Queen City Weekend: Craft Culture

We take a dive into the area's love of all things alcohol.

InstaBeerUpCLT

Rather than stiff conversation, the networking event uses liquid courage to steer discussions and hopefully lead to lasting connections. #InstaBeerUpCLT traditionally takes place the last Thursday of the month at different locations across the city. You can keep an eye on the hashtag to find out where they’ll be next.

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Bold Missy Brewery

Bold Missy Brewery is quickly becoming a NoDa staple. With each beer named for a ‘bold missy’ from past and present, the concept is a hit with Charlotteans. And the brewery is taking the next step by releasing its first bottled beer! Named in honor of adventurer Alison Levine, a small batch of barrel-aged Conquer the Route Chocolate Stout will be released in bottles on September 25th.

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#QueenCityWknd Tries Bottling Beer

In anticipation of their upcoming bottle release, the #QueenCityWknd crew pitches in and gives bottling beer a try. (No one told them it was actually the first to the bottled…)

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Southern Distilling Co.

Southern Distilling Company is one of the largest production distilleries in the country… and one you might not have heard of before. Just off I-77 in Statesville, the facility produces a variety of spirits – including whiskey, bourbon and coffee cream liquor.

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#QueenCityWknd Tries Barreling Whiskey

A staple of any distillery is barrel aging, so #QueenCityWknd earns their liquor by helping out.

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Pilot Brewing

What do you get when you combine a love of small batch brewing and a pilot for a husband? Plaza Midwood’s newest concept brewery!

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Treehouse Vineyards

These treehouses are built specifically for adults. And the story behind the original one is enough to make your heart melt. Treehouse Vineyards co-owner Phil Nordan originally built a treehouse for his wife Dianne for them to escape to.

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Southern Grace Distilleries

When Southern Grace Distilleries started brainstorming a name for their bourbon whiskey, a prison theme seemed like a must. They’d recently relocated their operation to the old state prison facility in Mount Pleasant, and the idea of a bourbon ‘doing hard time behind bars’ was too good to pass up.

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Good Road Ciderworks

As Charlotte’s first meadery, Good Road Ciderworks is fighting a myth that the drink is intimidating. And with a wide variety of ciders and meads on tap, it’s a must-visit in lower South End.

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Catawba Brewing Co.

Catawba Brewing Company is one of the OG’s of craft beer in the Queen City. They’ve been selling in the area since the turn of the century and it’s no surprise their beer is a favorite among Charlotteans. What started as a passion project on the side has transformed into a full blown operation with multiple taprooms and production facility – with one right in NoDa.

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#QueenCityWknd Pours Beers

Who has the better pour? The #QueenCityWknd team competes to find out.

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Hoppin'

BYOB – at Hoppin’ that means be your own bartender! Take the taps into your own hands at one of South End’s most unique hangouts.

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