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.
When the Thirsty Nomad Brewing Company opened its doors at 4402 Stuart Andrew Blvd A in Charlotte in mid-2016, they nearly ran out of beer the first day. Lines of adventurous craft beer aficionados descended on this Queen City Nano-Brewery and lapped up beer creations usually unknown in the area. Fortunately, owner / brewer Brad Ledbetter believes sleep is overrated and quickly brewed up some new recipes to satisfy Charlotte’s insatiable craft beer thirst.
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.
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!
— BitesnBuzz 🐝 (@BitesnBuzz) June 13, 2017