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Craft Beer in Charlotte


Craft Beer in Charlotte Craft beer has grown tremendously in America over the past couple of decades as our tastes move beyond "the big three" brewers that dominate the grocery store beer cooler. That phenomenon is no different in Charlotte. We have a host of local breweries - NoDa Brewing Company, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Rock Bottom and Four Friends to name a few - and more on the way. Beer fans aren't the only ones rejoicing - this kind of 'manufacturing' fairly new to the region could be a boon for the economy. Governor Bev Perdue recently passed a bill that could attract even more breweries to the area - creating jobs and possibly turning Charlotte into a destination for beer tourists. On the first day of Charlotte Craft Beer Week, we'll examine the craft beer scene in our area and find out how it's changed over the years with some of the people involved in its growth. And of course we'll explore what goes into this liquid bread or "oat soda" - how it's made in microbreweries and even in home breweries and the different types of beer. Guests Michael Brawley - Owner of Brawley's Beverage Chad Henderson - Head Brewer at NoDa Brewing Company Ryan Self - Director of Sales, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery WFAEats | Craft Beer In Charlotte: A Snapshot Charlotte Craft Beer week is March 16-25 - hosting dozens of events around town. Details. Michael Brawley, Owner of Brawley's Beverage, Chad Henderson from NoDa Brewing Company and Ryan Self from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Cold beer in the studio from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and NoDa Brewing. Talking craft beer in WFAE's Spirit Square studio. Add and read comments