Good Bottle Co. celebrates one year of Charlotte beer
One year ago this Saturday Good Bottle Co. opened its doors in the SouthEnd district. Since then, it has become a popular spot, whether people are coming in after work to have a few local beers or grab some bottles/growlers to go.
This week, Good Bottle and owner Chris Hunt are celebrating the store’s one-year anniversary with a number of great events for local craft beer lovers. There’s already been a pumpkin tap takeover (I’m told the ever sought-after Southern Tier Pumking was gone in 30 minutes), and tonight’s (Thurs.) event will be close to Chris’ Asheville roots.
Since opening last December, Wicked Weed has become one of the most talked-about breweries right now, and for good reason. Their beers are outstanding and unique, and the brewers aren’t a bit afraid to go outside of the box.
Beginning at 5 p.m., Good Bottle will feature five Wicked Weed beers on tap: Freak DIPA, Tyrant Double Red, Transcendence, Anneberliner Weiss and Fruition Rum Barrel Smoked Pumpkin. On the local front, Triple C’s newest creation, Urban Hop Project Fresh Hop IPA (brewed with fresh cascade and columbus hops grown at the brewery) and NoDa Brewing’s PIPA (a pineapple IPA they collaborated on with S.C. brewery R.J. Rockers) will also be on tap.
Then, on the proper anniversary Saturday, Good Bottle will open its doors at 9 a.m. for “One Good Year.” A food truck will be on hand serving breakfast, along with live music provided by Matt “Shorty” Miller and Brandon Caraway.
Saturday’s on tap list includes the delicious St. Tuber Sweet Potato Abbey Ale from Birdsong Brewing, Highland’s Dirty Little Totch Rum Barrel Milk Stout with toasted coconut, Terrapin Reunion Ale and Founders Breakfast Stout (for the a.m. crowd), among others.
Congrats to Chris and Good Bottle on a successful first year, and here’s to many more in the Charlotte beer community.