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Grilled to Perfection ~ Coaltrane’s Char Grill Adds 2nd Charlotte Location

The Plaza Midwood neighborhood in Charlotte welcomed it’s newest eatery and added another awesome dining experience to an already impressive resume.

We had an opportunity to preview the Coaltrane’s Char Grill which opened it’s second location in the Queen City at 1518 Central Avenue in a recently renovated early 20th-Century brick building that once housed John’s Country Kitchen.

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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!