Birdsong Brewing Company, Charlotte, NC

2015-04-28 19.32.18     2015-04-28 19.28.01

I stopped in at the Birdsong Brewing Company in Charlotte, North Carolina and experienced the Jalapeno Pale Ale which was unique, spicy, and refreshing.  I would highly recommend this beer to anyone who enjoys jalapeno flavor.  And, it’s not hot!  I also enjoyed the ample supply of peanuts in the shell to enjoy with the beer.  I highly recommend Birdsong for a beer when in Charlotte, NC.

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NoDa Brewing Company, Charlotte, NC

2015-04-28 18.42.32     2015-04-28 17.38.56

I stopped in at NoDa Brewing Company in Charlotte, North Carolina and enjoyed some beer and a tour.  The Salted Caramel Stout was smooth and sweet.  And the Sucette A L’abricot was light and refreshing.  Also, the Experimental Hop Project was a great citrusy hop forward selection.  I greatly enjoyed all of the selections I tried.  The tour was delightful and offered a walk-through of the brewery including a discussion of each brewing process along the way.

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The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Charlotte, NC

2015-04-27 18.11.16     2015-04-27 17.56.21

I stopped in at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The atmosphere is German bierhall and biergarten.  It’s a great place.  I tried a flight of beers.  The Fat Boy Baltic Porter was just as I had hoped.  Smooth, malty, caramelly. The Copper Amber Ale is a great mix of malty smoothness and a little bite.  I was pleasantly surprised with the Hornet’s Nest Hefeweizen.  This was crisp and enjoyable.  Finally, the Radler, a mix of Captain Jack Pilsner and Sprite (lemon soda) reminded me of the Radler I had in Munich decades ago.  Delicious!

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Sugar Creek Brewing Company, Charlotte, NC

2015-04-27 17.36.44     2015-04-27 17.41.17

I stopped in at Sugar Creek Brewing Company in Charlotte, North Carolina.  I really enjoyed this brewery.  The bartender was very nice and helpful.  The tap room was a comfortable place to hang out.  I tasted the Framboise raspberry wit.  This was really light and refreshing.  I thoroughly enjoyed the Dubbel which was every bit dark, mysterious and dangerous as stated on the beer list.

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The Unknown Brewing Company, Charlotte, NC

2015-04-26 19.31.52     2015-04-26 19.30.48

I stopped in at The Unknown Brewing Company in Charlotte, North Carolina.  When I saw Ginger What, wheat beer with real ginger, I had to try it.  I love ginger, especially real ginger ale.  Ginger What really delivered.  It was fresh and tart.  I recommend it.  And to make the experience there complete, the bartender told me of all the local breweries and drew me a map of their locations.  How cool is that.

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