A New Craft Beer Arrives in NC: Where to Find it

CHARLOTTE IS QUICKLY becoming one of the nation’s craft beer capitals. With South End sprawling with microbreweries and plenty more neighborhoods playing the same key, if there’s one thing we do well in Charlotte, it’s drinking beer.

And if you were smiling to yourself as you read that, get ready for that smirk to widen a bit more. There’s a new craft beer in town, and you’re going to want to try it.

Deschutes Brewery’s beginning was humble. In 1988, the Bend, Oregon-based brewery was first a public house providing a comfortable place for locals to gather over a pint of beer made in-house. You know the type of place—the kind with a cozy, welcoming environment that turns strangers into friends and friends into family. Good beer just does that to people.

And now, these west coast brewers are sharing their love for community with Charlotte’s beer-obsessed scene. As far as finding Deschutes brews, below are some of the restaurants in town where you can kick back with a cold one and cheers to the Portland brewery that chose to endow our community with all-new beers to try.


7 Charlotte Restaurants Now Serving Deschutes, Listed by Neighborhood:


330 N. Tryon Street
What to order: Pacific Wonderland Lager and Chorizo Burger

South End

The Brass Tap
1440 S. Tryon Street, Ste. 105
What to order: Black Butte Porter and Short Rib Skillet

Lake Norman

Mac’s Speed Shop
19601 Liverpool Parkway
What to order: Fresh Squeezed IPA and Crispy Shrimp


Crepe Cellar
3116 N. Davidson Street
What to order: Hopzeit Autumn IPA and French Club

Plaza Midwood

Moo & Brew
1300 Central Avenue
What to order: Fresh Squeezed IPA and Peter Piper Burger


Rooster’s Wood Fired Chicken
6601 Morrison Boulevard
What to order: Hopzeit Autumn IPA and Spice Rubbed & Smoked Wings

Rather drink at home? Click here for a complete guide of where to pick up Deschutes throughout Charlotte.