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Mashing In With the Beer Community: An Interview with Charlotte’s House of Brews

If there’s one thing I can say about my past five years of enjoying beer in Charlotte, it’s the simple fact that anything craft beer-related is part of an ever blossoming beer community here in the Queen City. Homebrewing in Charlotte is definitely no exception. By its very nature, homebrewing is a community-oriented activity, whether […]

Carowinds Bands Brews and Barbecue

Bands, Brews, and BBQs at Carowinds

Fresh off the heels of their Taste of the Carolinas festival, Carowinds is now hosting “Bands, Brews, and BBQs” on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning July 31 and ending August 16. Each day, different bands will play between 12-4 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. As for the beer and barbecue, there will be booths throughout the […]

Fillmore Craft Sessions

Fillmore Craft Sessions returns on Saturday, July 11

Last October, The Fillmore held the first of its seasonal beer festivals that it is dubbing “Craft Sessions.” The “Summer Sessional” version of the festival will be held from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, promising a mix of local and national craft breweries and an old school hip hop playlist. Local food trucks will […]

The Great NC Beer Map

This site has a pretty narrow focus: beer in Charlotte. Be that as it may, I broke that focus last year when I wrote about The Great NC BBQ Map, a project by Amanda Fisher and Paul Bright. It wasn’t too great a leap, since the duo behind EDIA Maps is based out of Charlotte. […]

Cabarrus Brewing Company in Concord, North Carolina

Cabarrus Brewing Co. announces location at The Gibson Mill in Concord

Cabarrus Brewing Co. announced today its plans to build in Concord’s Gibson Mill, which is currently home to a large antique mall. The mill is made up of two large buildings with a 15,000-square-foot building between them, and it is here that Cabarrus Brewing Co. will build. In March, High Branch Brewing Co. announced plans to […]

The Unknown Brewing Co. Hospitali-Tea Cans

The Unknown Brewing Co. to release Hospitali-Tea in cans

As I walked up to The Unknown Brewing Co. last night I found Brad Shell not in the brewery, as is usually the case, but manning the big outdoor fireplace out front. As you might imagine given the weather, it wasn’t for warmth – Shell was using the makeshift grill to cook three huge chunks […]

Custom Home Pubs

Custom Home Pubs to hold grand opening on Thursday, July 2

Earlier this year, it was announced that Elevation Church planned to purchase the shopping center that housed its Matthews campus. That shopping center was also home to Custom Home Pubs, a bar with a small bottle shop and an assortment of home bar necessities like kegerators and CO2 tanks. Founder Geoff Goss quickly had to […]

Pintville Craft Beer Bar

Pintville Craft Beer to open in Pineville

Natasha Young and her husband, Sam Delbrouque, had been thinking about opening a craft beer bar when she walked by the empty space at 329 Main St. in downtown Pineville. “I told Sam, ‘You have to meet me here right now,’” said Natasha Young. Exposed brick lined the interior walls of the 100-year-old building, and […]

North Carolina Brewers Celebration

Brewers Collaborate for the North Carolina Brewers Celebration

Representatives from breweries across the state met at NoDa Brewing this morning to brew a collaboration beer for the North Carolina Brewers Celebration, to be held at BB&T Ballpark on Saturday, June 27. The festival is presented by All About Beer magazine in conjunction with the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild. The collaborative beer is […]

North Carolina Brewers Celebration

North Carolina Brewers Celebration on Saturday, June 27

All About Beer Magazine, in conjunction with the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild, will present the North Carolina Brewers Celebration, held at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte on Saturday, June 27. The festival will feature around 50 North Carolina breweries, plus a small “cask ale festival,” samples from local farmers, retailers and beer stores. General admission tickets […]