Charlotte vs. Raleigh: Beer

How much beer are some of the biggest craft breweries in Charlotte and Raleigh selling?
LOGAN CYRUS
We found Lonerider’s Peacemaker Pale Ale in Charlotte at Good Bottle Co. the same week that the Raleigh brewery was out of it. If the Peacemaker had a sister beer in Charlotte, it probably would be NoDa’s Jam Session.

By the Numbers

CHARLOTTE:

OLDE MECKLENBURG BREWERY
Distribution:
Bottles
Beer distributed in 2014: The equivalent of about 4.6 million 12-ounce bottles
Different styles distributed in 2014: 8
Barrels brewed in 2014: About 14,500
Establishments serving OMB beer: About 600

 

NODA BREWING COMPANY
Distribution:
Cans and bottles
Beers distributed in 2014: 919,732 cans and 1,231 bottles
Different styles distributed in 2014: 25
Barrels brewed in 2014: 9,139
Establishments serving NoDa beer: More than 570 

 

TRIPLE C BREWING CO.
Distribution:
22 oz. bottles in 2014, cans in 2015
Beers distributed in 2014: 48,000 bottles
Different styles distributed in 2014: 14
Barrels brewed in 2014: 3,500
Establishments serving Triple C beer: More than 350 in Mecklenburg County 

 


RALEIGH:

LONERIDER BREWING CO.
Distribution:
Cans
Beers distributed in 2014: About 1 million since beginning canning in August
Styles Distributed in 2014: 10
Barrels brewed in 2014: 17,066
Establishments serving Lonerider beer: More than 4,500

 

BIG BOSS BREWING
Distribution:
Bottles
Bottles distributed in 2014: More than 1.3 million
Styles Distributed in 2014: More than 20
Barrels brewed in 2014: 8,000
Establishments serving Big Boss beer: More than 800


This article appears in the September 2015 issue of Charlotte Magazine

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