What’s the best brewery in Charlotte, according to Untappd users?

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Since launching in October 2010, Untappd has taken the craft beer scene by storm. Think of it as Foursquare for your liver: the app lets you “check in” to whatever beer you’re drinking, and optionally provide a one-through-five star rating plus brief description.

Overwhelmed by too many beer aisle options? Pull up the app, and see what your friends recommend.

Out of town and don’t know where to go? Use the app to locate nearby bars or breweries.

So how does Charlotte beer fare with Untappd’s 4 million users? Let’s sort our locally-owned breweries alphabetically and find out. (All data current as of 12/2/16)

TL;DR Version

  • Highest-rated Charlotte brewery: Wooden Robot Brewery, with a 3.88 rating
  • The Beer On Everyone’s Lips, based on number of unique check-ins: Hop Drop ‘N Roll (43,183)

And now, onto the Data Dump!

Birdsong Brewing Co.

Average Rating: 3.72
Number of Unique Ratings: 28,092
Most Popular Beer: Japaleno Pale Ale, with 13,450 unique check-ins
Other Top Five Popular Beers: Higher Ground IPA, Lazy Bird Brown Ale, Mexicali Stout, Free Will Pale Ale


Blue Blaze Brewing

Average Rating: 3.67
Number of Unique Ratings: 1,298
Most Popular Beer: Yellow Blazer Kolsch, with 575 unique check-ins
Other Top Five Popular Beers: Blue Blaze Altbier, Black Blaze Milk Stout, Double Blaze Black IPA, Amber Blaze Amber Ale


Free Range Brewing

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Average Rating: 3.74
Number of Unique Ratings: 3,257
Most Popular Beer: Cream of the Crop, with 676 unique check-ins
Other Top Five Popular Beers: Bob’s Pure Intentions, Sea Of Companions, Two Wild And Crazy Guys, Jenny Bought A Farm


Heist Brewery

Average Rating: 3.75
Number of Unique Ratings: 9,339
Most Popular Beer: Citraquench’l, with 1,251 unique check-ins
Other Top Five Popular Beers: Blurred Is The Word, San Fran Disco, Succession, Cross Pollen-Nation


Legion Brewing

Average Rating: 3.71
Number of Unique Ratings: 4,487
Most Popular Beer: Juicy Jay, with 2,488 unique check-ins
Other Top Five Popular Beers: Freedom Park Pale Ale, Carolina Sparkle Party, Weekend Warrior, Banjo the Sea Monkey


Lenny Boy Brewing Co.

Average Rating: 3.69
Number of Unique Ratings: 5,592
Most Popular Beer: Burn Down Brown, with 1,663 unique check-ins
Other Top Five Popular Beers: Tart De La Wit, No-Show Amber, The Mirage, Burn Down For What


NoDa Brewing Company

Average Rating: 3.84
Number of Unique Ratings: 63,835
Most Popular Beer: Hop, Drop ‘n Roll, with 43,183 unique check-ins
Other Top Five Popular Beers: Jam Session, Coco Loco, Woody & Wilcox IPA, CAVU


Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Average Rating: 3.6
Number of Unique Ratings: 33,156
Most Popular Beer: Copper, with 21,423 unique check-ins
Other Top Five Popular Beers: Captain James Jack Pilsner, Mecktoberfest, Dunkel, Southside Weiss


Salud Beer Shop

Average Rating: 3.86
Number of Unique Ratings: 455
Most Popular Beer: Like A Ship Without A Sail, with 107 unique check-ins
Other Top Five Popular Beers: Cukes of Hazzard, La Ciruela Grisette With Plums, BBQ Belt, Olde Sourpuss


Sugar Creek Brewing Company

Average Rating: 3.68
Number of Unique Ratings: 11,860
Most Popular Beer: Pale Ale, with 7,080 unique check-ins
Other Top Five Popular Beers: White Ale, Belgian Dubbel, Saison, Porter


Sycamore Brewing

Average Rating: 3.74
Number of Unique Ratings: 9,594
Most Popular Beer: Countryside IPA, with 3,261 unique check-ins
Other Top Five Popular Beers: Peak Farm Double Pale, Salty Coconut Red Ale, Southern Girl Blonde, Serendipity Vanilla Session


Thirsty Nomad Brewing

Average Rating: 3.71
Number of Unique Ratings: 603
Most Popular Beer: Valkyrie Chocolate Stout, with 258 unique check-ins
Other Top Five Popular Beers: Seeker, Femme Fatale, Noble, Celia


Three Spirits Brewery

Average Rating: 3.53
Number of Unique Ratings: 1,429
Most Popular Beer: Ain’t No Hop Steppin’, with 606 unique check-ins
Other Top Five Popular Beers: Southern Bliss, Honey Porter, Red Moon Rising, Agate Have It


Triple C Brewing Company

Average Rating: 3.73
Number of Unique Ratings: 25,727
Most Popular Beer: Baby Maker, with 9,993 unique check-ins
Other Top Five Popular Beers: 3C IPA, Golden Boy Blonde, Smoked Amber, Up All Night Breakfast Porter


The Unknown Brewing Co.

Average Rating: 3.67
Number of Unique Ratings: 36,630
Most Popular Beer: Over The Edge IPA, with 18,958 unique check-ins
Other Top Five Popular Beers: Pre-Game Session Ale, Ginger Wheat, Hospitali-Tea, SB Stout


Wooden Robot Brewery

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Average Rating: 3.88
Number of Unique Ratings: 9,394
Most Popular Beer: Good Morning Vietnam, with 4,281 unique check-ins
Other Top Five Popular Beers: Overachiever, What He’s Having, What She’s Having, Sweet Tater Pie

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Jonathan Wells is the beer writer for Charlotte Agenda.