OMB and NoDa Collaboration Beer
Heist Brewery New Beers
Is Charlotte Worthy of Stone Brewing's East Coast Brewery?
Charlotte Craft Beer Week 2014

Charlotte Craft Beer Week Continues

Last week, I wrote about some of Charlotte Craft Beer Week’s most popular events for the Charlotte Observer. There are so many events spread out over the course of its nine days, however, that I was only able to touch on a fraction of them. Please make sure to check the Charlotte Craft Beer Week [...]

D9 Brewing Company

D9 Brewing Company Expands to New Location, Bigger Brewery

Last November, D9 Brewing Company opened a small taproom right around the corner from Ass Clown Brewing in Cornelius. From the first time I spoke with co-founder Andrew Durstewitz, he told me he knew their one-barrel system simply wouldn’t provide enough capacity to really get the beer out in other accounts (let alone supplying their own [...]

Heist Brewery New Beers

Heist Brewery: New Brewers and New Beers

Heist Brewery has made a mark over the last couple of years with both their cocktails and their “twisted American cuisine,” but it’s no secret that some of their beers didn’t hit the mark with the craft crowd. Not only were the styles a little pedestrian when compared with the food coming out of the [...]

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Charlotte

OMB to release Anniversary Alt on Friday, March 7

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery will tap its Anniversary Alt at noon on Friday, March 7. This beer was brewed for the first time last year to celebrate OMB’s fourth anniversary. They’re celebrating their fifth year now, and they have a lot to toast to (namely the opening of their new brewery this summer). The Anniversary Alt is [...]

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Embarass My Friend For A Good Cause

You might know my friend Ryan Self as a Hopslam hater, but he’s much more than everyone’s favorite craft beer curmudgeon. Every year, Ryan raises funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through their annual Walk To Cure Diabetes. It’s a worthy cause and one that is near and dear to his heart, as his niece was [...]

Brawley's Black and Blue

Brawley’s Black and Blue: It’s All About the Beer

For the past five years, Michael Brawley — namesake of Brawley’s Beverage and grandfather of the local beer scene — has pulled out all the stops to throw Brawley’s Black and Blue, one of the state’s finest beer events. In the months preceding the event, Brawley invites some of the best breweries in North and [...]

NoDa Brewing and Olde Mecklenburg to Collaborate

From the outside looking in, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and NoDa Brewing don’t have much in common. One brews in strict accordance to the Reinheitsbegot, the other will brew with just about anything under the sun if it means good beer. Yet the two breweries have enjoyed a good relationship ever since Todd and Suzie [...]

The Beer Exchange

The Beer Exchange — the First App Dedicated to Trading Craft Beer — Launches Beta

While this news isn’t strictly related to Charlotte, I wanted to share it because it has a Charlotte tie. Today, my friend Mark Iafrate of the Charlotte Beer Blog is launching a public beta for The Beer Exchange, the first app dedicated to trading craft beer. I used to trade craft beer pretty frequently until [...]

Is Charlotte Worthy of Stone Brewing's East Coast Brewery?

Is Charlotte Worthy of Stone’s East Coast Brewery?

Last month, Stone Brewing Company announced they were looking into building a brewery “East of the Mississippi.” They issued a request for proposals that outlines exactly what they want and need from a new city, and invited proposals from targeted communities that could accommodate their requests, which include potential building size, proximity to interstates, water quality, food [...]

Birdsong Brewing Cookbook

Birdsong Brewing’s “Craft Beer Lover’s Cooking Contest”

I’ve long considered Birdsong’s Jalapeno Pale Ale to be a very food friendly beer, but to this point I’ve only paired the beer with food, not cooked with it. That might change, as the guys at Birdsong Brewing are creating a cookbook filled with recipes that feature their beer, and they want you to submit [...]