This past weekend Charlotte’s own Triple C Brewing Co. held a 3rd anniversary party. All month the brewery has planned and promoted this free party for everyone who has supported them for the past three years. I knew that Hubs and I had to be in attendance. We have spent many Sundays there enjoying their wonderful, fresh, local beer. Their mission statement of “know your craft” holds true with every beer they brew and each unique in flavor profile. During the week leading up to the anniversary bash, Triple C released a few barrel aged brews they have been holding on to. This created excitement and buzz about the upcoming party.
I was amazed how organized everything was for the anniversary party. The outside bars never had more than two or three people waiting in line for a beer. I believe that was due to the fact the brewery pre-sold tickets to redeem for beer. No open tabs = faster beer pours.
Smoked Amber Ale: 5.5% ABV – An American Amber Ale that uses Cherry wood smoked malt along with English Golden Naked Oats. I find this beer pairs perfectly with NC BBQ.
Golden Boy Blonde: 4.5% ABV – An American blonde ale with great hops and floral notes. This is one of the beers that Triple C is currently canning and available locally around town.
6.2% ABV – An American IPA that is packed full of Citra, Chinook, and Centennial hops. This leaves a wonderful grapefruit and passion fruit flavor on your taste buds. This beer is also being canned right now by the brewery.
Fun fact: Triple C brews the house beer for VGBG Beer Hall and Garden. The beer is called Zest-a-Peel and is an American Pale Ale brewed with citrus. It can only be found in the tap rooms of Triple C and VGBG.
Live music took center stage with the Josh Daniel-Mark Schimick Project . These guys played a fusion of bluegrass, reggae and funk – perfect summer sound.
Oowee BBQ food truck was on site ready to provide great tasting NC BBQ to everyone at the party. I recommend the pull pork plate with a side of mac and cheese.
If your travels ever lead you to Charlotte, NC make sure you add Triple C Brewing Co. to your lists of stops. Bring your pooch along as well, the taproom and patio are both dog friendly.