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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Inaugural Charlotte Craft Beer Week Kicks Off Thursday with Ceremonial Keg Tapping

The inaugural Charlotte Craft Beer Week kicks off on Thursday at 7 p.m. with a ceremonial keg tapping at Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant, 401 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, N.C.

The complete 11-day, 34-event Charlotte Craft Beer Week celebration of all things beer includes:

March 18, 7-9 p.m.: Charlotte Craft Beer Week Tap the Keg Reception at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery at 401 N. Tryon St., Charlotte.
March 19, 5-7 p.m.: Brew Dog & Stone Brewery Tasting at Total Wine & More, 440 E. McCollough Dr., Charlotte.
March 19, 6-9 p.m.: Flying Dog 20th Anniversary Beer Dinner at Café Central, 1401 Central Ave., Charlotte.
March 19, 7-10 p.m.: Brewery Night featuring Victory, Brooklyn, Oskar Blues, Terrapin and Heavy Seas at The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium at 9605 North Tryon St., Charlotte.
March 20, 2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 p.m.: Brewery tours at the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 215 Southside Dr., Charlotte.
March 20, 3-6 p.m.: Beasts of the East Big Beer Tasting at The Liberty Gastro Pub at 1812 South Blvd., Charlotte, featuring Terrapin, Victory, Heavy Seas, Flying Dog, Schmaltz, Brooklyn and Sweetwater. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Pints for Prostates.
March 20, 7-10 p.m.: Highland Brewery Night at Eastfield Bar & Grill, 8709 Arbor Creek Dr., Charlotte.
March 21, Noon-3 p.m.: Abita Cajun Brunch at Tavern on the Tracks, 1411 S. Tryon St., Charlotte.
March 21, 3-7 p.m.: North Carolina Brewers Guild Tasting at The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the North Carolina Brewers Guild.
March 22, 6-9 p.m.: Hugh Sisson Beer School at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St., Charlotte. Featuring Brewer Hugh Sisson of Clipper City Brewing and Heavy Seas Ales of Baltimore, Md.
March 22, 5-8 p.m.: Redhook Keep the Pint Night at Brick House Tavern, 209 Delburg St., Davidson.
March 22, 7-10 p.m.: Magic Hat Brewery Night at The Pizza Peel & Tap Room, 4422 Colwick Rd., Charlotte.
March 23, 5-8 p.m.: New Belgium and Bison Brewing Sustainability Beer Dinner at Vintners Wine Market in the Arboretum, 8128 Providence Rd., Charlotte.
March 23, 6-9 p.m.: Catawba Valley Brewing Meet the Brewer Tasting at Ed’s Tavern, 2200 Park Rd., Charlotte.
March 23, 6-9 p.m.: Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Celebration featuring Bigfoot Barleywine at Pizza Peel & Tap Room.
March 23, 6-9 p.m., Stone Brewery Dinner at The Common House, 1101 Central Ave., Charlotte.
March 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Abita Beer Dinner at Zink American Kitchen, 201 N. Tryon St., Charlotte.
March 24, 5-9 p.m.: German Bier Fest at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.
March 24, 5-9 p.m.: Hop-A-Palooza at The Common Market, 1515 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, featuring Double and Imperial IPAs loaded with hops.
March 24, 7-9 p.m.: Stone Brewery Keep the Growler Night at The Flying Saucer.
March 25, 5-8 p.m.: Beers & Basketball at Stool Pigeons, 214 N. Church St., Charlotte, featuring Kona, Widmer Brothers and Redhook.
March 25, 5-9 p.m.: Blue Point Brewery Night at Dandelion Market, 118 W. Fifth St., Charlotte.
March 25, 7-10 p.m.: Freak Fest at The Common Market featuring freaky beers, live circus freaks and live rock and roll music.
March 26, 4-7 p.m.: Bison Burgers & Bison Beers at Ed’s Tavern. Four course beer dinner using locally sourced ingredients and matched with Bison’s organic ales.
March 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Michigan Breweries Double Header Part I with Bell’s, Founders and New Holland at Total Wine & More, Park Towne Village, 1600 E. Woodlawn Ave., Charlotte.
March 26, 8-11 p.m.: Michigan Breweries Double Header Part II with Bell’s, Founders and New Holland at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille.
March 26, 8-11 p.m.: Dogfish Head Beer Tasting at Pizza Peel & Tap Room.
March 27, Noon- 4 p.m.: Carolina Beer Co. Tour & Tasting, 110 Barley Park Lane, Mooresville.
March 27, 1-5 p.m.: 5+1 Cask Beer Festival, Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse, Park Towne Village, 1600 E. Woodlawn Rd., Charlotte. Cask conditioned beers from Foothills, Founders, Highland, Duck-Rabbit, New Holland and Rock Bottom.
March 27, 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.: Brewery tours at the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.
March 27, 6-10 p.m.: Stone Brewing Most Arrogant Bar in America Celebration, Tilted Kilt, 13230 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte.
March 27, 7-10 p.m.: Black & Blue at Visualite with Brawley’s. Visualite Theater, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. Black beers with bluegrass music.
March 28, 2-5 p.m.: Charlotte Craft Beer Week Last Call, Common House.

More details on the Charlotte Craft Beer Week are available at www.charlottecraftbeerweek.org.

1 comment:

The Waverly Inn said...

Save a glass (or maybe I'll bring my own) I am on my way! This sounds like a terrific event and an excuse to take a little trip. Count me in!