You may have noticed in our last Intro to Charlotte post, Common Market the beer shop. Beer is a huge part of our culture. So large, in fact, that we have new companies that are trying to solve the problems that come from drinking and driving. However, only in the past year has our drinking culture developed above Miller Lite and Bud Light. Now Charlotte has bloomed with craft beer. Beer shops such as Common Market and Salud Beer Shop provide us with craft beers that are made from breweries from all over the US. While breweries such as NoDa Brewing Company, Birdsong Brewing Co., and The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery create the beer on site here in Charlotte.
In my opinion, I believe craft beer overall is better than the beers such as Budweiser and Blue Moon. What makes craft beer delicious is that beers can be made in many different ways creating many different flavors and ABV (alcohol by volume). Other parts of North Carolina are also power houses for craft beer. Asheville is called Beer City, USA and the Triangle has a lots of breweries. All this changed when the state passed a law allowing more beer to be produced in the state.
The best ways to learn more about Charlotte’s craft beer community is to read Charlotte Beer, Charlotte Beer Babes, and Charlotte Beer Blog. Charlotte Beer has been around for a while and knows the community like family. Daniel has deep knowledge of the community which equals great conversations about the industry. Charlotte Beer Babes is for women. An industry dominated by men can be alienating so Tracie wants to get all lady beer drinkers discussing their love of craft beer. Charlotte Beer Blog is the newest entrant into the community launching this year. Mark wants to guide more beer drinkers to craft beer by providing local interviews and reviews of craft beer.
As you learn more about Charlotte’s craft beer community take a look at theses blogs and drink the local beer. You can tell by their names they all love Charlotte! Below check out a video created by Charlotte Beer Blog reviewing craft beer at Common Market – Southend.