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Sugar Creek Brewery / Trackside Crafts Hit Home-run with Collaboration Saison

Charlotte area beer aficionados were treated to a unique collaboration beer this past Saturday from two of the Queen City’s most well-known craft beer connoisseur’s.  Sugar Creek Brewing Company CEO and Advanced Cicerone Joe Vogelbacher, and Pineville’s Trackside Craft’s Owner and Certified Cicerone Kit Burkholder released a small batch Farmhouse Saison  succinctly named the “Trackside Farmhouse” Ale / Saison.

The extremely smooth and well-balanced 6.7% ABV Saison was tapped and kicked in under 2-hours leaving many to speculate if this was just the beginning of a soon to be series of collaborative beers.  According to Kit Burkholder, the Trackside Farmhouse was very well received and he hopes to brew and bottle the beer on a larger scale in the near future.

For now Crown Town Craft Beer lovers will have to wait for future small batches of this decadent delight which for now will only be seen at Kit’s Trackside Crafts (330 Main St, Pineville, NC) and Sugar Creek Brewing Company (215 Southside Dr, Charlotte, NC).



Carolina Ale House Changes Up The Menu

Beer lovers throughout the Carolina’s know all about of the Carolina Ale House!  With Nearly 30 locations, this family owned restaurant has made a big splash in the craft beer world.  But what most folks don’t know is the Carolina Ale House has an every changing menu of made-from fresh entrees and more that will make your heart swoon.

We stopped in at the Uptown Charlotte location (201 S. College St. #200) to visit with General Manager Brenda Johnson and District Manager Deanna Davis about everything that goes into making the Carolina Ale House such a great family friendly place to visit.  We also wanted to checkout their 72 Beers on Tap and some of their newest culinary creations, including a Grilled Chicken Flatbread, Asian Grilled Shicken salad, and the amazing Chorizo Meatloaf with Bacon Chipotle gravy!

If you are looking for some of the best beer and food pairings with tons of TVs and distractions for the kids, you can’t go wrong at any of the 30 Carolina Ale Houses.

Carolina Ale House – Uptown Charlotte

201 S. College St. #200, Charlotte 

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Tap the Rock 2017 ~ Rock Hill, SC

If you are a Craft Beer lover you don’t want to miss the Tap the Rock, Craft Beer Festival at the Historic White House in Rock Hill, SC this Saturday, September 16th!

Brought to you by the Main Street Bottle Shop and Historic Rock Hill, Tap the Rock will have nearly 50 Breweries and 100 Beers to quench any beer lovers palate.  Moreover, Tap the Rock is not only Rock Hill’s largest braft beer festival, it is one of the largest festivals of its kind so close to Charlotte with so many South Carolina Brewers in attendance.

Tickets are available at and be sure to get VIP if you want to try out some very rare and exclusive beers and food!


The Three Spirits Brewery ~ Charlotte, NC

Words cannot express the awesomeness that is the Three Spirits Brewing Company in Charlotte, NC.

Jennifer and Tabu Terrell, both Medical doctors, opened Three Spirits in late 2015 with the goal of introducing higher quality comfort craft brews to the area. With ABVs hovering around 5 and 6%, the variety and flavours offer something for every palate preference, including those favoring IPA’s, pale ales, and porters.

The “Christmas Carol” inspired taproom, right out of the Charles Dicken’s novel, is setup like an old English pub, complete with a dark walnut-esque bar, semi-private cubby-holes, and Pub-style seating.

The spacious atmosphere and wide open seating make this brewery one of the more spacious for larger groups, but very intimate for private meetings.

Fantastic brewery and taproom with character that is second to none.

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