, October 26. Triple Can Release. Divine Barrel Brewing. 12 pm-11 pm. Join us for a triple can release this Saturday! We’ll be releasing our Imperial Stout collab with Your Mom’s Donuts, The Universe is a Donut, one of our favorite West Coast #bitterbois, Forty Dollar Bill, and bringing back the deliciously hazy Basement of my Brain.

    The Universe is a Donut: Imperial Stout, 10.5% ABV – This decadent imperial stout was brewed with over 50 pounds of glazed donuts from Your Mom’s Donuts here in Charlotte and lactose. It was then heavily dosed with Villain Coffee Company espresso beans, vanilla, and cocoa nibs during secondary fermentation. The result is a tantalizingly thick, jet-black beer with a sweet, battery tiramisu flavor explosion.

    Forty Dollar Bill: West Coast IPA, 7.1% ABV – Our dank West Coast IPA double dry-hopped with the classic Citra, Simcoe & Amarillo profile like the hop bombs of old. Perfumed with deep notes of vibrant ruby red grapefruit, Meyer lemon, tangelo, and sticky pine. A specially crafted lighter malt base allows for the aromatic hops to shine.

    The basement of my Brain: Hazy IPA, 6.5% ABV – A hazy IPA brewed and double dry-hopped with Mosaic, Cashmere & Sultana hops. Filled with dank and juicy hops, look for flavors of pine, mango, pineapple, and slight berry undertones. 


The Beer News

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

  • Friday, October 18th. Beer Release NoBoS Milkshake IPA. Blue Blaze Brewing. 4 pm-9 pm. Re-release of NoBoS Milkshake IPA but we made a bigger batch this time. Heading Northbound, this 5.9% milkshake style IPA was brewed with lactose, oats, and galaxy hops producing a full, rich beer with citrus & passionfruit notes.

    NoBo is a slang term for northbound AT thru-hikers, and there A LOT of them!


  • Friday, October 18th. Sycamore Brewing Tap Takeover. JJ’s Red Hots. 5 pm-8 pm. Join us for a Tap Takeover with Sycamore Brewing at JJs Red Hots in Ballantyne – $4 Pints!

    *Live Music with The Whisky Dollars and Special Guests
    *.50 Wings!


  • Saturday, October 19th. Pêche Day Bottle Release. The Chamber by Wooden Robot. 12 pm-6 pm. Saturday, October 19th at The Chamber – NoDa
    The exclusive Bottle Release of the 2019 vintage of our GABF Gold Medal Winner Rèserve Doreè de Pêche and Saison de Pêche.
    Bonus: Triple Can drop of What He’s Having, Flying Spaghetti Botster & So Exotic!

    Another vintage of our GABF Gold calls for another Pêche Day CELEBRATION!
    Join us on the rooftop at The Chamber in NoDa at noon for a bottle release party where we will be popping bottles of Reserve de Pêche ’19 and a specialty Pêche Day glass will be available! We will have a limited quantity of Saison de Pêche on draft and Pepperbox Doughnuts will be bringing hot&fresh, peach jam-filled doughnuts for us to enjoy! Tunes will be bumpin’ and we will have Des’s Cajun Food Truck from 11-4pm & Pasta la Vista Food Truck from 5-9pm serving up the goods!
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    Beer Facts:

    Rèserve Doreè de Pêche ’19
    Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Sour Golden Ale with Peaches
    5.8% – $18 (+ tax)
    6 bottle limit/person
    This blend of our sour golden ale was lovingly aged in French Oak Chardonnay barrels for over 2 years, then re-fermented on Carolina Peaches. We selected several barrels for their unique balance of stone fruit and funky characteristics to complement the rich, fresh fruit notes.

    Saison de Pêche
    Farmhouse Ale with Peaches
    5.8% ABV – $14 (+tax)
    Open Fermented with Mixed Saison Culture
    Brewed with local Epiphany Barley and Wheat Malts
    Re-fermented with local, SC Peaches
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    Can Release Details:
    What He’s Having – IPA – 6.5% $16 (+ tax)
    Flying Spaghetti Botster – Italian-Style Pilsner – 5.5% $14 (+ tax)
    So Exotic – Dragon Fruit, Passion Fruit & Lime Ale – 4.5% $16 (+ tax)
    Sold in 4-packs (16oz) – No individual cans
    No purchase limit

    These cans will be FRESH off the canning line!

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    We can’t wait to share these beers with you all. Rooftop party at the new location, Let’s celebrate!
    416 E 36th St. NoDa 


  • Saturday, October 19th. 5 Year Anniversary! Sycamore Brewing. 12 pm-10 pm. 5 Years of Good times! Hell. Yes. Time to Celebrate!
    Special Releases, Barrel-Aged Goodness, Awesome Bands, Event Tees, Fireworks.
    Rockin’ Good Times!


  • Tuesday, October 22nd. JJs Red Hop IPA Release. JJ’s Red Hots. 5 pm-8 pm. Our first ever JJs Red Hots beer – a collaboration with Amor Artis Brewing.

    Meet Reps from Amor Artis and enjoy free Samples of JJ’s Red Hop.

The Beer News

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

  • Thursday, October 9th. Bik Belles Helles Lager Release. Triple C Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. Brewed for and named by Sustain Charlotte – This Munich Helles Lager has aromas of bready malt and sweet yeast esters. Very low hop bitterness make this a very refreshing easy-drinking beer, perfect for sipping on after Biketoberfest presented by The Charlotte Knights!! ABV – 4.8%

    We are releasing it a few days early in our taproom on Thursday but will have plenty at the event Sunday too. $1 from each pour from the batch goes to Sustain Charlotte and their mission to inspire choices that lead to a healthy, equitable, and vibrant community for generations to come. Get those Biketoberfest tickets while you still can! 


  • Thursday, October 9th. Enter the Dark Stout and Porter Showcase. Carolina Beer Temple Charlotte. 12 pm-11 pm. Free ticket at Summer is over. The nights are getting longer. That means that the beers are getting darker as well. Join us as we tap a selection of the darkest beers we can get our hands-on. It’s been hot for way too long. Get in the mood for the latter half of the year with a night of black beer and warm company, right here at the Temple.


  • Friday, October 11th. GABF medal party with live music by Rick Challen. Sugar Creek Brewing. 2 pm-11 pm. We are so humbled but also so proud of the entire team here at Sugar Creek Brewing Company for bringing home the Silver in one of the oldest and most sought after beer styles in the world. Belgian Dubbels have been a treasured beer style for many years and it was one of our main goals here at the brewery to have one of the best Dubbels in the world. Come toast a pint with the team here at the brewery this Friday after work with Live Music at 7pm by Rich Challen and $3 Belgian Dubbels all day long.


  • Friday, October 11th. Hot Pistol Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. You’ve been asking, and we’re delivering. Join us in the taproom on Friday, October 11th for our draft AND can release one of your seasonal favorites. Hot Pistol, sitting at 7% ABV, is back! After just one sip of our chocolate, raspberry, and habanero Stout, you’ll be glad to have a to-go option.


  • Saturday, October 12th. Oyster & Seafood Fest! Sycamore Brewing. 12 pm-11 pm. Join us for Seafood & Beer Fest at Sycamore! We’ve partnered up with CCA North Carolina- a non-profit organization that focuses on promoting our coastal resources and preserving our fishery for the enjoyment of future generations. They will be joining us for this event to educate us on why it’s so important to maintain cleanliness in our coastal habitats.

    Live Music, Fresh Craft Beer, Wine, Wild Blossom Cider, Great Times! More details to come!

    Ryan Bethea, Baltimore Crab Cake Company – Charlotte, Lobster Dogs-Food Truck, Cuzzo’s Cuisine Food Truck, Feathered Fin and Gyro Twins Truck will also be in the beer garden all day and night, too!


  • Saturday, October 12th. Ground Up Coffee Milk Stout Release. Lenny Boy Brewing. 11 am-11 pm. GROUND UP / our favorite Fall seasonal will be available on Saturday, Oct 12th. We brewed Ground Up with Counter Culture Coffee from our wonderful friends in Durham, NC. This robust stout is packed with coffee to compliment the chocolate, caramel, and toffee flavors. 5.3% abv

    Ground Up will on tap and available in 4-packs for you to take home. This beer is perfect for all you coffee lovers. Make sure you get some while it lasts!

    On Saturday, Oct, 12th, we will also have a Sip, Shop & Support market with 15+ local vendors for you to peruse locally craft goods! The HeartBright Foundation will also be on-site hosting a market and a raffle with prizes like a trip to Mexico, workshop classes, gift cards to local restaurants. There will be activities for all ages to enjoy!


  • Monday, October 14th. Bauern Bock Release/ Olde Mecklenburg Brewery 11 am-10 pm. Bauern Bock fans mark your calendar for October 14th!

    Our holiday “Farmer’s Bock” is a rich, malty, German-style doppelbock lager with a deep amber color that goes with the season.

    * It’s also one of our “biggest” beers with an ABV of 7.5% *

    Bauern Bock will be available on draft in the OMB Brauhaus and in select restaurants & bars. It will also be available in local stores in specialty 4-packs.

    Get ready to enjoy the Fall and holiday season even more!

The Beer News

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

  • Thursday, October 3rd. Bier –  Geman Pilsner release. Triple C Brewing Company. 4 pm-10 pm. This German Pilsner pours a translucent straw color with a fluffy white head. Aromas of whole grain bread crust and a touch of hop spice character hit the nose. The flavor follows on the palate with balanced malt sweetness and subtle hop bite from Saphir hops. Crisp, dry finish and medium-bodied. 5.4% ABV.


  • Thursday, October 2nd Olde Mecklenburg Beer Dinner. Tupelo Honey. 6:30 pm-9:30 pm. Tickets $45 at Tupelo Honey is partnering with Charlotte-based brewery Olde Mecklenburg for a four-course beer dinner on October 3rd!

    This is a special menu featuring unique dishes created especially to pair with OMB’s delicious craft beers.

    In addition, an Olde Mecklenburg Brewery representative will be in attendance to share information about each pairing.

    Tickets are $45 per person and include all four scratch-made courses and beer pairings.

    Space is limited so purchase your tickets now!


    Hors D’oeuvre
    – Beer Cheese Mac & Cheese Bites
    – Paired with: Dusseldorf Altbier

    – Beer-Braised Pork topped with fresh chimichurri over mixed greens
    – Paired with: BA Anniversary Altbier

    – Boneless Beer-Brined Fried Chicken with black peppercorn gravy
    – Paired with: Vienna Lager


    – Beer Battered Fish and Chips with Meyer lemon aioli
    – Paired with: 704 Citrus

    – Chocolate Mousse with beer foam whipped cream
    – Paired with: Baltic Porter

    This event is limited to guests aged 21+.


  • Friday, October 4th. Sticky When Wet Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 2 pm-10 pm. Sticky When Wet is as fresh and sticky as it can possibly get! 🙌🏻This wet-hopped beer has an assertive bitterness balanced with bright aroma and flavors of peach and grapefruit derived from heavy additions of Citra and Mosaic hops. Sitting at 6.31% ABV, this brew is one you don’t want to miss. Dry-hopped with three pounds per barrel of Citra and Mosaic. 🍻

    Fun fact: these hops are shipped overnight to us from the west coast as soon as they are picked and we use them within an hour or two of receiving. Talk about fresh. 🤤


  • Friday, October 4th. First Firkin’ Friday. Pilot Brewing 6 pm- 9 pm. October’s First Friday will feature our new artist of the month, Chris Hood, as well as, music from Lenny The Band, and a 100% vegan dinner by Ve-Go Food Truck.

    The Firkin is an Island Hopper dry-hopped with experimental hops from HOPSTEINER. This new beer will have aromas of orange, citrus, pine, mint and tropical fruits. $1 from every pint sold will benefit Classroom Central.

    Joint Hopper will be on site with awesome CBD products. 


  • Saturday, October, 5th. PumkingFest. Brewers at 4001 Yancy. 11 am-11 am. join us at Brewers at 4001 Yancey for Pumkingfest 2019 to celebrate your favorite Pumking beer & other fall favorites.

    🏆 Corn Hole
    🎃 Pumking Ring Toss
    🎃 Pumpkin tic tac toe
    🎃 Pumking Food Specials!
    👑🎃 Pumking throne!
    🎃 500 ML To-Go Pumking on special for $7


  • Saturday, October 5th, Can Release: S’mores: Blonde Ale. Blue Blaze Brewing 2 pm-7 pm. Back by popular demand .. We are re-releasing S’mores Blonde Ale in cans and on draft in an exclusively small batch! (Limit 2 case per person)

    Made with real cocoa nibs & vanilla beans, this Smores Blonde Ale packs rich notes of chocolate & vanilla, while maintaining a medium body. The biscuit malt gives way to hints of lightly toasted graham crackers. With just one sip you’ll be taken back to memories of roasting marshmallows around a crackling campfire.

    Live Music – Nathan Davis
    Food Truck – Food Geeks and King of Pops


  • Tuesday, October 8th. AIGA Beer & Branding – Winning Peach Beer. NoDa Brewing Company. 5 pm-9 pm. Join us on Tuesday, October 8th at 5 pm for a special release and the annual AIGA Beers & Branding Showcase. It’s going to be a peachy time. 🍑

    The combined efforts & creativity of local designers & homebrewers are finally revealed vis a vis their branding packages & beer samples.

    -$5 wristband, at the door, grants you access to a large variety of samples.
    – The expertly judged winning beer will be released on tap at 4:00 pm.
    – Sampling begins at 5:00 pm.

    Get a pint of our 2019 AIGA Beers & Branding winning brew, along with so many others to enjoy! It gets better. Thanks to the designers involved, there will be thoughtfully curated swag available that commemorates each beer. 🙌🏻See you then!  



The Beer News

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

  • Thursday, September 26th. IPA Series Release: Friends in Low Places IPA. Birdsong Brewing Co. 3 pm-10 pm. Join us for another brew from our Limited Release IPA Series!

    This time we’re bringing you Friends in Low Places, a low calorie/carb IPA, with just 94 calories per serving and 6g of carbs! Join us for the release of this limited IPA on Thursday, 9/26!

    Crisp and refreshing with bright tropical aromatics, our new low-carb IPA delivers a full flavor with a fraction of the calories and carbs. Easy drinking without guilt!

    Friends in Low Places will release on draft and in cans at 3p!

    Per 12 FL OZ – Average Analysis:
    Calories 94
    Carbohydrates 6 grams
    Protein 1 gram
    Fat 0 gram


  • Friday, September 27th. Citranomicron Release. NoDa Brewing Company. 3 pm-10 pm. Join us on Friday, September 27th at 3 pm for a special release. This hefty Imperial IPA, sitting at 10% ABV, was made with our mash/lauter tun as a super hop back.👌🏻 With this vessel, we use a high dose of Citra whole leaf hops at a rate that we would never be able to achieve on our main production brewery. 😲This brew mostly utilizes Citra but also has help from Mosaic, Cascade and Mandarina hop. Come by to enjoy this ominous ode to the mighty power of Citra. 🍻


  • Friday, September 27th. Brewmaster Dinner with Carolina Beer Temple. Carolina Beer Temple. 7 pm-10 pm. Tickets $50 at Join us as we continue the celebration of Steele Creek Beer Week with Harry’s Grille & Tavern & Carolina Beer Temple! Harry’s Grille & Tavern Executive Chef & Carolina Beer Temple Certified Cicerone are teaming up for a fun evening of food & beer! They’re preparing a five-course menu with beer pairings to enhance the flavors of each dish.

    Tickets are limited. Reserve your spot today!

    First Course

    Ahi Tuna
    Diced and mixed with avocado, and sesame. Garnished with wasabi Dijon aioli

    Paired with Resident Culture Brewing “There Is No Light Without Dark” Schwarzbier

    Second Course

    Petite Wedge Salad
    Candied pecans, chevre, granny smith apples, dried cranberries, orange ginger vinaigrette

    Paired with Botanist and Barrel “Chai of the Tiger” Rum Barrel-Aged Cider made with Chocolate Habanero Tea from Asheville Tea Company

    Third Course

    Blackened shaved brussels sprouts with lemon crème Fraiche

    Paired with Westmalle Trappist Brewery “Tripel”

    Fourth Course

    Grilled sliced spinalus (Ribeye Cap)
    Seared mushrooms, port reduction

    Paired with Olde Hickory Brewery “2017 Event Horizon” Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Honey

    Fifth Course

    Apple Strudel
    French vanilla whipped cream, cinnamon whipped cream, fresh berries, and candied apple slices.

    Paired with Brasserie de Rochefort “10” Belgian Quad


  • Saturday, September 28th. Wet Wet Can Release! Sycamore Brewing. 12 pm-11 pm. The day after being harvested, we heaped fresh, sticky Michigan has grown Crystal and Chinook into this special, once a year treat.