Charlotte Craft Beer Week 2011

The second annual Charlotte Craft Beer Week has begun! Events began on Friday and will go through next Sunday’s closing event at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille. For the full list of the week’s events, check the week’s website. In the meantime, here are some highlights:

Tonight Mac’s on South Boulevard is debuting a new beer from local brewery, Skull Coast. The beer, which is called Scallywag, is an almond pale ale. This event will be the first time ever that all three of Skull Coast’s beers (Maelstrom IPA, Gallows Point Deadman’s Porter, and Scallywag Pale Ale) have been available on tap at the same place. 

Tuesday night beer lovers can enjoy a "Beertail" Party at Mellow Mushroom. The event features all six of Highland brews on draft paired with menu items like Magical Mystery pizza and jerk chicken wings. It’s $20 per person or $35 for a couple and includes beer, food, and a Highland pint glass. (Another highlight on Tuesday night is the Shiner Brewmaster’s Dinner at Paco’s.)

On Wednesday evening, both those will both beer and bourbon interests can learn—and drink—a little. At Whiskey Warehouse in Plaza Midwood, Chris Squier and Joban Johnson will be leading a discussion about the relationship between beer and bourbon whiskey. Tickets are $18 and include a Widmer Brrrbon 22oz collectors bottle, a pour of Makers Mark, and a pour of Makers 46.

Thursday night offers beer and a freak show at Common Market South End. For $20 guests can enjoy the beer, which includes New Holland Envious, Dogfish Head My Antonia, Founders Black Biscuit, Sweetwater Exodus Porter, and Avery Coffee Infused Out of Bounds Stout, which will be available starting at 6:30, as well as the "circus like live freak show," which starts at 7:30. 

On Friday head back to Mac’s for Cask for Catawba, an oyster roast and live music event benefiting the Catawba River Keepers.

On Saturday night Pizza Peel is releasing one of New Belgium’s brews on draft for the first time ever in North Carolina. New Belgium Abbey Ale and Trippel will debut that night… and may not last long. So go try it while you can!

Sunday afternoon enjoy local beers and local music at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille for the week’s closing event.


Categories: Dine & Dish, Food + Drink