Inaugural Charlotte Craft Beer Week

Sarah was kind enough to let me write a guest post on one of my favorite subjects. That would beer.

March 18 (that gives you a full day to recover from St. Patty’s Day) marks the beginning of what promises to be one of the most exciting weeks of the year (that it also marks the start of the NCAA basketball tournament is just gravy) — Charlotte Craft Beer Week.

Really, this is important on so many levels. One, that Charlotte is finally at a point to offer a beer week that has nothing to do with Bud Light. Also, this, from the press release: "The goal behind Charlotte Craft Beer Week is to celebrate a new golden age of beer in the Queen City."

Mmmm. Golden age of beer.

Also cool: Charlotte Craft Beer Week lasts eleven days. As long as it is about beer, that is my kind of week.

OK, enough preamble. The schedule will be updated regularly at Here is what has been announced so far:

March 18, 7-9 p.m.: Charlotte Craft Beer Week Tap the Keg Reception at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery at 401 N. Tryon St., Charlotte.

March 19, 7-10 p.m.: Brewery Night at The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium at 9605 North Tryon St., Charlotte.

March 20, 3-6 p.m.: Beasts of the East Big Beer Tasting at The Liberty Gastro Pub at 1812 South Blvd., Charlotte.

March 21, 3-7 p.m.: North Carolina Brewers Guild Tasting at The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium.

March 24, 5-9 p.m.: German Fest at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 215 Southside Dr., Charlotte.

March 25, 7-10 p.m.: Freak Fest at The Common Market, 1515 S. Tryon St., Charlotte.

March 27, 1-5 p.m.: Cask Beer Festival, Duckworths, 1600 E. Woodlawn Rd., Charlotte.

March 27, 6-10 p.m.: Stone Brewing Most Arrogant Bar in America Celebration, Tilted Kilt, 13230 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte.

March 28, 2-5 p.m.: Charlotte Craft Beer Week Last Call, Common House, 1101 Central Ave., Charlotte.

Categories: Dine & Dish, Food + Drink