Amanda W’s Top 5 Beers of 2016

January 2, 2017 0

Welcome to 2017! Before we start digging into the New Year’s new beers, we wanted to share some of our favorites from 2016 with you. Cheers! Heist Brewery (Charlotte, NC)- who would have guessed that Charlotte’s only brew pub would be creating NE style IPAs that people are standing in line for whenever cans are released?! My favorite is Citraquench’l. Read More

Elysian Brewing Space Dust: 30 Second Beer Review

August 14, 2016 0

Summer is the time when I love to try new beers.  Pintville never fails me with their selection and diversity. I got to try this week a pint of Elysian Brewing Company Space Dust IPA. As soon as the pint is poured the wonderful aroma of pineapple and even a little lemon hits your nose. Once you have your first sip Space Dust Read More

Cheers to Charlotte Beer!

June 29, 2016 0

Lately podcasts have become a part of my daily listening. I love to listen to all kinds from news, current events, and now of course craft beer. With the growth of craft beer in Charlotte there is one podcast I do not miss: Cheers Charlotte. Jay, Cesar, and Ford focus on the local craft beer scene in town as well as Read More

She Said/He Said: Wicked Weed Garcon de Ferme Review

June 8, 2016 1

Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down with a fellow craft beer lover, Loran Sekely.  Loran is also a local blogger and is working on a podcast broadcasted from Fort Mill, SC. Loran and I met at one of my favorite local spots Pintville to review a beer together.  After looking at the tap list and in the cooler Read More

Review: Three Spirits Brewery

March 21, 2016 0

Charlotte has hit the brewery boom and one of the newest members of that team is Three Spirits Brewing. I had a chance to sit and chat with the head brewer and owner Tabu Terrell. He is a true renaissance man, he was at one time an ER doctor who dabbled in home brewing to relieve stress and now he owns a Read More

Beer and Books – A Perfect Match

March 1, 2016 0

Reading has always been an important part of my well-being. I have found that much like my beer palate is ever changing, my choice of books has as well. The weather in NC has been turning warm and sitting on the patio reading is where I want to be on a lazy Sunday morning. There are so many wonderful beer Read More

Triple C Brewing Co’s Chocolate Covered Pretzel Stout Bottle Release

February 16, 2016 0

Once a year Triple C Brewing Co. releases the Chocolate Covered Pretzel Stout. This bottle release always seems to hit right around Valentine’s Day, and it is a perfect beer to share with loved ones and friends. Word starts to move around Charlotte about two weeks before the bottle release and the excitement grows. Triple C Brewing Co. always hosts well-organized events Read More

Melt Away the Blues with these Winter Brews

January 20, 2016 0

Charlotte, NC has fallen into a brief deep chill of 19 degrees. When the weather turns crisp and frosty, my beer of choice is a “winter warmer.” To me, these are different than Christmas/holiday ales that most expect when hearing “winter warmer’. These beers are brewed to stay with you the whole winter season.  Many of these beers are big Read More

Pintville: Small Town Feel, Big Time Beer

November 7, 2015 0

Pineville, North Carolina is the quintessential small town.  As 6pm approaches, the shops close and Main Street shuts down. I live 5 minutes away from the heart of Pineville and I have often thought that this town needs to have a resurgence like many small towns around Charlotte. I think that this will start to happen now that Pintville Craft Beer Read More

17th Annual Charlotte Oktoberfest – One Girl’s Review

October 7, 2015 0

Every year for the past 17 years the Carolina Brewmasters home brew club hosts the Charlotte Oktoberfest. This is the perfect beer fest to end the season.  This year it was held at the NC Music Factory, a perfect place with plenty of free and ample parking. The Brewmasters are so well-organized that this festival has a sense of ease and Read More

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