The Dreamweaver's Brewery in Waxhaw, NC

The Dreamweaver’s Brewery is coming to Waxhaw

After almost a year of searching for a location in Waxhaw, The Dreamweaver’s Brewery has just signed a lease to move into the building at 115 East North Main Street, the former home of the Waxhaw fire department.  Founder Neil Gimon has lived in Waxhaw for the past 13 years. “This area is a bedroom [...]

Unknown Brewing

From Tele-Porter to Television: Brad Shell and “The Making of the Show”

Brad Shell’s latest creation will be released this Tuesday, but don’t look for it at The Unknown Brewing Company. “I’m taking a break from beer for the big screen,” said Shell, who founded the brewery in 2013. “The big screen of public access television.” He’s joking about leaving the beer industry, but not about entering [...]

Unknown Brewing

Unknown Brewing celebrates 100 batches with dollar beers

To celebrate brewing one hundred batches of beer, The Unknown Brewing Co. will be selling beers for just 100 pennies each this Wednesday, April 1. Yes, that’s April Fool’s Day, but the brewery assures us it’s no prank. Besides, dollar beers are pretty tame by Unknown’s standards. Remember, this is the brewery that made a [...]

Charlotte Craft Beer Week

Charlotte Craft Beer Week runs from March 20-28

Now in its sixth year, Charlotte Craft Beer Week returns to the Queen City with a bevy of special tappings, festivals and other events running from March 20-28. Events are still being added to the Charlotte Craft Beer Week events page, but those familiar with past beer weeks will notice some old favorites. Duckworth’s on [...]

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 samples from local farmers, retailers and beer stores. General admission tickets for the festival are $45 [...]

The Fussy Pumpkin and Peach Craft Beer Brew Off

The Fussy Pumpkin and Peach Craft Beer Brew Off at D9 Brewing on April 25

Remember Budweiser’s Super Bowl ad, wherein they poked fun at craft beer drinkers who fussed over their “pumpkin peach ales“? D9 Brewing in Cornelius wants to have a little fun of their own, and for a great cause. The brewery is inviting area homebrewers to submit their own pumpkin and peach beers in The Fussy [...]

An Elaboration on Collaborations

Earlier today, I posted about Birdsong Brewing and Hi-Wire Brewing collaborating on a beer, which will be released Friday. And a couple months ago, I wrote about The Boozehound, a collaboration between Triple C Brewing and Sycamore Brewing that was tapped on Valentine’s Day. Well, these breweries aren’t the only ones feeling the collaborative spirit. [...]

Hi-Wire and Birdsong Bird on a Wire Collaboration

Birdsong Brewing and Hi-Wire Brewing collaborate on “Bird on a Wire”

Last month, Birdsong Brewing’s Conor Robinson made the drive up to Asheville to brew a collaboration beer with Hi-Wire Brewing. That beer — a peated Wee Heavy ale called “Bird on a Wire” — will be released at both breweries this Friday, March 13. They will retail for $8 a 22-ounce bottle, with a two-bottle [...]

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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 [...]