New Duckworth’s Uptown to open on Monday, March 2

In 2004, Rob Duckworth built the first of the five restaurants that share his name. This original Duckworth’s — located in Mooresville — offered a menu of Philly cheesesteaks, hand-cut fries and ice cream. And while that sounds like a winning trio, the ice cream just wasn’t moving. After about a year in business, Duckworth [...]

Triple C Brewing Chocolate Covered Pretzel Stout

Triple C Brewing to release Chocolate Covered Pretzel Stout on Saturday, Feb. 21

This Saturday, Feb. 21, Triple C Brewing is releasing bottles of its Chocolate Covered Pretzel Stout at the taproom when they open at noon. They will retail for $14 a piece there, and will hit area bottle shops beginning the following Monday. The chocolate component of the beer is derived from cacao nibs. And the [...]

Unknown Brewing Birthday

The Unknown Brewing Co.’s Birthday Celebration – Saturday, Feb. 21

The Unknown Brewing Co. will celebrate their first year with a birthday bash from 4-10 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 21. Admission to this event is $10, which gets you a pint of your choice (part of the proceeds will also go to the Shepard’s Center for Spinal Research). Live music will be on hand thanks [...]

Abari Game Bar Charlotte

Abari Game Bar coming to NoDa

Get your quarters ready: Abari Game Bar is set to open this April at 1721 North Davidson St. in NoDa. “I love games,” said founder Zach Pulliam. “I’ve loved them my entire life. After I saw the original Barcade in Brooklyn, I knew this is something I would love to do.” Brooklyn’s Barcade opened in [...]

Battle of the Brews Charlotte

Charlotte breweries compete at Battle of the Brews on April 18

The Battle of the Brews, presented by The 704 Project, will take place on Saturday, April 18 from 3-6 p.m. The event is similar to a typical beer festival, but with a twist: attendees get to vote on their favorite beers, and the brewery with the most votes will receive a $1,000 cash prize and [...]

Unknown Brewing

A Letter from Brad Shell, founder of The Unknown Brewing Co.

The Unknown Brewing Co. will celebrate their one-year anniversary from 4-10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21. There will be new beers, food trucks, live music and more. Founder Brad Shell has been thinking about the last year and asked that I share the following letter. A letter to Charlotte Craft Beer As we come up [...]

NoDa Brewing Hop Cakes Can

NoDa Brewing Releases Hop Cakes Cans on Feb. 9

NoDa Brewing will release four-pack cans of Hop Cakes, a double IPA brewed with maple syrup, at the taproom this Monday, Feb. 9. The cans will be distributed around town starting the next day, but if you want to try it on tap head to the brewery this Friday, Feb. 6 (kegs, too, will make [...]

Birdsong Brewing Charlotte NC

Queen City Q celebrates three years with Birdsong’s Susie Q Smoked IPA

Queen City Q will celebrate their third birthday this Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. with the special release of Susie Q Smoked IPA, which was brewed for them by Birdsong. The beer, which was brewed with malt smoked at Queen City Q, is named after the owner of the barbecue restaurant. Pints of this [...]

Queen City Brewers Festival 2014

Highlights from the Queen City Brewers Festival

If you just enjoyed the first session of Queen City Brewers Festival, as I did, then you probably had a few of the beers I’m about to write about. If you are midway through the second, well I’m hoping this reaches you in time to steer you toward a few new beers. And if you [...]

Unknown Brewing Dirty Commie Heathen

The Unknown Brewing Co. releases Dirty Commie Heathen

This Saturday, Jan. 31, The Unknown Brewing Company will release Dirty Commie Heathen, a Russian Imperial Stout aged on bourbon-soaked oak staves and sundried cherries. The beer is the third bottled offering from the brewery, following Enscorpion En Fuego and Vehopciraptor. The beer starts life as the brewery’s Krash The Kremlin, a 12.4 percent Russian [...]