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July 11, 1798 ~ Happy UnBirthday U.S. Marine Corps

It’s July 11th.  Happy Unbirthday to the United States Marine Corps.

The United States Marine Corps” Birthday is celebrated every year on 10 November, the day that the Continental Marines were first established by the Congress in 1775.

But, because the Marines are just that Awesome, they have a 2nd Birthday July 11th
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Hyde Brewing Co. ~ Charlotte, NC

They may be one of the new kids on the block, but The Hyde Brewing Company and Suffolk Punch Restaurant in Charlotte has put its own twist on the Queen City’s craft beer scene.

We stopped in at this COMBINATION Coffee shop / Taproom / Restaurant & Fermentation lab located at 2911 Griffith St in South End Charlotte and discovered what best can be described as a culinary experience.

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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).