It’s only appropriate that the concept for one of Charlotte’s newest craft breweries, Four Friends Brewing, was formed over the drink itself. “I talked my partner into it over many, many beers,” jokes Jon Fulcher, who has known his business partner, Mark Kaminsky, since they were in fourth grade. The two men and their wives formed Four Friends, which opened last August. The brewery offers three full-time beers (a pale ale, Irish red ale, and brown ale) as well as one seasonal release. The third seasonal, Gold Rush (pictured), launches this month. The Belgian blond’s beautiful floral aroma and golden color make it perfect for warm summer nights. You can find Four Friends beers at more than twenty local bars. For more information, visit fourfriendsbrewing.com.