The #1 beer at each of Charlotte’s 24 breweries

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Note: This story is in collaboration with Agenda beer professional Jonathan Wells and was updated in August 2018.

Charlotte’s brewery scene continues to explode and it’s time that you try the #1 beer at each of our 24 Charlotte breweries.

If you’re like us, you can no longer compete with the college version of yourself, thus you’re only able to drink a beer or two from a brewery.

When you’re only drinking a beer or two, it’s important to know the flagship beer at each Charlotte brewery. The Agenda reached out to brewery ownership and asked them about their most popular beer. Here are the results.

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Most popular beer at each Charlotte brewery.


Birdsong Brewing Company

Neighborhood: Optimist Park – 1016 North Davidson Street
Most popular beer: Higher Ground IPA (West Coast-inspired IPA with grapefruit and honeysuckle, 7% ABV)

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Blue Blaze Brewing

Neighborhood: West End – 528 South Turner Avenue
Most popular beer: Yellow Blazer Kölsch (German golden ale, 5% ABV)

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Bold Missy Brewery

Neighborhood: NoDa – 610 Anderson Street
Most popular beer: 
Find a Way (tangerine wheat ale, 4.9% ABV)

Brewers at 4001 Yancey

Neighborhood: LoSo – 4001 Yancey Road
Most popular beer: Golden Monkey (Belgian-style Tripel with banana and cloves, 9.5% ABV)

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Catawba Brewing Company

Neighborhood: Belmont – 933 Louise Avenue
Most popular beer: 
White Zombie (Belgian Witbier with unmalted wheat, coriander and orange peel, 5.1% ABV)

Divine Barrel Brewing

Neighborhood: NoDa – 3701 North Davidson Street
Most popular beer: Cadillac Rainbows (German sour with passionfruit, pink guava, mango and peach, 4.6% ABV)

Free Range Brewing

Neighborhood: Villa Heights – 2320 North Davidson Street
Most popular beer: 
Cream of the Crop (Carolina cream ale, 5% ABV)

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Heist Brewery

Neighborhood: NoDa – 2909 North Davidson Street
Most popular beer: Hive Fives (Blonde ale, 5% ABV)

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Hyde Brewing

Neighborhood: South End – 2911 Griffith Street
Most popular beer: A Patchwork Orange (IPA with orange peel, grapefruit and papaya, 5.7% ABV)

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Legion Brewing

Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood – 1906 Commonwealth Avenue
Most popular beer: Juicy Jay (Mosaic, El Dorado and Cascade hops, 6.3% ABV)

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Lenny Boy Brewing Co.

Neighborhood: South End – 3000 South Tryon Street
Most popular beer: Citraphelia (Citra hop IPA, 6.4% ABV)

NoDa Brewing Company

Neighborhood: Optimist Park/NoDa – 2921 North Tryon Street
Most popular beer: Hop Drop ‘n Roll (English, American, Vienna and wheat malts, 2014 World Beer Cup Gold Award Winner, 7.2% ABV)

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Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Neighborhood: LoSo – 4150 Yancey Road
Most popular beer: Copper (Düsseldorf-style Altbier, 4.9% ABV)

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Pilot Brewing

Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood – 1331 Central Avenue
Most popular beer: Island Hopper IPA

Resident Culture Brewing Company

Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood – 2101 Central Avenue
Most popular beer: Whatever You Feel Just Dance It (Hazy IPA with flaked oats, 7% ABV)

Salud Cerveceria

Neighborhood: NoDa – 3306 North Davidson Street
Most popular beer: Banana Keys (Banana, vanilla and coconut stout, 11.5% ABV)

Sugar Creek Brewing Company

Neighborhood: LoSo – 215 Southside Drive
Most popular beer: Sugar Creek Pale Ale (Fruit, citrus, pine and grapefruit combined with caramel, 5.2% ABV)

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Sycamore Brewing

Neighborhood: South End – 2161 Hawkins Street
Most popular beer: Mountain Candy (Double dry hopped IPA with stone fruit and Lifesavers candy, 7.2% ABV)

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Thirsty Nomad Brewing

Neighborhood: South End – 4402 Stuart Andrew Boulevard
Most popular beer: Companion (Light blonde ale, 4.5% ABV)

Three Spirits Brewery

Neighborhood: Montclaire South – 5046 Old Pineville Road
Most popular beer: Southern Bliss (Light golden ale that feels like a light pilsner with apricot flavor, 5% ABV)

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Town Brewing Co. (coming soon)

Neighborhood: Wesley Heights – 800 Grandin Groad
Most popular beer: Any IPA

Triple C Brewing Co.

Neighborhood: South End – 2900 Griffith Street
Most popular beer: 3C IPA (Citrus, grapefruit and passionfruit flavors, 6.2% ABV)

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Unknown Brewing Co.

Neighborhood: South End – 1327 South Mint Street
Most popular beer: Over The Edge (Citrus orange flavor with a pine-like aroma, 6.4% ABV)

Wooden Robot Brewery

Neighborhood: South End – 1440 South Tryon Street
Most popular beer: Good Morning Vietnam (Blonde ale with Ethiopian coffee and Madagascar vanilla beans, 5% ABV)

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