Unknown Brewing Rise Against Clowns

New Bottles from Unknown Brewing Co. and Birdsong Brewing

We’re halfway through October, which means Halloween is just a couple weeks away. If you’re going to release a beer imploring people to murder clowns, now’s the time to do it. Or at least that’s the tongue-in-cheek message behind The Unknown Brewing Co.’s latest bottle release, “Rise Against Clowns.” The beer is inspired by founder Brad […]

Triple C Brewing and Sycamore Brewing won medals at the Great American Beer Festival

Sycamore and Triple C win medals at the Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival is about the closest thing you can get to a Super Bowl for brewers. Held every year in Denver, Colorado, the three-day event includes an awards ceremony in which breweries receive gold, silver, or bronze medals across nearly every style of beer imaginable. And if you weren’t streaming this ceremony live […]

New Belgium and NoDa-area breweries collaborate on Yours and Mine Golden Ale

New Belgium and four NoDa neighborhood breweries collaborate on “Yours and Mine”

Brewers from Charlotte’s four NoDa neighborhood breweries — NoDa Brewing, Birdsong Brewing, Heist Brewery and Free Range Brewing — recently flew out to Colorado to brew a collaboration beer with New Belgium Brewing. Part of their Beers with Vrienden program, the beer — called Yours and Mine — was inspired by the Beers Made By […]

Alex and Lori Jane Shoenthal

DukBone Brewing announces Alex Shoenthal as head brewer

DukBone Brewing is currently trying to find a home. And while the brewery-in-planning doesn’t yet know for sure where they will be brewing their beer, they do know who will be manning the mash tun when they do sign a lease. The brewery has named Alex Shoenthal as its head brewer. If that name is familiar to […]

House of Brews - Charlotte Homebrew Supply Store

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 […]