Charlotte is a Great Community for Craft Beer

9 Mar

It’s an exciting time in the city of Charlotte for craft beer and we’re excited to see it growing each day. With so many wonderful restaurants, bars, stores and breweries popping up across the city, Charlotte is clearly doing its part to make North Carolina the state for craft beer on this side of the country. While we’re relatively new to the beer scene, we continue to be amazed at what an amazing and supportive community there is in Charlotte for craft beer.

Charlotte Craft Beer Week

March 16 - 25, 2012

If you happen to be on Twitter, it becomes clear just how much everyone is working together to make sure the area continues to thrive when it comes to those tasty beverages we all love. Try searching #CLTBeer and you’ll see what we mean. We’re so thrilled for the upcoming Charlotte Craft Beer Week (#CCBW2012). There are so many events we want to attend, though our wallets will be making most of our decisions for us.

Some events we’d like to attend?

For a full listing of events, be sure to check out the Charlotte Craft Beer Week website. Charlotte Beer also does a great job getting the word out about events, including tastings and dinners.

We just want to send a thank you to everyone in this community who is helping make Charlotte a great place for good beer. Pretty soon, we’ll be filled with breweries from here to Asheville – which can only mean good things for our economy, our disposition, and probably bad things for our livers.

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4 Responses to “Charlotte is a Great Community for Craft Beer”

  1. carolinalearningconnection March 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    Hey Jason
    Nice recipe, where do you recommend getting the scallops from? Do you have a local seafood place you like? If I missed what your connection is to the craft brew business in Charlotte, please forgive but I like the schedule of events on your post!

    I’m looking fore someone or someplace to do a craft brew class, any thoughts?

    Peace,
    Marc

    • Jason March 12, 2012 at 9:16 am #

      Marc,

      Thanks for reading. Sorry for the delayed response – we were out of town. As far as buying scallops, we’ve had good luck with Fresh Market. We haven’t yet explored any more localized seafood buying options, but would be curious to know if you have suggestions. I do wish we had more market type opportunities to purchase our food (1 butcher, 1 seafood person, 1 baker, etc.) but right now it would be tough to get everything we need in one place while fitting it into our busy schedules. Living in Union County seems to limit our options somewhat. The Matthews Farmers Market (see our post) has been the best spot for our proximity to the city, but it would be great to have storefronts near each other with everything we wanted.

      As far as craft beer goes, we don’t really have an official connection other than being big supporters of local craft breweries and restaurants/stores/bars that carry good beer. We show our faces enough at some places that they, on occasion, recognize us from our Twitter activity and blog. I’m not sure where in Charlotte you are, but some places to reach out to might include: Vintner Wine Market, Common Market, Custom Home Pubs. Also, you can check out the Charlotte Beer Club and Charlotte Beer for more resources.

      • carolinalearningconnection March 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

        Thanks Jason
        I pinned your wifes blog this AM
        Great stuff!

        HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
        Marc

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