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OMB Named Top Brewery Tour in the US

OMB Named Top Brewery Tour in the US

Charlotte’s own Olde Mecklenburg Brewery was named as having the best brewery tour in the United States by the newspaper USA Today.  There are more than 3000 breweries currently operating in the... »

Biting in to The Rusty Onion

Biting in to The Rusty Onion

Team Traffic cruised in to The Rusty Onion earlier this week to check out what they had in store. If you haven’t heard of the Rusty Onion, you should definitely swing by for a cold one. It’s on the Ca... »

Life is Short – Get Your Fill at Craft Tasting Room & Growler Shop

Life is Short – Get Your Fill at Craft Tasting Room & Growler Shop

Last night Restaurant Traffic got a sneak peek of the newest addition to the CLT beer scene- Craft Tasting Room & Growler Shop. Located in South End (right behind one of our favorites, Unknown Bre... »

T.MAC Sports Grill Opens in Cary

T.MAC Sports Grill Opens in Cary

T.MAC Sports Grill (formerly Taco Mac) officially opened their first store yesterday in Cary at the Waverly Place Shopping Center.  The Cary store is their new more modern prototype.  The open design ... »

Unknown Brewing Starts Bottling and Canning

Unknown Brewing Starts Bottling and Canning

The Unknown Brewing Co. has started bottling and canning.  Their first beer being bottled is the Vehopciraptor Double IPA – 9.9% ABV so it packs a wallop.  It is brewed with 7 hop varietals and ... »

Park Lanes Holds SEC Alumni Kickoff Bash Today

Park Lanes Holds SEC Alumni Kickoff Bash Today

10 Park Lanes on Montford is holding the annual SEC Alumni Bash today.  The festivities start at 5 pm.  Each of the 14 schools will have their own tent set up.  There will be carnival games for the ki... »

Carolina Panthers

Draught Opens Just in Time for the Panther’s Season

I work and and live in the Third Ward area of Uptown. So, as you can imagine, Draught opening on Cedar St. is a Godsend. I had the pleasure of sampling the menu and select beers last during their medi... »

What the Hell is Craft Beer These Days?

What the Hell is Craft Beer These Days?

Wall Street Journal has a great article asking about the definition of Craft Beer. Sierra Nevada’s new brewery outside of Asheville is the featured Crafty Beer purveyor in question. Definitely w... »

Draught Heads to an Opening Date

Draught Heads to an Opening Date

We got a sneak preview of Draught Charlotte today and we were impressed by what they have done to the former Hartigan’s space.  They completely updated the interior and added a large patio with ... »

Stone Brewery Says No to Carolina Sites

Stone Brewery Says No to Carolina Sites

Stone Brewery has said no to Charlotte according to multiple media sources.  Stone has been scouting locations for an East Coast Brewery for a couple years now.  Charlotte should not feel bad since th... »

OMB Grand Opening Pushed Back To August 15th

OMB Grand Opening Pushed Back To August 15th

Considering all the factors like permits, inspections, raw materials, and cash flow, construction delays tend to be the norm when it comes to restaurant development. It seems breweries are subject to ... »

Sugar Creek Brewery Fires Up the Former OMB Draft System Today

Sugar Creek Brewery Fires Up the Former OMB Draft System Today

May be an all nighter @sugarcreekbrew to get ready for our first brew day tomorrow! #pale #saison tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/z7WGpQY28L — Sugar Creek Brewing (@sugarcreekbrew) July 8, 2014 Thanks for t... »

Is an East Coast Stone Brewery Coming to Charlotte?

Is an East Coast Stone Brewery Coming to Charlotte?

Stone Brewing Co. is looking to the East Coast to build a new brewery.  Charlotte is on the short list and our friends at Craft Beer Traders think that Stone might be showing their hand.  Click on the... »

June 21 Homebrewers Rally Coming To NoDa Brewing Co.

June 21 Homebrewers Rally Coming To NoDa Brewing Co.

If you are a homebrewer, be sure you’re at NoDa Brewing Company this weekend. On July 21st The American Homebrewers Association (AHA), which hosts a series of AHA Rallies to help beer-loving Ame... »

Cheers to The Unknown Brewing Co.

Cheers to The Unknown Brewing Co.

Lea and I met for a beer last Thursday to celebrate Friday Eve but more importantly to check out The Unknown Brewing Co. The location is great- it is located Uptown (very close to the Bank of America ... »

Three Spirits Brewery Adds To Charlotte Beer Landscape

Three Spirits Brewery Adds To Charlotte Beer Landscape

  Great story & Tweet from Daniel with CharlotteBeer.com about the newest player in the Charlotte Brewery game. Charlotte has a new brewery on the way by the name of Three Spirits Brewery. ht... »

Charlotte’s “Original” Craft Brewery OMB Getting Ready to Re-Open

Charlotte’s “Original” Craft Brewery OMB Getting Ready to Re-Open

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Holy Hops, Heroes Con Fans. Breckenridge Brewery Launching “Brews Wayne”

Holy Hops, Heroes Con Fans. Breckenridge Brewery Launching “Brews Wayne”

Charlotte area brewers, you have been put on notice! I saw today that Breckenridge Brewery and Denver Comic Con paired up to create a Dark Knight-themed hoppy ale called the Brews Wayne for the upcomi... »

Charlotte’s First Growler Shop to Open this Summer in South End

Charlotte’s First Growler Shop to Open this Summer in South End

Attention craft beer enthusiasts! Charlotte’s first exclusive growler filling shop, The Beer Growler, is slated to open this summer. Since legislation was passed last June allowing bars, bottle shops,... »

Meet The Brewers Night At VBGB Brings Out Charlotte’s Best Craft Beer

Meet The Brewers Night At VBGB Brings Out Charlotte’s Best Craft Beer

As I arrived at the NC Music Factory for the Meet The Brewers event the CRVA threw last week, I paused in the parking lot and admired the view of the Uptown skyline. It was about seventy-five degrees ... »

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