Two Charlotte breweries celebrating anniversaries this weekend
It’s been a busy year for Charlotte breweries, and two are toasting their first year of existence with parties this weekend. Triple C Brewing Company and Heist Brewery are inviting everyone out to their respective breweries this Saturday (Aug. 24) to celebrate.
Triple C’s party runs from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the brewery. Mojo Ruckus and Moonshine Racers are providing live music, and BBQ will be for sale from Zach Goodyear of Sauceman’s.
In conjunction with the anniversary and in honor of the brewery’s first year, Triple C is also releasing Road to Nowhere. This is a new year-round porter from Triple C described as a smooth, dark ale that combines “chocolate and nutty malt flavors with a piney hop aroma and finish,” according to a press release.
Triple C also recently announced plans for a future bottling line to expand their 22 oz. bomber selections. So far, they’ve released Up All Night Breakfast Porter and Baby Maker Double IPA (one of my favorites). Releases from the new bottling line will include a bourbon (Maker’s Mark) barrel-aged version of Up All Night (look for this in November) and their Smoked Amber, with more to follow.
Heist Brewery in NoDa is also celebrating its one-year anniversary Saturday from 3 p.m. until close (2 a.m., if you can make it that long). The celebration will feature games, food samples, giveaways, outdoor activities (in Heist’s parking lot) and live music from The Allstar Special, Justin Aswell Blackwood and other artists to be announced.
As part of the festivities, Heist will be releasing new beers, including, I’m told, one that is top secret from head brewer Zach Hart.