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Brewery Tours in the Queen City ~ Charlotte, NC

With over 20 breweries in the Charlotte, NC area and another 20 or so in various stages of planning, finding the time necessary to experience the best craft beer that the Queen City has to offer can be daunting.  North, South, East, and West, beer enthusiasts can spend more time travelling to the various taprooms than getting to partake in their delectable delights.

Fortunately, some local craft beer aficionados have setup a system to take the guesswork out of brewery visits.  Ben Singleton, Liz Nutter, and Nick Campo recently launched Charlotte Brewery Tours with the goal of showing off the best beer and taprooms in the QC.

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Benford Brewing Co. ~ Lancaster, SC

Bryan O’Neal and the crew at Benford Brewing in Lancaster, SC have taken craft brew in the Carolina’s to a whole new level.

The brewery itself is located on a farm (2271 Boxcar Rd) in the beautiful countryside south of Charlotte in Lancaster County.  As South Carolina’s only certified agricultural brewery, Benford is a perfect getaway for those who want to escape the typical brewery set up.  Be prepared to kick back  with “family” and enjoy great conversations while tossing back a few brews back.  Although they are only open only on Saturdays, but do offer several family friendly events throughout the year with live music, giant beer pong and wheelbarrow racing.

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Ag+Art Lanacaster Tour Opens June 17

The annual South Carolina AG+Art Tour hits Lancaster County June 17 & 18 for its 5th year.  Ag+Art is the nation’s largest free, self-guided farm tour  featuring local artisans and farmers markets and throughout the month of June encourages visitors to see first-hand where their food comes from and to watch artists in action.

We visited with Lancaster County Tour organizer Cherry Doster to find out more about this years activities.

 

Why Brew? Jarvis at Yorkchester Tells Us!

We asked Jarvis Roberts, owner / brewer at York Chester Brewing Company in Belmont, NC why he took up Brewing.  You won’t believe his reposnse!