Complete list and map of Charlotte’s 23 local breweries, plus the most popular beer at each

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This article was updated August 2018 – have an update? Let us know or email us: hi@charlotteagenda.com


Birdsong Brewing Company

Birdsong’s 30-barrel brewhouse and taproom opened in Belmont in April 2015 and has since become a go-to for unfiltered, American-style ale.

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You should drink a pint of: Higher Ground IPA, a West Coast-inspired IPA made with grapefruit and honeysuckle (7% ABV)

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Find it: 1016 North Davidson Street

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Blue Blaze Brewing

Follow the Stewart Creek Greenway and you’ll run right into Blue Blaze and its large selection of American, English and German beer, all brewed with locally-sourced ingredients. The taproom often hosts yoga, brewery tours and food trucks; keep up with events here.

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You should drink a pint of: Yellow Blazer Kölsch, a German-style golden ale (5% ABV)

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Find it: 528 South Turner Avenue

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Bold Missy Brewery

The brewery specializes in well-loved styles of beer whose clever names pay homage to “Bold Missys” that have shaped history, including Amelia Earhart and Annie Oakley.

You should drink a pint of: Find a Way, a tangerine wheat ale (4.9% ABV)

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Find it: 610 Anderson Street

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Brewers at 4001 Yancey

Hard name, easy beer. The joint venture between Southern Tier and Victory Brewing is LoSo’s newest staple and with a 28,000-square-foot taproom, 120 taps and an impressive food menu, it’ll be a go-to for years to come.

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You should drink a pint of: Golden Monkey, a Belgian-style Tripel with banana and cloves by Victory Brewing (9.5% ABV)

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Find it: 4001 Yancey Road

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Catawba Brewing

Catawba’s easy-drinking beer and patio with a skyline view makes the new 10,000 square foot taproom a weekend must. Looking for more than just beer? Keep up with events like trivia and run club here.

You should drink a pint of: White Zombie, a Belgian Witbier with unmalted wheat, coriander and orange peel (5.1% ABV)

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Find it: 933 Louise Avenue

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Divine Barrel Brewing

Owner Ben Dolphens describes Divine Barrel’s beer as a “good mixture of different experiments” that take on classic styles – think a saison refermented with Brettanomyces and Polish grodsizkies with aji limon peppers.

You should drink a pint of: Cadillac Rainbows, a German sour made with passionfruit, pink guava, mango and peach (4.6% ABV)

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Find it: 3701 North Davidson Street

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Free Range Brewing

Find the cozy taproom, plus plenty of live music, an occasional market and a menu full of dynamic styles of beer, across the parking lot from Amélie’s in Villa Heights.

You should drink a pint of: Cream of the Crop, a Carolina cream ale (5% ABV)

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Find it: 2320 North Davidson Street

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Heist Brewery

One of the city’s original breweries, NoDa-based Heist quickly became a staple in the beer scene. Their brunch buffet (usually accompanied by a donut tower) is a hangover must.

You should drink a pint of: Hive Fives, a blonde ale (5% ABV)

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Find it: 2909 North Davidson Street

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Hyde Brewing

A relatively new addition to the brewery scene, Hyde (the brewpub half of Suffolk Punch) has become a Rail Trail destination in just a year with a gorgeous taproom and beer menu consisting of their own brews alongside some of the best in the country.

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You should drink a pint of: A Patchwork Orange, an IPA made with orange peel, grapefruit and papaya (5.7% ABV)

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Find it: 2911 Griffith Street

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Legion Brewing

After finding its footing in Plaza Midwood, the brewery known for Juicy Jay is expanding to SouthPark, where it will become the neighborhood’s first. Look for a fall 2018 opening.

You should drink a pint of: Juicy Jay, an East Coast IPA brewed with Mosaic, El Dorado and Cascade hops for a tropical taste (6.3% ABV)

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Find it: 1906 Commonwealth Avenue, 4350 Congress Street

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Lenny Boy Brewing Co.

A one-stop-shop for not just traditional ales and lagers, but also organic kombucha, gluten-free wild ales, sours and more in a setting good for drinkers and non-drinkers alike.

You should drink a pint of: Citraphelia, an IPA made with Citra hops (6.4% ABV)

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Find it: 3000 South Tryon Street

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NoDa Brewing Company

The brewery, now in Optimist Park, is known for both its year-round staples like Jam Session and its seasonal batches like Gordgeous and NoDajito. It’s also a go-to for weekend activities – keep up with events here.

You should drink a pint of: Hop Drop ‘n Roll, a 2014 World Beer Cup Gold Award Winner made with English, American, Vienna and wheat malts (7.2% ABV)

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Find it: 2921 North Tryon Street

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Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

It’s almost impossible not to think of Olde Meck when thinking of Charlotte breweries. The brewery, home to a massive Biergarten that welcomes children and dogs alike, follows the German “Reinheitsgebot,” or the oldest beer purity law in the world, when making their famous, award-winning brews. Events like the German Christmas market and Lousiana Spring Fest may not happen every weekend, but you’ll want to keep up with the calendar nonetheless.

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You should drink a pint of: Copper, a Düsseldorf-style Altbier that’s known as the brewery’s flagship (4.9% ABV)

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Find it: 4150 Yancey Road

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Resident Culture Brewing Company

This small brewery steps from Plaza Midwood’s main drag is, like the neighborhood, unique, specializing in hop-forward IPAs and pale ales, lagers, barrel-aged beers and fermented ales.

You should drink a pint of: Whatever You Feel Just Dance It, a hazy IPA made with flaked oats (7% ABV)

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Find it: 2101 Central Avenue

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Salud Cerveceria

Salud Beer Shop’s own in-house brewery and 3,100-square-foot taproom.

You should drink a pint of: Banana Keys, a stout with hints of banana, vanilla and coconut (11.5% ABV)

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Find it: 3306 North Davidson Street

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Sugar Creek Brewing Company

Address: 215 Southside Drive, 28217
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Photo via the Sugar Creek Brewing Facebook page

Sycamore Brewing

Address: 2161 Hawkins Street, 28203
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Thirsty Nomad Brewing

Address: 4402 Stuart Andrew Blvd, Suite A, 28217
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Three Spirits Brewing

Address: 5046 Old Pineville Road, 29217
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Photo via Jonathan Wells

Triple C Brewing

Address: 2900 Griffith Street, 28203
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Unknown Brewing Co

Address: 1327 S Mint Street, 28203
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Wooden Robot Brewery

Address: 1440 S Tryon Street #110, 28203
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